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Start your business with little to no money, here’s how

You want to establish a business, but a lack of funds is precluding you from doing so? We have excellent news: there are several methods to get started without becoming a millionaire right away!

Money should not be the reason a brilliant concept is shelved, but unfortunately, a lack of funds is frequently the primary reason why entrepreneurs put their plans on hold. It’s easy to believe that the only way to get a firm off the ground is with big investment or the capacity to raise outrageous sums of money, but this isn’t always the case. 

Richard Branson’s story is likely to be one of the most motivating for any entrepreneur. With only £300 from his mother, he launched his magazine ‘Student,’ which served as the impetus for the whole Virgin Group. He is now worth more than 5.1 billion dollars.

The three founders of Starbucks took up their concept, having pooled $8,000 of their own capital and taken a loan, and nearly ten years later turned it into a billion-dollar enterprise.

Source Cash In Creative Ways

Innovative entrepreneurs devise a mechanism to obtain the funds they require when bank loans, pitching to investors, and other funding options are unavailable. Begin by considering what you currently have, such as savings, investments, or retirement money, and only invest what you can afford to lose. Don’t worry if you don’t have any money to draw on; there are plenty of inventive methods to raise the funds you require.

Airbnb’s two founders raised $25,000 for their company by purchasing cereal in bulk and packaging it with a catchy label. They sold their Obama O’s for $40 each at a Democratic National Convention and raised enough money to launch the now-billion-dollar enterprise.

Additional ways to get money:

Angel Investors: These are affluent individuals who make investments in return for a stake in a firm.

Crowdfunding: If you think your concept is good enough, why not take it to the public and try to get financing for it?

List Your Connections

It’s not what you know; it’s who you know, a phrase used so frequently in business because it’s unquestionably true. Begin by compiling a list of contacts and considering how they may benefit you. Do you know someone with whom you might trade skills? Perhaps you know someone who might create a website for free or expose you to their network of business connections in exchange for your expertise on one of their projects. You might also think about selling your services to make money.

Start Small

Simplify your plan and begin small rather than establishing a business with a complete product or service offering. It not only relieves a lot of stress, but it also saves money in the beginning by focusing on one product or service. Offering a single service or product at first allows you to focus on a specific target group and grow from there as the concept evolves.

Be Creative

Make something that you can sell on the internet. If your product is great, markets like Flipkart and Amazon may perform the marketing and sell for you. If you do not have your own items, how about reselling others’? This idea drives some of the most popular fashion e-commerce companies, curating and selling products to their communities. If you have a talent or a speciality, all you need to start a service business are the tools of your trade; this requires very little investment and is a fantastic way to start small in your local region.

Stop Procrastinating

Fear of failure is one of the facts that preclude brilliant ideas. Don’t wait for everything to be perfect before launching your business, and don’t let a lack of funds prevent you from creating something that might pay off in the long term.

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Allwyn Mathew
Allwyn Mathew
Founder and the Associate Publisher of Business Review Live. A Business graduate from the renowned University of Wales, UK, having worked in the UK and the Middle East has a keen interest in the global business media. A Certified Social Media Marketing Specialist from the Northwestern University, USA. Within his short career, he represented major industrial, lifestyle, and business media portfolios.