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About Arun Prabhudesai

Arun Prabhudesai is founder / chief editor at trak.in. He jumped the Entrepreneurship bandwagon in early 2008 after a long 13 year stint in I.T Industry. You can follow him on twitter @trakin and Facebook. Arun’s Google+ Profile

513 comments

  1. Nabajyoti Baruah

    Dear Sir, I’ve done engineering in mechanical branch. My plan is to establish an automobile industry. Kindly guide me sir how can I take the steps for that and how to finance for the same. Initially how much capital will required everything. Thank You

  2. hii i am salman from delhi i want to start a import/export online small business but i dont know what is the procedure to start can i start with sole properitership.

  3. I have start a online service based business in UK. Company registration completed from UK. Its a private ltd company. Now i think Start a office in India. What can i do?? need any registration? I don’t have any Registration process in India… Anybody can help me? I m originally a Indian Citizen.

    • CA. Bhavesh Savla

      Dear Manu, Please read this article of mine on trak.in itself about how NRI and Foreign nationals can start business in India. http://trak.in/tags/business/2011/09/18/starting-business-india-nri-foreign-nationals/ CA. Bhavesh Savla bhavesh@cabks.in http://www.cabks.in

  4. Hi, I live in Tripura(agartala) and i would like to start a share trading firm bt I dont hv any NCFM or other certificates. i want to know dt how much capital will required to start it smoothly with 5 salesmen and also about a master franchise. If i go to Karvy then what is the minimun monthly income from it…etc plz help me in this regards…email id: kumaranup0009@gmail.com

  5. If I have a website dedicated to ecomerce from india, without company. Are from how much money should report the income?

  6. i am a software engineer . i have four year software industry experience ,i want establish a software firm without any friend or team. it would be possible to register a company like one employee(me) if requirement raises than hiring employee . i have also check many blog most of explain freelancing or private ltd company as starting and it required two director so on..but i starting indivisibly with company registration if it is success than increase company boundary . plz give me suggestion Thanks

    • Yes Amit. You can start with a company which is having one shareholder and minimum one director. It is called One person company [OPC]. It will be recognized as private limited company for all purpose. You can also expand company’s boundary whenever it is required. Thanks. CA Jinesh Mehta Email: cajineshmehta@gmail.com (M) 9428431836

    • CA. Bhavesh Savla

      Hi Amit, There is no need for 2 directors now. You can go for a One Person Company (OPC) with just one Director/ shareolder. You can read more about OPC in my article in this magazine itself : http://trak.in/tags/business/2014/04/08/person-company-india/ CA. Bhavesh Savla bhavesh@cabks.in

  7. Is it possible for a person without an Indian national, no resident license, be a company in india? Can it be a sole proprietorship? Can you go to a figurehead?…

    • CA. Bhavesh Savla

      It is possible to form a Company in India without an Indian national as shareholder. However under the Companies Act, 2013, one Indian resident Director is compulsory. So you can have a Director but not as owner of the Company. Proprietorship is not allowed for non-Indians. CA. Bhavesh Savla http://www.cabks.in

  8. Hello sir still I am studying in degree course of pharmacy I want to established my own pharmaceutical company with my colleagues can you tell me? Whats the procedure for it????

    • Hello Amit, First you need to decide the constitution of business. There are two options i.e Limited liability partnership & Private limited company. Nowadays & specially after enactment of Companies Act 2013, LLP is more flexible & cost effective tool of business compare to private limited company. Please share your email id so that I can guide you in detail. We are Ahmedabad based Chartered Accountant serving many start ups across the India. You can alternatively contact me on my email id. i.e. cajineshmehta@gmail.com Thanks. CA Jinesh Mehta

  9. Joshi brijesh

    I want to start a new business in a large scale business industry in India. I want to make a India of a large electric hub. So I want to establish a corporate firm In the country

    • CA. Bhavesh Savla

      Dear joshi Have you formed your company yet? The new Companies Incorporation process pretty much makes it easier to form a Company than ever before. If you have any doubts, kindly mail to bhavesh@cabks.in. We will be able to guide you. CA. Bhavesh Savla http://www.cabks.in

  10. Hey I would like to know from you before May 2015 how many days it took to start a business or to register a startup or company and after May 2015 how many days it takes to start a business or register a startup or a company please mail me i want to have a detailed conversation with you so that i can understand it in detail.

    • CA. Bhavesh Savla

      It actually is not uniform but depends from RoC to RoC. For example, RoC Mumbai takes a longer time to incorporate a Company than RoC Pune or RoC Hyderabad. This is purely because there are so many companies being incorporated in Mumbai that work pressure is higher. CA. Bhavesh Savla http://www.cabks.in

  11. Aneesh Gopalan

    I would like to open a shop for sale of school/colleges/office stationary and computer stationary items in Kerala. Also like to deal with government establishment for supply of stationary items. I am a Ex-serviceman from Indian Army. What is the procedure for start the same and what are the privileges for ex-serviceman.

  12. Hey Arun thanks for the info above. Is this valid also for an Online business? Can I have a direct contact or email address I can chat with you?

  13. Hello, I am planning to start a FAIRNESS CREAM business, which is purely home made.I have prepared it at my home.and i have given to so many of my friends & i have used it too.It is very useful for all skin types.This is being done from past 3-4 years.So i have planned to make it as a small business. Do i need to register for this???If yes,please help me with the exact procedure. If anyone knows about the procedure please help me..I will be very thankful to you…

  14. thank you Arun for this useful info. this will be the best article for all emerging entrepreneur.

  15. Thanks you Arun. This is a great article – informative and helpful – especially the NRI community. Keep up the good work.

  16. MUHAMMED HARIS

    Dear Sir I want to start a small business in india , kerala state please give me a good option which is the good business and all informations also

  17. Hi Arun grt article but i had a suggestion wouldn’t it be better if the article had link of best agencies that are doing it cheap ..it would be much helpful …also tx for the info would be lost without it .

  18. I live in chennai and i would like to start a trading company with one of my friend who is a doctor and lives in Iraq. He is an Iraqi national. My friend is already buying many products from India and supplying in Iraq. Now the business is increasing day by day. We would like to start up a small trading office at chennai. We are not sure how we could do this. Me and my friend should be the managing partner and he will be coming to India once in three month to look after the business. I need help..

    • CA. Bhavesh Savla

      Hi Michael, Since your friend is an Iraqi national, investments done by him shall be considered as Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in India. Apart from the process above, you also need to follow RBI process as well. You can go to my article in trak.in magazine itself —– “How Foreign Nationals / NRI’s can setup a Business in India [Overview]” http://trak.in/tags/business/2011/09/18/starting-business-india-nri-foreign-nationals/ Hope this helps you. CA. Bhavesh Savla http://www.cabks.in

  19. Hi All, I want to start import export business so can u help me to know the process from starting to end. If any one know the process plz contact me on (maulaqureshi@yahoo.com). Thanks

  20. I am an Ex-Service man from Chennai having my own accommodation facility in Chennai and Kerala. I would like to start one small distribution channel of Agricultural equipment initially and has a plan to start up my own small manufacturing facility either in Kerala or in Chennai. Can any one guide me on how to go about this. I am available on 9941011045

  21. TAPAN KUMAR BOE

    its very helpful and encourage to us to start a business . you provide the guideline all the information is so simple and easy to understand . its a very measure steps to improve our nation economically . hardly thanks

  22. Hi Sir, I want to come in Publication distributorship (Books/Magazine/Journals). Please let me know about the legal aspect and needful information. Regards

  23. Hi sir, I want to setup a new business in publication sector. I want to be a distributor for Magazine/Journals. so how can i start and what are the legal aspects rearding this. Please guide me and provide me needful informations. Regards

  24. hello sir, i am mohit i want to sell the sports goods to companies i am just starting . i have no company and nothing . i have only just the make the product and sell it . could you please tell me how can i sell the product without i have a company it can be illegal and how can i sell the product .please help me out and explain in full details and also point of Indian govt. please give me answer as soon as possible . i am waiting sir………………………..

    • Hi Mohit, There are different constitution of business with which you can start the business. For example: Proprietorship, Partnership, LLP, Pvt ltd company etc. Each has it’s own advantage & disadvantages. I suggest you to plan properly for selection of constitution & start the business as it is long term decision.If you need any guidance regarding the same, please let me know. I am basically chartered accountant specialised in providing various profesisonal services to startups. My email id is cajineshmehta@gmail.com. Thanks.

