4. Step Two: Evaluate Your Funding Needs

It's quite possible that you can start your new eBay business with zero dollars in your pocket. It's more likely, however, that you'll have some startup costs involved—to purchase inventory and shipping boxes, if nothing else. How much money you need depends on the type of business you're setting up and how you plan to handle your day-to-day operations. And if you need more up-front money than you currently have in your pocket, you're going to have to find a source for these additional funds.

This chapter is all about this initial funding—and your ongoing ...

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