I think Robert is absolutely correct that “bootstrapping” can be quite expensive, especially if you consider “time” to be a factor in the equation. Many entrepreneurs think that if they spend years trying to get a business off the ground despite having a regular day job, they didn’t loose anything if it didn’t work out. Well, they did.
It sounds like you are not too worried about the possibility that your window of opportunity may close on you, so why don’t you take the time to develop a business plan that defines your revenue potential along with your capital requirements?
While I don’t think that a lot of businesses require the set up of an international enterprise to take shape, the revenue potential of your business and your estimated capital requirements will certainly define, whether investors are willing to pitch in and invest.
If raising capital isn’t an option and you are unable to get a loan from your bank, you are indeed left with bootstrapping, which can still be worth your while, if, let’s say, you’ll make more money or spend less time making the same than with your current day job.
I hope this helps.
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