Key challenges before today’s entrepreneurs

Category: Entrepreneurship Published: Wednesday, 26 July 2017 Written by Xavier Prabhu

While there has been a clear explosion of opportunities for an entrepreneur today, so have the challenges that they face. In this article, which would be split into two parts, would like to highlight some of those key challenges (by no means exhaustive) that await budding entrepreneurs.

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Entrepreneurship as a career option comes into its own

Category: Entrepreneurship Published: Wednesday, 28 June 2017 Written by Xavier Prabhu

While the financial success and leadership position of Narayana Murthy and many others of his ilk from the technology industry is widely talked about there is one more far-reaching impact they have had which is not that equally hyped. Pre-their success, entreprenuership in the business context was primarily a family bastion and the reserve of springs and offsprings of existing businessmen and traders.

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Oh, we love those inspirational tales!

Category: Entrepreneurship Published: Wednesday, 28 June 2017 Written by Xavier Prabhu

Since I do the speaker circuit a bit and speak to variety of audiences have been through the “trying to make an impact and get as many claps as possible over the previous and next speaker” routine. And later bask in the glory (short lived one I must say) of having people walk up to you ask questions or exchange pleasantries. The more I do it, the more it seems to me that we love inspirational tales, talks and books so much that we stop with just loving them.

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All entrepreneurship is truly global in some sense

Category: Entrepreneurship Published: Wednesday, 28 June 2017 Written by Xavier Prabhu

Running a beach resort in the Caribbean – is your entrepreneurship local or global? Well, my premise and strong conviction is that at some level and in some sense all entrepreneurship however local is truly global. Sounds surprising, here is why I believe so strongly:

Increased globalization and a truly flat world means no business is exempt from being impacted by and impacting global business trends and developments

In the new interconnected world, even a small business in the corner of Jamaica does get impacted by what is happening elsewhere.

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How about getting out of the box???

Category: Entrepreneurship Published: Wednesday, 28 June 2017 Written by Xavier Prabhu

Often while running a business one of the biggest frustrations faced by those who head and run it is that they seem to often hit an air pocket with no solution in sight.

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