If only I had the money to start my own business

I get 8-10 inquiries per week from people needing start-up money.  People want to know how to borrow from the bank, get venture capital or grant funding, or how to launch a Kickstarter campaign.  And yes, capital is always difficult to find – especially with businesses that many of us are starting that tend to use service, information or technology.  So, does that mean it’s impossible to launch a great idea?  Absolutely not!!  According to the most recent Bureau of Census data, these are the figures for money needed for new businesses: 1% needed $1,000,000 or more 14% needed $25,000 … Read More

I’m miserable in my job but don’t have the money to start my own business

In last week’s Podcast I answered a question from Art: Hello Dan, recently I read 48 Days and No More Mondays. Great books! Like you I’m a car guy! I worked as an ASE certified technician for 6+yrs then opened up a used car lot which let to a bankruptcy (have to admit fixing cars and selling them are completely different). Currently I work for the state and earn only $40,000 a year; I feel like my time is worth way more than that! I would like to open my own repair shop as those are my skills of expertise … Read More

Where can I get $1 million to fulfill a dream God gave me?

A 48 Days Podcast listener asked where she could get $1 million to create a major ministry event in her community. Her questions included:  Where does someone get this kind of money? I have prayed about this, the dream won’t go away.  But the money isn’t falling out of the clouds either. I have talked to a professional fundraiser and he told me since I have no history in this business, no one would contribute to this. I talked to a woman who is in business to find sponsors for major musical events and she said the same thing. The city told me … Read More

But I Don’t Have Any Money

I see 8-10 requests per week from people needing start-up money.  And yes, capital is always difficult to find – especially with businesses that tend to use service, information or technology.  So, does that mean it’s impossible to launch a great idea?  Absolutely not!! According to the most recent Bureau of Census data, these are the figures for money needed for new businesses: 1% needed $1,000,000 or more 14% needed $25,000 — $999,999 10% needed $10,000 — $24,999 9% needed $5,000 — $9,999 34% needed less than $5,000 26% did not require any money at all! This shows us that … Read More