When I started my first business, I had attended an entrepreneur seminar and one of the speakers advised that with the way the economy is, you can’t just open up shop and expect people to patronise your business. You should therefore start a business from a hobby, or something that you can use your two hands and feet to do, i.e. start a business without needing any capital.
I strongly believe in this.
I’ve seen people spend 4-5 years trying to get a business off the ground because of lack of funding.
Move onto something else. Start something with what you can personally invest in before trying to get someone else to invest in your business.
If you aren’t solving some amazing world problem and you don’t have the cash to fund the business yourself… move onto something else.
I started my entrepreneurial journey as a student. I would use my pocket money to invest in my business such as getting a logo designed, business cards etc whilst my friends where shopping and buying take-aways with their pocket money.
Start with what you have. Yes, indeed everything comes at a cost, but you should be able to carry that cost yourself (even if it requires making personal sacrifices) otherwise it’s either not the right business for you, or not the right time to start that particular business which you can’t personally finance…