Everyone’s an Entrepreneuer

Posted on Dec 15, 2012 in Travel

At the end of the day he picks up his shop and carries it home. There are chairs, pots, pans, menus and business signs.  He puts it in his front yard.  He doesn’t pay rent and probably doesn’t have a business license but that doesn’t stop him.  He just goes out and grinds out a living everyday.  He probably had a good idea of what he wanted to sell, created a cart and started selling it on the street a few days later.  You see almost everyone in Vietnam is an entrepreneur.  Most people in the US are worried about getting a good job.  Here in Vietnam the economy is so poor that people rely on themselves for the good job.  If you ride a bike down the streets of any city or village in Vietnam, you will see that everyone has a business in the front of their house and they live in the back.  It’s an inexpensive way to run a business and does not require hardly any capital to start up which is a good thing because credit is very scarce in Vietnam.  For example, I have yet to visit any business here that takes a credit card.  They just don’t do it.  It’s a cash society.