Importance of Education
Name – Shreekant Patil
Profession – Entrepreneur
Designation – Founder & CEO
Organisation – Paramount Enterprises
Age – 45
City – Nashik
Work Experience (Years) – 25 years
LinkedIn – https://in.linkedin.com/in/shreekantpatilparamount
Under-Graduation – B.Engg., SSGMCE, Shegaon (Amravati University)
Professional Qualification – The Fundamentals Of Digital Marketing by Google
Please give us a summary of your Career.
After completion of my engineering graduation, I worked with one company for ten years, where I learned a lot about mechanical engineering such as vernier, micrometer etc. Because of my learning attitude, I also understood the working of other departments such as finance and accounts. In 2003, my father passed away and my whole world changed. I had become an engineer because of him only. He was my hero. I was motivated to do something different from the ordinary, which can distinguish me. So I was able to stand on my own feet and live my life on my terms. I knew that my hard work will be recognized one day if I continued to do all my work with utmost integrity. In 2004, I started a small business venture with the help of my wife, Sneha.
Please describe your current Job Responsibilities.
At Paramount Enterprises with the brand PARENTNashik, I am here to help customer’s welding consumables related problem, support them at their crucial time. I have developed more than 300+ parts in copper alloy & other material with low-cost manufacturing techniques with world class quality. My dream was to supply WeldParts to the world’s number one car manufacturer, which was fulfilled in 2014. My responsibilities are driving my business, marketing, fund flow, product development, cost saving, close monitoring of product quality, help customer need and my workforce. After successfully spreading business in India, I wanted to make move in export business. Within a very short period, PARENTNashik spread to the USA, Europe and now entering in Russia too. In a span of 15 years, PARENTNashik is now catering to almost 10 countries, bagged few local, national, international awards for excellence in business and quality.
Average Income for a CEO in the current scenario
Starting out/Fresher – 0-2 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 20-40 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 40-80 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
More than 9 hours
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Does your work require you to travel?
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
How would you consider the job security for a CEO?
Would you consider being a CEO Risky?
Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance for a CEO?
Overall, how would you rate Job Stability for a CEO ?
What are the different ways of entering this profession?
You need to be enthusiastic to learn new techniques and should try to implement them in your work. And you should know all the technical aspects of your profession and all the latest technologies available for the same. You should always try to provide good quality products and maintain the quality all throughout. Try to provide your customers with the best possible experience of doing business with you.
How would you rate Stress-Level for a CEO?
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
How would you describe your co-workers?
Generally speaking, your work is
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture for a CEO?
Importance of Education in Your Profession
Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success in this Profession?
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Graduation in Relevant Stream
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
At present, which institutes are best for the education of this profession?
I would say, you need knowledge that’s up to the person where he took
Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful in your Profession?
First Personality Trait – Energized by people, enjoy a variety of tasks and good at multitasking
Second Personality Trait – Focus on possibilities and value innovation to come up with creative solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions by being sensitive and cooperative to others feelings
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to keep flexible plan and keep options open
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer to seek new experiences and create new things
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be self-disciplined and organised
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be cooperative and compassionate
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details
You should have passion and motivate yourself as setting up any business is a very difficult task. You should not be afraid to take risks. Self-belief, hard work and disciplined dedication will take you a long way. You have strong money management skills.
What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to join your Profession?
In my field, you can build a local business or create an export house. While working with the local companies, I meet many people and gain knowledge and experience. My motto to increase business is to solve problems that others aren’t solving. In the beginning, I traveled all over India to visit customers. I believe entrepreneurship involves having an innovative idea, a lot of courage and planned activities in order to achieve your goals. Initially, you have to work hard for 3 to 5 years in order to gain a life others could only imagine.
What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career in your Profession?
Entrepreneurship is like walking on fire when you will have to keep yourself cool. You are short of time for your family, sometimes your customers as well. For survival of yourself and business, you need to update yourself and your organization. You have to take risk most of the time your heart would not permit but the situation has to. You need to compromise with time. It can be lonely and scary to be completely responsible for the success or failure of your business. Being an entrepreneur often means giving up the security of a regular paycheck. If business slows down, your personal income can be at risk.
Recognition in your Profession
What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Impressed
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Impressed
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Impressed
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
General Information of your Profession/Business
What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
It Doesn’t Matter
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
Maybe Easy for Few
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Now you have several years of work experience and you have seen professions of others. If you are taken back to 10th/12th class and allowed to pick a profession, then which profession will you pick and why?
My first and last passion was to be an engineer to make something different so what I did and I am.