There is no specific month during the year when the prices of TMT bars would be lowest. It actually depends on the demand and supply conditions. If there is a decrease in building construction activities then it is natural that prices would go down. However manufacturers keep a tab on the market and vary their manufacturing facilities accordingly to synchronise with demand and not let the prices go down. On the other side if demand increases due to renewed activity in construction industry then prices might climb up. Presently depending upon the quality and specifications the prices of these TMT bars are hovering in the range Rs 30000 to 50000 per ton. Sometimes prices would slowly rise while sometimes they would be stabilised or come down gradually. Anyway, TMT bars are used in so many places in the construction industry and it is definitely a lucrative business. If you are interested to undertake this business then you have to get the dealership from some reputed company which agree to give you a dealership in a particular area which is incidentally Gwalior in your case.
Please note that for such a dealership business companies would ask you to deposit a security deposit with them and also require some good area for keeping the stock of TMT bars till you give them to the buyers and make place for the fresh inventory. You would also be getting some nominal interest around 5-7% on your security deposit and that varies from company to company. There are many good brands like TATA, Kamdhenu, Jindal, SAIL, Rathi, Essar, PRIME, JSW, Goel, Agni, Captain, A-One, Amba Shakti, Balmukund, Birla etc and one can apply to the concerned company for dealership. It is a business of bigger proportion and if you are able to generate a good sales, you would be benefited with a good commission on the selling of this item in Gwalior area. So, you have to hire a place for the storage of these items in bulk and you can have an attached office either in the same premises or somewhere else but the former would be a preferred option for ease of the loading and unloading operations. Another important thing is location. In every big city generally similar dealer shops would be at the same place so that the prospective buyer can compare the prices and fix a dealer for his purchases. If shop or storage area is not available in such area then one has to hire it in a separate place but it should be in the main market area and not in the outskirts as people feel it difficult to visit such far places when shops are available nearby.
Initially you can mange with the skeleton staff but slowly if sales pick up, you might have to hire more hands. You would need someone for invoicing, billing, and payment book keepings and as nowadays most of these things are done on a computer some trained person would be required to handle all this including the GST aspect and other statutory requirements. You might need a security guard also or night watchman in your premises. If you have some good idea of this business or some other business, you can use that experience here but otherwise I would strongly recommend you to either hire good hands or learn this voluntarily in some shop in the disguise of working. It is very essential to learn the basics of any business before venturing in it. Please note that business requires sustained and sincere efforts as you are responsible for all your actions.
The last thing that I want to mention is that business requires networking and polite relations with the customers. Sometimes depending upon the market conditions you might have to offer some more discounts to the buyers or please them with some gifts especially in festival times. Business requires all these techniques and considerations and one has to keep oneself mentally in that frame.
Knowledge is power.