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Media | Gurgaon, Delhi
It was an attempt to:
  • Register the business
  • Trade outside state/ country
The problem was: Delay by the department even though I completed the procedure
Details of experience: I set up my media firm in Gurgaon earlier this year. In short, it wasn't easy to start a...
Advice for others: Hire a CA! Makes the job, much, much easier.
Easy to Do Business
Advertising | Mumbai, Maharashtra
It was an attempt to:
  • Register the business
  • Other
The problem was:
Details of experience: The market is really competitive. Having experience in the relative field plays a key part. That is...
Advice for others: Doing proper homework before beginning anything is absolutely crucial. Take help from an expert.
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Service | Mumbai, Maharashtra
It was an attempt to: Get registration and licenses under labour laws
The problem was: Confusing laws that say different things
Details of experience: I am an auto driver, I own the autorickshaw and I also have the permit. I am doing this business...
Advice for others: Get all the information first and then start your business. A bit of research is required before...
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Service Industry | Vadodra, Gujarat
It was an attempt to: Register the business
The problem was: Corrupt officials who asked for bribes
Details of experience: Obtaining an authorized licence from government department means you have to compromise on your...
Advice for others: Avoid doing business which involves taking permissions and licenses from government authorities.
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Disaster Management | New Delhi, Delhi
It was an attempt to:
  • Register the business
  • Register property
  • Get permits and licenses under environmental laws
  • Get registration and licenses under labour laws
  • File returns under labour laws, environmental laws, tax laws, etc.
The problem was:
Details of experience: Working with the government was not half as difficult as I expected, at least that was my...
Advice for others: Time might be an issue. The process would take some time and patience is required when you are...
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Laundry | Mumbai, Maharashtra
It was an attempt to:
  • Register the business
  • Get permits and licenses under environmental laws
  • Get registration and licenses under labour laws
  • Pay taxes
  • File returns under labour laws, environmental laws, tax laws, etc.
The problem was: Can’t find information
Details of experience: There is no guide book which can direct you to do things. The procedures and processes are...
Advice for others: Kindly do a good research of what all is required and where you can get them, it might help. Hiring...
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Medical | Vadodara, Gujarat
It was an attempt to: Register the business
The problem was: Can’t find information
Details of experience: I have had 5 years of experience of helping my cousin in his medical shop In Vadodra itself. And I...
Advice for others: Think twice before you start a new business. Think whether you get profit from it.
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Agriculture | Sangli, Maharashtra
It was an attempt to:
  • Register the business
  • Acquire land
  • Transfer property
  • Get building plan approved
  • Get electricity connection
The problem was: Other
Details of experience: Without a middle man no one can purchase land. From agents suggesting you to buy land to getting...
Advice for others: Information about all the procedures should be available online and should also be displayed on...
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Education | Mumbai, Maharashtra
It was an attempt to: Register the business
The problem was: Confusing laws that say different things
Details of experience: There are no clear laws. There are so many laws that say different things. There are conflicting...
Advice for others: Planning in advance is a must. Carry all your documents with you. Carry extra copies with you to be...
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Hotel | Thane, Maharashtra
It was an attempt to: Register the business
The problem was: Corrupt officials who asked for bribes
Details of experience: My experience was not good at all in terms of starting my business. There are officials who will...
Advice for others: Government should not cheat people. Go with all the documents and carry extra copies of all the...
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Education | Meerut, Uttar Pradesh
It was an attempt to:
  • Register the business
  • Acquire land
  • Register property
The problem was:
Details of experience: The overall process of getting the registration and acquiring land for setting up a small unit that...
Advice for others: Make sure what sector you're applying in, it makes things much easier. Also, carry all...
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Robotics/Electronics | Mumbai, Maharashtra
It was an attempt to: Register the business
The problem was:
Details of experience: We just made a partnership deed and got a PAN card made. That was pretty simple and easy. Once that...
Advice for others: You should catch hold of a good CA or financial adviser who can guide you and help you in the...
