I wasn't really sure where I would find the best answer to my questions but I thought this would be the best place because the warrior forum has helped me so much even in the short time i've been here.
So I'm 18 years old and I finish my final year of school at the end of June with my exams (I live in the UK by the way). I have decided not to go to university as I really don't think I can face another 3 years of being in the education system. I have been looking at Various school leaver and apprenticeship schemes that require A levels in the area of Business and IT. I have applied for various retail schemes with supermarkets that involve sourcing new products etc.
The A levels I am studying are Applied Business, Geography and Music Technology (Predicted grades are A, B, A)
Through the years I have been running several online businesses such as selling electronics on ebay, selling 3D greeting cards on a website and even selling an online saxophone teaching course. I've even had some small success at affiliate marketing.
As far as I am aware, I really have 3 options.
1. Get a part time job for a year and then go to university next year (missed the deadline for this year)
2. Go on an apprenticeship/school leaver programme with a big company and have a potentially boring career.
3. Take a risk and start my own business ( Yes I know this one sounds a bit silly because I don't know what I would do yet)
I'm really looking for some general advice here on how I should decide on the path I should take. I have always wanted to start my own business and have a decent knowledge of business and IT to make something work.
Bit stuck here to be honest
I've got a good half year to decide but I want to try and plan things out.