  25. Chandrashekhar

    I have my own under company act register investment public limited co.The said company hasbeen closed on oct.98 due to new rule of RBI.can i star this company for shere teading co.or can i get inveter partner to run this co.Main objects of the co.are.costruction of building ,bridges , plantation pl.gide me

  26. Hi, i want to start all in one recharge business on my own. Anyone help me how to start it.

  27. Sir, Rcmc ,digital signature,& EPCG licence fee, rates are going to increase after March end.? Is this true news??

  28. Hi, I need advice on setting up a business in Bangalore. Any recommendations where I can get a good consultation in Bangalore? I can be reached at aj201402@gmail.com

  29. hi sir, i want start as realestate builder but this just an idea of starting business now i am all alone for starting a business fore most we need funding and plan sir i am very new to this business can plz guide me how to arrange funds starting in a small scale in india then gradually expanding overseas

  30. pramod uttamrao phole

    I want to start Software Developing company in Maharahstra Pune and For that What are the Procedure for Registration and What legal formalities i have to complete and where please guide me. My number:-9158171595 Email id:-pramodpholeeducation@gmail.com

  31. Thank you so much Sir. Basically, I am an NRI and I wanted to start my import export business in next 2-3 months. And i think this article will help me a lot. In addition to that can I have your personal Email ID for any other help in case.

  32. I want to start some business for my living.nature of business not yes finalized but will be a trading /contract kind of business. pls guide me how to proceed legally so as to meet all govt. requirements for starting business.

    • Nice to see that there is a lot of interest and replies on the said article “Starting Business in India”. With the passage of time, there are many changes already taken place in rules, time lines, cost etc. One should consider these factors before formulating any decision related to their business. Best regards Shashi Mohan, Delhi

  33. dear sir, i completed B.E. in mechanical engineering a year ago. now i want to start my own business for making machines in agriculture field. please suggest me with some details like future growth and profit.and also initial cost for this.

  34. I want to sell something Online, I don’t have any company name, I work from home, So will it require to register a company or that will do with TIN no. only.

    • hello.. am also starting online shopping site. almost 80% of work completed… I want to talk with u about this. 8886502502 is my num

  35. Hi i want to start a business like provide the manpower (Hardware & networking support),so i just want to ask wat to do that for,how and what type of company i can start,and what is the procedure for registration and how many registration required for that

  36. Hi, First of all thanks for this post!! It’s really informative. I want open a computer training institute, can anyone tell me what is the necessary steps need to be completed. Thanks

    • Hi.. firstly you should select perfect constitution for starting business. There are various constituion such as Limited liability partnership, Private Limited Company, Partnership, Proprietorship etc. Each has it’s own advantage & disadvantage. We are start up advisors from Ahmedabad. Please email for detailed guidance. Email id: cajineshmehta@gmail.com. Thanks. Jinesh

    • Hi Ranjan, TO open a computer Training institute, you will need a registration with the service tax department if your total turnover crosses Rs. 10 lakhs in a year else otherwise service tax registration is voluntary if the turnover is below Rs. 10 lakhs. Further, as per local municipal or state law, you may require shop and establishment for the Institute. If you decide to go for a proprietorship, you do not need any specific registration as cuh. If you decide to go for a pvt ltd company or LLP, you may require one more person as director/ shareholder. You can also go for a One Person Company, a newly introduced concept under Companies Act where you can form a pvt ltd company by only one shareholder/ Director. I hope the above info is useful. If no just drop a mail at vinesh@vinning.co.in. You can visit our website http://www.vinning.co.in We are a corporate ourselves and assist start ups in taking the right decision for business incubation and growth. Vinesh Jeyaraj, Managing Director. DIN:02631572 Vinning Corporate Services Pvt. Ltd. CIN:U74900MH2009PTC193895

  37. I am starting a sole proprietorship online business. As per the government of India website, we do not need to make any registration for a sole proprietorship business. Is it true? If yes, what other kind of licensing procedure will be needed for such a Startup? Thank you for your help

    • hi reshmi, have you started online business? for this, do we need to take manufacturing company permissiom to sell their goods?

    • dear rashmi, 1. if ur annual sale is lessthan 5 lakhs 2. if u r the only one person who wants to do this business– then you dont need any vat/service tax. all u need to do is—-register ur self under proprietership (proprietorship registration). and start an online website, start selling. meet me at ivaturiannapurna@gmail.com, i am also starting new online business.

      • Hello, I am interested to set-up online business wth Flipkart and they are asking me to have VAT and other registrations. Can you pls suggest what I should do minimum to start-up my business. Thanks Shashi

  38. hello sir please guide me how can i start a business of my own made fruit jams and tomato ketchup in mp with my own brand name and how can i register my business and how can i promote my business….please guide me with ol necesry documnt and initial cost thnk u

    • Harsh, To register Brand name, you need to go for Trademark registration. Can you give more details at vinesh@vinning.co.in ? Vinesh Jeyaraj, Managing Director. DIN:02631572 Vinning Corporate Services Pvt. Ltd. CIN:U74900MH2009PTC193895

  39. i want to register a export and import company in India,please send the detail process of registration,m my mail id vikrant9102@gmail.com

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  41. Good afternoon Sir, I hv plan to open a pharmaceutical company (ethical marketing base). so what r the legal aspects n how to clear. I need ur assistance. revert me on abc_jit2008@yahoo.com. tnx.

  42. Hi i want to start a business like provide the manpower (housekeeping, Pantry Boy, Warehouse n company worker),so i just want to ask wat to do that for,how and what type of company i can start,and what is the procedure for registration and how many registration required for that.

    • Hi, you can start a One Person Company for this kind of business, the registration requires basic proof such as PAN card, Voter id and Passport or driving licence. The registration can be done within 15 days of time. You can contact me to my direct number 0801 550 2888.

      • Hi Narayanan, I have a few queries in starting a new business in Bangalore. Do you mind if I call to discuss the process involved?

        • Ya Satish, you could contact me to my direct number- 08015502888. Sure we would guide you in this.

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  44. ashish bhanushali

    nice content really helpful

  45. Sir,i want to start small scale company of Electronics services and Training course. how can i start and what are the procedures? please give me suggestion.

    • You can start a one person company which would be ideal for the new start-ups or Private Limited company, if you think you can get some investors for your business. If you need more clarification, call me at 0801550288 for free counsel.

  46. keshav kumar singh

    sir this site is very helpful for me.i am B tech student and i want to start my own onlin Business.and i have a unique idea but i don’t know more about how to start.so pls help me…sir i must need ur help my cell no. is 8447024756

  47. Dear Sir, I would like to start my own business in Pest management services with other services like security sector, house keeping and agriculture sector and more…….. kindly suggest. How to start from very begining stage……. Regards, M.K. Jha

  48. Dear sir, I have done my engineering degree in Ece. Now i wanna start a new business .pls guide me which one is suitable to my qualification.and also i dont have enough money to start up a business so tell me how much loan can i get by bank or guide me if u know another idea to get money.. short msg:: *guide me which business may i start *economical support

    • In general banks don’t grant loans simply on the basis of business idea but on the business promoter’s financial credibility. Look for investors instead.

  49. Hi all.. hope you all doing great.. Can anyone help me to find international buyer for leather items… specially all kind of jackets..men and women.. Would be highly appreciated.. Thanks…

  50. Prakash Kumar Dalai

    Dear sir, I have done my b.tech in Ece from Bput,Odisha. Now i wanna start a electronics company. First tell me that i am eligible or not for a company set up and second, i dont have any money so please tell me how much money i can get by loan and any other option of money please help me

  51. Thanks a lot it helps me lot it gives me enough detail data/ matter to make my project i can satisfied my teacher and she will be too happy to see matter again thanks a lot

  52. hi.. I am trimurti. I have established a icecream factory in feb 2014. can anyone tell me how to get licence for that? and which things are necessary for that. thankyou

  53. Hello There, Nice article i want register proprietorship firm and just want to sell on snapdeal flipkart and amazon shopclue eCommerce website but they ‘ve said i just need VAT and CST Registration but my turn over is below 5 lac how i get VAT and CST number. From Gujarat Rajkot Thanks Sagar Ganatra

  54. i want to start a online fashion jewellery bussiness and want to sell my jewellery in populer online sites. what documents do i need to start this… i am not a manufacturer i am just a retailer… please reply in detail…

  55. sanjeev kashyap`

    Hellooo…. we are starting up business related to export import. can you plz tell me how we start this type of business.. whats better for us is formation a new company or a partnership firm…??

  56. Hi, I am opening up a Microbrewery in Pune.. Can anyone tell me how much will it cost to get the license and what is the procedure. Anyone we can approach who will assist on the same. Thanks.

  57. We planning to start a software company in national level. We need some detail input from you. We are from kerala and If possible kindly leve me your contact details please or leave us some guideline. Regards Shifas

  58. Dear Sir Please advice me about tax …If I registered my own construction company I would have to pay tax even if I got projects or not..or tax is depends upon the bank transaction. ..please clearify

    • No ,you will have to pay tax for only your income and cross border trades

      • Akshay you mean to say that if one has opened a Pvt Ltd Co. and does not get any business i.e no projects done, no income, no profit nothing then one does not have to pay any tax or any amount for registering and opening the Pvt Ltd Co.. Waiting for a quick response.

