Here’s How to Start a Business from Home

The young demographic of India realised that working virtually or remotely is the coming future
  • BY Jaspreet Kaur

    Feature Writer, BusinessEx

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  • Jun 10,2021
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  • 12 Mins Read

Handling operation costs, paying off rent, and disbursing remuneration are vital tasks of an entrepreneur. A constant flow of money is required to manage these expenses thereby, an entrepreneur’s role is not as easy as it seems. Proceeds play an important role in managing the budget and leading the company. During the health crisis, it has become tougher to hold rented office space. As a result, companies prefer working remotely and meanwhile, have saved additional money as compared to previous years.  

While working from home, the young demographic of India realized that working virtually or remotely holds its own pros. It is presumed to be a future trend in the country’s business ecosystem. Small businesses from home in India will ultimately give an upthrust to the MSME industry. According to a report by Statista, the micro, small and medium enterprises sector in India is just like the population, only second to China. In the financial year 2020, the total number of MSMEs in the country was more than 63 million. The majority consisted of micro-enterprises, with a higher number in rural areas than urban parts of the country. More often than not, these were run by the owners with little or no support and revenue earnings as a priority. MSMEs are vital for the economy in terms of their contribution to the market and generation of employment in the country. 

By becoming a part of the MSME community, small businessmen will flourish. The Indian government and giant companies have initiated various programs for small businesses. Small entrepreneurs can opt for these businesses and avail benefits. 

However, before availing of these benefits, you need to start a sustainable small business. You can establish a small business from home. 

Choose the Business 

First of all, you have to choose the type of business that you want to kick-start. There are various types of businesses that one can start from home. From establishing a music academy to starting a home bakery, oodles of options are available to people today. 

Therefore, ascertain your forte and start a business. Create a business plan and see how you can form a business model around your plan. 

Choose a Business Name 

Select a business name and ensure that it is relevant to your product offerings. Get the name printed on hoarding and place the hoarding at the front of your home so that people can know about your business. 

Also, create pamphlets and business cards with your business name over them. A business name gives an authentic presence to the company and shows professionalism. Therefore, it is important to have a unique business name. 

Register the Business 

In the beginning, if you want to register the business, then go for it. For registering the business, you can either visit startup India or register offline. Following the registration, you will receive a GSTIN number. 

You can employ a GSTIN number and begin your business. The registration will help the government to monitor your transactions. It will also help take financial aids from banks and other financial institutions. 

Promote the Business 

Once registration is done, you can now promote your business. For marketing, use social media networks and build an audience around your product. Social media is a rich platform that aids in getting potential leads. 

These steps are crucial to establish a small business from home. Besides this, there can be other additional steps that an entrepreneur can follow to start a business. 

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