They were not born with silver spoon in mouth but they worked hard and they are the women in small business today; they are the entrepreneurs of Pakistan. You can also make your name mentioned in the future female entrepreneurs of Pakistan. Jehan Ara, Salaina Haroon, Sidra Qasim, Salma Jafri and Samina Fazil are the women entrepreneurs of Pakistan, the examples for today women.
All these women are from different areas; Jehan Ara and Salma Jafri are from IT sector, Sidra Qasim is the lady from footwear business, Samina Fazil from garments business and Salaina Haroon is from telecom and technology sector.
These are some of the leading Women entrepreneurs of Pakistan who proved that women are not limited to a single business area but they can fly the flags of success in almost all areas.
Below are presented some very useful and common businesses for women of Pakistan. Pick the idea, make the research, get the inspiration and be the next woman of Pakistan business.
1. Be a Textile Entrepreneur – Sew the Fashion:
Being a textile entrepreneur is not something just germinated. Many talented women from Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad and other cities of Pakistan have been weaving the idea of being a textile entrepreneur into reality and thus illuminating the way for next women.
Women in Pakistan are usually trained with basic sew and embroidery skills. Many skillful women are benefitting their skills by sewing exotic clothes for big brands like Khaadi.
Some of these clothes are even exported to Europe, USA and Canada. If you are the one, acquire your basic sewing skill, and have been sewing clothes for your family and neighbors, it’s your time to exploit the art you own!
2. Scented Candles – Scent Others’ Ambiance:
Candles seem to be though a simple product but by adding sophisticated innovation, women of Pakistan can attract not only household people but also small businesses and even corporate clients.
Candles have vast uses. From a little household item to a piece of decoration, uses of candles ultimately grow its demand more than what you and me can think. Load shedding and shortage of electricity in Pakistan also have increased the number of households asking for candles on general stores.
Giving the candles a decorative look and infusing pleasant scents can increase the chances of people asking for it.
Make the best of it and start promoting your products from your home, friends, community and the access the potential customers through internet and social media. If you make good looking and good smelling candles, beauty parlors, boutiques and art centers would be in your list of potential customers.
3. Children’s Garments – Design, Market and Sell
As being genetically enriched with designing, art and sewing skills, women can easily adjust themselves in designing and making children garments. Girls in our homes always find a sewing machine in home on which their mother or elder sister has been sewing dresses for either own family or for others.
Since, this is the free asset for girls, they should not hesitate in making use of it. Children garments are always in demand and can be sold to neighbors, friends, in family and to garments shops.
Our inspiration lady here is Ms. Samina Fazil, one of the most successful women in business in Pakistan. She started her children garments business in 1989 and later on she opened her shop namely ‘Minhas Collection’ on Murree Road Rawalpindi.
Following her aims, she then started making various kinds of fashion garments. To market her products, she made brochures, participated and expos and presented her dresses for fashion shows. She got to get the outcome of her endeavors and Minhas Collection is a well-known name in the garments industry.
4. Market Content – A Business to Start from Your Laptop:
Women with good English and basic computer knowledge are just about to explore an ocean of opportunities. Today, hundreds of thousands of websites exist on the internet which regularly needs to market the content they publish on the web.
You women can search the internet for opportunities and offer interested websites your services. You can tell them how you are going to market their content using various marketing platforms and social media websites.
This is not very tough. Ms. Salma Jafri is inspiration for you. She owns a content marketing firm “WordPL.net” which she started in 2008. She was so successful that she is working with Fortune 100 companies providing content marketing and promotion services to them. She is now a leading IT Entrepreneur woman in Pakistan and an obvious motivational entity.
5. Natural and Herbal Health Products
This is something women themselves are always keen for. Beauty products made with natural herbs are the all along favorite for women. You can make your own herbal products for skin and hair treatment and market them to your demographic based marketing segments.
Making a research on what products could be supplied to Women beauty salons, parlors and spas, you can then get going for the next. Make good quality products that help you build the goodwill and use internet and social media for marketing of your products.
6. Home Textile Business
Women by genes are more artistic than men. Another way women can employ their artistic knacks is to create home textile products. The plus point here is that this area is significantly wide allowing women to choose from many kinds of items. From general household items to exclusive handicrafts, choices are open and path is clear.
The common everyday products you can work on are bed sheets, table covers, cushion covers, curtains and quilt sets.
Some exclusive items which are also very famous in Pakistan are Sindhi Ajrak, Sindhi Ralli, Thar Art products etc. People from all over Pakistan and even Pakistanis in foreign exclusively source it from Pakistan to their respective countries.
Most of people behind these beautiful handicrafts are women. It’s up to your creativity and innovation what marvels you can introduce.
Create if you can and market if you can, but do it!
Ending with this motivational quote of Seth Godin, we foresee more of you becoming the inspirational women in small business for our next generation!
“There’s no shortage of remarkable ideas, what’s missing is the will to execute them.”