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DRIVEN BY NEED: Story of an entrepreneur

DRIVEN BY NEED: Story of an entrepreneur

Small Enterprise; Entrepreneurship; SME; Informal Sector

 

This is the story of a disabled entrepreneur, Mr. Bhojpal. A road side vendor who sells tea, Mr Bhojpal makes a living in a dignified manner. The fruit that comes out of his labour and hardwork is sweet and should be a model for many entrepreneurs. His physical disabilities are never barrier to his path and goals. And will never be, says P Ram Kurup

Entrepreneurship and enterprises take birth in need. In a challenging situation, it is possible for anyone to rise to the occasion and be an entrepreneur. Businesses take birth in many cases in such situations and out of nothingness. And further if given a supporting hand many entrepreneurs will thrive and contribute much more than they do today.

Many people with disabilities, without too many support systems, when faced with challenging situations, have withstood the crises at hand and turned it around as great opportunities. There are a number of examples in our midst. Here is a real story. It is about Mr. Bhojpal from Delhi, who runs a small business near Masjid Moth.

His determination and courage are examples to the youth of today. Despite several difficulties he has been successful in turning around his difficult surrounding to his advantage.

While many people with disabilaities choose begging, this man with courage and determination trying to stand on his own feet are examples to the youth of today.

His business is very small. A road side vendor who sells tea, Mr Bhojpal makes a living in a dignified manner. The fruit that comes out of his labour and hardwork is sweet and should be a model for many entrepreneurs. His physical disabilities are never barrier to his path and goals. And will never be.

There are many things one can learn from his example. Innovation, the way one identifies the need of the market and introduces new products to the customers and many more. Though these seem very simple they are too significant in the life of an entrepreneur who has several disadvantages and challenges. His friendly and polite way of dealing with customers will never be learnt in any business school or taught through internship or through real experience in large enterprises. Customer management is an area that students of business studies could learn from him. Those who are managing big businesses can also learn lessons.

 

Mr. Bhojpal, whose tiny business, located near Shiv Gas Service close to Greater Kailash Metro station, began when his brother, the only earning member died recently. Till then he was leading his life under the shadow of his brother. Suddenly with the death his soul source of support, there was no other option left. For him, there was no choice except to wake up and do whatever he could do to keep his brother’s family going and sustain their lives.

It started with tea, now he sells boiled eggs as well. Also, he has added other items like biscuits and pakoras. Though his struggle for livelihood seems encouraging, there is story of hardship and fight against all odds.

Entrepreneurship and enterprises take birth in need. In a challenging situation, it is possible for anyone to rise to the occasion and be an entrepreneur. Businesses take birth in many cases in such situations and out of nothingness. And further if given a supporting hand many entrepreneurs will thrive and contribute much more than they do today.

Many people with disabilities, without too many support systems, when faced with challenging situations, have withstood the crises at hand and turned it around as great opportunities. There are a number of examples in our midst. Here is a real story. It is about Mr. Bhojpal from Delhi, who runs a small business near Masjid Moth.

His determination and courage are examples to the youth of today. Despite several difficulties he has been successful in turning around his difficult surrounding to his advantage.

While many people with disabilaities choose begging, this man with courage and determination trying to stand on his own feet are examples to the youth of today.

His business is very small. A road side vendor who sells tea, Mr Bhojpal makes a living in a dignified manner. The fruit that comes out of his labour and hardwork is sweet and should be a model for many entrepreneurs. His physical disabilities are never barrier to his path and goals. And will never be.

There are many things one can learn from his example. Innovation, the way one identifies the need of the market and introduces new products to the customers and many more. Though these seem very simple they are too significant in the life of an entrepreneur who has several disadvantages and challenges. His friendly and polite way of dealing with customers will never be learnt in any business school or taught through internship or through real experience in large enterprises. Customer management is an area that students of business studies could learn from him. Those who are managing big businesses can also learn lessons.

Mr. Bhojpal, whose tiny business, located near Shiv Gas Service close to Greater Kailash Metro station, began when his brother, the only earning member died recently. Till then he was leading his life under the shadow of his brother. Suddenly with the death his soul source of support, there was no other option left. For him, there was no choice except to wake up and do whatever he could do to keep his brother’s family going and sustain their lives.

It started with tea, now he sells boiled eggs as well. Also, he has added other items like biscuits and pakoras. Though his struggle for livelihood seems encouraging, there is story of hardship and fight against all odds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P. Ram Kurup

Global SME News Vol. 12 No. 1 & 2

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