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How to Start an Apparel Business

By Rohan A T

The apparels industry is a booming market segment in India the domestic market stood at 108 billion US dollars in 2019-2020 and out of these 28 billion US dollars of business was exports. This showcases the business potential of apparels business in India and if you can plan smartly, then this is an industry in which there is immense potential. With that said, there are certain things that one should keep in mind before starting an apparel business in India. And, keeping these in mind will help you to take your Indian apparel business to the next level. So, now let’s take a look at some of those points.


1. Getting Right Investment: Getting the right investment is crucial to start a good apparel business and keeping the current market condition in mind, it is safe to say that, starting an apparels business is expensive and if you are aiming to start a good one, then the expenses will only increase. The majority of your money will go towards buying the merchandise, renting a store, getting employees and marketing your brand.


2. Getting all the Necessary Paper Works Done: This is a crucial part in starting your business and to avoid any unnecessary legal or regulatory issues down the line, you should complete the entire registration processes and get all the necessary certificates so that you can start your operations and run your business without having to worry about any compliance issues. Finishing all the legal procedures in the beginning will also help you to just concentrate on your business which is crucial to achieve success in the industry.


3. Do your Market Research: One of the most important things that you should before starting nay business is to do at least a little bit of market research. A market research will allow you to understand the industry landscape that includes, the latest trends, the top businesses operating in the stratum and the general do’s and don’ts. This understanding will help you not only during your setting up process but also in running your apparel business in the best possible way. Also, make sure that you are choosing the location of your business in the right place that shouldn’t be highly competitive but still has lots of potential.


4. Getting the Right Personnel: The quality and mindset of your employees have a massive say in the success of an organization and that is true in the apparel business as well. It is crucial that you get quality employees that has got experience and has the motivation to give their best for the organization consistently. Once you set up a core team, then it will be much easier to run the operations without any major hassle. Make sure that you listen to the inputs from your team and you communicate your ideas well with them. if things are not going according to plan, take initiative, motivate those around you and lead from the front.

These four pointers will help you to start your apparel business in a much more efficient effective manner.

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