Young people in Myanmar are starting businesses in many industries. When talking about industries, there may be mainly online and offline business or product and service business. I’ve some friends who ask me what they should do. I’ve no answers for them. For me, I don’t ask any other people because I clearly know what I want to do. If you don’t know what you want to do, I could say it’s not the right time for you to start a business.
There is an issue in Myanmar which is choosing a business depend on opportunity. They may be opportunists, but may not be an entrepreneur. Myanmar is a country where lots of business can be successful or failed. Especially it’s a large empty space with lots of needs. You can do whatever if you have the money. People just buy real estate properties and they name themselves ‘businessman’. As the country situation in Myanmar is not also helping a lot small business to start, people find the business which can earn income faster. When someone do mobile phone shop, others follow. As the situation of the country and the habit of the people are not changing a lot, people are just following the money instead of passion. I don’t mean for all. But many are doing the same way.
If we could blame, there are a lot to blame. In stead of it, I rather search for the solution and prove them all that we can do new things. I believe information technology business can really change the country. If many business in Myanmar apply new technologies in their current business, it will improve a lot in not only producing but also serving customers. But this is the another story to talk. Here what I prefer to mention is about choosing a business to start. Don’t confuse between passion and your greedy.
It’s more like an adventure to follow the passion in Myanmar. But if you can do it by determination, it will have good impact for you and the country.