Starting a Shoestring Business

Who hasn’t thought about starting a business at some point?

After all, running a profitable business means freedom, financial security, and never having to worry about working for someone else. It just doesn’t get any better than that.

Well, assuming of course, that your business is profitable.

In order to start a real business, there is a certain amount of risk that you must be willing to take. Actually, it all comes down to risk versus reward. If you’re willing to take the chance and opt for a better life, the rewards can be beyond your greatest expectations. In the worst case, it could all come crashing down around you.

For many would-be entrepreneurs, any plans of business ownership can be shelved indefinitely as real life demands and responsibilities take over. Sadly, there never seems to be enough time or money. For most, business ownership will always seem just a little out of reach.

Now, for the few that are willing and able to act on their plans, the rewards can be life-changing. Yes, there is great risk and sacrifice; however, that first step is one that every successful business person has had to take. There is no way around it. You need to beat the odds no matter how you play the game.

Is the risk worth the reward? Ultimately, only you can answer that question.

The good news is that business startups don’t have to be expensive, and they certainly don’t have to be an all-or-nothing scenario. With a little thought, planning and creativity, you can start your own business without risking everything you own. In fact, many very successful businesses are started and continue to thrive while exposing the owner to minimal financial risk.

This website contains many low-budget startups. And, while there will always be some exposure to risk, they have been chosen because the initial capital investment is low to moderate. In fact, most can be started for under a thousand dollars; and some can even be launched with a few hundred.

The business ideas contained within this site are not franchise based. Each venture is meant to be started from scratch and run in a “hands on” fashion by the owner. Most will almost certainly require a huge sacrifice in terms of time and dedication. As the owner, you may be the only person with the drive and sense of purpose that is needed to get the business running – and to keep it running.

Lastly, you will not find any “get-rich-quick” schemes here. What you will find are true-to-life businesses that are meant to work in the real world. They are not glamorous or slick – and all will require a tremendous amount of effort before you can expect to see any return at all.

So, if it’s a real opportunity you’re looking for, you’ve come to the right place.

Welcome to Shoestring Profits!