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Opportunities and Challenges for Entrepreneurs in Today’s Market

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  • Challenges
  • Opportunities

The entrepreneurial environment will face difficulties and opportunities in the coming years and beyond. Here is an overview of the entrepreneurial challenges and opportunities in Pakistan:

Challenges

Building a physical and financial infrastructure to back up entrepreneurial activities will be difficult in the years to come. There is a need to migrate from short-term, ad hoc arrangements that serve only specific efforts to a more inclusive and long-lasting entrepreneurial environment. Entrepreneurship awareness is required to tackle this problem. Awareness will lead to interest, resulting in individuals and businesses becoming legitimate stakeholders in the system, from the government to private companies to the general public.

Obtaining government support and interest in running a business will be a big challenge in the coming years. The success and expansion of any business or sector require the government’s intervention. To allow entrepreneurship to take root and flourish, governments must fulfill their responsibilities by enacting laws, enforcing regulations, and developing policies that serve the interests of all stakeholders in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Establishing a solid base for the expansion of entrepreneurial endeavors undoubtedly requires government assistance and funding.

Opportunities

Technological advancements have had an irrevocable worldwide impact in the past few decades. Technology represents a significant opportunity for entrepreneurs. The opportunity has two aspects. Due to its ever-expanding reach, more and more people will be able to use technology in the years to come. Consider the cell phone, which provides access to a limitless amount of information in the palm of your hand. This corresponds to the availability of information. Thus, entrepreneurship is no longer restricted to books in libraries and infrequent speeches at elite universities.  Technology has made information about entrepreneurship available to the masses worldwide, including in Pakistan.

Technology should be used to spread accurate information about entrepreneurship because knowledge leads to awareness, which leads to enthusiasm. 

Secondly, technology has generated enormous economic opportunities and new industries with untapped commercial potential. Cloud computing, big data, and Artificial Intelligence (AI), to name a few, have provided ambitious entrepreneurs with several prospects.

According to the United Nations Development Programme’s Report, Pakistan’s largest youth population is 64 percent under 30. This represents a significant opportunity for the country’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Because there are so many young people, unemployment is inevitable.

Not everyone will have access to decent, well-paying employment. In contrast to the past, when entrepreneurship was virtually unheard of, it is now a viable option for them. Youth will be able to secure a source of income and become active participants in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. The issue of youth unemployment can be resolved by expanding their engagement, as more excellent business activity will create jobs.

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