Interview taken from MBA stundent of Presidental Busniess School
A boy from middle class family who had not even thought of being entrepreneur has now identified as young and energetic and dynamic entrepreneur in Nepal. He was known to be fun loving person who always seek for happiness on dealing with people and nature. Nobody had imagined that one day he will came up with such idea that will solve extreme problems from households to corporate houses. The person whom I get an opportunity to know him from nearer is Biddha Nanda Jha. Recently he is running Nepal Pest Control register under Orange Ball Private Limited company which works for controlling pests like (cockroaches, bedbugs, rodents, termites, rats and many more) which is a sister company of Orange Ball Pvt. Ltd. He is acting as Co-founder and CEO of this company where he has employed nine employees with satisfied remuneration. He has started this company unofficial from 2012 A.D. but officially register company on 2016 5th January.
Now talking about his journey; how he became entrepreneur. Seven years back he was working in a mobile shop as a sales boy. At that time his earning was almost Rs. 7000. Around his work place there was a small shop of pesticides shop Agro vet where several of chemicals were sold to use to kill pests. People come there and buy chemicals to get rid of pests. Every day he saw hundreds of people passing from that shop. Mr. Biddha nanda jha realized that people are suffering from pest and even by those chemicals the problems were not solving. So one day his mind strikes with an idea how about to provide these chemicals to that people’s home just by a call. Then he start research on that idea and found some company on abroad and learn some more idea how to implement that idea, how does it really work and he found that our government has its separate office based on pesticides so he visited their and after visiting them he returned with a hope to get license from government office to implement this job in Nepal. But to precede license process, an individual must have a training certificate on the specified job. So in order to work on his idea officially, he needs training and again his struggle started on getting trained. Every day he visited various people and places with the hope to get some idea on pesticides courses but he got nothing except sadness. But he never gave up on his idea and promised himself to get this job done, does not matter what may happen in future. After his continuity he finally collides with good news of getting trained from British pest control council which was providing classes online. The training goes for one month and passed the exams with good score. Then he gets licensed by governmental office which was his first step towards his dreams. While working on pest control field he got to connect with various pest control entrepreneurs from India, China and Bangladesh.
When I asked him why he want to do this rather than other then he answered that at those days no one were knew about such pest control company in Nepal and also people were unaware of the side effects of the pests. He knew that there is a gap in the market so he starts his business. And again I asked, were there anyone else who was doing the same business” then I knew that there was some but they were using traditional method which lacks skilled manpower and technology. The capital used to start this business was acquired from his own savings and from parents. Around five lakhs was invested. For any pest control company, spraying utensils, pumps and chemicals are acts as asset. So for him too these utensils were at prior list where his almost capital was invested. When he start his job, because of lack of awareness he was facing loss .Due to of young age and new business model people do not believe him easily so it was difficult for him to service in market. In this kind of business, a single person could not serve to public so he had hired two employees with per day remuneration. In the beginning years, he had not earned much money, somehow he was managing his company and after days he starts to advertise about pests through Facebook and door to door marketing and also get own website. After facing many challenges and troubles he finally succeeds to explore his business. His team grow up from 2 members to 9 members of export pest control team. Now today he has established his branch pest control office in Biratnagar and pokhara along with Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, their offices are located in Newroad, Basundhara and Pulchowk from where, his daily transaction are operating smoothly. From the recent data I knew that this company has reached their client list from a household to 1850 householdsand 350+ under corporate houses.
Today Nepal pest control is identified as no. 1 leading pest control in Nepal and popular pest control and top ranked pest control in Nepal. Biddha nanda jha said that this has only because of his effective team work and proper infrastructure that helps them to provide quick delivery as desired by their customers which most of the pest control company are lacking. So from his view, his teams is his company’s strength and also the interview held by money talks episode 19 link here on Kantipur television channel had made his job more easier. Through that program many of the population from household to corporate were aware about this kind of company and many of the younger were inspired by his job which motivates other to do something in Nepal and those who have already lose hope on the industrialization system of Nepal has start believing on doing business and their scope in Nepal. On reviewing about his weakness, they are unable to manage their financial and managerial systematically and it lack promotional activity which does not matter in past days but now many new companies are introducing so in such scenario they feel as in danger zone. When I asked him about his view on new establishing company then he replied that it is good to have competition, their efficiency will be improved that can again provide satisfied service to the customer and enhance their confidence towards retention of company. On the other hand, also fear of losing market so they are working on making their status stable in the market. The introduction of new company forced them to lower their price to keep them stable which may also tends them to face loss so this is their foremost difficulty on their daily operation.
While talking about his mission and vision of his company, his company’s mission is to make corporate spaces pest free by introducing safe chemicals administered by trained exterminators. And vision is to become Nepal’s top professional pest control company in terms of safety and reliability of services. His organizational goal is to open branches in all over Nepal which has not achieved. Hence he is still working for the accomplishment of its goals. He said that Orange ball Pvt ltd. Moto is “ We are not satisfied until you are”. This is promise he had made on himself and his company own it.
Besides Nepal pest control, he had also opened a restaurant in Maharajgunj under partnership which ends up with loss. He said that reason of being failure in the field of restaurant is because of improper time management and skilled human resource. He had also invest on various Start up entrepreneurs of Nepal who are trying to do something new in Nepal.
He believes that being an entrepreneur he has also become trustworthy person. Now people have faith on him which may not happen if he was just an employee. For him his valuable asset is trust, courage and unique ideas.
Yes Nepal is best place for entrepreneurs to work.
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