Interaction with Min Bahadur Gurung from Bhatbhateni Supermarkets, Kathmandu

Last thursday , a few of us folks from entrepreneurs for Nepal were talking with Min bahadur gurung, owner of the Bhat bhateni chain of supermarkets and an inspiring entrepreneur life story. Few pointers from the ever optimistic and ever humble (rags to riches) entrepreneur.

Background: Min Bahadur Gurung, born and raised in remote village in Khotang started his venture with $ 1135, opening a small grocery store and now he is a multimillionaire with retail super market chains “bhatbhateni” in Nepal.

a) This is “THE” best time to be an entrepreneur in Nepal (he says history has proved that a lot of big companies in the world are the ones who started right after a big war /civil war.)

b) Hydro Power and agriculture are fields he would personally invest in anytime.

c) wants a group of young professionals to start things off. and Old investors like him, are ready to back young group of capable professionals to start business (again, he sees lots of opportunities).

d) wants young people to dive in to the nepali market where anything and everything is up for grabs right now, and everything can be innovated. His idea of biggest social service in Nepal is to give fair employment to as many Nepalis as possible. He hires about 900 people right now, and planning on employing about 50,000 people directly in retail and agriculture business.

e) Patience. Min waited 9 years before he turned his small grocery store into a retail store.

f) Honesty. Min emphasizes entrepreneurship is about relationships. Therefore honesty is a must specially in matters of money. Have a honest relationship with your financial institutions, your creditors, debtors, co-workers, employees.

g) share. If you share much, you gain in business in Nepal.

h) Bhatbhateni is coming to a area near you (big expansion plans) 🙂

We have these get togethers every Last Thursday of the English month. Look at the home page for more details.

6 Replies to “Interaction with Min Bahadur Gurung from Bhatbhateni Supermarkets, Kathmandu”

  1. Dear Sir/Madam,

    I am looking for autobiography of successful entrepreneur in Nepal like Min Bahadur Gurung. Could you please provide of requested or other else.

    Sincerely yours,

    Sudarshan Kadariya

  2. Dear sir
    i am bina chhetri from Emadole lalitpur. i want to meet u for the job i am impossible to meet you. In balkumari i want to work there. that also plz plz give me some time to meet you. I came there many times but i was impossible to meet you. thats why plz give me some times.

  3. I congratulate Mr Gurung for his venture and still he is doing well and also have proven that he is a successful business man …..As you know today's entrepreneur operates in a competitive environment characterized by the constraining forces of government regulation,competition, and resources.In regards to the latter ,no firm has access to an unlimited amount of resources. So to compete effectively the entrepreneur most allocate resource efficiently…. In my studies there are three kind of resources available for the entrepreneur : Human,Material, and financial so it will be helpful for us to understand, if any successful entrepreneur will focus on these key components & how they develop??

  4. RESPECTED SIR,
    I know u about a long time. u r one of a success person which goal in market.sir after golf return i came so many times in naxal nd i just leave my document 3 or 4 times but its only leaving my certificate there.some of the person always ask me anybody refer u for job?is this job getting only for reffering sir.now 3 yrs already i just rounding for a job.i have 2 yrs xperience as a stocker in saudi arabia.can i get a job there?thank yo .
    Suman tamang

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