Basic entrepreneurship course in Tsirang selects top four startups

Choki Wangmo | Tsirang

A 15-day basic entrepreneurship training concluded yesterday with the selection of Tsirang’s four best startups.

The proposed business ideas were mainly related to agribusiness. However, the ideas selected were varied, such as an animal feed agent, a fitness studio, a spa and event management. Each winner took home 50,000 Nu in cash prizes.

Some of the observers said most of the ideas were feasible.

Before pitching business ideas, 27 participants, mostly laid-off workers and young people, were trained in entrepreneurship. One participant, Peldon, said, “During this training, I learned the basics of running a business, including setting goals and writing business proposals.”

Karishma Rai, 26, works at a daycare center in Tsirang and was among the winners. She wants to open a Zumba fitness studio in the city next year. “I check some things. I need a suitable space to run the business.

A Zumba enthusiast, Karishma Rai hopes to attract people from different age groups to join the fitness class.

Sangay Lhamo had to close its spa in Paro due to the pandemic. Without work or income, she faced many challenges. With the prize money, she wants to restart the spa business. “I will invest the money in the purchase of raw materials such as oil and massage cream.”

Although the spa business is not popular among Bhutanese, she said she wants to learn different treatment methods from around the world and turn her business into an inclusive business that provides services to the elderly and people with disabilities. special needs.

Juma Kanta Katel has been running Samrat Feed Agent for a month. As the quality of animal feed is declining in the country, he said dairy farmers encouraged him to start his business. “We managed the business successfully.”

He plans to produce the food in the country once business resumes in the future.

Kinley Dorji, who is the leader of the The Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment Division (ESED) of the Ministry of Labor and Human Resources (MoLHR) said that not all participants will benefit from post-training services, but the skills learned will not be lost.

Tsirang Dzongrab Namgay Dorji, who attended the closing session, said this type of training has benefited several startups seeking to start successful businesses in dzongkhag.

This is the second group of trainees who have taken the course in Tsirang.

Namgay Dorji reminded participants to take advantage of the skills and opportunities offered, as well as the importance of proper product labeling and packaging.

The dzongkhag organized the training with support from the MoLHR.

Edited by Tshering Palden

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