The start-up phase is definitely the most defining and challenging stage for any venture. A company’s failure or success depends on how you successfully tackle the challenges that come along during this stage. In this context, we asked some successful Nepali entrepreneurs about the biggest challenges they faced while starting out and how they overcame it. Here are their responses:
Imagine you are a dishwasher at a five star hotel, working the sink late one night, sweating rivers. The dishes are stacked high and it looks like it would take you forever to get them all done. Suddenly, your boss walks by in his tuxedo, gives out a smile and says “Keep up the good work, buddy.” You’d probably think that’s about as helpful as the crusty brownie stuck to the plate. But, what if your boss walked up to you and said, “Hey, it looks like you’ve got a ton going on. Can I lend you a hand?” How would that be for a motivation?
The Prajapatis of the Newar community have been making pottery and ceramics since the time of the Malla regime in Nepal. Let’s learn how Laxmi Kumar Prajapati of Thimi Ceramics, who took over the mantle of the ceramics business from his father, has managed to preserve this age-old tradition with a bit of a twist.
Pioneering the art of rug-making for almost two decades, Sarawagi has gained the reputation of a leading, innovative exporter of handmade, designer Tibetan rugs. Learn how they are now redefining their approach to make themselves a global brand.
At a time when most handicraft and garment industries in Nepal are going bust, only a few have dared to dip their hands into this sector. Sabita Maharjan, who runs Kirtipur Hosiery Industry (KHI), is one of those few exceptions, who has not just defied the odds but served as an inspiration to upcoming women entrepreneurs.