  59. Hi, Are all the above steps mandatory for starting a LLP too?

  60. Thnx , I’m interested to start a domestic trading of Hardwares . i want to know the whole procedures about this. i need you reply ASAP

  61. Sir, i want to start domestic trading of hardware. please suggest and direct me about procedure.Please reply ASAP. thanks.

  62. i would like to start the Training and placement inst. any one can help me about this..wat theprocess.where i can approval whoom to meet..

  63. Hi i want to start a business like provide the manpower n company,so i just want to ask wat to do that for,how and what type of compny i can start,and what is the procedure for ragistration

    • You can start as aservice provider incorporated under companies act 2013 ,if ur applying for services of labour you will have to keep in mind allthe industrial and labour basic laws which can be told by any civil advocate and to register for company meet a ca .

  64. I am searching for information on how to go about registering a company in partnership, this was a useful piece of information though, thanks a lot for sharing.

  65. Hi, I’m currently looking at starting a game development studio in Bangalore with an Indian partner, but we are struggling to see the best way for me to be able to visit and stay in the country for any length of time. Do you know any one who can advise us in this area? best regards, Gareth Glover

  66. Can you please guide me with the licenses and rules for starting an online store. A step by step necessary things to start selling my clothing and accessories online

  67. Dear sir, I have done my b.tech from iiit jabalpur…now i wanna start a aotomobile company…first tell me that i am eligible or not for a company set up…and second, i dont have any money so plzz tell me how much money i can get by loan and any other option of money…plzzz mail me ASAP….bablu_thesuper@yahoo.com

  68. Hello! Arun, It was very good and accurate information I was seeking for the business started since 2003 named as Krishna Infotech which deals in software, Website and graphic solutions and the business started in 2012 named as Kushal Mangal Life Advisors which deals in Energy Healing, Life Coaching and Matrimonial Services. I am seeking some finance which could stabilize the business by its marketing. Will this registration could provide me some government grants? And yes I have one Public Trust also named as Krishna Hari Foundation based on Medical and Educational Agendas I want to establish one Yog School and Yog and Energy Healing Centre. I have 10A, 12B, 80G registrations and its 7 years old with complete audit reports. Can you help me in the same to get funds for the establishments?

  69. Hai, Im anil from cochin. I want to start a new software and multimedia based educational institution and a company as named Lakshmi Infotech. Please provide some info for how to make it happen.. Thanks Anil

  70. Hello writer, Thank you very much for such a awesome information. This information is very useful and Important to me.I am going to start a business and this is what I really needed. Thanks once again.

  71. Hi, Lot of information on how to start a business. Thanks for the blog and a place for future entrepreneurs to meet and exchange ideas. I want to start a business and am not sure on what, I know most people have the same doubt. Kindly help me with this. I want to start a women centered business, specifically women in the age group of 30 to 60, moms, stay at home who are computer literate and have some work experience. I want to start a business and register in India and maybe later make it a part of a UK registered company. Thanks in advance.

  72. Hello Sir, I’m planning to start a separate venture and I wish to use the property which is owned by my father who’s already running a company. Is there any rule to compulsorily pay some rent for this property even though it belongs to my father? And should I need to enter into any rental agreement with them which would be required for company’s registration and all? FYI: My father will become one of the directors for my new venture and he’ll be providing the total funds for my new company.. Kindly clarify on this. Thanks in advance…

  73. i want open one company at mumbai. We are Japanese company. please advice me.

  74. Hi, Thanks for the detailed information. I would like to know whether Company secretary is a must to complete this whole process? Br, Vishnu.

  75. How about these statutory requirements? 1. Bank account in the name of the firm. 2. Service Tax Registration (applicable in case turnover crosses 10 Lakh in one financial year) (national)

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  77. narendra prajapati

    sir, i want to start my business in electrical field. i want to manufacture some energy meter testing kits. i would be glade by getting your valuable suggestions. waiting for your response.

  78. I am interested in starting a paragliding tandem business in Goa. Can you make money legally in India of tourism ? Can I own 100% of the company or do I need an indian partner ? If anyone can answer thank you in advance I’m much obliged.

  79. Really good info for like new people. Please keep going

  80. Also, I found a book which might be helpful to people who want to start a HR Consultancy Company. “How To Start An HR Consultancy Company?” ( http://gsjobpoint.com/how-to-start-a-hr-consultancy-company.php ) is a reference guide for those who want to start their own company. Several topics covered in this book are common for any business and not just HR Recruitment Firm.

  81. I want to start a new business like one way shoping in a single phone call for house ralated meterial like monthly ration,electronic meterial etc…, is that helpful pls suggest me hw to start this business n am from karnataka,davanagere

  82. You did not mention other external charges of ministry..

  83. I want to start Solar power system business in Ahmedabad(Gujarat). Could you please guide me for that? How can I register IN GEDA? I am NRI what procedure do I need to start business for the same?

  84. You have simplified the whole thing very well!! Is it advisable to do it yourself or its best to engage a CA to do the same. Does a cost of 45K be justified to be charged for the services from a CA?

  85. STEVEN J. FROMM, ATTORNEY, LL.M. (TAXATION)

    Very nice article. This is a lot like forming a corporation in America. Here in America we have various entities to operate businesses such a C corporations, S corporations, LLCs, partnerships, limited partnerships, etc. The steps and processes are different for each entity and by the state of formation.

  86. anil chaurasiya

    i wana open a trading company like share khan ,angel broking, what is processor to open company .and what is requrement document . and how much investment .

  87. Hi Arun, Tks for taking the pain to document this, a vary useful article indeed, i am also new to the field of blogging, you are are great inspiration. Have read this article many times and have also referred this to my friends, but for the first time posting a comment. Continue the great work you are doing, god bless.

  88. Neelima Rao Pandey

    Hey Arun, what is the procedure for an international company to open its branch in India? What would be the cost to register? rgds NRP

  89. Mr. Arun, Really appreciated for such a valuable information. This information would helpful to me to start new business. Thanks & Regards, Tooshhar S

  90. Laurence Flamecourt

    Hi Arun, Thank you for your article it’s really helpful and well done, i was wondering if the requirements would be the same to open a little kids yoga school ? I would be more than interested to live that journey in India :) Namaste :) Laurence

  91. CA Pulkit Sharma

    Hi i believe the timeline is not correct. And also the money of stamping is not 1300 but actually too high of that. It depends on each states.

  92. Shubham Takode

    I want to start e-commerce website, do i need to register as company ? if so then which type of company?.. please someone guide me. I am also searching for business partner…. please contact me …e-mail: shubhamtakode@gmail.com mob: 9960868912

  93. Vikash Kumar Singh

    For raising funds which one is a better option – LLP or Pvt Ltd.? Please elaborate the disadvantages of LLP also?

    • LLP is better since it is cost effective. Disadvantage of LLP is Lack of corporate image.People still consider it as Partnership firm only. Rest Less Compliances and better in many ways. Regards CA Darshak Shah 09428589892

  94. Vaibhav Narvekar

    Can anyone guide me how to start a pharma (bulk drug only) exports agency? The bulk drugs shall be sourced from local manufacturers and exported. The C/F shall be handled by our company only.

  95. Well, this is a pretty exhaustive list, but let me tell you even this is not easy to handle. much more difficult in reality. when registering my company M/s D-Tek trading Pvt Ltd which runs an e-com website http://www.indiacod.com besides two seller accounts on ebay, had to face a lot of heartburn greasing unworthy palms to make people do their job! Anyways that part being behind me, it is time for the actual grind, doing real business. Offline business is tough!! fixed and sunken costs can kill you. hence went online with my e-com site and has not regretted a moment. there is a little to make even when i m shipping a scratchguard sold for 79 which includes free shipping!! plus the kick and lure of becoming the next flipkart some day ;)

  96. I am planning to start a good decent business Information Technology industry such services provider, web application, application development etc. I have enough money to spend on business but I don’t have good plan. I am inviting a person who have a good and decent plan. Please contact with me. sunilkumar707@yahoo.in

  97. In the process of registering my company Icame to know about http://www.elagaan.com. These people say that they help us in registering our company and they cost Rs 23,568 to complete the process. So Arun prabhudesai I need your advise, weather with them(elagaan.com) to incorporate my company (to private limited) or is it better to do it myself ?

    • Naushad ji, why to spend such high amount. Do contact me on 09428589892 or mail me on ca.darshak.ca@gmail.com. Please note that you cant do it on your own since it requires signature of professionals. Regards CA Darshak Shah

  98. Hi, That’s really cool article and liked you patience to write such a nice article. I have a business and this sounds really detailed information for even best entrepreneurs. I believe such article is going to change the world of business and going to give us better results. This is going to help me in huge sets for my business.

  99. DIN registration process Became online But need Digital sign of CA or CS… dont know where is the CA or CS. ;( http://www.mca.gov.in/MCA21/Din.html

  100. Bhupinder Mohan Rari

    I want to set up a placement consultancy firm in Chandigarh but don’t know which way to begin with. Please share your views on it. What are the documentations and capital required to start it?

