SRINAGAR: The valley of Kashmir is facing the turmoil since 1947 and conditions were not favourable for conductance of the business in the conflict ridden zone. But now ,times are changing so are the opportunities in the valley of Kashmir. Despite living in confict zone, two young entrepreneurs Raqib and Mahreen Balkhi are pursuing their dream and making their business a success amidst the all odds just like a ship stuck amid tempest and surviving the brunt and reaching the destiny with pride.
Mahreen Balkhi .a young emerging girl entrepreneur and the owner of the "Flex passion " an online based business website, providing the multi branded clothes and accessories for men, women and children said "it was my passion to become a businesswomen and a female entrepreneur. During my childhood I used to visit the shop of my uncle in Soura and learnt the basics of the business from there . And after completion of graduation I started my online business through the social media websites like Facebook Instagram , the struggle to establish my business was not easy especially being a girl ,I battled with the hurdles and my family fully acted as the backbone for me ,they supported me and encouraged me time to time , but after the success in my business I launched my own website and now I am going to launch a full fledged app of Flex passion soon
"The mentality of the people is changing positively in recent times as more girls are coming and making their career in business sector , my message to willing entrepreneur girls is to shed negativity and make their ideas to blossom. Another young entrepreneurs and a college student Rakib Ahmad from the Srinagar outskirts talking to KNB said " I started my online custom printing business initiative under " Custom : The store" in 2018 and is successfully conducting the business by providing goods in shape and prints as ordered by the customers and I am getting the positive response from the people especially the youth.
"He further said youth of Kashmir are talented and are successful scientists ,doctors ,entrepreneurs ... and are achieving the heights ,they are focused on their goals instead of making excuses of the present situation in Kashmir. " My message to the readers especially the youth is that there is scoop in entrepreneurship and one should come in field and work hard on their idea and devolope as a business instead of making curse of situation If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.
The entrepreneurship lies in converting the unfavourable conditions to your advantage.the worth of making ones business va successful in harsh conditions needs a strategic planning and coping with every problem creating the hurdle in pursuing dream. These young entrepreneurs proved through will ,grit,desire innovationand creativity anyone can become a success in business irrespective of situation ,age and class and nothing should be used as an excuse for not pursuing the big dream.
From these budding entrepreneurs we can see that how old or young we are the entrepreneurship can be achieved ,the need is to get our idea to blossom with the support of the guardian, parents, near and dear ones. However, in 2016 turmoil, most of bussiness establishment remained closed and but now a new faces are coming forward in the online bussiness as well as offline bussiness and making their place in achievers.