my goals regarding my further career
Small and medium-sized enterprises(SMEs) are recognised as the backbone of economic growth,contributing significantly to the GDP through job creation and income generation while alleviating poverty.According to the World Bank(2006),close to 140 million SMEs in 130 countries employed around 65 per cent of the workforce.Myanmar is one of the world's least developed countries with lots.of hindrances,such as extreme poverty and brain drain,should prioritize SME growth to leverage its economic development.Now,special attention has been paid by the Government of Myanmar to promote domestic SMEs as a key player for industrialization,income generation and job creation.
I would like to describe my 5 years short term plan after completing my studies.In year one,in order to gain initial investment and adequate shoe design knowledge,I will work in a shoe company.Through SME loans from DaNa programmes funded by UK govvernment,my own finances,and investment from co-partner,I will gather initial fund and shoe designers.At year three,I will study online shoe design course.Actually,I have received unconditional offer from De Montfort University( leicester,UK) with footwear design subject last year.However,I could not join it due to lack of fund.I will set up a small shoe company and will do outsourcing from a France shoe company to receive updated design techniques as France is the nation with latest innovation on design subject.Initially,I will deliver shoes that are compatible with our culture into domestic market.In year three,I will establish Research and Development centre to observe techniques that can innovate high quality shoes.In year four,I will try to gain an online PhD degree that emphasizes on international business and start exporting,and advertise our shoes on well-known websites,like Alibaba.In year five,I will make a strategic alliance from foreign shoe company to be able to stand as an international company in the future.
In long term,I will establish information centre to be helpful for young entrepreneurs in Myanmar by providing necessary information.In remote and mountaineous areas,I will deliver training programs including writing strategies for business plan.I will find a new booming arena to become market leader,such as Nike that supplies high-tech shoes which increase athlete's performance.Then,by combining one shoe design institute in France,I will try to set up a shoe design school here to teach shoe design knowledge to the young,especially women from under priviledged backgrounds with cheap price.Mainly,in the next decade,my aim is to establish a branch in underdeveloping nations once every two years.I will held forums that encourage entrepreneur spirit to the young.
Now,the UK government is keen to support small businesses to become robust and competitive so that they can meet the challenges of a changing Myanmar economy.Chevening scholarship will definitely play a major role in facilitating me to gain adequate skills to establish a small business.It can enable me to work directly with International Development (DFID,UK) in empowering women and other disadvantaged groups and focusing in social and environmental sustainability.