A day in the life of an Entrepreneur!
According to a report by Nasscom, India will become home to 10,500 startups by 2020. With so many people taking on entrepreneurship, you may be wondering, is it the right path for you? Before we take a glimpse of a day in the life of an entrepreneur, let’s take a look at some demands of entrepreneurship.
- Motivation: Do you feel strongly about an idea or vision? Can you keep yourself going through ups and downs? Are you ready to take risks and deal with difficult people? Being driven and self motivated will help you build resilience even during the tough times of your start-up!
- Customer and team focus: As an entrepreneur, you’ll have to meet your client needs. Entrepreneurship demands customer focus because building a product that people buy is critical! Interpersonal skills and listening to people’s needs are important. These will help build great relationships with your clients and also your team, suppliers, shareholders, investors and beyond.
- Patience and persistence: As an entrepreneur, the ability to wait for your product market fit is important. Not everything clicks on day 1, so you may need to wait for building your customer base, product development and even payments from clients! You need to set regular targets, plan and organise yourself, and wait for those critical opportunities to come to you!
A typical day for an entrepreneur starts early checking the phone for emails and messages! The morning may be spent on planning the day, and then doing a team meeting to set the priorities for the day. The rest of the day often includes meeting with key stakeholders such as customers, team leads and investors. Many entrepreneurs are in the field promotiny their organisations and working to get partnerships. After some me-time and dinner, they’re often back to replying to their mails and messages! Running a company is clearly not a 9-to-5 job, but at the end of the day the buck stops with you. So you can plan your day as you see best and make it work for you!
Talerang’s copyrighted curriculum was researched as a project Harvard Business School. Our training methodology integrates Harvard cases, proprietary assessments, interaction with guest speakers, industry exposure and personal mentoring for holistic professional development. Our programs offer exclusive opportunities to work with over 250 of the best companies in India including the Aditya Birla Group, Foxymoron, Teach For India, Mahindra Group, Avaana Capital, Z3 Capital and more. Our team is from McKinsey, Citigroup, KPMG, ZS Associates and our Panels include CEOs of top companies. Students get dedicated mentors and interact with industry stalwarts from our Young Leaders Panel and Senior Panel. Our Future CEOs alumni also get to access a network that is a close knit community of close to 1000 Future CEOs who are advised by young industry leaders and a panel of industry stalwarts.
Modeled on global best-practices
Talerang’s programs are different from regular trainings and courses due to the international approach to learning and the international curriculum. During the research at Harvard Business School, we interacted with Year UP, a U.S. based organization solving a similar problem. We further refined our learnings by visiting 100+ colleges and partnering with 250+ corporates who defined our training curriculum.
Our research shows that 6 key competencies - self-awareness, life vision, communication, working smart, first impressions and bridge to career help young talent succeed. Additionally, jobs of the future require a combination of 14 skills including research, analytics, digital marketing, finance, strategy, coding, communication and design. We ensure that you are learning in a planned and structured manner with a focus on being relevant for jobs of the future.
Proven track record
Talerang gets applications from close to 100+ premier colleges across India and has several rounds of selection. Our highly selective cohorts are academically bright, have demonstrated leadership and volunteered to impact their communities. Our previous students are articulate all-rounders including national level swimmers, debaters, festival organizers, entrepreneurs and performers. Over 4 years, we have placed 99% of our students and our proud that over 90% of them have been consistently rated as work-ready, with over 50% been given call-back offers for full-time jobs! The jobs and internships we provide are premium with a focus on quality.
As special projects, we have been invited by research teams from Stanford and Harvard to conduct trainings on their behalf and also been the organization of choice for pre-placement training for IIT Bombay, IIT Roorkee and IIT Madras in an official capacity. From Tata Trusts to Trilegal, various corporates have also invited us to on-board their entry-level hires.