My answer to How can one start a business with no investment? Have you tried it?
Answer by Ken Larson:
“Boot Strapping”is the common term applied to what you have questioned. It employs bartering, industry partnering , family investment and other means to begin an enterprise without major investment and long term debt. I have tried it and it can work if carefully planned.
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