As part of our family business series, we wanted to pick the brains of our friends over at the YEC and get their take on how family members inspired them to take the leap to start their business and if school had an impact on their path. We also took the opportunity to ask additional questions that provide advice as well as a giggle. Learn more about the YEC and the campaign just launched  with #FixYoungAmerica.
Devesh Dwivedi shares facts about how he got started with his business, what he’s learned and even something you didn’t know about him…

Do you have family members that owned a business and inspired you to become an entrepreneur or are you the first in your family to take that leap?

D: I’m the first one who took the entrepreneurial leap. I come from a family where both my mother & father are bankers.

Have you ever worked with your family before at some point? If you do what are the challenges you face? If not, would you ever consider it?

D: I have. I help my wife with her business and the only challenge is separating business time from personal time, you know times when you are doing taxes or pending work over the weekends etc or when you sneak a romantic lunch break in the middle of work day. (Bonus points for you D!)

When you went to college did you know that you wanted to be an entrepreneur or were you pursuing a “real job” at the time?

D: Well, I was an entrepreneur since I was 14 so college actually was a detour that everyone around me pushed me to the traditional route, go to business school, get an MBA, get a job etc…

If I could run my business from anywhere it would be… London, England.

If I had unlimited funds for my business I would…

D: Volunteer to help young and budding entrepreneurs more than I do right now.

If I was standing in a room full of upcoming entrepreneurs I would tell them…

D: Do it and do it now! Perfect timing is a myth.

For those dropping out of the corporate world to pursue their passion, the most important thing you need to know is “It is not easy but it is worth it”.

One thing people don’t know about me is…

D: A secret I won’t let out so easily… 😉

My biggest fear is heights acrophobia.

My hope for the future of small businesses and entrepreneurs in the making is…

D: That they get the absolute best for their hard work and hustle.


Learn more about Devesh Dwivedi at:, Twitter, Facebook 

About Breaking the 9 to 5 Jail: In the words of – Wendy Vinson, President, E-Myth Worldwide …. A practical, step-by-step guide to take you from your “entrepreneurial seizure” (as we call it at E-Myth Worldwide) to a solid start-up business. This book leads you to the strategic questions –and answers – that every aspiring entrepreneur must ask themselves before going into business.