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Construction Chemicals | Mumbai, Maharashtra
It was an attempt to: Register the business
The problem was: Other
Details of experience: I I did not know abc of construction chemicals. But I was 100% confident that it was badly needed...
Advice for others: Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof. Sky is not the limit, but it is just a...
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Transport | Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
It was an attempt to:
  • Register the business
  • Pay taxes
The problem was:
Details of experience: I have a transport company of my own, and has been successfully running for nearly two years now...
Advice for others: Before starting a business, make sure to have a chat with someone who has already established...
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Clothing | Pune, Maharashtra
It was an attempt to: Register the business
The problem was: Can’t find information
Details of experience: In short, it was a nightmare. I tried to start a clothing brand late last year, thinking that I...
Advice for others: Make sure you're wearing running shoes to the government offices, and try and keep a CA handy.
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Property | Noida, Delhi
It was an attempt to: Register property
The problem was: They keep asking me to submit some new document every time
Details of experience: Tranferring a property is perhaps the most painstaking procedure one can go through. I tried to...
Advice for others: Make sure you spell your name right.
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IT | New Delhi, Delhi
It was an attempt to:
  • Register the business
  • Trade outside state/ country
The problem was: Can’t find information
Details of experience: I started an IT firm, but it fizzled out within two months. I shortly left the country, and am...
Advice for others: Move elsewhere, India isn't the place to do business.
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E-Commerce | Panchkula, Haryana
It was an attempt to:
  • Register the business
  • Trade outside state/ country
The problem was: Other
Details of experience: The one we're starting now is an e-commerce business for a niche consumer good. We want to...
Advice for others: Plan well. Starting a business isn't the tough bit, sustaining it is.
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Marketing | Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
It was an attempt to: Register the business
The problem was:
Details of experience: I own a digital marketing agency and run a small cafe in Hyderabad. We offer premium web services,...
Advice for others: Keep all your documents in order, right from the time you think about starting a business- address...
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Education | Noida, Delhi
It was an attempt to: Register the business
The problem was: Other
Details of experience: People are unwilling to pay. Period. You can deal with all the bureaucracy, but what can you do if...
Advice for others: Costumers won't pay for your product, no matter how novel your idea. Even in a supposedly...
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Online sales | New Delhi, Delhi
It was an attempt to: Trade outside state/ country
The problem was: Confusing laws that say different things
Details of experience: Amazon operates in 13 countries worldwide. However, only amazon.in requires the seller to have a...
Advice for others: Don't pay bribes!
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Manufacturing SME | Noida, Delhi
It was an attempt to:
  • Register the business
  • Pay taxes
The problem was: Confusing laws that say different things
Details of experience: There are various problems if one wants to start their own business in India. Firstly, the...
Advice for others: Hire a good CA or a broker. Bribes are commonplace; don't be surprised if you're asked...
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Investment | New Delhi, Delhi
It was an attempt to: Other
The problem was: Confusing laws that say different things
Details of experience: As an NRI, I invested 5 lakhs in 2005 in an infrastructure fund in 2005. Due to US compliance, it...
Advice for others: Don't invest in Indian companies.
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Steel | Gurgaon, Delhi
It was an attempt to: Register the business
The problem was: Submitting the same document to different departments
Details of experience: Government offices are a massive, massive pain to deal with. Even a bigger pain is dealing with the...
Advice for others: Avoid spending your time and grey matter on running around, and hire somebody to do it for you.
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IT | Mumbai, Maharashtra
It was an attempt to: Register the business
The problem was: Corrupt officials who asked for bribes
Details of experience: 1) Bribe to complete registration of proprietorship. Didn't have to give bribe for...
Advice for others: It's a tough road, starting and conducting business in India. Be prepared for a lot of...
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Restaurant | Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
It was an attempt to: Register property
The problem was: Corrupt officials who asked for bribes
Details of experience: My whole issue was not while setting up the actual business, but while conducting it here. I run a...
Advice for others: Corruption is rife and necessary. Be prepared to bribe someone or the other.
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Food | Gurgaon, Delhi
It was an attempt to: Register the business
The problem was:
Details of experience: Getting the permits was not an issue, apart from finding information about it. I did everything...
Advice for others: Be mindful of people. Don't give anyone any way in your lines.
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Software/IT | Gurgaon, Delhi
It was an attempt to: Register the business
The problem was:
Details of experience: Registering an online company under sole proprietorship is the easiest way to run a business in...
Advice for others: I honestly think others make a big deal out of starting a business in India. All one has to do is...
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Sports | Gurgaon, Delhi
It was an attempt to:
  • Register property
  • Get permits and licenses under environmental laws
The problem was: Other
Details of experience: I opened a sports shop in Gurgaon, which unfortunately did not work. However, my experience was...
Advice for others: Patience is utmost needed, really. Carry copies. Don't bribe.
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Marketing | Gurgaon, Delhi
It was an attempt to: Register the business
The problem was:
Details of experience: I decided to start my own marketing firm in Gurgaon, after I was quite dismayed with my previous...
Advice for others: Hire a CA, you won't have to worry about anything.
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Farming | Mumbai, Maharashtra
It was an attempt to: Register the business
The problem was: Other
Details of experience: My experience was not good. I have a farming related activity in Mumbai. Even in a city like Mumbai...
Advice for others: I don't know what advice to give to others. I am new to the business. The only advice is get...
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Hospitality | New Delhi, Delhi
It was an attempt to: Register the business
The problem was: Other
Details of experience: We have a restaurant in Vijay Nagar. It was pretty much easy for us to set up this business since...
Advice for others: Start a business where you have no competition or likely to have less competition. If you are in...
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Media | Bangalore, Karnataka
It was an attempt to: Register the business
The problem was: Corrupt officials who asked for bribes
Details of experience: Initially we tried to register our company ourselves. But the officials kept on delaying for...
Advice for others: For registering business, the process will be easier only when you approach some agencies or know...
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IT | Gurgaon, Delhi
It was an attempt to: Register the business
The problem was: Can’t find information
Details of experience: I set up an IT firm earlier this year. My company was a small one, and we worked out of our house...
Advice for others: Ask someone who has already registered business in the field, they should be able to help you out,...
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Non-Profit Organisation | Bangalore, Karnataka
It was an attempt to: Register the business
The problem was: Corrupt officials who asked for bribes
Details of experience: When I went to register my organisation, I couldn't find any information like what are the...
Advice for others: a) Government should get rid of all brokers/intermediaries from government offices. They should not...
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Media | Gurgaon, Delhi
It was an attempt to: Register the business
The problem was:
Details of experience: For me, the only real problem was to find the appropriate CA to do my work for me. I never...
Advice for others: Get a good CA, and conducting business won't be a problem. Yes, the CA might be a little...