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Baqar Iftikhar Naqvi is the founder and CEO of Upriver Ecommerce, an online sales accelerator firm and can guide entrepreneurs on how to make their firms grow.He holds a BTech in textile technology from the Central Textile Institute and has a master's degree in marketing and merchandising from the National Institute of Fashion Technology.He has 23 years of experience in the consumer products and retail industry.... more
Asked by Anonymous - Jan 27, 2024Hindi
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I am 45, working as manager(Technical) in a reputed company, earning 16L . I feel like this is not my kind of work and struggling to cope up, want to switch over to business or to start over again in other filed. Its a great risk, due to lot of responsibilities and future on stake. What can be my options today.

Ans: Unfortunately, nobody can answer that question for you.. you have to find your own areas of expertise and interest and develop a business there. Start the business where there is minimum capital expenditure. Keep working till the proof of concept of your business is done and you truly believe that there is a future in the business you want to do.
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