Outliving all odds....
A mass communication graduate, Deval Panchal took a step by step approach to give his career a definite shape. The fact that he has worked even as a peon shows that no work is menial for him. His persistent hard work and ‘never give up’ attitude paid off when Vishwa Communication, his independent entrepreneurial venture, materialised in 2005.
Now recognised as a world-class production company of young and skilled professionals with true creative ambitions, Vishwa Communications is on its way to touch greater heights.
“Our team of film, web and design experts ensures that every aspect of Vishwa project is given the focus and experience it deserves,” said Panchal.
Based in Ahmedabad, the company has earned a reputation as one of the most promising industry-leading visual communication services company. It has been creating effective solutions to help clients build a lucrative business by using creativity, intelligence, and state-of-the-art technology.
“We not only produce, write, shoot and edit film and video productions, but also create cool, classy, people-friendly web and graphic design for our clients. This apart, we create websites that can be maintained by anyone, without really having any programming skills,” Panchal explained.
When asked about the scope of the organisation, Panchal explained that the firm is not shaped like a conventional consulting firm. “We operate as a network or associate of complementary businesses that work differently and yet in cohesion to achieve what our clients’ desire,” he said.
But why did he choose an entrepreneurial venture fraught with risk over a comfortable 9-5 job? Well, not that Panchal was a born entrepreneur or that he had never worked for an organisation before. Surprisingly, his first job was as a peon in a spiritual organisation. It was later that he worked for the same firm for nearly six years as a writer, researcher, filmmaker and creative head for kids’ development centres. Panchal gradually moved on to work with a media house as a journalist, and then joined an advertising company as a creative head. Each of these four phases was a memorable experience, but all had their pros and cons.
“I switched from a socio-spiritual organisation to a media house for more experience and from media to the corporate sector for better lifestyle and money. I always wanted to be a producer, so when the opportunity came my way, I grabbed it and kicked of my own filmmaking company,” said Panchal while reminiscing his past experiences and reasoning why chose this way of life.
For Pachal, the biggest challenge was time and financial constraint, but none of this deterred him from giving up his entrepreneurial venture. He always told himself that could make films, and that was the only thing he could do. It was this zeal that had him glued to his work.
Panchal plans to take Vishwa Communications to state and then to national level and eventually make its presence felt throughout the world. Recognise your strengths, weigh your options, mitigate risks, have a plan B ready, go for substance before style and hold on to your patience — is what Pachal has to say to the hundreds of budding entrepreneurs who may wish to follow his footsteps.