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Looking At Starting A Business? Here’s Everything From A To Z On It!

This blog will help you to learn how you can start your business.

“Ideas are no one’s monopoly. Think big, Think fast, think ahead – Dhirubhai Ambani, Reliance Industry”

What you will get from this blog: How to Start a business; The best Business idea under a lakh; Mistakes by Entrepreneurs

How To Start A Business

Before starting a business you need to have a business plan which shows what kind of business best suits you. Most people think all they need is an amazing business idea but that is gibberish. I believe you don’t need amazing business ideas to start a business. Your first priority should be to understand what the customer wants. You need to think like a customer about what problem the customer is facing.

You are not a businessman or Entrepreneur, understand consumer behaviour. Then you need to make your product pocket friendly in view of the fact that you are selling your product in the Indian market. Further, you need to consider the sourcing of the capital required to establish your business, the rate of cash burn, and from where you would arrange funds.

Many people think of taking loans from the bank or investor to start a business, that’s unintelligent. It’s always better to use your savings or if you haven’t saved up yet then start saving now. Share your idea with other entrepreneurs or businessmen.

You need to discuss your business idea with other successful entrepreneurs near you. They may be your friend, family member, or any other entrepreneur. You would be thinking about why I am saying this. By doing so, you will get to know their point of view or what things you were missing on. It’s a myth that great ideas are stolen.

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10 Best Business Ideas Under A Lakh

1. Pest Control

You can start your own pest control business under 1 lakh. You can start this from your home.

2. Dry Clean Store

You can start this incredible business under 1 lakh. All you need is a room, 2 washing machines, a big iron to press your clothes, and some packing material.

3. Content Creation

We live in a digital era where you can start making content on YouTube. Content creation is the biggest business in the present world. Do you know? We have 3 billion social media users on the internet and Almost 5 billion videos are watched on YouTube in a single day!

4. Blogging

You can also start your blogging website. All you need to select a niche and start a writing blog. You can start on a blogger or WordPress.

5. Affiliate Marketing

You can start an Affiliate Marketing business under a lakh. Do you know? 8% of companies use it. Affiliate Marketing to sell their products online. Some examples- Amazon, Flipkart, and Google.

6. Cloud Kitchen

You can start your cloud Kitchen or Tiffin under a lakh. This is the best business you can do these days as most people want instant ready to eat food for less price.

7. Dropshipping

A traditional idea to start online under a lakh.

8. Social Media Marketing

You can start your social media marketing page to earn money. All you need to select a niche and start working on that you can use various platforms to start with like Facebook, Instagram, and telegram.

9. Computer Repairing

You can easily learn computer repairing and start this business as people aren’t technology-friendly yet.

10. AC Repairing

This is a seasonal business. All you need is equipment, one helper, and knowledge to operate the equipment.

Common Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

There are a few common mistakes every entrepreneur makes after starting their business.

1. Re- Investing

After earning money from their venture. they start taking out money for their personal use or leisure which is one of the biggest mistakes. What you need to do is to Re-invest in your business and make it a successful venture leading to its growth.

2. Finding Partners

Most people think they need partners or help to start their business. All, you need to do by self only no one will help you or show their interest to help you out. You need to trust yourself and start doing it.

Conclusion: Make your business plan solid proof, conduct proper research, start your own business. Best of luck.

Some FAQs To Help You

1. How to start a business with no money?

This is not possible. You need some amount of money to start a business.

2. Best business after COVID-19?

Content creation and Content Writing is the best business after COVID-19.

3. How to do pocket-friendly marketing?

Do Digital marketing instead of doing traditional marketing. Hire a professional digital marketer for this.