  101. Hello, Suppose we register a company following above steps and get PAN,TAN, VAT no etc.. but the business doesn’t make any income. Do we still have to pay any tax or annual fees.

  102. I am from Saudi Arabia. Anybody want import dates from Saudi Arabia. Interested person can contact on 00966502740348.

  103. Social Business (@gosocialbiz)

    Thanks for this informative article.But i don’t think the process will be completed in the given days.Most of time the officials won’t respond properly for the registration request through online.And the process it pretty slow,even the receiving of the PAN card has been delayed for months. But what makes me really worrying is i have read a article that starting business in India requires huge investment http://www.scriptsdump.com/start-small-business-india-home/ can you please provide more information about the business on which we can make investment on coming years. Thanks in advance.

    • Well, As per my opinion, it wont require much days these days. As far as cost is concerned, it always takes establishment cost at higher scale in any country not only to India. Cost is and will be always there but simultaneously growth opportunity in India and profits also are far higher. Do drop a mail for further discussions or knowledge on ca.darshak.ca@gmail.com Regards

  104. hai dear sir my name is nithin iam looking for in 4.lak loan my new cement and steel buisness in bangalore pls any body help me my number 9483337511 i have 1.acer land in sakaleshpur that mortgage. pls call me

  105. Hey, Please suggest me on my query, Actually I want to convert my firm into a private ltd. company but I am little bit confused about that, is it really beneficial for me? Therefore, please give suggest some disadvantages of my decision. If i will taking this step then what kind of disadvantages I will face.

    • Yes sir, your decision has some pros and cons…Converting into private limited company will put you into following added liablities. 1) One time incorporation cost 2)Compulsory audit every year 3) Higher filing responsibilities. on other side you can always have advantage of corporate image if you convert into the same and it helps you in earning big orders, tenders etc. You can call me on 09428589892 for further details/help. Since the entire procedure is online, I can very well guide you for the same. My mail id is ca.darshak.ca@gmail.com

  106. hai dear sir iam nithin from bangalore iam strat the cement and steel buisness in bangalore for 1 month iam looking for loan of 6 lak . chqeuc. basiec.or i have 1acer land in sakaleshpur. hassan .d. that mort gage pls any body help me my number.9483337511. thankyou.

  107. hi, I am sandeep and going to start a NGO. working field area All over India, so please contact me so that we can work together

  108. hello sir, my name is sagar more and I want to start bussiness in mumbai I have an great bussiness idea but no money to start can anybody please help me. mobile:+91 9763752637 e-mail:sagarmore20@ymail.com

  109. Hi All, I want to start a construction company in MP and i need steps and procedure in details to do that same . Any help in this will be great. Thanks

  110. I want to start an tiles industry in andhra pradesh. so can you tell me the process and steps to perform before starting an industry..

  111. amit khandelwal

    dear i would ,like to start my marketing consultancy in Delhi, so tell me the procedure what i needed for that ….. i have have knowledge of chemical, agriculture, and customer care…….. amit khandelwal

  112. suryansh chaudhary

    i hv start selling online on http://www.estore18.com/ after one month i hv earn some good money for my family…thanks you again regards suryansh chaudhary

  113. Hello Guys.. I am going to launch a Classified Ads Website next month.. I do also have a website where we do BPO Services from home.. Do I need to register two times for two website or one time is enough? Confused at this point & would appreciate anyone help about this.

  114. Dear Arun Your given details are excellent but…………………………… the fear of lossing the hard earned money keeps me away, sometimes to even think about it. Planning to start a business in Pune,maharashtra. How can i get over with it? Any help

  115. Hello Arun, Thanks for the wonderful article, no doubt it helps people like me to venture out in India. Me an Indian origin Canadian citizen based in Dubai. I would also like to seek your guidance on how to import equipment, machinery to India for business purposes. It would be great if you can reach me on my e-mail rajeevy2k@gmail.com. Kind regards.

  116. Hi sir, These all is very good information such kind of a normal traditional business. I am very eager to establish a MLM ( MULTILEVEL MARKETING). Can u help me what are the procedures that involving to establishing a MLM Company. Regards, MANIKANDAN

  117. I want to start business in Pune as an educational agent. Anyone knows about tricky details and procedure? Khrystyna khrystynakernytska7@gmail.com

  118. I want start business in Pune as an educational agent. Anyone knows about tricky details?

  119. Very much useful article for guiding new start ups… For any kind of doubt in implementation of the same or any kind of advice require, feel free to contact me.. We also provide registration of private limited Company/LLP throughout the India.. Due to online procedures, we incorporate company in all the states…We charge very reasonable for the said service. Total Transperancy and speedy procedures with focused attention. Do evaluate quote for our service before finalizing your consultant. You can send mail to darshakshah121@yahoo.com Regards Darshak Shah

  120. Million Thanx! for the imformation u gave. Starting a company and running your company into profit is two different things. Hopefull to come up as company soon. Plz feel free to share your Idea.

  121. dear i want start a buisness of food like snaks(chips) and namkin will u help me to start this buisness

  122. Hi, if you are planing to starting business and We provides all legal services to registr your company as PVT LTD, LLP or LTD

  123. Hello Sir, It was surely a good info, but am looking to register a Media, or you may say production house, its just that its a religious media and we have to register it, so what would be the best option ?? i really dont know where n how to register, as we are running this organisation or firm {whatever u may call} since last 8 years .. Please get back to me .. Thanks in advance ..

  124. Hello, This post explains a lot about registering a firm, particularly a generalized business. I would like to know whether all these procedures are also required for starting an IT/ITeS business in India? How about starting it within the incubation centers ? Can you explain it in a little detail? Thanks.

  125. Hi, This is a very detailed list, I see it is dated on July 2009. Has something changed in the meantime? My friend and I would like to open a small publishing house. Should we check anything else or is this enough? Thanks in advance. Best wishes Ana

  126. Thanks for ur great post it had helped a lot. i wanted to start a company but dont know from where to begin but now i got the complete info to setup business…..but there problem Arieses that i dont have enough capital to setup a company . i am searching for reliable partners to work together on our ideas and bring out the company to a certain level . if any one has similar interest and idea to start a business then contact me at voice:- +919561070967

  127. Hi, This information help us lot, we have been searching to get these information from many audtior but nobody given as like you given here. Really wonderful job!!! Thanks, Karthik

  128. I would like to start the new business related Electrical contractor Job,can you help me, i have good Experience Related Electrical and Instrumentation Job…..Design Engineering and procurement,project. My Contact No :919840140290

  129. hi, arun sir thanks for your valuable information… i want to start new ferrous scrap trading business in kolhapur please give me sugessions about trading business, how to start , how to register my business firm, how to calculate profite margin & other business ideas. vijay(7385120469)

  130. I START THE TIN AND PAN FACILITIES CENTRE PLEASE HELP ME

  131. Prasanta Kumar Sahoo

    Thank You for the Post. The Facts are really true. In India it is really a big task to complete these processes. Why we people not having a system like Singapore.

  132. iam willing to start a courier company in india please help to me give some sugestions 09618136959 yugaendhran@gmal.com

  133. Hi People, I am Dilip Kurup a very enthusiastic software professional with a varied experience for the past 8 years. Have got few Ideas in Mind for a start up. Looking out for mentors who can help me out in acheiving this. With a hope that I will get some positive reply from this forum. Anyone can contact me on the below details any time as per their convenience. Looking out for a seriours discussion only. Regards, Dilip Kurup (+91 9819969522)

  134. Jagdish Krishanppa

    Elaborate, clear and useful even today ! thanks – Jags

  135. thank u so much .the inf was great ..it was big relief 4 me 2 know all this

  136. Hi , My name is shilpa, me and two of my friends have an idea of starting business , we have completed diploma in animation film making , we have got projects , but before that we need to register the company , so plz help us out by suggesting us and procedures for setting up production company (media). So plz contact me by mailing or by sending your contact details.shilpa.bluebird@gmail.com,suhasnivarma@ymail.com

  137. mohd abdullah khan

    plz call me iwant to ask u some thing

  138. That’s a long and informative post, Arun. Shall share with friends.

  139. Hello, I would like to start a new business, can any body help me? waitng for the mails at Dev-khurana@t-online.de P:S Reply in Hindi please. Thanks

  140. Thanks for all your guideline information. The way you have described with cost is really good.

  141. dear arun i am in a PSB with 3 years experience. however i want to start a business of my own.can u please guide me with the options i can take. i really need a solution looking forward for ur reply

  142. Please advise how much should a CA charge for completing the above formalities. Also the fees chargeable for the following: 1) VAT Audit 2) Tax audit 3) Filing Bal sheet with ROC 4) Filing Co. I tax return+ Director;s I tax return

  143. Very informative and helpful – Thanks Arun P I have returned back to India and was researching to start a new firm with 3 good Biz ideas which I wanted to work on, also found lot of interesting comments as well from the readers of your article. If anyone is interested in discussing my biz plans and take it a step further, do feel free to email me and will get back to you asap. Cheers Prashant

  144. Arun, Thank you for the very helpful and detailed procedure. I’m sure that, should I form an Indian company, this information will be very helpful. My circumstances are perhaps a bit unusual and I am not certain this is the way to go. Let me explain. I currently purchase chemicals, both standard products and custom-made, which I then market from the US to customers all over the world. In the current circumstances, I have the goods shipped to me, we warehouse them in the US, and then ship to our customers. Some of our customers take fairly large orders and the shipping costs at both ends are significant. I have been considering creating an Indian business that does the purchase locally, and then ships directly to my customers. This way, the only name on the packages, documents, etc. would be those of my company rather then my suppliers. The company the I would create would have no staff other than myself and I would only be there occasionally. Does this make sense and is it doable?

