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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...
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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.
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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...