On My Own

Studying an entrepreneurship is a good idea and it is valuable as long as the business world exist because this learning mainly focuses on the complete knowledge of core business disciplines and how to develop critical entrepreneurial skills and mind-set needed in order to successfully lead and manage these processes. A foundation course in entrepreneurship helps in learning about business skills, people leadership and management skills, managing finances & raising funds, managing sales & marketing, building brand and other business topics which are definitely useful to run a business successfully. Sound knowledge on various elements of entrepreneurship and business skills is essential to successfully launch entrepreneurial career.

On My Own is a one of its kind program that would help women entrepreneurs and business leaders to create a successful business by focusing on the basic elements of entrepreneurial success. On my own is an intensive learning journey that enables you to gain all that you need to become as a successful entrepreneur. These include idea generation and screening, determination of objectives, project preparation, product analysis, and determination of forms of business organization, completion of promotional formalities, raising funds, procuring talent, machine and materials and operation of business.

On My Own would help ease this journey especially for women entrepreneurs through a well-designed program spread over different modules. As a leader or an entrepreneur, it is important to have a good knowledge about the business and the project that you are heading. This aids in adopting reductive measures to minimize the chances of committing a mistake on the work front. Through the program, one can learn to take evaluative decisions that are beneficial for the company. The journey will focus on the following aspects of entrepreneurship.

To become aware of your true potential

we might at times think very highly of our abilities and at times have self-doubts. Entrepreneurship will make you learn your true worth – will bring you down to earth when you are running high with displaced confidence and will also surprise you by showing that you can actually achieve more than what you think you are capable of. Also, understand that being disciplined is equally or more important than being innovative. Success usually come to those who consistently do a lot of small things right instead of focusing on a few big things.

Learn how to deal with failures

you’ll fail not once but many a times on your entrepreneurial journey. Few things will work out exceedingly well but only after a lot of things having gone wrong. You’ll learn to get over failures and still keep moving forward, no matter what. Learn how to be persistent at something that you truly care for despite all odds. Entrepreneurship will teach you how to keep moving forward even when you feel like giving up. The only thing that comes close to teaching this is when you take up any endurance sport such as full or ultra-marathons.

Learn how to make a business plan, strategy, operational efficiency and execution framework

Business skills is extremely important in today’s business world, you are competing with skilled and experienced counter parts and large organizations, therefore, having a well-defined business strategy document could make all the difference to your entrepreneurial journey.

Learn how to raise funds

understand the expectations of investors and learn how to make presentation to highlight the uniqueness and strengths of your company or venture

Learn how to manage business risks and handling of economic uncertainties involved in business.

Learn how to build a game changing talent strategy and talent framework

Especially is small businesses and start-ups this could be a biggest differentiator, its not easy to attract talented people to small setups and even more challenging to retain them.

Learn how to celebrate differences

learn how to deal with difference of opinions and conflicts – you’ll certainly face a lot of conflicting situations either due to your own thinking or with your co-founders, partners, etc. And you’ll learn how to cope up and still focus on getting things done.

Learn Collaborative Performances

learn to respect your team more than yourself – in the corporate environment, you might be the one calling shots and leading various successful projects. But you tend to ignore the contribution made by some invisible forces – finance controller, demand generation guy, business analyst, quality control exec, etc. When you’re on your own, you have to either play these roles yourself or rely on a small set of people. That’s when you learn to start respecting all contributing to the cause, rather than just yourself.

Learn how to make a robust sales and marketing plan.

Learn how to build brand and media strategy.

Know about industry networking

Steps to start an entrepreneurial journey are:

1. Pre-workshop Assessment

Know your Greatest Strengths The Career Navigator system has a unique way of identifying your special strengths. It measures 175 traits and identifies your highest priorities and values – where you invest yourself and what you love doing the most. When you are able to use these key strengths, your career is more fulfilling and successful.

Leadership Assessment: Shows how an individual scores against each of the leadership competencies. Following are the competencies on which individual is assessed –

  • Achievement Orientation
  • Communication
  • Energising People
  • Impact and Influence
  • Innovation
  • Leading People
  • Learning Agility
  • Problem Solving
  • Resilience and Perseverance
  • Strategic Thinking

shows how an individual scores against each of the four Emotional Intelligence Competencies.

  • Knowing Oneself
  • Relationship Leadership
  • Self-Motivation & Self-Management
  • Social Awareness and Service Orientation

shows how an individual scores against each of the five Collaboration and Team Competencies.

  • Collaborative Intention
  • Openness
  • Self-Accountability
  • Self-Awareness and Awareness of others
  • Negotiating & Problem Solving

2. Classroom learning

3. On-going coaching & development to help you achieve business goals and objectives and better your game

4. Periodical business review, assessment, feedback and corrective measures to stay on course

5. Brand Evaluation & Strategy