NOT Easy to Do Business
|55||9 Dec 2016 - 14:42||Prashant||126.96.36.199||Not Easy to Do Business||Agriculture||Maharashtra||Sangli||1/5||3/5||1/5||2/5||
Register the business
Get building plan approved
Get electricity connection
|56||9 Dec 2016 - 16:30||Anonymous (not verified)||188.8.131.52||Not Easy to Do Business||Medical||Gujarat||Vadodara||3/5||3/5||3/5||3/5||Register the business||Can’t find information||
I have had 5 years of experience of helping my cousin in his medical shop In Vadodra itself. And I thought of opening my own. But it was not an easy task. I could not find any information about how do I go about it. It was quite difficult and a task to get my business registered. I had to consult a third party despite of having 5 years of experience.
|58||12 Dec 2016 - 12:44||Anonymous (not verified)||184.108.40.206||Easy to Do Business||Disaster Management||Delhi||New Delhi||5/5||3/5||3/5||4/5||
Register the business
Get permits and licenses under environmental laws
Get registration and licenses under labour laws
File returns under labour laws, environmental laws, tax laws, etc.
|65||14 Dec 2016 - 17:12||Prashant||220.127.116.11||Not Easy to Do Business||IT||Delhi||Gurgaon||4/5||3/5||1/5||3/5||Register the business||Can’t find information||
I set up an IT firm earlier this year. My company was a small one, and we worked out of our house in Gurgaon, so we just had to register the company.
The whole process for the category I was applying under was a digitised process, so I was pleasantly surprised. However, I did have to go to the office to submit my documents - I didn't understand why couldn't that procedure be digitised as well! One could easily scan and submit the required PDF files.
However, my main issue was the lack of availability of information. If someone has to start a business, a simple Google search should be helpful and enough. I couldn't find any information myself, so I had to call up another friend who had set up a similar business couple of years ago.
However, from what he told me, the process has become much simpler, so kudos to the government on cutting the red tape - I just wish they would have advertised it better!
|72||16 Dec 2016 - 08:41||Prashant||18.104.22.168||Easy to Do Business||Food||Delhi||Gurgaon||2/5||3/5||1/5||2/5||Register the business||
Getting the permits was not an issue, apart from finding information about it. I did everything myself, and got all the permits within a month, and my food supply company was up and running within six weeks. The real problem arises after you start the business.
The attitude of customers/vendors/clients. People feel no remorse about wasting someone's time, or indulging in petty cheating. Of course things like these are present in the west too, but the magnitude is different. Oh, and this is more present in North India than in South! This reflected even while I was getting my permits- people just wasted everyone else's time, if it meant getting their work done five or ten minutes earlier.
|73||16 Dec 2016 - 09:04||Prashant||22.214.171.124||Not Easy to Do Business||Restaurant||Uttar Pradesh||Lucknow||3/5||3/5||2/5||3/5||Register property||Corrupt officials who asked for bribes||
My whole issue was not while setting up the actual business, but while conducting it here. I run a restaurant, and officials often come and ask for bribes.
What would you do if a food inspector comes to your restaurant and demands a bribe for the inspection? If you don't comply he will file a report which claims he found 10 cockroaches at your facility, and shut you down until an investigation is completed.
You don't have a choice. If you don't pay a bribe, you can't do business in India. Government officers won't even let you register your company or get basic approvals to function!
|80||16 Dec 2016 - 14:53||Prashant||126.96.36.199||Easy to Do Business||Marketing||Andhra Pradesh||Hyderabad||3/5||3/5||1/5||3/5||Register the business||
I own a digital marketing agency and run a small cafe in Hyderabad. We offer premium web services, branding, content creation (including promo videos, blogs, etc) and PPC management for e-commerce clients and product companies who want a premium look and feel. This is my primary business.
Starting the business wasn't an issue at all. Andhra Pradesh is very conducive when it comes to start-ups, so I didn't have too much of an issue, though I did hire a CA to look after the process. Overall, didn't really have any problems.