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Top Business Ideas for Women Entrepreneurs in India

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Top Business Ideas for Women Entrepreneurs

India has one of the largest women demographics in the world with over 360 million in the age group of 15-64. However, it is estimated that only around 3 million women in India fully or partially own businesses. Further, a majority of the businesses owned by women entrepreneurs are small businesses with an annual revenue of less than Rs.10 lakhs. China on the other hand has more women entrepreneurs than the entire women population of the United States of America at 300 million women entrepreneurs. Therefore, to make the Indian dream of evolving as one of the largest economies in the world, it is important to unleash the power of Indian women and help them start new businesses. In this article, we look at some of the popular business ideas for women entrepreneurs in India.

Fashion Designing

Fashion Designing
Fashion Designing

Businesses centered around fashion, clothing and jewelry are a favorite among many women entrepreneurs and require very little investment to start. Starting a business in the fashion industry is also relatively easy with minimal registration requirements. For those women wanting to try their hand at entrepreneurship, they can start their fashion business as a Proprietorship and start selling clothing or fashion accessories to their friends through social media to generate some revenue. Once they have an understanding of the business model, a private limited company or LLP registration could be obtained along with TIN registration to start selling through ecommerce portals such as FlipKart, Snapdeal or Amazon. (Want to learn about selling on FlipKart or Snapdeal?) If successful on the online platforms, a boutique can be started by the women entrepreneur taking business loans to establish a successful fashion or clothing business.

Tutoring & Education

Tutoring Business
Tutoring Business

There is a tremendous requirement for education related services across the world. With the development of technology, Tutors are no longer physically required to be around the pupils. Tutors today teach a student on a wide range of skill from through video conferencing. Also, platforms like Tutor.com and MyPrivateTutor.com have made it easy to find tutoring jobs in India or Abroad. Starting a tutoring business does not require any registration and can be started as a Proprietorship. If tutoring engagements develop into a full-time business, a business entity can registered and service tax registration can be obtained to become organized. Tutoring businesses in India has the potential to develop into schools or institutions over time.

Health and Fitness

Health Studio Business
Health Studio Business

The health, fitness and wellness industry are booming in India. Along with the increasing health awareness, the demand for health studio has also steadily increased. Studios centered around Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, Aerobics, etc., are doing extremely well and require very minimal investment to start. While establishing a health studio, it is recommended that the entrepreneur start a private limited company or limited liability partnership and establish the business in the name of the entity. Establishing the health or fitness business in the name of a business entity would allow for easy transferability of the business and provide limited liability protection to the promoters.

Food and Beverage

Food Business
Food Business

Most women have an interest in cooking and by starting a food business, interest can be turned into a business. With plenty of cuisines and food items, the breadth and depth of the food and beverages industry is vast. A business into baking, snacks, meals, beverage, etc., can be started easily from home. Further, with the development of technology and mobile apps, food manufactured in a home can easily be delivered to a diner within miles of the kitchen. Starting a food and beverage business out of the house requires no or minimal investment. The requirement for registration is also minimal. A business entity like private limited company or LLP can be registered, based on the scales of the business. In addition to the business registration, TIN / VAT Registration, Service Tax Registration and Food Business Operator License may be required as the business scales up.

Consulting & Event Management

Event Management Business
Event Management Business

Women in the urban areas rival men in terms of education and obtain degrees in various fields. However, many women never use their education and instead focus on household management after wedding. This is a tremendous waste of the entrepreneurial potential of Indian women. Therefore, even those women involved in household management can start a consulting business in an area of their expertise. Consulting businesses in the area of social media management, wedding planning, business development, personality development, accounting, etc., have tremendous requirement. Further, with a consulting business, a women entrepreneur can enjoy flexibility in terms of work-life balance. Event management is another area that has tremendous potential with more and more families opting to hire event management agencies for birthday parties, corporate events, etc.,

Photography

Photography Business
Photography Business

Digital photography has revolutionized the photography industry. Gone are the days when extensive training and experience was required to be a professional photographer. With the development of digital photography technology, even an amateur photographer can easily take professional looking photos and easily edit them on easy to use software. Along with the developments in digital photography, social media has boosted the shareablity of images. Therefore, more and more people are turning to professional photographers for taking a wide variety of pictures. It is also easy to start a photography business and only minimal investment is required in equipment. Therefore, minimal professional expertise combined with flexible work hours make photography business a great business idea for women entrepreneurs in India.

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Comments (11)

reddy

Oct 09, 2015 at 5:42 PM

I want sarees and dresses for online

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Jyoti

Feb 22, 2016 at 10:34 AM

I want to sell saree n suit design plzzz guide me

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IndiaFilings

Feb 26, 2016 at 12:36 PM

Hi Jyoti, you can discuss this with out Business Advisors. Please contact 04440247777 or email [email protected]

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Neha

Mar 21, 2016 at 2:46 PM

i want to start a business rather then taking a job.i am an MBA graguate and my hobbies are photography, reading, writing and traveling. can i start a really good business based on my hobbies which will make me enjoy my work.

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Sumesh

Mar 21, 2016 at 3:01 PM

Hi Neha,
you can discuss this with our Business Advisors. Please contact 04440247777 or email [email protected]
https://www.indiafilings.com/learn/loan-for-photography-business/

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Neha

Mar 21, 2016 at 3:10 PM

Ok,
Thank you

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Maseera Banu

Apr 07, 2016 at 2:55 PM

Hi,
I have a degree in dentistry as well as a medical MBA and I really want to do something of my own with it rather than joining a company. I am also interested in social welfare, so me and a couple of my friends had an idea of selecting a slum area and providing them with basic hygiene information as well as some help in improving their hygienic conditions and some basic treatment. We have our previous college members helping out but this would be at the beginning. What we want is some NGO’s to recognize this and after a couple of years instead of just being an active member and freelancing it we want to make it our profession. So naturally there should be some gain as well. Could you advice on how to proceed on this?
Thank You.

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Sumesh

Apr 08, 2016 at 9:27 AM

Hi Maseera,
you can discuss this with our Business Advisors. Please contact 04440247777 or email [email protected]

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Bhavya

Apr 20, 2016 at 6:48 PM

Hi… IM bhavya Im a BBM graduate… I Want to start a beauty care (Salon) with my friend suggest me some ideas how to start work on it I’m new to this field

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Sumesh

Apr 21, 2016 at 10:05 AM

Hi Bhavya,
It’s our pleasure to help you I think it is better to have a telephonic conversation with our business adviser,you can contact on this number 04440247777

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shruti

Apr 07, 2017 at 10:06 PM

Hi My Name is Shruti. I want to start a business. I’m having group of women’s around 15 to 20 women’s. Please suggest which business is profitable for me and my mates.

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