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ENTREPRENEUR: Wished I Would Have Started When I Was 18

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An car accident forced Nardish to change his career path and become an entrepreneur in the information technology field. In this new career, Nardish is responsible for business development for his company which focuses on software development, mobile applications and digital marketing services. He shares what a typical day is like for him and what led him to this career.

Degree: Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Job Title: Dir. of Business Development

Job Summary: Entrepreneurs

Job Description

Entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity without regard to resources currently controlled. An entrepreneur sees an opportunity and exercises initiative by organizing a venture to turn an idea into reality. An entrepreneur is often seen as a business leader and innovator of new ideas and business processes.

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Additional Info

Entrepreneurship is defined by risks and rewards. Most people who become entrepreneurs are more comfortable with risks; prefer unstructured working and learning environments and collaborating with small team of people.

Quick Facts

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$0 - $200,000
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Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours, Varies Widely
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Remote, Indoor, Home
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Problem solving skills, Creativity, Verbal communication skills, Leadership ability, Teamwork, People skills, Public speaking ability, Networking, Adventurous, Organizational skills, Courageous

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
Bachelor's degree
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m='33390'>that is needed</span> <span m='33846'>to be done</span> <span m='35214'>in</span> <span m='35670'>development.</span> <span m='35970'>And</span> <span m='36270'>also,</span> <span m='37340'>in</span> <span m='37550'>the</span> <span m='37720'>evenings</span> <span m='38110'>usually</span> <span m='38550'>I</span> <span m='38640'>go</span> <span m='38950'>out</span> <span m='39310'>and</span> <span m='39650'>look</span> <span m='39820'>for</span> <span m='39960'>sales</span> <span m='41090'>in</span> <span m='41450'>terms</span> <span m='41800'>of</span> <span m='42750'>getting</span> <span m='43000'>more</span> <span m='43140'>business</span> <span m='43950'>in</span> <span m='44130'>for</span> <span m='44340'>us.</span> <span m='44922'>So that's what</span> <span m='45394'>I do in</span> <span m='45866'>terms of</span> <span m='46810'>the</span> <span m='47282'>daily</span> <span m='47754'>business.</span> </p><p><span m='48700'>My</span> <span m='49040'>dad</span> <span 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m='62310'>I</span> <span m='62570'>really</span> <span m='62840'>got</span> <span m='63130'>interested</span> <span m='64170'>because</span> <span m='64360'>my</span> <span m='64530'>dad</span> <span m='64800'>was</span> <span m='65180'>in</span> <span m='65642'>that</span> <span m='66104'>industry.</span> <span m='67030'>So</span> <span m='67920'>that's</span> <span m='68220'>what</span> <span m='68330'>I</span> <span m='68370'>look</span> <span m='68580'>forward</span> <span m='68850'>to</span> <span m='68940'>do</span> <span m='69080'>every</span> <span m='69290'>single</span> <span m='69590'>day.</span> <span m='69670'>And</span> <span m='69860'>I</span> <span m='70660'>wouldn't</span> <span m='70940'>do</span> <span m='71060'>anything</span> <span m='71390'>else</span> <span m='71800'>but</span> <span m='72640'>work in</span> <span m='72975'>an</span> <span m='73310'>IT</span> <span m='73706'>industry.</span> </p><p><span m='74500'>I</span> <span m='74690'>actually</span> <span m='74990'>did</span> <span m='75170'>go</span> <span m='75380'>to college.</span> <span m='75700'>I'm</span> <span m='75900'>a</span> <span m='75950'>commercial</span> <span m='76370'>pilot.</span> <span m='76950'>I</span> <span m='77300'>went</span> <span m='77570'>to</span> <span m='77670'>flight</span> <span m='77870'>school</span> <span m='78180'>in</span> <span m='78630'>Oklahoma</span> <span m='78925'>at</span> <span m='79220'>Spartan</span> <span m='79610'>College</span> <span m='79840'>of</span> <span m='79920'>Aeronautics.</span> <span m='81010'>But</span> <span m='81530'>I</span> <span m='81660'>got</span> <span m='81880'>into a</span> <span m='81960'>car crash</span> <span m='82280'>a</span> <span m='82600'>few</span> <span m='82680'>years</span> <span m='82970'>ago.</span> <span m='83400'>So</span> <span m='83670'>I</span> <span m='83850'>had to</span> <span m='84110'>change</span> <span m='84300'>my</span> <span m='84670'>entire</span> <span m='85010'>career</span> <span 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m='99560'>started</span> <span m='100460'>at</span> <span m='100730'>18</span> <span m='101280'>instead</span> <span m='101615'>of</span> <span m='101950'>starting</span> <span m='102310'>at</span> <span m='102390'>25.</span> <span m='103950'>It would have</span> <span m='104260'>been a</span> <span m='104570'>totally</span> <span m='104860'>different</span> <span m='105150'>story,</span> <span m='105550'>because</span> <span m='107350'>the</span> <span m='107680'>earlier</span> <span m='108040'>you</span> <span m='108210'>start,</span> <span m='108680'>the</span> <span m='108760'>more</span> <span m='108980'>you</span> <span m='109140'>learn</span> <span m='109500'>from</span> <span m='109780'>different</span> <span m='110203'>people.</span> <span m='111050'>And</span> <span m='111410'>it</span> <span m='111510'>always</span> <span m='111790'>takes</span> <span m='112040'>time</span> <span m='112430'>for</span> <span m='112620'>you</span> <span m='112750'>to</span> <span m='112850'>learn</span> <span m='113490'>new</span> <span m='113700'>things.</span> <span m='115120'>It's</span> <span m='115310'>not</span> <span m='115490'>a</span> <span m='115540'>simple</span> <span m='116080'>process.</span> <span m='116550'>But</span> <span m='116840'>you</span> <span m='117270'>can</span> <span m='117670'>do</span> <span m='117840'>that</span> <span m='118050'>over</span> <span m='118260'>time.</span> <span m='119180'>So</span> <span m='119270'>that's</span> <span m='119500'>what</span> <span m='119630'>I would</span> <span m='119930'>say.</span> </p>","file":{"id":276849,"video_id":"2708329790001","name":"72584509","duration":120938,"thumbnail_url":null}});