  145. Hi Experts… I’m planning to start a company with these 3 objectives (Probably 3 SBU). a. Manufacture of Vermi compost from Solid Municipal Waste, Supply and Marketing of Organic Bio fertilizers across India and Globe. (P/L Account) b. Organic Farm cultivation (Own land and leased ones) (P/L Account) c. Create awareness towards school kids on Solid waste Management to build Sustainable world (Build next generation of world with Sustainability of Soil, Water, Air, Sun and Sky) (Not P/L Account) Since I don’t have large capital to pay fees to register the Pvt Ltd company, I’m thinking to register as a Partnership firm till I have good operation stability on my objective. Can some expert clarify me the following please…. 1. Can I have P/L and Non P/L account using partnership firm to maintain different book 2. Is the Name of the firm can be retained till I upgrade the Partnership Firm to Pvt Ltd? 3. Can I able to apply tax exemption for my 3rd SBU (Non P/L account) with Partnership firm registered? 4. How much costs will incur to float Partnership firm and how much cost for Pvt ltd? 5. Which is the best option pick by looking into longer time perspective? I want to move step by step archive bigger goal of my life. 6. Any suggestions expert suggestions to me… Thanks in advance for suggestions… Abdul

  146. Hi, I am Lijo from Bangalore. We are running a solar manufacturing company in Bangalore. We manufacture an extensive variety of solar equipment that is widely demanded by the customers for its cost-effectiveness, durability and reliable performance. The range of solar equipments includes solar street lights, garden lights, indoor lights, emergency lights, solar home systems and solar inverter systems. We are in this field for more than 3 years and we invented various innovative technologies (patented) which help us in reducing the manufacturing cost & improving the performance of our products. We are looking for someone who can market our products across India, in partnership with us. Interested people with good marketing skills and solid financial background can contact me at crislinjo@gmail.com or mob: +91-8123029547. Details about our company and products will be shared on request.

  147. I want to start a business in mumbai at small level if anyone has any idea please suggest me I ll be thnkfull to u.

    • hiiii..rupesh need to ask you that what sort of business ur loooking for,I am reallly over-whelemed to send you the text.Well I wanted to dissuss with you few issues regarding the Business.To start anysort of business is like a dream for small people like me.Because it require not only dedication,time,energy but also huge huge amount to invest….Well i do wanted to know that what are the options you thougth to start with .I means every person has a dream & you to wanted to venture .Might you do have great experince in some other field .You have seen the this world very close,you know very very well the aspects of Business..So I need that share few of your business experices with me so that we can do something great.Yes,I m eager to know each & every minute aspects of business There are lot of querries & issues that I also wanted to share with you but I will speak with you after you finish your's..Do take care of ur healt rupeshl

    • well..milind i jst been through your post….u really have wide vision to see things…i really liked that…and I too want set up company….but really want some one to discuss all that stuff…like to hear from u soon.

      • If you want to discuss anything related to legal…You can ask me… I will help the best of what I can. Regards

  148. That's like 250 € tops if I calculated properly. I'm planning of starting a quality clothing industry, that has a very unique idea in it. How much would I approx. need too get a good start, anyone can suggest?

  149. Hello Friend, I'm Vinod Gulia; I would like to start a new business, initially at a small scale. However I'm not sure where to make the investment. Kindly help me! Mobile: +95600 22130. Mail: gulia.vinod@gmail.com

  150. Hi my name is Salman ,from delhi ,i have ideas to start the business ,people who like to know please call me on 09871728718

  151. Very very needed Info! Thank You guys and appreciate trak.in.

  152. Hi Arun, Very useful information …. but can you help me, to whom should I contact to get this done… CA 0r advocate Indrajit

  153. Good article, precise and well written for a starter like me… What is your PERSONAL EXPERIENCE in this regard… please share that as well, if you don’t mind.. Thanks to You.

  154. Good day Im Tre from Durban, South Africa. I recently got my OCI and would like to do business with India. Looking at having quality t shirts manufactured in India and sold here in South Africa. I was told that it would be best to open up a business or branch in India so I can pay less tax and be subsidised by the Indian government. Is this true? Kind regards Tre

  155. hello, this is rgb graphics iam also willing to start a company it related can u give me some gudielines…… how to begain from start to start from: RGB GRAPHICX>>>>>>>>>contact mee if u can…….this is my id rgb.graphicx@gmail.com

  156. If any one wants to start a business in India Mumbai kindly let me know I could help with most of the activities listed above. Alok Goyal Email: alok.goyal@wisteriacapital.in Website: http://www.wisteriacapital.in

  157. Good article. But how about the COST OF HAVING TO PAY THE “AUTHORITIES UNDER THE TABLE?”? I am told that this is a process full of hassles and becomes hassle free only if you agree to pay whatever they ask for.

  158. I am planning to start small scale business. Am Mechanical design engineer, I need to start one private consultancy and make drawings for industries. Kindly help me in that.

  159. Hi can you provide similar information for starup registration cost in bangalore? Where can i find those information will the charges and process will be more or less same?

  160. Hello, I’d like to open a firm for doing export business in India. I am planning to export fruits and vegetables from India to Qatar. Can anyone please tell me how to go about it? Apart from the information provided by Arun, do I need to know anything else to kickoff my venture? Would really appreciate if I get the required help and guidance in this regard. Thanks.

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  162. Dharuna Manivannan

    very informative..thanks , this inspire me to start a bussness :)

  163. I would like to start a business. It will be in the field of green technologies. Me along with 3 friends of mine are working on the details of this project. We are looking for people who can bring good ideas, finance or financing ideas or investment of any sort. We are based in Delhi right now, however the business will be setup in Punjab and will eventually cover all the north Indian states. Interested people revert @ shantanu.tripathi@hotmail.com.

  164. This is super stuff from Arun. Its difficult to put generic considering that for local registrations, there state specific provisons.

  165. Hi All, I want to start my own IT company. If you have gone through the same process or have any pointers please let me know. My email- dhananjay148@gmail.com Thanks in advance.

  166. hii……my self Akshay I don’t want to use my knowledge for any others by working under some1 else in companies …. I want to use my Knowledge is only for me nt for others….. thats why I decide to start my own business bt still i dnt have any business plan… If anyone has business plan then please contact me………….. Or if anyone want a business partner then also let me know princeakshu143@gmail.com Or +919561831081

  167. Sachin Kumar Sharma

    Hi All, I would like to start a new business, so could you please help me, i want to open a trading company. Mail ID : Sachin.sharma1988@gmail.com.

  168. Hi, I plan to start two small business @ tamilnadu under one name 1.Tourism, 2. Marketing Engineering products under my company name. But i need the procedure and details to register my business. Give me the details. Thanks.

  169. Naresh Velmurugan

    hi i am doing 3rd year BE and I am eager to start a business.

  170. That was very informative. I have an excellent business idea. If you are looking out for starting a serious business, mail me – srimathi13783@gmail.com

  171. hi I m planing to start poultry business anybody let me help in this.

  172. Spencer Waldron

    Hi, If you are on LinkedIn then I invite you come and chat in a group called “Indian Entrepreneurs, Self Employed & Small Office Professsionals on LinkedIn”. If you join there is plenty of advice and tips on starting a new business. Click here to join: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Indian-Entrepreneurs-Self-Employed-Small-4436145/about Spencer

  173. Anto Latheese

    Helloo Buddies, I'm Anto. I would like to start a new business, any body can help me, waitng for the mails and calls. Mobile: +973 36515681. Mail: anto.latheese@gmail.com. anto_latheese@yahoo.com.

