“Make the business registration and renewal process simpler,” says Aakriti Acharya, Co-founder of Resume Didi

Aakriti Acharya is a career and guidance counsellor with an interest in mentoring and helping teenagers and youths upgrade their skills. She is also the co-founder of Resume Didi, a career service organization that focuses on providing guidance counselling and soft skill development to high school students. She is a trainer who has facilitated different training sessions on resume writing and career counselling.

About Resume Didi

Resume Didi is an innovative women-led social enterprise with a vision to provide holistic development of high school students through proper guidance counselling, soft skill training programs, and other relevant exposures and coaching.

As a social entrepreneur, Resume Didi pledges to support SDG goals, with the hope that every Nepali student receives quality education, including soft skills, and leadership, and proper guidance counselling, so that they can follow their interest and pick a career of their own choice. As an organization, Resume didi wants Nepali students to have all the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promote a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship, and appreciate cultural diversity and inclusion. To learn more on Resume Didi you can click here.

Here’s what she says about promoting entrepreneurial ecosystem in Nepal:

  1. What do you think is one of the most required policy changes in Nepal from the perspective of promoting the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Nepal?
  • Despite the tremendous interest in entrepreneurship and business among Nepali youths, the government’s action towards developing an entrepreneurial ecosystem is not favourable and is limited. Each step is filled with red tapes and bureaucratic hurdles- starting from registering a business, getting access to finance, securing investment, and receiving proper training and guidance for budding entrepreneurs. In order to promote entrepreneurship in Nepal, the government does not have to do much. They just need to formulate policies that simplify the process of business registration and renewal, and provide easy access to loans. Basically, just create a space where new business owners can rent a space, and subsidize taxes for certain years.  
  1. What impact will such policy change yield for the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Nepal?
  • For the new entrepreneurs, the first few years are the hardest in terms of survival. Too many bureaucratic hurdles can be distressing and overwhelming for them. Formulating policies that make the business registration and renewal process simpler and access to finance easy will create a favourable condition for budding entrepreneurs. It would help them stay focused on growing their core business during the initial phase of the business development.

As a part of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2021, Samriddhi Foundation asked Nepali entrepreneurs what they think is the most pressing policy change to promote the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Nepal. In this series, Samriddhi Foundation will feature two entrepreneurs a day throughout the #GEW2021 week, starting from November 8 to November 14, 2021.

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