Starting a business  on a shoestring

There are various ways to start a small business without a lot of cash on hand. It just takes a little more time and diligence on your part.

Taking advantage of every option that is available to you is important when your funding is limited. Sometimes, it can be helpful to start with an idea that can give you the time and additional start up capital that will lead to your ability to achieve the business that is your ultimate goal.

Many service-oriented businesses don’t require an office or a lot of overhead expenses, including pet sitting, office cleaning, tutoring — the list is long and varied. Building a customer base is probably the most tedious part of such businesses, but they can be very successful once they have gained customer acceptance.

Freelance online work is widely available, and some of can be a great option if you are looking to work from home. Once you get started and have produced some quality work, and the word spreads, other jobs will usually be offered steadily. No matter what your specialty may be, there will be many people online who need willing workers.

The fact is, reaching our goals sometimes requires a roundabout approach, in that we have to work toward what we really want by looking at it as a long-term goal. Never give up!