A small-business owner with a thriving company in India says his family is still struggling financially, with the biggest challenge facing the future of his business.
Life for a Small Business Owner: When I was about to take the job, I had some ideas and I asked my dad for a proposal.
He said, ‘You should go for it’.
He thought that the idea of going to a big company for a job would make him rich and I could have a nice life.
I didn’t want to take that job.
I wanted to go into a small-scale, family-run business and create my own identity.
When you start a business, you don’t know what will happen next.
It’s not a business where you can just do it.
You need to take care of yourself.
My father wanted to help my mother and me out.
So we started this small business and I worked for the last three years.
He wanted to make money.
I said, OK, let’s work for our family.
My wife works for the government.
I have two children.
We have two older children, one who is 11 and the other who is 16.
We have two other children, a son and a daughter, who are 11 and 14.
They are very different from the other children in our family, but they have been good to me.
They know I am trying to do my best and work hard to succeed.
I have learnt so much about myself and I am learning to make a difference in people’s lives.
My family has been living in the country for a long time.
I went to the US, I went back to the Philippines, I lived in Australia, I worked in China, Japan, India.
My daughter is studying business.
My son is studying chemistry and he is a lawyer.
We are still struggling.
There are so many people in the small-to-medium business world.
They have not done anything.
At the same time, the government has been encouraging us to take risks, so I’m happy to be a part of it.
If I would have gone to a bigger company, it would have been different.
The big company would have made me rich.
I could’ve stayed in my village and done what I did before.
You have to be very careful when you make a decision to go to a large company, and I have made that decision.
It was tough.
For me, I always wanted to be in a big firm.
I had dreams of being a corporate lawyer, a big executive.
So I always thought I could do something big.
But when I went down to the small firm, I was scared.
I knew I couldn’t do that.
A big company is a business that makes money.
If you are in a small company, you can’t make money from doing what you are doing.
It is not a big business.
So, it is not easy.
What I learned is that you can make money by doing what is important to you.
I learned that when you are a small owner, you have to keep your heart and your soul and you can do what you need to do.
I learnt that you have nothing to lose by going to the big firm and doing the work.
Before I went in, I told my father I wanted a new life.
When I came to India, I realised that he didn’t know much about India, he was an immigrant, and he didn.
I did not know much of the people here.
But I knew how to make the people around me happy.
I am a businessperson, not a politician.
So I knew that when I came here, there was a lot of pressure on me.
People don’t like to hear that.
But I was working in a place where I was making a lot.
My family was going through hard times.
After I got to the United States, I got a job as a financial adviser.
Then, I decided to go back to India.
This was before I came back to Australia, so it was hard for me.
I spent my time doing things that were not important.
In India, you will hear about a small businessman who has a big house and a lot to do and a big team.
Here, it was easier to stay at home and do the things that you are good at.
Some of my friends are not like that.
They want to work for a large firm.
So they work for small businesses.
But that is not their life.
Once, a customer came to me, asked me if I would be interested in the business.
I was not interested.
I asked him if I could help him.
So he sent me to India and I got an offer from a large bank.
That is my story.