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Vocal for Local: Startup Business Ideas in India That You Can Start With 50K, 100K, and 200K INR

“Vocal for local,” the new business mantra by our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, opens the opportunity for the aspiring Indian startup owners to make their dream come true.

Earlier with Startup India and now with the concept of promoting local business, the government is making all its efforts to create a “Self-Reliant India.” 

Compared to the last few years, it has become straightforward to start a startup with lots of funding options and less legal struggle. 

Most Simple Way to Come Up With Profitable Startup Business Ideas 

The idea is where all businessmen or entrepreneurs fail to innovate. 

The underlying purpose behind starting a new venture should be solving a prolonged problem of consumers. 

You don’t have to reinvent the wheel, you just need to find the puncture in the wheel – that’s where the million-dollar opportunity lies. 

In other words, you have to find out the loopholes existing businesses have and start a new business around it. (Like Uber started its business around the loopholes of the taxi business.) 

6 Unique Startup Business Ideas (Small Business Ideas, Business Ideas for Women) 

1) On-Demand ‘Agents’ for Driving License, Passport, etc

  • The existing problem

Most Indians rely on ‘agents’ to carry out their work related to government documents such as a pan card, driving license, passport, etc. 

The problems people are facing are lack of reliability, high pricing or commission, and many personal visits to the agent’s location to submit documents. 

(In India, applicants spend an average of 47 minutes in the queue at the majority of government centers.) 

  • What can you do? 

You can develop a basic mobile app where all agents can register themselves with their services. 

A user can find his preferred agent for his government work or the app automatically suggests him an agent based on his requirements. 

The selected agent visits the user and collects all documents. 

From the app itself, the user can see the progress of the work and pay the fee. 

You as the app owner take some commission out of this paid fee. 

  • The capital amount you need 

You have to develop a basic mobile app or website that costs somewhere between 50,000 – 2,00,00 INR. (An app costs more than a website)

2) Meal Kit Delivery to Students

  • The existing problem

Students living in hostels generally rely on tiffin service or hostel canteen for food. 

However, almost all students aren’t satisfied with the food of the hostel canteen and tiffin service provider. 

Another problem students are facing is that they do not easily get their favorite food which is rich in nutritional value and rich in taste. 

  • What can you do? 

You can start delivering the meal kit. A meal kit contains a recipe and ingredients to prepare that recipe. 

The quantity of ingredients depends on the number of people a student wishes to cook for. So that there will be a minimum of waste. 

  • The capital amount you need

You can start this business with as low as 50,000 INR as capital costs only include ingredients, marketing, and delivery. 

3) Medical Sample Collection for Laboratory

  • The existing problem 

People find it time-consuming to visit a laboratory to give samples. But not all laboratories provide service at the doorstep as it costs them more and requires more manpower.  

  • What can you do? 

You can tie up with laboratories that are not providing service at the doorstep. 

When a laboratory receives a request for doorstep service, it transfers the request to you and you send your team member to collect the sample which will be later submitted to the lab. 

The lab pays you the fixed amount per sample collected. 

You can also start this business with an app. From your app, a user gets access to all labs. Users can also choose the lab to get their sample tested. 

  • The capital amount you need

If you want to start this business with an app, the app itself costs you more than 2,00,000 INR. However, you can also start this business without the app and it costs you less than 50,000 INR. 

4) Vegetables Marketplace For Restaurant Owners

  • The existing problem

Every restaurant requires vegetables in large quantities. Some even require exotic fruits and vegetables. 

Restaurants need to buy vegetables from retailers and it costs them more. Freshness is another concern. 

  • What can you do? 

You can start a business that connects restaurant owners with farmers. This way, restaurants can buy fresh vegetables directly from farmers at affordable prices. 

  • The capital amount you need

This is a low investment business. However, if you want to take it online with a mobile app or website, it will cost you somewhere between 1,00,000 – 2,00,00 INR.

