The Birth of Udhyamshala

The concept of "sector focused comprehensive business development service" is next to non-existent in Nepal. There are few private entities that can provide services of this expertise in Nepal, and most of them provide general information rather than enterprise-specific tools. Various initiatives from the government and development partners often provide enterprise development support, however the enterprises are left with an uncertain future once the initiatives phase out.

By focusing on the experiences and projects being implemented by Fair Trade Group Nepal (FTGN) itself, FTGN quickly realized the need for a one-stop comprehensive business development service (BDS) provider for entrepreneurs. A BDS that is ever existent to offer a comprehensive service, which will allow entrepreneurs to operate their business through collaborations and connections with various actors in Nepal. This led to the birth of "Udhyamshala" ~ The one Stop Business Development Service Center.