THE ABSENCE OF TOP BUSINESS DEGREES FROM FANCY INSTITUTES HAS NOT STOPPED THESE YOUNGSTERS IN THE REGION FROM MAKING EMERGING AS A FORCE TO RECKON WITH.
Nailing it Right Binny Kaur, 27, Binny Nail Studio, Chandigarh
When Binny Kaur started her business in Chandigarh, most people, including her parents and friends, were apprehensive. No one had heard of such an enterprise. “But I was not worried. I borrowed around Rs 18 lakhs from my parents, the only time that I sought money from them, and thus, one of the first Nail Studios in the region was born in 2013,” says Kaur as she looks back.
SELF TAUGHT The young woman says that she had always been fascinated with nail art and would try it on all her women friends. Her parents were not open to sending her for training to a metro, all she could do was look at videos online and learn. “I knew that this was what I wanted. Despite the fact that I completed my MBA in HR from PTU, Ludhiana in 2014, design was something that always fascinated me,” says Kaur.
BIG DREAMS With a turnover of around Rs 20 lakhs every year, the nail artist is happy that she has been able to prove to herself that one does not really need a huge investment to realise dreams. Kaur has now opened a hair salon also this year and is managing both single-handedly. She dreams of expanding her business to other parts in the region and says, “Though we get clients from across Punjab, it would be nice to open more branches and increase our patronage.”