    • Anto, I wish to help you in starting modern franchisee biz., pls add me in fb, and we discuss there., Palani chennai +91 9345370506 http://www.facebook.com/healthyindia

  174. Dr.Alok yadav

    friends please tell me how to open a medical tourism bussiness in delhi in india which documents i needed where do i get the licence please help me and how much money i needded to start it

  175. is anybody can help me to register a fabrication company. The company initial capital will be 2 lakh, and i am will be the sole person who operate the business activity so please help me about this

  176. u done a gud job

  177. 10x for the awesome imp. stuff

  178. Hello! Arun Prabhudesai , First of all thanks for your valuable information…But Arun please provide me a full and a total detail information regarding for opening a retail outlet like puma, Nike, UCB in India (Kolkata or north east part of India)hope and wish yull be helping me out in these matter, plz do contact me in these E-mail somayoshaiza@yahoo.co.in Waiting for your reply somayo

  179. Dear Concerned Good Day! First of all thank you very much for all these valuable information and kindly provide me a agent contact details which they can do the all the procedures for opening a company in Cochin, Kerala because I am working abroad. Awaiting for your reply. Best Regards Rajitha

  180. interested in starting own software & Website designing company with software online project training if some body interested let me know spacialy the person who is us ,uk . i will manage the whole office in India but he will be able to manage clients form us & uk if u want to know u can discuss me my mail id is ashish.bharde@gmail.com

  181. Get your company incorporated at anywhere in India at a very low cost. We charge a very low professional fee of just Rs.5000 + Registrar of company’s fee and other expense (as applicable). Contact Neha Management Services Pvt. Ltd. now . Contact person : Mr. D.K.Jain : 9810092750. Or E-mail us at : dkjain44@yahoo.com , to know further details. We assure Easiest ,fast, reliable and least cost Company formation services so that you can get your company incorporated without paying much and also you will face no difficulties and absolute convinience is assured.

  182. Hi Thanks guys it would be great if you can provide me detail about online business as I am planning to start my online business so plz tell me the procedure for that. would be great help awaits your positive reply Regards Mohammed

  183. To Form a New Company in India including obtaining DIN No., Registering Name of Company, Change in Name of company , Obtaining Digital Signature, Incorporating a new Company and all related wortks , Contact N.M.S. Pvt Ltd. : Mr.D.K.Jain : +91-9810092750 or Email us at : dkjain44@yahoo.com for further guidance

  184. Ashok Kundapur

    Dear Arun, Thank you for excellent guidelines. I was lucky to have found your site, or else I would have been gathering info bits and pieces. How can I contact you ? I still need some info My email as mentioned above is arkundapurat yahoo dot com. Best wishes, Ashok

  185. Hello, I incorporated a partnership firm in India, we offer services to clients in US. How can I invoice or send bills to them and get money in INR. Our area of business is IT. sridharm@treesolns.com Thanks,

  186. I am from mumbai . Iam interested in starting new business in field of Security CCTV equipments, Office automation , LED lighting, .If anyone from Mumbai, pune interested drop me a mail : hitechtechnologix@gmail.com

  187. yes.. great informative stuff. I am a freelance writer looking to be established as a complete content writing firm This article helped me a lot.. thanks a ton Arun and keep writing.. wishing you success ahead..

  188. I am planning to start a business in INDIA. I am from software background with 13 years of experience. I have INR 1 Cr investment and I am looking for another partner who can invest 1Cr. Can anyone help me find a partner

  189. Hi Everyone, We specialize in Company Registration services in India and if you are looking to start a new business or incorporate a company in India – Contact us today: http://www.easylaw.in. We have online packages for company incorporation starting at Rs. 16,065/- in India. Hope everyone finds this useful.

  190. Devinder Singh

    hi, friends i have to start a small business and i need partners if any interested please contact me my mobile no: 8447914657

  191. Could not believe that I could ever get such meticulous procedure to get started.. To start – atleats we get a wonderful insight of what goes into starting a new company. Knowing the total cost and the number of days for these procedures, ensures we dont get started that I will do this all by myself and then approach a professional. Thank you Arun. It was a really great kick start..

  192. Dear frnds, what is the procedure of new embroidery business opening?

  193. Please guide me how can i start a buisiness of sanitary ware. I dont want to manufacture those items but i want out source it from someone else and i want to promote it as my own brand. Please guide me. THANKS

  194. Hi, Thank you very much for this valuable posting. I am a Bangladeshi by born and live in Bangladesh. Now i want to start business in India and stay in india as i like india and my all relatives except and mother and father are indian citizen. Can you please tell me whether Its possible for me to start business in India and while doing business, can i stay in India?

  195. please, send me details regarding business in which there are 50% net profit margin & which business is started with capital of rs. 10 lacs.

  196. Nanadkishor patidar

    very helpful Thanking you.

  197. Sumit Kumar Srivastava

    Dear, I have a business plan. but i have no money but that plan is very successful any person want to start a business contact me on this mail only small investment.

  198. Arun,that was a piece of good work,complete info about starting a business specially for those who fear to enter in business line.your edition will certainly boost the confidence & moral strength of entepreners…..thx mann……

  199. Dear All, Its very good information to open any company and know the process.

  200. Dear Sir, Please tell what paperwork is required for starting a motorcycle assembling unit. Small though… Thanks

  201. Hello Admin, We are 4 friends want to start a small business. Plz suggest Thanks and regards,

  202. Mohit Shriwastava

    hi friends, i am interested to open a law firm can anybody guide me what procedure can be take and how, i am a practicing lawyer in patna high court.

  203. Hi friends, Thanks for a informative article. I am a retired army officer. I am planning a cow dairy farm and organic farm business. I have agriculture land approx 80 kms away from delhi, near Jewar( proposed airport). I require genuine partners who can contribute financially. Pl contact me gtam1702@gmail.com Thanks.

  204. Nagender Reddy. K

    Hello, I am studying M sc in U.K. In India I completed my Master of Computer Applications(MCA) in 2010. My bachelor’s degree also in Computer science. But I am not interesting in IT field. I want to start a new business in Andhra Pradesh. But I don’t know which business good for nowadays and which is suitable for me. Give me some suggestions and some kind of business hints.

  205. To Form a New Company in India including obtaining DIN No., Registering Name of Company, Change in Name of company , Obtaining Digital Signature, Incorporating a new Company and all related wortks , Contact N.M.S. Pvt Ltd. : Mr.D.K.Jain : +91-9810092750

  206. Sanjay Bharadwaj

    So many formalities to start a business in india? No wonder there is so much black money and illegal businesses thriving in the country because it's easier to do business illegally in india rather than a legitimate one, all you have to do is pay your bribes on time!

  207. I am a science post graduate and want to start a business in low investment.I am mainly interested in doing outsoursed work in any field.It will be really helpful for me if you provide some information.

  208. Sir, I want to start a business. i m a PSU employee,leaving in bokaro jharkhand. i have capital of 5 lakhs. Plz sugest me a business plan. MOB-9334637562

    • Dear Sandeep, I am also planning to setup a business in the field of green technologies. Are you interested for setting up your business in Bokaro only or you are looking for other states of India as well. If interested please revert to me at- shantanu.tripathi@hotmail.com

  209. Hi Arun, Wish you Happy & Prosperous New Year. Many thanks for such detailed information. Its just because of people like you, many people are able to find necessary directions at such ease. I have couple of question as I wish to start e-commerce business from India with its own distinct feature. Currently I am just on drawing board and need to do lot of ground work. 1. If my business involves import or export of goods what additional ground work needs to be completed. 2. For the detailed information you have provided, are there any amendments with respect to current regulations or procedures. 3. How can protect my business model against big players. I may have limited capital and hence limited budget,resources. Its will be easy for big players to copy my business model with heavy capital where I may not get any chance to compete in longer run. Thanks for reading my comment and I look forward to your response. Regards Prashant

  210. The money spent on this is just to get the documents done but if u want it in the exact time mentioned above u need to fill the government employees' pockets.. Or have Anna Hazare's contact number :/

  211. The money spent on this is just to get the documents done but if u want it in the exact time mentioned above u need to fill the government employees' pockets.. Or have Anna Hazare's contact number :/

  212. Hey Admin, do the above mentioned steps hold good for starting a COOPERATIVE business? If not, can you please direct me to an appropriate source for such information? Thanks

  213. Thanks of this great resource. I have a question and it would be great if anyone could answer this for me. I know someone in US who has a home based business selling some personal-use items (home made). If I were to get these items about a dozen a time (through international post) and then sell them in India through a website (as a distributor), would I be required to go through some legal formality to do such a thing? Or can I just do this as an individual without requiring any kind of formal setup? I want to do this on the side and it won’t be my main livelihood. Thanks in advance for anyone who answers!

  214. Sub: Business Advice Reg. Hi, I had gone through the above article and have some queries. I appreciate the effort taken to exhibit the details. Kindly let me know whats the difference starting a restaurant and trading (brokerage, buying and selling any products) if possible. To start any of the above business should I follow all the 13 steps provided by you. Thanks in advance and Regards C.Prince

  215. Great information.

    • Yeah, thats like a lot of information. Definitely marked on my fav list. However, it still leaves me with a few questions. Well! the initial glitches are unavoidable. http://smallbusinessindia.intuit.in/general/power-thinking-thinking-small-businesses-a-book-review/ Thats the book review of Malcolm Gladwell’s “blink-The Power of Thinking without Thinking for Small Businesses’ Thats a good read too. Thank you sharing!