5) Clothes Renting Business With a Twist (Without Investment)

  • The existing problem 

Cloth rental shops are very popular in India. 

However, if you’re starting a new cloth rental shop from scratch, you first need to buy different types of clothes according to different seasons. This will increase your investment. 

  • What can you do? 

You can start a cloth rental business with a twist that does not require any investment. 

Here is how: People owning different styles of clothes give their clothes to you on rent and you give their clothes to someone else on rent. 

The twist here is, you don’t have to pay an upfront amount when someone gives his clothes to you on rent. 

But you have to pay him commission when someone else rents his clothes through you. 

You can also run this business online with an app. 

  • The capital amount you need

You can start this business without any significant investment (only if you choose to operate it offline). 

6) Fashion Subscription / Fashion Membership

  • The existing problem

Many people get bored from wearing the same clothes or the same style of clothes. 

They seek newer options. However, it is a time-consuming and tedious task for them to find a newer fashion or style every few months. 

  • What can you do? 

You can start a subscription program. Every subscriber receives a new pair of clothes every month based on their preference, new style, and season. 

  • The capital amount you need

This is a unique business that you need to market well. Also, you need to hire some stitchers who can stitch the personalized clothes for each subscriber. Overall, the capital costs would be somewhere around 1,50,000 INR. 

In case, you are looking for only online business ideas or future business ideas, the following are six app-based startup ideas. 

6 Online Business Ideas or Future Business Ideas 

1) Video conferencing app like Zoom

The tech industry around the world has jumped to remote working with the enforcement of social distancing by the government. 

Zoom the video conferencing tool has evolved from 0 to billion dollars in a decade and has seen the highest success within the past few months.

These statistics are a sign of growth and scope for more such video conferencing apps to grow post-lockdown.

2) Social networking app like Houseparty

Houseparty the social video app has seen a great market elevation with the announcement of restrictions on public meetings.

The app allows the user to create a virtual space to invite their friends to the party, chat, and play games together. It also notifies them if any of their friends are online or having a virtual house party.

3) Delivery service app

Whether it’s a food delivery app like Zomato or a grocery delivery app like Bigbasket, the brand names are enough to define the success of the delivery apps.

With the new buying pattern of users, the new delivery app ideas have surged the market to support local shops that work on smaller networks. 

More contactless payment apps like GooglePay are developed and embedded into these apps to make the payment process easier and faster. 

4) Innovative app for senior citizens

The hardest hitting genre during the pandemic and beyond is the elderly people living alone, who depend on the local markets for their daily needs. 

Senior citizen apps help these old hands by keeping them updated with the local offerings, discounts, and senior-specific benefits. 

5) Online learning app

The pandemic has left the schools shut, making online education a new norm. With over 1.2 billion children learning from home, an app like BYJU’s has taken over the market. 

With BYJU’s reporting a 200% increase in new student registrations is considered India’s only ed-tech unicorn adding itself into the billionaire’s club.

As the online education app market is estimated to reach $350 Billion by 2025, the scope for the success of such apps has increased to double. 

6) Ecommerce app

The government’s order on shelter in place increased the demand for online ordering, magnifying the e-commerce market in India to touch 7 trillion INR by 2023. 

Increased digitization and the e-commerce market fitting in the space of small and medium scale business with its low operational cost, 24/7 availability, and faster service has made Indian retailers shift their focus to e-commerce apps.

With the survey stating a rise of 69% in the online shopping behavior of Indian consumers, the e-commerce market post-COVID-19 is estimated to reach $98.4 billion in the coming four years.

From trademark & company registration to mobile app & website, GED is easing your entire business journey. 

Starting a business or startup is not easy. It involves many legal burdens and needs to build the highest quality of business assets, i.e., mobile app or website. 

Since our inception, we have been known as a startup-focused company and not just an app agency. 

We provide legal services, business consultation, app/website development, digital marketing, and even funding consulting. 

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