To start a business(other than online business), we require a place of business at which operational activities are carried on. As per Shop & Establishment Act, Every commercial establishment or shop need to obtain registration under the act.
Commercial establishment means any premises wherein any trade, business or profession or any work in connection with, or incidental or ancillary thereto is carried on and includes a society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and charitable or other trust, whether registered or not, which carries on any business, trade or profession or work in connection with, or incidental or ancillary thereto, journalistic and printing establishments, contractors and auditors establishments, quarries and mines not governed by the Mines Act, 195 , educational or other institutions run for private gain, and premises in which business of banking, insurance, stocks and shares, brokerage or produce exchange is carried on, but does not include a shop or a factory registered under the Factories Act, 1948.Definition of Shop
shop means any premises where goods are sold either by retail or wholesale or where services are rendered to customers, and includes an office, a store-room, godown, warehouse or workhouse or work place, whether in the same premises or otherwise, used in or in connection with such trade or business.Conclusion:
In nutshell, if any person is commencing a business which comes under above mentioned definition of "Commercial establishment" and "Shop" then Registration is mandatory under Shop & Establishment Act.
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