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Retail | New Delhi, Delhi
It was an attempt to:
  • Register the business
  • Register property
  • Get permits and licenses under environmental laws
  • Get building plan approved
  • Get electricity connection
  • Get water connection
The problem was: Confusing laws that say different things
Details of experience: I have been running this shop in Jungpura for fifteen months now, after I moved to Delhi on the...
Advice for others: The officials are your friends. I saw a lot of people shout at them, so I recommend you to treat...
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Fishing | Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
It was an attempt to: Register the business
The problem was: Confusing laws that say different things
Details of experience: There is a lot of competition in Vizag in the Fishing sector, since the coast is quite favourable...
Advice for others: There will be a lot of running around - even if the process is less rocky. I know of people who had...
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Restaurant | Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh
It was an attempt to:
  • Get construction permit
  • Get water connection
The problem was:
Details of experience: The process itself was pretty straightforward - I wasn't made to run around. Not much, anyway...
Advice for others: One needs to have immense patience, really and has to be prepared to run around. Also, always carry...
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Media | New Delhi, Delhi
It was an attempt to: Register the business
The problem was: Submitting the same document to different departments
Details of experience: I did not know where do we start. The whole process took me about fifteen days, just to register a...
Advice for others: Take loads of copies of all your documents when you go. Carry food. Try not to bribe them, in spite...
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Labour | Mysore, Karnataka
It was an attempt to: Get registration and licenses under labour laws
The problem was: Other
Details of experience: For me the problem was dealing with the labour. The problem is that they deserve better, but I...
Advice for others: Have contingency plans. Be prepared to run around offices, and be harassed by the ones who run them.
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IT | Hyderabad, Telangana
It was an attempt to: Register the business
The problem was: Confusing laws that say different things
Details of experience: Bureaucrats are more often insensitive than not, and do not have the mentality of helping citizens...
Advice for others: Hire a good and trustworthy lawyer/CA who has experience in dealing with bureaucrats. They are also...
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Skill Development | New Delhi, Delhi
It was an attempt to:
  • Trade outside state/ country
  • Other
The problem was: Delay by the department even though I completed the procedure
Details of experience: Central government does not pay to the states and the state government does not pay to the service...
Advice for others: Let's gather and raise our voices. It may affect our businesses temporarily buy now that Modi...
Easy to Do Business
Entertainment | Hauz Khas, Delhi
It was an attempt to: Register the business
The problem was:
Details of experience: It was quite easy for me to set up my business (LIMN Entertainment) which I would categorize under...
Advice for others: It is not advice to others but rather it is a necessity to have all your paperwork in place. A lot...
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Management Consultancy | Hauz Khas, Delhi
It was an attempt to: Register the business
The problem was: Can’t find information
Details of experience: Coming from the UK, the whole procedure went a little quicker than I expected. We hired a lawyer...
Advice for others: To newer entrepreneurs, I would advise you to pick out good lawyers and accountants, and trust them...
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Textiles | Hauz Khas, Delhi
It was an attempt to: Register the business
The problem was:
Details of experience: I registered Safomasi in 2012, when I set it up with my wife, and started it a year later. Signing...
Advice for others: One has to learn how to deal with people. I’ve had different experiences with different people. I’d...
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Manufacturing | Delhi, Delhi
It was an attempt to: Register the business
The problem was:
Details of experience: It was not a very complicated process to register the business. However the rules of Excise Duty...
Advice for others: One has to be very persistent if you want to start a business. Stick with your project and fight...
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Hotel | Murud Janjira, Maharashtra
It was an attempt to:
  • Register the business
  • Get construction permit
  • Get registration and licenses under labour laws
  • Get electricity connection
  • Get water connection
  • Pay taxes
  • Resolve the court dispute
  • Get through bankruptcy
The problem was: Other
Details of experience: It was a tough time getting licquor licensed to put up a bar in the restaurant. It was a fight we...
Advice for others: Follow your instinct and do a strong market study. Don't do what everyone is doing. In our...