International Women's Day on March 8 is a day for us women to make new resolutions as women and break self-made or societal barriers. Incase, you have been aspiring to become a woman entrepreneur, you can take the first step in this direction by joining an entrepreneurship course. Do not be deterred by views that entrepreneurship cannot be taught, it is a natural trait. Implementing a business idea successfully is tough, and the right training can help minimize chances of failure in this competitive world.
Entrepreneurship courses use a combination of classroom teaching with practical experience to equip you with basic business skills needed to run a venture, streamline operations, generate revenue, understand legal aspects and financial matters. Most major universities and MBA institutes today have entrepreneurship courses. Online programs are also available. UGC also offers a distance learning Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Business Management. Organisations like the National Entrepreneurship Network also offer entrepreneurship training and mentorship programs. Portals like sheatwork. com provide a listing of such entrepreneurship training programs. The National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship is engaged in training, consultancy, research etc. in order to promote entrepreneurship. An entrepreneurship development scheme with a focus on educating and equipping potential and early stage entrepreneurs across India is also being developed by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. In addition, plans to integrate entrepreneurship education into the mainstream curriculum in 3,000 colleges around India are also in the pipeline.
Renowned management thinker Peter Drucker’s famous quote says it best: “The entrepreneurial mystique? It’s not magic, it’s not mysterious, and it has nothing to do with the genes. It’s a discipline. And, like any discipline, it can be learned.”
Ruby Sinha – Founder, sheatwork.com A one stop knowledge hub for women entrepreneurs
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