There is realistic and then there's "another way". Sure, it would be nice to have the resources to have $1000 or more to start a biz, but that's not reality a lot of time. As I said earlier, I made over $200k a year when I was in a different part of the country and in different economic times. Now, I'd die for that same $1000 to buy some new equipment but because we've spent all our savings and have found our credit going down, that's not going to happen. SOOOOO --- you look in other directions. You figure out another way to do it. You find groups like Kickstarter to help. It's about the community. I really hate the mentality of oh well, sorry. Look for something else. Where there's a will there's a way. What's more important -- make sure that your business is going to be something that WILL generate an income once started. Look for people to help you create that business: investors, partners, etc. But don't give up just because someone says, if you don't have $1000, you're stuck.
Nancy Becher we help small biz connect/collaborate/SUCCEED www.success4biz.biz certified mastermind facilitator business mentor entrepreneurial consultant