Discover the Entrepreneur in you!

Everyone has a constant flow of incoming ideas. Be it a birthday party, a business investment or application development. Many of these ideas are discarded by our brain as either too ambitious or too naïve to follow up. The ones we are actually passionate about end up fading away in our minds because they aren’t put into action. One of the main reasons why good ideas go unnoticed is because they are way ahead of their time. This means infrastructure, financial, psychological support play a major role in converting the idea into reality. Giving life to your ideas requires constant motivation and perseverance to overcome obstacles that come your way.

Why entrepreneurship?

It gives you the freedom to do what you love! Working in an office from 9 to 5 is of no use if you aren’t passionate about it. Being an entrepreneur means you have a vision in your mind and if you think it is worthwhile, you will be willing to work hard and do everything in your power to make it happen. It gives you the flexibility to do what you love and independence to create your own future. As the saying goes, “the best way to predict the future is to create it.”

Working under someone is something anyone with internet and a degree can do. But of what use is it, if, at the end of the day, you aren’t satisfied and wished for more? The beauty of implementing your own idea from scratch is what you can be proud of. Expand your dimensions. Mentally prepare yourself for the failures and disappointments. Grow from them. Life has a lot to teach you and you start learning only when you confront hurdles. Another reason why entrepreneurship is great is because there is no end to what you can do. While in some cases job requirements lock down creativity, as an entrepreneur, you are in charge of yourself and your goals. You are your own boss.

It gives you the priceless satisfaction of watching your idea work its way into the real world. It fills you with contentment that no job can replace.

And the best part?

You don’t even feel your working! The passion with which you started implementing your thoughts will keep you going no matter the obstacles or the failures. The end product that you contemplate of your idea will keep the fire burning.

Where do I start?

Entrepreneurs are risk takers. Yes, there is always that factor that your perception of things might not work out. Truth be spoken, that is where the beauty lies! Passion is all you need. Once you know you are passionate about the idea you want to work on, you will try your best to close the openings which prevent your idea from taking shape.

It’s all in your mind. Your ideas are unique. Why? Because they are yours! They are there for a reason and are not to be engulfed in society’s opinions or gossip. Think, plan and implement. The trick to succeeding as an entrepreneur is to choose the right idea to work on. Out of the vast ideas in your mind, you must weigh the pros and cons and choose the one which will be productive enough to invest your time and energy. Once you are sure about your idea, approach incubation centers in and around your hometown or university. There are many centers out there looking out to help people with ideas.

Gitam Centre for Incubation and Entrepreneurship Development (GCIED) is one such organization at Gitam University, Visakhapatnam. Run by students of Gitam University, GCIED aims at helping entrepreneurs with problems involved in running a startup such as seed funding, mentoring, workspace allotment and other essential requirements.

The sole purpose of such incubation centres is to help and support budding startups. We’re there for you. Reach out to us and begin!

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