In this world of competition, how many people have stepped in the field of entrepreneurship in their young age? In case of Nepal, very less. The main reason for this is the educational structure. Since our school days we are mostly taught only theoretical knowledge and asked to study hard to get good grades rather than create our own. When we talk about business, it’s said that this requires a lot of time and resources, which is further discouraging. But why don’t we talk about other skills like communication, organization, creativity, innovation, responsibility and the list goes on. Even a good businessman of now is struggling writing an email because they never had the taste of this side which is important along with studies and experiences.
When you start a business, it is not necessary that you will make a profit in your first business. It is said that most people fail in their first year of the business but this doesn’t mean you don’t give a second try, also as we know failure is inevitable. Thomas Edison is one of the best examples not to give up. As an inventor he made 9999 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulbs but he never gave up. He took ever failure as a step ahead to something big and he saw the height of success. This can be the inspiration for youth to begin now because it is never too early or never too late to step up. Also youth should be engaging themselves in the field of their interest because now you have time, support from parents and no more responsibilities. You can now try, fail and most importantly know what will work for you and what will not. So why not try, experiment and explore?
We have a wrong interpretation about entrepreneurship that this is just for adults. Do you have any business idea? Do have customers? Then you are already in this field, you are in business. We get the most creative and innovative ideas from the youth but they think it’s difficult and far from their reach. This is also because we don’t have education or training that would tell us how to do it, and people step back with their great ideas.
Saugat Tiwari is one of the great examples. He started as early as a teen on an eco-friendly business venture. And now, he is a Co-founder of Nepal Eco Club and Founder of Naxal Group. He had a concept of putting plants before profits and believed in it. Also he was one of the participants of Glocal Teen Hero 2018 which gave him a platform to reach the audience and tell about his business and the ideas he had. Glocal Teen Hero is a platform that is exclusively for the teenagers that recognize their initiation, creativity and enthusiasm so as to empower them. If he can come up with a small idea, share it and make it big, why can’t you? The registration for the Glocal Teen Hero 2019 is open. The deadline for the submission is July 31, 2019. You can further apply through the link provided below.
– Prakriti Bhattarai