Doing Business with India

A Hot Tip about Business Administration in India

Last updated: 30 Aug 2011

An outline of all aspects of qualifying an opportunity and starting & operating a successful business in India. The emphasis will be to expose a few key information resources and business contacts that SMEs and Start-ups can reliably use to find an optimum opportunity and solve their individual issues and challenges.

Doing Business With India Russia Mahendra Pratap USA China Entry India LLC mpratap@entryindia.com Australia June 3, 2011 Entry India LLC 1 Target Audience SMEs, Start-ups and Individuals Who want to Expand their business into India Start a new business in India Profit from opportunities in India June 3, 2011 Entry India LLC 2 Should I do it? ? India and its People ? Why Invest in India ? Identifying Opportunities ? Success Factors ? Resources June 3, 2011 Entry India LLC 3 India at a Glance 3.2 Million Sq. Km (< 1/3 that of US) Land Area 1.2 Billion (>3 that of US) Population Hindi, English and 14 other official Languages Indian Rupee (45 Rupee = 1 US $) Currency Metric System Measure 5.5 Hr Ahead of GMT Time June 3, 2011 Entry India LLC 4 India At a Glance - 2 New Delhi Capital Mumbai Financial Center Bangalore Software/Outsourcing Center 1.3 Trillion, 9% in 2011 GDP & Growth $30 B in 2010 up 40% from 2009 Export to US $19 B in 2010 up 17% from 2009 Import from US June 3, 2011 Entry India LLC 5 India At a Glance - 3 52% Less than 25 yrs of Age Demographics Middle Class 300 Million and Rising Culture, Religion, Wealth, Education Diversity Bombay Stock Exchange Stock Market 3000 in 2003, 18000 now 150 Million households have TVs Media 1 Channel in 2000, 500 channels now 791 Million Subscribers Mobile Phones 10 million new per month June 3, 2011 Entry India LLC 6 Business Climate ? Reputation as Back office of the world ? Low cost of operation, talent pool, ?can do? attitude ? Getting Better ? Time to start a business reduced 71 days to 25 days ? Corporate income tax reduced from 37 to 33 % ? Reforms, investor protection ? Indian banks are in good health ? Consumer spending growth is strong ? Communications: phones, internet, cable ? Environmental degradation ? Inadequate Infrastructure and workforce Your Best On-line Resource http://www.doingbusiness.org/ June 3, 2011 Entry India LLC 7 Business Culture ? Polite, Difficult to say NO ? Hierarchy: Pecking order matters ? Business Hours, Holidays ? Business and Social Protocols ? Copyrights/IP protection: ownership is ELASTIC June 3, 2011 Entry India LLC 8 Cultural Norms ? Time is ELASTIC ? Plans and schedules are ELASTIC ? Creaky wheels of bureaucracy: Central, State and Local Level ? Language Nuances??. ? ?doubts means clarification? ? Homely means ?family oriented? ? ?Leave it to me? means will get to it after payment June 3, 2011 Entry India LLC 9 Why Invest in India ? Economy is Strong and Growing at 8-9 % ? India is Open for Business ? Huge Market: Billion Plus people with high demand, low supply, rising purchasing power, high aspirations ? No Language Barrier: English at the management and technical levels. ? Low labor costs. ? Govt. incentives for investing in India June 3, 2011 Entry India LLC 10 Why Invest in India - Incentives ? Companies in the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) are eligible for exemption from tax for the first 5 years and a 50% exemption from the tax for the next five years. ? Entrepreneurs who supply infrastructure resources in the SEZ are eligible for a 10 year exemption from tax. ? Export Oriented Undertakings (EOU) located in FTZ, Software Technology Parks, STP, or in Hardware Technology Parks if the total production is intended for export are entitled to an exemption from taxes for 10 years as well as to an exemption from import taxes. ? Companies carrying scientific research and other activities specified by law are also eligible for 5-10 years tax holiday of 30%-100%. June 3, 2011 Entry India LLC 11 Some India Opportunities For Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs ? Food & Beverage: ? Energy drinks, food processing and packaging, water and air purification ? Household Products: Home d├ęcor products, kitchenware, bed and bath, disinfectants etc. ? Healthcare: ? Medical devices/equipments, scanning and testing labs, etc. ? Development of disease specific herbal products following FDA guidelines ? Hospitals, Medical diagnostics, drug development and testing ? Education: degree colleges (medical/nursing), vocational institutes ? Programs to train teachers, automotive mechanics, medical technicians, etc. ? Courses in upcoming fields of genetics, nanotechnologies, etc. ? Degree colleges (medical/nursing), vocational institutes ? Infrastructure ? Waste management, solar and wind technologies, temperature controlled warehouses, air and noise pollution control ? Towing trucks, automated parking lots June 3, 2011 Entry India LLC 12 Identifying an Opportunity: Education Sector ? Huge Demand/Supply mismatch in education, skills ? Demography: 200 million entering working age in 10 years ? 