  216. Dear friends, I can offer good quantity of Handloom sarees, lungies and towels. Is any body willing to buy in bulk. all are pure cotton with quality product chelladurai isaac

  217. Hallo friends, I am a retired officer from Public sector. I want to do some small business to keep myself busy in retired life. Can anybody guide some good business line with small investment and routine income. Main aim to to keep myself busy

  218. @Abhishek, you may contact any CA or CS in India. One of my friends (from US) got her startup registered in India with the help of http://www.abhyankarcs.com

  219. The article is good, but I have some doubts, To start private company, what is the meaning of 1lakh paid up capital..do we have to deposit 1lakh some where? And overall how much expenses incur in starting company? Thanks.

    • Dear Abhishek, The Rupees One lakh paid up capital denotes that you have to deposit Rs. 1 lakh as Capital in the company. After the company is incorporated, you have to open a bank account for the Company and then the shareholders have to deposit the amount for the shares they have to be agrees to take up. The total shall be at least Rs.1 lakh. In return, they get shares for the Company. Further, please note that this money doesnt go anywhere but remains in the Company’s custody. It is neither locked up but can be used up for the business uses of the Company. However, it cant be used for the personal uses of the owners or shareholders. CA. Bhavesh Savla ca.bhavesh.savla@gmail.com

  220. Please let me know whether the formalities mentioned above are true for starting an online retail store also. Or any other extra formalities are required? Thanks a lot for your excellent article.

  221. I am a hospitality Industry Professional and Its been ten years I have been in this Profession but now i am planing to Establish My Own Company Of Cunsoltancy & Staff providing to the Industry so Please send me some details

  222. Hi, I am Hitesh Lakhara persuing MBA (Finance & Marketing) wanted to start a bussiness in Rajasthan but, not decided what to do. If you have any good business please suggest me & give missed call on my cell no. 09460771270.I m waiting for reply. Thanking You, Hitesh lakhara. Jodhpur 09460771270

  223. Hi, Any body from China/other countery is interested to do the business in india & who can supply the induction/LED lights as per requirments. Pl revert back to my mail ID- khanna419@hotmail.com

  224. Hi, I want to start a business in lighting i.e. inductin/LED etc with some other aumation product, can some body help me who already working and help me in this field. i can also think to work with him as a associated company i different location or how can i find a partner for this business? Pl guide me my mail ID- khanna419@hotmail.com

  225. Hi, I want to start a business with corporate agency (insurance) in Jharkhand. I also want to put some other products (like fmcg/cloths/paper/stationary etc) marketing in my business. Can I start it by a Trust/NGO(I’ve my own trust)? Can u tell me the procedure how to start this businees. I want to start it within 2-3 months. How can I find a partner for this business? Kindly guide me. My e-mail add – rrjharkhand@gmail.com & cell no is- 09199944999/09386601600

  226. sir i want to strat the my construction company.but sir i has no capital but i has property in pune

  227. Hello !!! I have plan to start direct marketing business in Uttarakhand foothill area. I having few people who already have done this marketing business earlier. In this, they were used to sale house hold items by visiting door to door. Its good margine giving business without any loan or dependency. I again want to start bt need your help that this time it should be through a registered company/firm. Which form of registeration will good for this i.e. company act, firm, LLP or simple partnership dead. My only perpose is – no one should harrase me regarding not registration. pls reply is some one having knowledge about registration. my id is there.

  228. Hi all. I started my business of Gadgets but lost some of my docs…. Its really difficult for us to carry our important documents everywhere. Specially when it comes to HR. My HR in the company has lots of works to do apart from managing documents. So I heard about a company providing a fab service. Compnay name is Kleeto. It digitize all the documents and give you 24*7 access to them online. Now thats wonderful. I calculated it as well and found that the cost they are charging is less then what we invest in keeping our very important documents safe. Do check this: https://www.kleeto.in/Inhouse_Vs_kleeto. its a calc provided by company itself… Great from from Kleeto.

  229. CA. Bhavesh Savla

    @ Monica, The regular compliance is mainly in relation to Roc returns, Income tax returns, Audit and Accounting. You may also be liable for various direct and indirect tax compliance depending on your business activities. CA. Bhavesh Savla http://www.cabks.in

  230. hey…..could you please tell me what are the compliances that a private limited company requires and what all it needs to do to operate again after a permanent stay on its winding up…thanks so much

  231. I am Planning to Start New Construction Line Bussiness.

  232. Dear friend, I would like to start a unique business in India. I am an Indian but staying abroad. How should I contact you for further details to start the business in India. Also shortage of money, I am looking a partner to start the business in all over India. How to get a partner to do this business. This business is tie up with Police control rooms. Please help me. My email is l.joel@yahoo.com

  233. Hi, I want to start a business with corporate agency (insurance) in Jharkhand. I also want to put some other products (like fmcg/cloths/paper/stationary etc) marketing in my business. Can I start it by a Trust/NGO(I’ve my own trust)? Can u tell me the procedure how to start this businees. I want to start it within 2-3 months. How can I find a partner for this business? Kindly guide me. My e-mail add – rrjharkhand@gmail.com & cell no is- 09199944999/09386601600

  234. Hi All, Thanks for for your informative article and well organized procedure,I am engineering graduate in Computer Science wanted your input in setting up bussiness in IT.Please guide me how to go with,I’m really new to it,please help me with low cost and low risk way of getting into bussiness at early stage. Regards Tabish

  235. Hi All, Thanks for valuable post,valuable and informative site for new beginner in enterpreniure and bussiness sector,I completed my Engineering with compter science and is working with IT major MNC but I wanted to setup bussiness with low cost and low risk at an early stage,please suggest some IT based bussiness that could help me get further. Waiting for your valuable inputs. Regards Tabish

  236. Cn anybody suggest that I am interested to start ONLINE trading in india with a small level……….what would be the procedure…….

  237. dear sirs, i am presently pursuing my mca in christ university…but i am passionate to start my own business in the computers field.so plz plz guide me.. also guide me the scopes of IT field in which i can concentrate to start my business… waiting for best reply.. prashanth…

  238. selecting the good location matters a lot for ice cream business….

  239. Hi I am planning to start and Ice cream shop in bangalore. I want to know the legal/statutory requirments. I understand that I need to do a VAT registration. I want to go the propritership model. what else do I need.?..do I need Professional tax registration, Registration with Shop and Establishment, Trade licence…and how much would it cost? Appreciate your help Thanks Robin

  240. Sandeep Waghmare

    I think the information, though procedurally correct, has many more things required. For eg., not all are required to have ESIC/PF registrations. Neither, it is advisable to have a VAT TIN at the outset. It is another matter that you can choose to register voluntarily. However, the registrations can be done at a certain stage even after the business starts. Would request Arun to clarify on those as well. Good compilations, though! :)

  241. hi,im parul bhadauria from allahabad,i wanna start my own business,i dont ve money bt i ve ideas,anybody interested in starting a biz wid me cn call me nytime.9453661006.or mail me parul_bhadauria75@yahoo.co.in

  242. sir the idea of business with which i want to start is already well established in USA…do i have to go through a legal documentation to start the same in india

  243. i am b.tech graduate currently working for a MNC .i wan’t to open a firm of mine so.. anybody intersted ..feel free to mail me..

  244. Hey Guys, I am a B.E(Electronics and Communication) graduate 2011 passout. I would like to join a start up company or may be involve myself into a start-up. If anybody is involved in these kind of stuffs, please inform me. Here’s my id vineetkdwivedi@gmail.com. I can assure you to put my 100% and work towards the goal of the Organisation. Thanks

  245. @CA, Bhavesh Savla i want 2 know exact idea of LLP.kindly help me out……… my e.mail id is abhijit.kumar1988@gmail.com

  246. lucky……ur indian..we both have same idea…………..startand go forward.

  247. planning to start joint venture very soon.

  248. Sir. I am interesting start bushiness low investment. please suggest.

  249. hi sir i am ganesh and i want to do the buisseness in electronics field so can u tell m the procedure how to start buiseenees from the first step.

  250. tanxx… m planning to start my dream.. it will help me alot.

  251. I want to start a business and looking for a partner….anybody wanna be partner can give me call @08802890353

    • What type of business you want to start and, from where do you want a partner and what are the requirements for this.

  252. Himanshu Chaturvedi

    great

  253. Hi I am looking to start business in India Import and Export. I am africa , Somalia basically. What i want to know what is the best way to start business in india under my doucments as NRI or Under local Indian person example my any of my friends. My mail id md.jeilani@gmail.com. Thanks!

    • hi, i am a exporter from india,if ur genuine importers from abroad,did u want any product,u can mail me. email:georgejose2105@gmail.com

  254. Pradeep, In western Country every day some company close down… No potential

  255. There are many sites options are abailable, just goto to google and type keywords like online business oppotunities, online business, step to step process for online business, scope of b2b business etc.

