6 Things To Do To Kickstart Your Entrepreneurial Dreams

Entrepreneurship has been one of the most talked about and so-called flashy professions in the recent times. Young people of today are more entrepreneurial than ever, starting twice as many businesses as their counterparts two decades earlier.

The innate love to do what they feel is worth doing and to find solutions to unsolved problems in the society has driven creative minds of today to become entrepreneurs.

You might be one like them too if you feel that you’re better off on your own, chasing your dreams. If there is that little fire burning in your underbelly all the time that prompts you to begin to carve your own path, you might as well start paying heed to it.

But before you dive head first into the pursuit, do these 6 things that will prepare you for the journey ahead.


As famous English author Neil Gaiman rightly quoted, “A book is a dream that you hold in your hand”, it is important to choose the right kind of books to gain more knowledge in your field of interest. Books regarding entrepreneurship are galore and you can choose from a rich collection of works written by successful entrepreneurs.

You can choose to buy books online from shopping sites or use an e-book reader like Amazon Kindle to begin exercising your brain.

Check out these 10 books for budding entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurial Events

Entrepreneurial events strike the right chord with people who are themselves interested in becoming entrepreneurs. The regular conferences, summits, and career expos on entrepreneurship give you a real behind-the-scenes look into the life of an entrepreneur.

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There are many events happening almost every week in all major cities in India. Look for the latest events near you and book your entry through websites and social networking sites such as Facebook.

Inspirational Movies

Everyone needs a bit of motivation every now and then. The pressure of meeting deadlines and having to improvise and improve on your ideas can get a little ‘too’ much at times.

You can shrug off these pressures by watching movies that move and motivate you. There are tons of inspirational movies.  Some examples are The Pursuit of Happyness, Coach Carter, and The Shawshank Redemption that instill new energy in you.

We recommend a few that you must watch

  1. The Shawshank Redemption
  2. Nightcrawler
  3. The Godfather
  4. Moneyball
  5. The Social Network
  6. Pirates of Silicon Valley
  7. Pursuit of Happyness


In today’s digital age, like it or not, networking matters the most. A good entrepreneurial contact list you can always rely on is extremely valuable. Networking is also an amazing way to know what you are doing right and wrong in your own pursuit.

The ideal places to start building contacts are at events and conferences where you meet like-minded people interested in discussing ideas and solutions. If you are still in college, then you have ample time to meet new people and build new contacts. In case you’ve graduated and are in a job, then it is convenient to get in touch with new people on professional social networking platforms like LinkedIn and AngelList.

Mentorship Programs

Mentorship programs and sessions are truly a boom for hungry-to-be entrepreneurs who need proper guidance while starting out. While it is easy to simply jump into entrepreneurship, it is not always easy to navigate around once you are in.

It is, therefore, highly imperative to get assistance and guidance from established mentors before testing waters. Mentorship sessions are extremely useful for small business owners and to-be entrepreneurs who are relatively new in their respective fields.

TED Talks

Hear from some of the most well-known entrepreneurs and businessmen around the world on what made them the way they are. TED Talks is a real deep insight into everything that goes into making an entrepreneur.

These inspirational talks bring into light the struggles of entrepreneurs along with moments of superfluous joys in a journey less taken by many people.

Remember, it is not the execution but the planning that should typically take most of your time. Kick start your entrepreneurial dreams with the above discussed points.  See yourself climb the success ladder in your own venture.

Wish you the best!