500 Universities and 25,000 colleges exist but twice as many are needed for the rising number of students ? Private Sector is becoming more and more important: Regulatory Boosts for overseas companies/universities ? Opportunity ? Increase Capacity and Quality of Education ? Create content, design new courses in current and upcoming fields ? Open Vocational Schools, Training centers, employment centers ? Challenges ? Securing accreditation ? Setting up legally acceptable operating structure ? Use Franchising as a business model ? Scalability ? Rapid expansion ? Reduced Risk June 3, 2011 Entry India LLC 13 More Examples With next steps ? You have a product or service that you want to sell in India. For example face cream, hand sanitizer, education service, consulting service, automated parking lot technology, etc. ? Do your research, Make a business case, Find a Distributor, Become a Franchisor etc ? You want to buy cost effective products from India to sell in US. For example handicrafts, handlooms, rugs, jewelry, herbal medicines, etc. ? Do your research, Find a Supplier or a Sourcing Agent ? You want to save on your costs in US by using India?s workforce in India. For example software development, research, legal and financial opinions, etc. ? Hire an outsourcing consultant, find and select an outsourcing company ? You want to start a project in India like setting up a manufacturing plant, power plant, develop a product for Indian or US market, etc. - Contact US dept of commerce, Find a partner company in India??. June 3, 2011 Entry India LLC 14 Success Factors ? Clear Strategy ? Time and Patience ? Right Expectations ? A Reliable Local Partner ? ?Indianizing? your product/service June 3, 2011 Entry India LLC 15 When Dealing with an Indian Partner ? Check for ? Reliability: Testimonials with Client verification ? Ethical Practices ? Commitment to work/doing business ? Cooperation with partner ? Fair and responsiveness to employees ? Show that you have multiple options open ? You are in the game for long time ? Willingness to come to India ? Build relationship June 3, 2011 Entry India LLC 16 Pay special attention to nd ? Scams, crime and corruption (82 in Corruption Index) ? IP infringement ? Resolution of disputes, court settlements June 3, 2011 Entry India LLC 17 Summary ? Identify and select an opportunity of your interest and create your idea ? Do networking at India oriented events ? Visit India, preferably with a delegation ? Validate the idea and qualify the opportunity ? Use Government resources (US and India) ? Thoroughly prepare ? Establish strong Partnerships with partners and service providers: Trust but verify ? Be Vigilant, Track Progress and Make Money June 3, 2011 Entry India LLC 18 I do want to Invest Now what ? Entry Strategy ? What business?: consumers, channels, competition ? Which location?: Tier 1 2 3 Cities, SEZ ? What business structure?: wholly owned subsidiary, JV, liaison/branch/project office ? Compliance, Approvals, Taxation ? Business Case ? Exit Strategy June 3, 2011 Entry India LLC 19 What about Execution ? Setting up the Company ? Legal Matters, Registration and Approvals ? Setting up Office ? Finding Partners, Suppliers and Staff ? Finding Service Providers ? Networking, Marketing ? Sales and Support June 3, 2011 Entry India LLC 20 Resources - 1 Your best resource for India Entry http://business.gov.in ? How to start, operate and grow a business ? Legal and Regulatory Framework ? Investment Opportunities and Incentives ? Special Opportunities for Overseas Indians June 3, 2011 Entry India LLC 21 Resources ? 2 ?Doing Business India Report? World Bank http://www.doingbusiness.org ?India could top the list of business destinations among BRIC nations, if best practices and regulations followed by some cities are implemented by others??.? The study ranked 17 Indian cities on 7 indicators of doing business including starting a business, dealing with construction permits, registering property, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts and closing a business. ?It takes on average 961 days to enforce a contract," the bank said, adding the process of closing a business could on average take 7.9 years and would cost 8.6 percent of the estate value. June 3, 2011 Entry India LLC 22 Resources ? 3 US Department Of Commerce Golden Key Service http://www.buyusa.gov/india ? Appointments with pre-screened partners ? Profile on each Indian company/partner ? Post meeting de-briefing ? Available in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Calcutta, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, and Hyderabad. ? Payment SME: $700; Large: $2,300 June 3, 2011 Entry India LLC 23 Resources - 4 India Business And Travel Guide by Entry India June 3, 2011 Entry India LLC 24 Thank You June 3, 2011 Entry India LLC 25
Posted: 30 August 2011, last updated 30 August 2011

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