Very few parents want to tap the entrepreneurial skills in their children? Are you one of them? Here’s how to identify your child’s entrepreneurial spark and nurture it.
By V Saravana Kumar
Most parents expect, and want, their children to earn a graduate degree that would land them in a job that pays a handsome salary. They want to secure the lives of their children by making them walk on the path of least challenges, that is, join the bandwagon of the salaried class. And, in cases where children do voice an ambition of becoming entrepreneurs, many parents are either reluctant to or don’t support the decision. Parents who want, and encourage, their children to become entrepreneurs are rare.
However, with the present-day job market experiencing unpredictable changes, the idea of becoming an entrepreneur is gaining ground and is definitely a good choice for your child.
Today, who doesn’t know the inspiring success stories of businessmen like Bill Gates of Microsoft, Jeff Bezos of Amazon and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, to name a few. This rare breed of individuals chose to travel on the path of entrepreneurship and reached phenomenal heights. They did, and are doing, things that have revolutionised our lives.
So, if you see the spark of entrepreneurship in your child, encourage him and nurture his dreams. Guide him towards realising his ambition. Here are some tips to help you understand how to do it:
If you have read this article this far, it seems your child (and you, more importantly) is fascinated by entrepreneurship. Start working on it right from today and guide his march towards his goal.
Shravan Kumaran and Sanjay Kumaran: At the age of 12 and 10, in 2011, these two brothers founded Go Dimensions, an app development company. Over the years, their company has designed numerous apps, which are available on Google Play.
Sreelakshmi Suresh: At 10, she became the Founder and CEO of eDesign Technologies, which offers services like website designing, web development, SEO and logo designing. She has also won numerous national and international awards.
Arjun Santhosh Kumar: This teen is the Founder and CEO of LateraLogics. At the age of 13, he designed two award-winning, Ez School Bus Locator and iSafeGuard.
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