Best Ideas 2018 features all the nominated entries submitted to the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solution or proposition for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage. If you want to know the 10 finalists in this category, click HERE
EC-STUDIO (Change Your Character Through Photo and Campaigns)
Explain your idea in details:
My business idea is through a hobby that I have been doing in the one of creative-entrepreneurship such as art photography. Many doubts in this business that what can create a balance between economic, social and environmental, but I must convince you all that the concept of my business ideas is about my existence, I love it and must be a part of me and also be living in harmony with the principles of sustainable development. Build a building is easy, but building a character or mindset needed a long time and I want to share knowledge with others through my hobby by creating a platform about photography.Through Eco-Creativephoto Studio, I want to educate people to change their characters for the better through photos. Through photos, there can tell something, communicate and speak and the most important thing to get a good photo is needed skill, patience, and focus. Eco-Creativephoto Studio have 2 major themes namely education and business. Education consists of : education about photography and how use images to tell a story about nature, human living, and art (In this specific themes). While the business here is all people can make sale and buy photos, frames (which is eco-friendly, like from bamboo, dry leaves, and wood waste) and photography equipment, so this idea is a collaboration between the concept of art photography, business, a sustainable and ethical concept of education-skills and development towards sustainability. This is what distinguishes my idea from others. Everyone can participate or give contribution inside such as be contributor, reading and watching some materials, sending their stories, following the workshop, and then photography competition (It is belongs to a major themes of education).
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
Eco-Creativephoto Studio generally has 2 impacts of sustainable development objectives that is the 4th goal: Quality Education and 15th goal: Life on land. The impact of Eco-Creativephoto Studio is that slowly to be able to change the character of a person to be better through photos. Through photos, there can tell something, communicate and speak and the most important thing to get a good photo is needed skill, patience, and more focus. Besides that, the expected impact of achieving the 15th goal of sustainable development through this idea are they can also care about protecting the environment, balancing ecosystems, keeping forests sustainable and using tools that are more eco-friendly. The materials presented in Eco-Creativephoto Studio not only teach about photography skills and the use of photo media as a communication tool but also be included education about the use of tools and photography materials such as environmentally friendly. The target audience is of various ages and from various backgrounds professions and languages used are English, so the material is also accessible in many countries. Specific targeting are hobbyist of photography (kids, teen and adults), photography clubs, traveler clubs, public schools and art schools. In addition, to attract interest and expand the impact of this idea, visitors can 'free access' educational materials about photography or send stories about photos. Photography now is liked by almost all ages, so I hope this idea is able to reach everyone including children. Children can be guided by their parents or adults to channel this positive hobby. Measures to evaluate success are increased number of visitors annualy and the number of activities that occur within my website. To increase the number of visitors I will invite some sponsors to take part in workshops and competitions held at Eco-Creativephoto Studio.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
My business plan is through a website called "EC-STUDIO" (Eco-Creativephoto Studio). The idea of the site address to be used is www.ec-studio.in which can be accessed through various browsers using the https protocol. Views or templates on the "EC-STUDIO" website are very minimalist to make it easy for readers and connoisseurs or hobbyist of photography to focus only on the content or material to be provided. The content or the material from this website consists of 2 major themes: education and business and in the content is also connected with the video to facilitate of learning. Initial capital for make this website comes from my own, while for the next development I will looking for crowdfunding platform, and grant. In this idea I need a team (designer, content writer, sales and finance) and I offer an opportunities a partnership with NGO or nonprofit organization, social entrepreneurs, government and corporate social resposibilities. Partnership between us are sponshorship and agreement to use some pics for campaign about education, care a nature, conservation, balancing ecosystem, protecting the environment, etc. The investment on EC-STUDIO is around 100 USD which comes from my own. It is used for build a website as a place, create a template, rent a hosting. Revenue are obtained from my business as one of major theme including buy and sale photos, frames and photography equipment as well as advertising (I charge fee around 5-10% from every transaction) so that the payback period is approximately in the 2nd year. For promotion, the first I will promote through social media such as facebook page, instagram, youtube, and also join with photography clubs.
I come from India, precisely in South Sikkim District. Now, I live in Gujarat, West India for taking a Master of Business Entrepreneurship course at the Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) for 2 years (2017-2019) after I was graduated in commerce field. In EDII, I gained new knowledge about a finance, empowerment, economic development, and team building. This course helps in my professional and interpersonal skills. I hail from a family wherein my dad taught me how to build a business right from the start. My hobby is a photographer, basketballer and strength lifter. Some activities or courses that support my hobby it seem likes attended various workshops on photography sponsored by Canon India, use of software like Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Illustrator, Premier Pro, etc. and some achievement that I get are Guest lecture: "start a new venture or stick to the family business: a roundtable", NGO Oxfam India where more than 5000 people participated, organized International Fest during post-graduation and helped the cultural committee to raise innumerable funds through marketing and promotion, helped to organize school fundraising effort for the development of the Basketball court, runners up in the 67th State Level Basketball Tournament, participated in The National Strength Lifting Competition held at Balod, Chhattisgarh, Organized Intercollege Sports fest called Equipo where more than 20 colleges participated, participated in the pitching competition held in College where we developed android app to solve the day to day problems of the lawyers. My email id : [email protected]/[email protected] My facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Navrathphotography/