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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting a Home-Based Business, 3rd Edition by Barbara Weltman

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Chapter 11
Raising Dollars with Sense
In This Chapter
◆ Deciding whether to finance things by yourself or bring in partners
◆ Get help from those you know
◆ Finding free money
◆ Using the best financing option for you
Starting a business at home is certainly cheaper than starting one in an office, storefront, or other commercial location that costs you rent and other overhead expenses. But you still need money to get started and to grow.
 
Unless you were born with the proverbial silver spoon in your mouth or have hit the jackpot in Las Vegas, you probably must give careful thought to how you’ll pay for things in your business. You may need to buy inventory you plan to sell online, or your old personal computer just won’t cut it anymore and you need ...

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