Top 5 Indian Business Tycoons

1. Mukesh Ambani, Owner, Reliance Industry
2. Radha Kishandhamani, D-Mart
3. S.B. Adani Family of Adani Trust
4. Ratan Tata, Tata Company
5. Shiv Nadar, HCL Technologies

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Now as an MH Fellow with YKA, she’s expanding her impressive scope of work further by launching a campaign to facilitate the process of ensuring better menstrual health and SRH services for women residing in correctional homes in West Bengal. The campaign will entail an independent study to take stalk of the present conditions of MHM in correctional homes across the state and use its findings to build public support and political will to take the necessary action.

Saurabh has been associated with YKA as a user and has consistently been writing on the issue MHM and its intersectionality with other issues in the society. Now as an MHM Fellow with YKA, he’s launched the Right to Period campaign, which aims to ensure proper execution of MHM guidelines in Delhi’s schools.

The long-term aim of the campaign is to develop an open culture where menstruation is not treated as a taboo. The campaign also seeks to hold the schools accountable for their responsibilities as an important component in the implementation of MHM policies by making adequate sanitation infrastructure and knowledge of MHM available in school premises.

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Harshita is a psychologist and works to support people with mental health issues, particularly adolescents who are survivors of violence. Associated with the Azadi Foundation in UP, Harshita became an MHM Fellow with YKA, with the aim of promoting better menstrual health.

Her campaign #MeriMarzi aims to promote menstrual health and wellness, hygiene and facilities for female sex workers in UP. She says, “Knowledge about natural body processes is a very basic human right. And for individuals whose occupation is providing sexual services, it becomes even more important.”

Meri Marzi aims to ensure sensitised, non-discriminatory health workers for the needs of female sex workers in the Suraksha Clinics under the UPSACS (Uttar Pradesh State AIDS Control Society) program by creating more dialogues and garnering public support for the cause of sex workers’ menstrual rights. The campaign will also ensure interventions with sex workers to clear misconceptions around overall hygiene management to ensure that results flow both ways.

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MH Fellow Sabna comes with significant experience working with a range of development issues. A co-founder of Project Sakhi Saheli, which aims to combat period poverty and break menstrual taboos, Sabna has, in the past, worked on the issue of menstruation in urban slums of Delhi with women and adolescent girls. She and her team also released MenstraBook, with menstrastories and organised Menstra Tlk in the Delhi School of Social Work to create more conversations on menstruation.

With YKA MHM Fellow Vineet, Sabna launched Menstratalk, a campaign that aims to put an end to period poverty and smash menstrual taboos in society. As a start, the campaign aims to begin conversations on menstrual health with five hundred adolescents and youth in Delhi through offline platforms, and through this community mobilise support to create Period Friendly Institutions out of educational institutes in the city.

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A student from Delhi School of Social work, Vineet is a part of Project Sakhi Saheli, an initiative by the students of Delhi school of Social Work to create awareness on Menstrual Health and combat Period Poverty. Along with MHM Action Fellow Sabna, Vineet launched Menstratalk, a campaign that aims to put an end to period poverty and smash menstrual taboos in society.

As a start, the campaign aims to begin conversations on menstrual health with five hundred adolescents and youth in Delhi through offline platforms, and through this community mobilise support to create Period Friendly Institutions out of educational institutes in the city.

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She says, “Bihar is ranked the lowest in India’s SDG Index 2019 for India. Hygienic and comfortable menstruation is a basic human right and sustainable development cannot be ensured if menstruators are deprived of their basic rights.” Project अल्हड़ (Alharh) aims to create a robust sensitised community in Bhagalpur to collectively spread awareness, break the taboo, debunk myths and initiate fearless conversations around menstruation. The campaign aims to reach at least 6000 adolescent girls from government and private schools in Baghalpur district in 2020.

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As a Youth Ki Awaaz Menstrual Health Fellow, Nitisha has started Let’s Talk Period, a campaign to mobilise young people to switch to sustainable period products. She says, “80 lakh women in Delhi use non-biodegradable sanitary products, generate 3000 tonnes of menstrual waste, that takes 500-800 years to decompose; which in turn contributes to the health issues of all menstruators, increased burden of waste management on the city and harmful living environment for all citizens.

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