The journey of a young IT entrepreneur Mahabub Hasan

Mahabub Hasan, CEO, MAX IT. Photo: Daily US Times
Mahabub Hasan, CEO, MAX IT. Photo: Daily US Times
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In Bangladesh, a recognized software development widely with the rapid success of IT sectors. There are plenty of young entrepreneurs working in this sector; Mahabub Hasan is a young IT entrepreneur, and he is also a CEO of an IT farm known as MAX IT. He started his career with website development; then, he focused on e-commerce, affiliate business. Now he is working with software development as a business.

So, here Mahabub Hasan told about his journey as a young IT entrepreneur. His past and how he started, and also his further plan.

Early life
I had no specific plan to be an entrepreneur. My career has been started with a profession of Journalist of a random newspaper. After passing some days there, I realized that I am not learning anything from my current profession. So, I decided to leave the job, and then I was working as a software developer. Surprisingly, I realized that I could not use my talent and hard work accurately as an employer. Then I thought I have to start a business where I can utilize my talent and hard work properly.

Perception of starting with IT sector
I always think that I will do something from my childhood, be an entrepreneur, be among the richest ones, and be a Superhero or Superman. I didn’t make my dreams die. I was always cherishing those dreams in my heart. Uncertainty never breaks my confidence, and I was not afraid of who thinks that a job is better because of particular money rather than being an entrepreneur.

I did many things to become an entrepreneur who takes me to failure. I still tried again and again. Some people go abroad just because of getting a secure job, some are committed suicide after facing a betrayal trap whenever they started a business, but I was not one of them. I took risks; if it gives me the taste of life, making me free from slavery, where is the problem of being feared?

We all know that; Rome is not made over one day. Similarly, success needs time to come forward. Many of us don’t understand the easy thing easily. So, I started an IT business, and I am implementing my dreams day by day. I faced many difficulties when I started, but I meet all of those problems calmly and confidently.

Why IT sector
Well, you have to make a strong mentality for being a hard worker. Before that, some people make decisions to be entrepreneurs and usually make many mistakes, and from using their mistakes, some companies make their profit. I didn’t give that chance to anyone, so I am here to serve with many IT services. Maybe, you have the wish, but you don’t have the capabilities; I will try to make your desire comes true. Constantly I am launching brand new ideas, so, no, I can think widely rather than before.

Responses and Expectation
We, Bengali people, are suffocating with the fewer tries. We are not passionate for the long run about anything. Even we some people don’t have the patience for a while to sit relax. If there is a way to give a Nobel prize of being extremely curious about anything, I believe we, the Bangles, will be a winner. Bengali people are interested in the lamp post on the roadside; can you imagine that? I just wanted to be different from them. Wherever I go, I got the responses. Especially the young people appreciate me a lot.

Idols
I want to start with the saying of Mario-Cuomo, there are only two rules for being successful: one, figure out precisely what you want to do, and two, do it. I always try to maintain it. But I want to mention one name, which is my inspiration for being a young entrepreneur. He is Junaid Ahmed Palak; in March 2016, he got the ‘World Economic Forum’ award as a young leader of 2016. I also have some dream-like him, and I always be encouraged by how he become successful.

Lastly, I want to conclude by saying one thing: Mark Zuckerberg said, ‘I had a dream, and I always have faith in that. I love to do the work I have done even if Facebook get fail to the world. Still, I would love it. Life needs a dream, and you should be in love with your plan. I love my goal, and I also love to take on challenges.

Capitals and Marketing Policy
I can remember that after coming to Dhaka, I was a journalist, and that profession changed my thinking. Then I was a web developer, and I did outsourcing, and there I had a good rating. That was my capital, if you consider.

Primarily I invested 6-7 lacs. That was all my savings as I didn’t get any help from any bank. But those were not my limitations. Taking a loan in the IT sector is not easy nowadays, but I didn’t stop myself. I just wanted to reach the common community, and that was my marketing policy.

Mistakes and Suggestions
We all know that most of them are suffering from self-confidence. They thought they might not have the capabilities to be entrepreneurs or don’t expect it. In this era, anyone can have the ability to be an entrepreneur. They are dependable only on one source of income, reducing the chances of being an entrepreneur.

If you are with the wrong people, you will not be the gainer than the loser. An entrepreneur always tries to collaborate with those who are aim concerned. A delighted person is always making their surroundings delighted. No one wants to take risks, and it is not possible to do 100% accurately always, but while taking risks, one should have self-confidence. It is mandatory to take significant risks in life because there is no ultimate gain in less trouble.

If you are working hard to earn money, you will not get the power and prestige both, but you will get all of them if money flowing for you. You will control. It is easy to do work instead of hard work. We always learn that, but if we have some money and make it workable, a person can be rich.
We all want to be rich men; we want to spend a good life with our beloved ones, but those will be true when you will ignore the negativity from you and remove the complexity. A positive attitude will take you on the road to success. Those who become demotivated can’t continue towards the road. The thing is, an entrepreneur does not escape from failures, they actually learn from it.

Those who fail to be entrepreneurs take their failure as their destiny; they don’t learn anything. Entrepreneur continuously learns from their mistakes so that they can’t make the same mistake again future.

Further plan
I want to make a revolution in the software development sector in Bangladesh. We do researches working with new ideas and try to do work with the results of them. In abroad the demand of software ae huge. As per the demand, we have opened some offices. For expanding our services, we want a big software community. Soon I am going to hire 100 Software Developers at my company. I believe that my business value will increase and be praised by the person both in my country and abroad.

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