In Nepal, there are more than 300,000, small and medium enterprises. Many of these small businesses are run by men and women from home or in a small setting. Often people lack information about how to market and professionalize their business. More established businesses often would like to grow, but they don’t know how to. At the same time, there are many people who would like to start a business, but don’t know how to because they don’t have the information on how to start-up a business.
In the area of services, there are various challenges. When a homeowner needs to repair a broken electrical circuit or install a new hot water heater, they often have to find service providers through family and friends and hunt for a local shop that offers these services. There is lack of centralized system in Nepal where one can access contact information of relevant service providers.
At the same time, more than 200,000 students graduated with technical and vocational degrees in the fiscal year 2015/2016 (CTEVT) and many are struggling to find jobs.On the other hand, over 1500 Nepali leave the country for foreign employment as unskilled or semi-skilled labourers every day. Many return home with some skills, but they re-migrate for lack of gainful employment within Nepal.
Imagine mobile technology could provide a solution that helps to address these problems!
Bikas Udhyami platform helps people to become a successful entrepreneur by providing people who want to start, manage or grow their business with the information they need. The platform also seeks to promote employment by connecting skilled-unemployed people looking for jobs with household/small business owners looking for technical services.
The platform offers: