“म प्रयास नै नगरेको भनेर पछुताउनु भन्दा बरु गल्ती नै गर्छु ।”
प्रबल गुरुङ, अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय फेसन डिजाइनर
“पर्यटन सपनाको उद्योग हो। तपाईंले सपना देख्नुपर्दछ र त्यसलाई बेच्नुपर्दछ।”
कर्ण शाक्य, काठमाडौं गेस्ट हाउस
“सरकार आएर तिम्रो जीवनलाई सजिलो बनाउला भनेर नपर्ख र अपेक्षा पनि नगर। यो तिम्रो जीवन र तिम्रो देश हो। त्यसलाई बिगार्न नदेऊ।”
अम्बिका श्रेष्ट, अध्यक्ष, द्वारिकाज ग्रुप अफ होटेलस्
“नयाँ प्रविधिको अध्ययन गर्नुहोस् र यदि त्यसले आफ्ना आवश्यकताहरुलाई पुर्ति गर्ने भए त्यसलाई अँगाल्नुहोस्।”
आनन्द बगारिया, निम्बस समुह
“राम्रो वित्तीय अनुशासन लागु गर र केन्द्रित भएर काम गर।”
वीरेन्द्र बस्नेत, बुद्ध एयर
“नेपालमा काठमाडौं मात्रै एउटै सम्भाव्य बजार होइन ।”
किरणकृष्ण श्रेष्ठ, नेपालय
“चुनौती भनेको व्यवस्थालाई कसरी परिवर्तन गर्ने जसले गर्दा असल मान्छे र विचारहरुले सम्मान पाउँछन्। युवा पुस्तामा असल मान्छे तथा असल विचारलाई पहिचान गरी उनीहरुलाई समर्थन गरी व्यवस्था बदल्ने अभिभारा आएको छ।”
योगेन्द्रमान शाक्य, नेपाल पर्यटन वर्ष २०११
“तपाईं व्यवसायमा हरेक चरणमा सिर्जनात्मक भई आफ्ना समस्याको समाधान खोज्नुपर्दछ विशेषगरी नेपालमा जहाँ मानिसहरु नयाँ विचार तथा परिवर्तनप्रति त्यति विश्वास गर्दैनन्।”
अनिल चित्रकार, सामाजिक उद्यमी
“आफ्नो लागि काम गर्ने मानिसहरु व्यवसायका सबभन्दा महत्वपूर्ण सम्पति हुन्। सबै कामदारहरुसँग राम्रोसँग सम्बन्ध राख्नु जरुरी हुन्छ किनकि अहम भएको एकजनाले पनि कामको प्रवि्र्कयालाई बिगार्न सक्दछ।”
Bjőrn Sőderberg, 28, is a young social entrepreneur with three successfully running companies, two in Nepal and one in Sweden.
In search of something exciting, challenging and different from that of Sweden, Bjőrn Sőderberg came to Nepal as a volunteer when he was 19 years old and lived in Bal Mandir. During his stay, he saw the potential for exciting new things in the hands of the young people in the country. In contrary to the trend of the youngsters finding their way to the U.S and abroad, Bjőrn started off in Nepal with a paper recycling (Watabaran Pvt. Ltd.) and IT outsourcing venture (Websearch Professionals Pvt. Ltd).
Despite the Swedish Government urging its citizens not to travel to Nepal for security reasons, Mr. Sőderberg was determined and he started approaching for loans in banks for the initial capital of $20,000. But through his struggle in the initial days, what he learnt was exciting!
——> Lesson No: 1, One does not need money to be an entrepreneur, s/he needs customers. You don’t spend money to start a company; you start a company to earn money. And with this learning in mind, he went to Sweden and confirmed
here are the transcripts of the last thursdays series of the Entrepreneurs for Nepal group in September. It is based on an interaction with a Swedish investor and a nepali CEO.
Jonas Lindblom (Swedish Investor in Nepal)
“The market in India is very complicated and it is difficult to do business there. There are many middlemen in India and various agents are involved in almost every sector. But in Nepal, it’s simple. There are few people in entrepreneurship and everyone knows each other. Nepal is simpler for a foreigner like me and its way too easier to do business in Nepal. That’s why I came here,” said Swedish entrepreneur, Jonas Lindblom.
Lindblom is running two companies in Nepal – Artamus Nepal (P) Ltd. And L&L House of Commerce (P) Ltd.
Artamus Nepal focuses on Internet Marketing for European clients and L&L House of Commerce is a trading and investment company. The latter company focuses to introduce high quality products from Scandinavia and export unique Nepali products to the European market.He shared his ideas about investing in Nepal from a foreigner’s perspective here during September’s Last Thursdays Entrepreneurs Speak, jointly organized by Samriddhi, The Prosperity Foundation and Entrepreneurs
Bad days for an entrepreneur….
If i don’t know how much electricity i am going to get next week, or how much petrol i am going to get 2 days from now, then thats a big problem for development.
These are the days of the parasites 🙂
Everyone is looking at another to see if there is anyone to lead them out of this stalemate in Nepal.
I.e constituent Assembly…
met a Non Resident Nepali dying to invest in the country (infact he already is). Just not finding enough forward moving business and politicians to move business ahead.
His family is doing a lot of big business abroad and dying to do more in Nepal. But most of his time is spent on trying to negotiate with politicians for stupid licences..
India’s licence raj is over.. Nepal’s is at its prime !!!