Tell us a little bit about yourself and your journey as an entrepreneur.
Dr. Shweta Singh, Founder and CEO of Ennoble IP and SheReal. She started her venture in 2013 with Ennoble IP. Coming from small town with absolutely no entrepreneurial background and have no skill sets and exposure of how to run a full fledge business, my vision and utter grit pushed me to pursue my entrepreneurial dream. Ups and downs are part of any journey but how gracefully you emerged as a fighter is a sheer success.
After completing my education I have always wanted to opt an unconventional career option for me from the very initial days. I have decided to build my own empire and wanted to become the source of giving. This all made me think to land up in the venture of Intellectual Property Rights which would be very beneficial for all the start-ups, SME’s in every field and creating awareness about IP rights is the foremost motive behind my parent company, Ennoble IP.
What attracts you towards entrepreneurship instead of a corporate career?
I have always wanted to opt an unconventional career option for me and the idea of working in a structured atmosphere has never appealed to me. I always wanted to open my wings and I believe entrepreneurship has allowed me in every stage to look beyond my boundaries.
What difficulties which you have faced or you are facing?
My journey was not as smooth as it looks like. Coming from a very orthodox family I’ve witnessed many hurdles in my way as no one ever wanted to get me a basic education to fulfill my dream of opting an unconventional career.
What keeps you going?
Each day is a new learning process with some challenges involved in it. Throughout in my journey my enormous lesson I’ve learnt by so far is to have the right mindset and this actually helped me a lot in many ways. Your mindset always contributes in your growth. The way you perceive your notions and beliefs matters in your business.
Tell me about an accomplishment you are most proud of.
I’m utterly grateful for my awards and the milestones I’ve achieved. The most honoured moment of my life was when I received times 40 under 40 award and Exceptional women of the year by women economic forum and recently I was awarded Most Dynamic women Entrepreneur of the year.
How many hours a day do you work on average & can you describe/outline your typical day?
I would say there are no specific timings, being an entrepreneur is a full day job without any complaints or regrets. From getting up early in the morning there’s always a mile to go before going to bed. I believe entrepreneurship is not a time fixed job to be followed.
What are your strengths and weaknesses?
My strengths are my ability to work in any circumstances without being agitated. Moreover, I’m always open to new learning, ideas and innovations which helps me to build my strength to the core. My weaknesses are I’m too humble and polite and many people take this for granted.
What advice would you give to someone starting out as an aspiring entrepreneur?
Being an entrepreneur necessitates the ability to take chances, learn new things on a regular basis, be open to communication and ideas, and always keep the broader picture in mind.