Running a business is much different than obtaining a degree. It's for this reason that the University of Connecticut is doing what it can for potential entrepreneurs that also have degrees in engineering.
Though things might be looking up, the U.S. economy is still in an unsettling state that can make things difficult for business owners. During these times, they have to trust their employees to have a handle on their day-to-day duties and make smart decisions. In the absence of this responsibility, moderate (or even minor) mistakes can do untold amounts of damage to a business.