Team Furfection's Success Story
Jan 31, 2018
If you want something you have never had, then you have got to do something you have never done. This was the first ever competition that I had taken part in. Two of my friends were with me in this journey Kunjika Sainju and Kushum Kshetri. We decided of going with Furfection- A dog grooming business in 1st National business plan competition by Uniglobe College. Furfection is a standard dog grooming company that will be located in the heart of Kathmandu valley (Shankhamul); an organization that will carry out grooming and training services as it relates to dogs. Furfection intends to offer varieties of pet related services; Haircut, Bathing Blow dry, Brush out, Nails trimmed, Ears cleaned, Pads shaved, Sanitary trim, Customized collar belt, Training in security skills, Construction and sale of kennels, General merchandise of pet related products (pet foods, shampoos, dog tie, dog chains, and pet clothes).
Our pre-board exam had just begun when we got the mail that we were among the top 10 teams out of 27 teams from 17 colleges. We were excited but at the same time worried as both the board exams and the competition were near. As an MBA student, we were quite used to rush hours and we believe we handled it like a pro.
We had a week long boot camp where we met a lot of experts, businessman who listened to our plan and were helping us grow. Hearing their main success mantras, their failure stories, and their sweet as well as bitter experience helped us grow as an individual.
Our whole journey was quiet dramatic. We stayed up all night, had some constructive arguments. The best part of this journey was our batch mates. Everyone was helping us in any means possible. The day before the main day is the most memorable for us. We had to submit the final draft of the plan by 12 a.m. and the internet connection went down. We were at our individual place and we were panicking as we were not able to merge the whole report. Our batch mates had our back. They did their best possible to compile everything and finally we submitted the plan.
Then came the “judgment” day. Everything was going as planned. We presented the plan despite having the feelings that we might not be able to meet the judge’s expectation. The program started early and we had a rush of feelings going on all at once. We were scheduled to present after 7 groups had presented and we were not allowed to listen or participate in other group’s presentation. Results were not our primary concern at that very moment, what mattered the most was to deliver the best input we had given to our plan. We had a great time and it was a great learning experience. We had another group from our class who participated in the competition as well.
The result announcement happened at around 7pm. We were anxiously waiting for the moment. Although we had said that the result didn’t matter to us, as soon as we saw the trophies being brought inside the hall, we knew that we wanted the biggest and brightest one. Finally, the moment arrived. Our “viber” group was very active, our friends had been eagerly waiting for this exact moment as well. We were constantly getting motivational messages, positive thoughts had begun to flow in to us. Then, they announced it, another team from our batch had become second runner up. We were updating every bit of information to the group. Then finally the moment came where the winner was going to be announced. We were holding each other’s hand promising not to look disappointed but also had hope to shine in a corner of our hearts. Three of us were in the corner of the room little far from the crowd when we noticed the camera searching for us seconds before the winner was announced. The moment we heard Furfection as winner we were hugging each other and crying. Those tears were tear of joy, happiness, hard work and a belief that our friends and family had on us. We were flooded with messages of congratulations.
That exact moment led us to understand that we may be scared of failure but we should not be scared of giving our hundred percent. We left the stage with a big smile and the promise to bring Furfection to practice. We hope that to make our dream true.
MBA 12th Batch