5 Reasons Entrepreneurship Is A Great Career Choice

The world is bursting at the seams! With the rise in population, demand for jobs is also rapidly increasing. But limited job opportunities in industry leave a wide gap that needs to be bridged

The Covid pandemic showed us the uncertainty of jobs and the job market. This has led many of us to dream of becoming entrepreneurs and thrive in the business space. But these dreams do not come true for most. Only a few bold ones can realize their aspirations and become successful entrepreneurs in today’s competitive world.

Even a few years ago, people were more comfortable with their steady 9 to 5 jobs. But the NextGen of today is more open to taking risks and many dream of setting up their own busineses. Entrepreneurship can be exciting because it has its own challenges and, if tackled well, can lead to success. Airbnb, Uber, Byju’s, BoAt and Paytm, are just a few of the successful startup stories across the world.

Although an entrepreneur’s life may not be a cakewalk, they enjoy quite a few benefits. Let us look at some of the advantages that business owners enjoy…

Flexible Schedule

People working for reasonable hours are said to be more productive than those who work for longer hours every day. Entrepreneurship gives you a chance to stay away from a fixed routine and develop your own, customized schedule. As an entrepreneur, you can start working at, maybe, 6.00 am or at the break of dawn if you are a morning person, or continue till late into the night if you love evenings.

You can also organize your schedule to pursue hobbies or have the freedom to finish work early on Wednesdays and Fridays to be with your child’s sports practice and keep Sundays free to make time for your family and friends. And, when you have control over your schedule, you can also improve your mental and physical well-being.

Freedom at Work

Individuals with more freedom at work are known to be more involved in their jobs. Since entrepreneurs are responsible for their businesses, they do not lack the motivation to work hard to make sure their business thrives. With their own businesses to manage, they have a better sense of self-discipline and direction. Besides, entrepreneurs enjoy the liberty of choosing their partners, employees and clients they would like to work with. They also have total control over their company’s culture. This makes work more enjoyable because they can deal with the people they are the most comfortable with.

Career of Passion

Entrepreneurship gives you the chance to align your passion with your career which is a highly satisfying experience. For instance, if you love animals, you can start a business in that sector, or, if you are keen on environment protection, you can adopt policies that support the green cause and help your business stand out in the competition. With entrepreneurship, you get to live a life and career that directly matches your values and beliefs—whether it is helping others, saving animals, or conserving nature and so on.

Continuous Growth

As an entrepreneur, you have to keep growing continuously, or else you become stagnant, which can be dangerous. You have to adapt yourself to the changing market dynamics as your business grows. With a mindset of growth, you will be able to view challenges as opportunities and failures as a learning process. Nowadays, there are new concepts coming up every other day that you can learn and use them for your business, which stops you from becoming complacent while encouraging steady growth professionally.

Managerial Skills

Choosing a path of entrepreneurship helps you identify and develop your managerial skills, too. Necessity can be a wonderful teacher and your first-hand experience as a business owner can improve your existing business knowledge along with your leadership skills. Over time, you will also learn many new techniques and functions as a manager. You may also enroll in a business-related course to make sure you understand what is required to build a successful enterprise. Your future may be totally different in the long run, but the skills and knowledge you gain as an entrepreneur will remain invaluable all your life.

About the Author

Mr. Harish Jagtani, a philanthropist, visionary, businessman of Indian origin, currently based in Democratic Republic of Congo for more than 20 years now, is one of the most reputed business owners in the Indian diaspora as well as the entire expat business community in DRC. The business house caters to multiple domains, including but not limited to Domestic as well as International Air Cargo, real Estate and infrastructure development, healthcare, hospitality as well as CSR.

Coming from humble beginnings from Jaipur, Rajasthan, Mr. Harish Jagtani has come a long way in building this conglomerate with a strong and clear vision, sheer dedication and grit. Starting with a small job in sales, Mr. Harish Jagtani today is a proud and righteous owner of a fleet of airplanes and multiple businesses that cater to the basic and advanced needs of the people of Dem. Rep. of Congo in different sectors.

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