  256. Hi, I am from Chennai, and have completed MBA (HR), and thinking to start a new business(small) with around 2lakhs investment, but don’t have the idea of what to start.Please help me.

    • In that much of investment you can think about online business, like b2b or search engine marketing or search engine optimization or some extra. The benefit of this is one you don’t need to invest much and second it have very rich growth too.

    • CA, Bhavesh Savla

      @ Alan Would advise you to work somewhere for some time to gain experience. only then start your own business

  257. Dear Pushpendra, A Private Limited Company will be the right construct for you. You need to ensure that the objects in your MOA/AOA are broad enough to allow consultancy, manufacturing and anything else you would like to do. In case you wish to get this off the ground or if you need any clarification, you can mail us at incorporate@formmyfirm.com or call at 9987170002. Regards, Jacinta/FormMyFirm

  258. Dear Sadanand, You can start your employment consultancy in the form of a LLP/Pvt Ltd company. To assess which suits your needs better, do read https://www.facebook.com/notes/formmyfirm/what-form-of-company-is-right-for-my-purposes/148606345225975 We can help you with incorporation of LLP/Pvt Ltd once you decide on the form. In case, you need any clarification, do mail us at incorporate@formmyfirm.com or call +91.998.717.0002

  259. CA. Bhavesh Savla

    Dear Abtin, 1. Investments in India by foreigners are classified as Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). Permission for FDI depends on the business activity as well as the nationality of the investor. Prima Facie, your activity being web developing, no prior permission may be required. However post investment intimation must go to the Reserve Bank of India. 2. Costs would depend on the amount of Capital that you plan to bring in and the state/city where you want to establish the business. 3. You should employ based on your cost benefit advantages. However certain state do require you to employ local employees if you desire certain benefits. 4. I feel it is yes, but you need to consult a visa/immigration specialist in this regards. I do hope that the above answers were to your satisfaction. CA. Bhavesh Savla Chartered Accountants Email: bhavesh@cabks.in

  260. Hi, I am a foreigner and I’m going to start a web developing company in india. As you know such a bussiness can start with a small office. No need of a big investment. Would you please tell me, 1- Am I eligibled to start such a bussiness in India? 2- How much would be the apprx cost for registering and fees structue? 3- Is it a MUST to get only INDIAN employee, Or I’m free to invite everyone of my own? 4- Is company authorized to send Invitation for Bussiness-Visa or Work-Visa for non-indian? I would appreciate your anwerss in advance.

  261. Pushpendra Puwar

    Currently we are in planning to start our own food snack products in india, as we are not starting with manufacturing initially we going by job work under our brand name and later manufacturing. How do i start legal process for this and what i have to do can please quide me.

  262. I want to start up an Employment consultancy in Bangalore. Kindly guide me. Thank you. Sadanand

    • Hi Sadanand, You have 4 options to start up. 1. As an Individual- least formalites. 2. As a partnership firm- For which you will need to register a partnership deed but the downside of this form is that it has unlimited liability risk. 3. As a Limited Liability Partnership- The liability is limited in this form and the legal compliance is less as compared to a company . 4. As a private limited company- The cost of incorporating is more than the other 3 forms and requires more statutory compliance and compulsory audit. Since you want to start an employment consultancy and would be dealing with other companies, a private limited company form would be a good choice. You will need a minimum of 2 members for this. If you need more details and are still looking for help in starting up you can contact me. Contact no. 7795345643 Sankhya Consulting

  263. I want to start a construction company in chandigarh. So please tell me what is the procedure to start a construction company. Please email me at stplkanyan@yahoo.co.in or call me at 7696815604

  264. I M PLANNING TO START AN FLOWER EXPORT BUSINESS IN INDIA…….9654550267.

  265. Sujith S Unnithan

    Hai iam planing to start a brick making factory. Is this steps are enough for that.

  266. Pardeep Boparai

    It's unfortunate that setting up and running a business in India is so inefficient. In the most recent ‘Ease of Doing Business Report 2010‘ by World Bank, India ranked #135 amongst 183 world economies for ease of doing business. In a survey carried out by the Political and Economic Risk Consultancy (PERC) in June 2010, India was found to have the most inefficient bureaucracy in the region. Interestingly not a western country but another Asian country, Singapore, was ranked #1 for easy of doing business in the world as well as for having the most efficient bureaucracy in Asia (see http://tiny.cc/0cnyi). I hope that Indian bureaucratic system evolves for better soon to enable enrepreneurs to realise them dreams without hassles.

    • Mayu Rathan Thevar

      what u said is exactly right..

    • Mayu Rathan Thevar : Our company is planning to launch in Srilanka soon. pls add me as friend, and i have plan to expand the biz team with ppl .

    • There is a difference between managing in Singapore and managing a huge and complex country like India. However in India too, t has become relatively easier to do business in India because of online procedures. Anyone desiring for info on Company formation can contact us. We can help about the same. Vinesh Jeyaraj. Director, Vinning Corporate Services Private Limited. http://www.vinning.co.in

  267. Naba Kumar Mishra

    What is the best type of business one can start without big investment ?

  268. Naba Kumar Mishra

    Useful information. Thanx..

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  270. The article is informative and Arun deserves all praise for it. but there have been a few changes since the article was written. Now DIN is obtained online and does not take more than an hour. Similarly DSC files can be obtained within a few hours. The final incorporation forms are also generally approved within 1-2 days if everything is in order. Also note that now no longer stamping of memorandum and article is required. Stamp duty is payable online along with the submission of forms. CA. Bhavesh Savla ca.bhavesh.savla@gmail.com

  271. CA. Bhavesh Savla

    The article is informative and Arun deserves all praise for it. but there have been a few changes since the article was written. Now DIN is obtained online and does not take more than an hour. Similarly DSC files can be obtained within a few hours. The final incorporation forms are also generally approved within 1-2 days if everything is in order. Also note that now no longer stamping of memorandum and article is required. Stamp duty is payable online along with the submission of forms. CA. Bhavesh Savla ca.bhavesh.savla@gmail.com

  272. Dear Arun Prabhudesai, Thanks alot! for the information… -Bhargav G

  273. J.Rosario Fernando

    Thanks for the info… very informative

  274. thank for information.

  275. Arvind Lokhande

    very vital for enterpreneurs.

  276. Priyanka Hongal

    No wonder soooo many illegal businesses thrive in India. Look at the number of formalities and the amount they cost!

  277. Dipesh Bhardwaj

    I am planning to start a workshop organizing company on hacking and open source, the main problem is of the value of certification, how can I increase its value.

  278. I am planning 2 start my own business…but I don't know how 2 start my business on a small level…please suggest me that how could I start this…….my contact nmber is 9592724703 and 9988640645.

    • wch typpe of business u wantd 2 start!

    • export import ka

    • great…. So invest kitna kar sakta hai? Main tujhe bhut achi ferm k saath meeting karwa deta hu… Sub?kuch smjha denge… Aur dey will help also.. Nd if u want a partner…? Dan i can also help u.. Mujhe partner bnalo..

    • mere nmber par msg kr de i will talk with u

    • hi this is sravan i am planing to start a business i can invest around 10 lacks can you please suggest me what type of business i can start i am from andhra pradesh. please tell me in english i cont understand hindi well. i am not regular visitor of this site you can mail me to lavudi.sravan@gmail.com thanks a lot in advance sravan

    • hi Mr Bhanot can u help to start a new business any idea or suggestions.

    • if u do hav any ideas plz give me a missed call on 09422493107 i will surely calll u .

    • Salil Bhanot hi..salil…can u tell me that how can is possible to start own IT company in a easy way….i have b-techs partner and MBAian and technical support also…can tell me how to start an IT company. we just recently complete our b-tech and wanna to start our on company. company would include all computer related field and care taking also of the clients deal on annual bases same like other company do in HCL,ibm,wipro…we would like to have a contract deal with other company with us.

    • ur view would help me to start a company but i don't from where to start coz there is so much formalities in minitry of cooperate affairs to start a company. if there is any contact ..then it will be more good to talk to u on call

    • Vickram Sigamani

      Thanks .. very informative and useful it is…

  279. Thank You, Arun Prabhudesai, this article has GOOD INFORMATION, which would be useful :-)

  280. Thanks to the author… very informative and useful it is…

  281. Akash Bhojwani

    I am planning to start a new gadget store…a big showroom and a one stop shop for all the gadgets n gizmos…

  282. good..

  283. Company Formation is a voluntary association of persons formed for the purpose of doing business having a distinct name and limited liability. It is a juristic person having a separate legal entity distinct from the members who constitute it, capable of rights and duties of its own and endowed with the potential of perpetual succession. The Companies Act, 1956, states that ‘company’ includes company formed and registered under the Act or an existing company i.e. a company formed or registered under any of the previous company laws.However, company is not a citizen so as to claim fundamental rights granted to citizens.

  284. thnks..

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