How do I start up a traditionally capital-intensive business with no money?
With little savings and no home to leverage (or economic history/reputation) that would help me qualify for a traditional loan, I'm running into a brick wall with starting up my retail business. Any way I slice it, my business model seems to require these expensive necessities: a location and hefty funding for store inventory, employee wages and marketing/advertising. I've been unsuccessful in trying to define a creative starting point, that is small enough for me to afford, but realistic enough in theory to bring in sufficient profit, which would allow the business to grow into the image I have for it. I am leery of VC's and hesitant to hand over the majority of my business to angels before I even open my doors. Help?!