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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...
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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...
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Education | Mumbai, Maharashtra
It was an attempt to:
  • Register the business
  • Get electricity connection
The problem was: Other
Details of experience: Initial stage when one is trying out and testing out various other factors, the submission of...
Advice for others: Documents are most important and one must be very meticulous in maintaining them.
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IT | Bengaluru, Karnataka
It was an attempt to: Register the business
The problem was: Can’t find information
Details of experience: Everything is difficult if you are starting from scratch to set up a business. • Finding office...
Advice for others: It's a difficult process. If you have the time, money, and energy, you might just be able to...
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Passport | Palghar, Maharashtra
It was an attempt to: Other
The problem was: They keep asking me to submit some new document every time
Details of experience: Doing business in India is like travelling on a road with multiple roadblocks. Every hurdle has to...
Advice for others: Patience is required. The Indian bureaucracy will frustrate you!
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E-Commerce | Mumbai, Maharashtra
It was an attempt to:
  • Register the business
  • Trade outside state/ country
The problem was: Submitting the same document to different departments
Details of experience: The biggest problem is the lack of clarity in the process. I went to the company registrar's...
Advice for others: Don't plan on doing business in India. Move abroad!
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Marketing | Pune, Maharashtra
It was an attempt to: Register the business
The problem was: Can’t find information
Details of experience: I tried to register a marketing firm in Pune, in order to kick-start my career. The process itself...
Advice for others: Hire a CA or legal experts so that your processes of registering the business and other formalities...
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Financial | Delhi, Delhi
It was an attempt to: Register the business
The problem was: Other
Details of experience: I did not find it easy to set up my financial enterprise in Delhi. It took us a couple of months...
Advice for others: Consult some expert who will help you out legally and also in financial matters. I think that’s the...
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Software | Delhi, Delhi
It was an attempt to:
  • Register the business
  • Pay taxes
  • File returns under labour laws, environmental laws, tax laws, etc.
  • Other
The problem was: Submitting the same document to different departments
Details of experience: I had a difficult time starting my software business in Delhi. I didn’t have to pay a bribe to...
Advice for others: Even in the software industry, regulations are very high. Be patient and prepared to wait for a...
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Financial Advisory | Pune, Maharashtra
It was an attempt to: Other
The problem was: Can’t find information
Details of experience: I was told it would take five years for me to get a permanent certificate for my financial services...
Advice for others: It doesn’t take a lot of money to start up a business. So don’t be hesitant if you are thinking...
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Restaurant | Mumbai, Maharashtra
It was an attempt to:
  • Register the business
  • Get registration and licenses under labour laws
The problem was: Can’t find information
Details of experience: I had a lot of problems starting my restaurant in Mumbai. It was not easy for me to start my...
Advice for others: Be ready to grease the officials’ palms if you do not want any hindrances in the procedure of...
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Branding | Ahemdabad, Gujarat
It was an attempt to: Register the business
The problem was: Other
Details of experience: In my opinion, it is absolutely not easy to conduct business in India. I tried to establish a brand...
Advice for others: I acted a bit prematurely in terms of starting a business, but I advise other budding entrepreneurs...
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Media | Mumbai, Maharashtra
It was an attempt to: Register the business
The problem was: Other
Details of experience: I registered my business in the media sector. Though the response time was pretty decent, I was...
Advice for others: My advice would be you will need a legal expert or some sort of broker who is well versed with the...