The question whether entrepreneurship is inborn or acquired generally evokes different answers from people. While there are people who throw away jobs to become entrepreneurs, many others dread to do so.
A family business may finds takers within, but it needs a lot of drive, courage and much more to start a new venture capable of steering clear of the worst market scenario. The analysis often leads to interesting studies on entrepreneurship. One needs to study the various sides of entrepreneurship prior to entering the scene. A lot of studies are conducted at the institutional level, but the government too needs to be receptive to the idea. Kerala government has taken the initiative in such a direction. It has set apart funds for a programme of developing entrepreneurship among the youth. The Kerala State Entrepreneur Development Mission aims at creating one lakh jobs through a novel programme of enrolling prospective entrepreneurs at the panchayat level.
Kitco Limited, a public-private partnership venture, has risen to the occasion to launch an institute for entrepreneurial training. The organisation has already made a mark in preparing technical feasibility studies and executing a number of important projects within and outside the country. The venture will set in a new phase in entrepreneurship, according to Cyriac Davies, managing Director of the organisation.
There are stories of successful entrepreneurship behind many enterprises.
It is often a feeling of dissatisfaction from one's work and a motivation to do something different that land certain people into entrepreneurship. Several among them, like Sanjiv Bhikchandani, the founder of naukri.com, have novel ideas to experiment with. Mr.Sanjiv, who was in Kochi recently, had completed studentship at noted educational institutions, opted to launch a job portal which made history.
The programme aims at enrolling prospective entrepreneurs at the panchayat level.