Important links for startup business ideas

Posted by on Oct 14, 2014 in Business, Government Schemes, Project Finance, Loans, Self-employment, Start-up business | 0 comments

Important Links for startup businesses

We have got numerous institutions in Government sector who assist in idea development to promotion of startup ideas.  The services constitute:

  1. Geography specific potential opportunities for startup businesses
  2. Sample Project Reports that provide one glance understanding of chosen startup project
  3. Data of capital equipment suppliers
  4. Steps to register a startup company
  5. Government Schemes with details of loans, incentives and other support to startup companies
  6. Research, Incubation and Marketing Support to startup businesses
  7. Market Data pertaining to several startup opportunities
  8. Access to global data for export of produce
Services from EPMWORLD

EPMWORLD Service diagram

There are many more services that industry promotion institutions provide to a startup business.

Startup founders, however, would ignore the effort of research and exploration and thus work with insufficient data.  Moreover, the prime focus of startup founders mostly targets loan procurement.  Banking institutions in India are not startup friendly.  The schemes like CGFT and its provisions are grossly under utilized owing to touch me not attitude of several bank authorities in accepting CGFT based loan applications.

Considering the above it is important that startup founders should explore various government provisions and then approach financial institutions with right documentation for loans or incentives.

The other option is to engage a consultant who would enlighten them on various related activities to setup a startup.

Here are some links that would help startup founder to explore data on some of the above aspects.

The above links are just indicative.  There are many more institutions and several more URLs to explore.

You may also like to explore various pages of this blog related to government schemes, project loan process, startup business ideas, idea evaluation, entrepreneur qualities, branding, online reputation and many more business aspects.  Should you need more information may please leave your comment herein.  I would try to answer your queries that falls within my scope.

Venkata

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Project Finance – Ratio Analysis

Posted by on Feb 6, 2011 in Business, EPM World, Project Finance, Loans | 0 comments

I have in my earlier postings covered the topic of Bank Loan Appraisal process.  I have compiled here certain important financial tools being used in appraising the admissibility of loan.  The tools used in the appraisal process for start-up projects, for existing organizations, for Term Loan and for Working Capital are not all the same.  There are some additional tools not covered herein.

Project Finance Assessment Tools

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Project finance eligibility

Posted by on Feb 2, 2011 in Business, EPM World, Government Schemes, Project Finance, Loans | 1 comment

In line with my New Year resolution to help the prospective entrepreneurs, I have contributed herein my own thoughts on various important approaches towards realizing entrepreneur dream.  I have also provided links to government provisions regulating loans and subsidies and produced certain policy provisions of PMEGP & CGF.

I have drawn a table giving various heads of costs involved in the project finance (loan / investment) and general approach by banks in appraising loan eligibility.

project finance eligibility


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Business Loan appraisal

Posted by on Jan 21, 2011 in Business, EPM World, Project Finance, Loans | 2 comments

The common requirement for an entrepreneur is availing loan / financial support from Government or Banks.  Mostly the government support is extended in the form of capital subsidy, interest subsidy, marketing support, technology support, skill development, credit guarantee and more as could be seen from http://www.dcmsme.gov.in/schemes/sidoscheme.htm.

However, all the financial support is routed through banks.  Term loans for CAPEX are released in the name of machinery & equipment suppliers while the Working capital is made available in the form of OCC.   The sanction could be through fund based or non-fund based or mixed.

Every prospective borrower of loan would get a common question as to whether bank will sanction loan for the project.  Even the regulating authority of respective government schemes would not be able to confirm about the prospects of loan sanction.

I have attempted to draw important points evaluated by banks in the sanction of loan.  Mind these are not exclusive.  If you feel you have answers for most of the things, you will sure get loan from the Bank.  After all, Banks are always keen to lend money where they find business i.e. confidence and assurance that the borrower will not default in loan repayment.  Hence, it is the duty of borrower to satisfy the business requirement of banks so that he become eligible to draw deserved financial support.  Once a healthy relation is formed with a banker, we can always be sure about drawing further support in the name of extended Term Loan or extended Working Capital or any other mode.

epmworld Loan appraisal

Loan sanction is a cumbersome process.  Depending upon the availability and submission of various data by the borrower, it would take a minimum of 4 weeks time for a new loan application for a start-up project.

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Business loans without collateral

Posted by on Jan 20, 2011 in EPM World, Government Schemes, Project Finance, Loans | 90 comments

Business loans can be availed even without any collateral security under CGSME and PMEGP. I have compiled a list of loans available, eligibility to avail the loans and other important details in that regard.

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Govt. of India support to MSE sector

Small Industry Loans without Collateral

 

Loans without collateral security
Compiled by http://www.blog.epmworld.in Credit Guarantee Scheme for Micro and Small Enterprises (CGSME) Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme
Eligible borrowers New and existing Micro Entrepreneurs engaged in manufacturing or service activity excluding Retail Trade. Any individual above 18 years of age.
For existing units banks can sanction loans under CGTMSE towards term loan or renewal of working capital facilities. For more info pl. visit the website http://www.pmegp.in
Eligible businesses Any manufacturing or Service unit not in the negative list. Any industry not covered in the negative list.
Credit / Financial assistance INR 100 lakhs INR 25.00 lakhs for manufacturing sector.
Fund and non-fund based.Non fund based could be Letter of credit or BG. INR 10.00 lakhs for service sector.
Co-financing Borrower can avail joint financing by two institutions like SIDBI, NSIC, Any Member Lending Institution (Banks)subject to the credit sealing. NA
Loan tenure 7 years 3 to 7 years
Compiled by http://www.blog.epmworld.in
Annual service fee 0.75% of sanctioned credit facilities. Consult Bank
Annual service fee exemption at the bank’s discretion. To women entrepreneurs, MSE loans up to 10.00 lakhs and eligible borrowers in North Eastern Region and J&K in excess of 0.25%. Consult Bank
Guarantee fee 1% of sanctioned credit facilities. One time payment. Consult Bank
Borrower’s contribution As suggested by the bank.Generally the debt:equity ratio would be at 3:1 i.e. borrower should be able to bring in 1/4 of loan amount. General category at 10%.
SC/ST/OBC/Minorities/Women/Ex-servicemen, Physically handicapped, NER, Hill and Border area at 5%.
Subsidy As applicable to respective industry from 5% to 50%. General category (i) 25% for Rural area and (ii) 15%% for Urban area.
SC/ST/OBC/Minorities/Women/Ex-servicemen, Physically handicapped, NER, Hill and Border area. (i) 35% for Rural area and (ii) 25% for Urban area.
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