Why are gujaratis so good at business in india – quora z gastroenterol journal

since childhood , they surrounded by many entrepreneurs , all of them have their own enterprises started in their teenage. in every street in Gujarat you find 10-15 businessman or entrepreneur , That’s really awesome ! Normally people start learning Commerce in their later teenage, where Gujarati’s establish their own businesses at the same age.

This is very interesting, calculation is play major role in business , Gujarati’s know a little thing of calculation play a good role in long term business. Gujarati’s keep backup in everything backups in Suppliers, Dealers, Customers, Workers, Capital, Energy and Miscellaneous support.

Gujaratis do business to print money, that’s it. Everything that can earn some profit. Gujaratis are seek for money and business. they get money and make money and earn money and do business.. its like cycle of gujaratis life earn and do business again earn with new business…

they give a lot importance to workers and colleges , Every worker in our organization enjoys the same dignity as the owner. in Gujarati family , dignity is calculated by work and not by worth. workers can share their personal things with owner and owner try to solve with his way. gujaratis always give respect to workers they just believe in one thing ,

In business gujaratis never give up whatever situation happen or at knock out stage they know how to manage and survive. their mind set is like loss is the first thing which we earn…and loss always teach us how to earn more profit..so they always deal with situation.

As far as I think and I’ve seen many examples, you should never retire untill you are totally disable to work. As I’ve given some examples above, Gujaratis work till end. They take business as a habit. You don’t feel good without brushing your teeth everyday, the same way Gujaratis don’t feel good without visiting their shops/factories/offices everyday.

i visited grocery shop at my town That shop is run by an old Gujarati man, we call him Dada. Dada is in his 80′s and he is rich enough to get retired and have fun with the remaining life. His both sons are Chartered Accountants and they are earning very well. I asked that old man, “Why do you still want to work?” He answered me in his weak voice, “I can’t sit at home, and business has been my habit for 60 years, as you can’t live without food for a day, I can’t live without visiting my shop for a day which I started 40 years back.

You see, unlike other states, where students typically aim to spend their adolesense studying, in the hopes of getting into a good college and then a ideal job, kids here live a happy life. They roam around here and there, hang out with friends, thus attaining the so called practical values of life. Talk you Gujarati and you will see the difference.

A Gujarati would not invest 10 lakhs on a engineering college to a get a 3 lakh job. He would instead take a Visa, go to the US, earn something and come back ! Really, it is that simple. People here simply have more awareness and more common sense than the rest of India who are mostly busy running a rat race until college.

The Economy is also good. Mainly due to a good percentage of population involved in business, and partly due to the cash inflows from relatives abroad. Most of cities and towns have a happening culture. Folks like hang out on weekends. Thus lets say even if you want to open a simple soda shop, you can expect some customers. Though , they spend cauticiously, they do spend a lot on reasonable and valuable services. Consequently, small and medium scale businesses have thrived.

Also, monthly savings are high. The transport is highly available and cheap. Most useful facilities and shops are all nearby, even in cities. There is a healthy competition, hence prices are in check. I met this guy on train, he shifted from Delhi to Kheda, Gujarat. We start discussing things and he says, " Yaar yaha koi kharcha he nai hai, sara paisa jeb me!"

Also, we don’t have our entire businesses concentrated in a single metro city. Instead, we have 4 major cities – Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, Vadodara. So I can go to the nearest one and carry out business without much competition. More decentralized economy compared to other states.

Gujarat is mostly a dry state. It has severe water scarcity which makes the land not really arable. Unlike WB, the Gujarati people cannot depend on agriculture to survive. In an interview, Manu Chandaria, one of the prominent businessman of Kenya, said his father migrated to Nairobi in 1915 as the family was running out of resources due to water scarcity and agriculture in those days were rain dependent which made things worst.

Gujarati people mostly loves to challenge the status quo. They used to migrate at remotest corners of the world and opened general stores and doing small business. They have the courage to defy any sort of threat and keep focused on business. Sudhir Ruparelia, billionaire from Uganda moved from London to Kampala in 1985, at the most turbulent time in Ugandan history and opened up a small salt store.

They never rely on jobs as their primary source of income. Unlike most people from east India, Gujarati people never depend on Jobs. They keep on striving for success in Business. Dhirubhai Ambani had a good paying job in Yemen. But he chose to start a small cloth trading business in Mumbai instead of the steady job in Yemen.

A sense of community made them stronger. When the Idi Amin regime threw the Indians out of Uganda in 1972, the Indians (mostly Gujaratis) migrated to UK. They collectively moved to Leicester, Stockport and London. They helped each other in business thus growing collectively.

Immense love for culture. I have seen 3rd generation Bengalis in Chhatisgarh barely able to speak Bengali, but 4th or 5th generation Gujaratis in WB are able to fluently speak Gujarati. This sense of belonging helps a person a lot in success.