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On a Shoestring

You don't need millions to get your dream off the ground.

This story appears in the August 2000 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

All the hullaballoo about venture capitalists and angel investors slinging money at high-tech companies can be discouraging for prospective entrepreneurs who don't have access to deep pockets. Is it really still possible in today's market to start a viable business on a shoestring?

Of course you can! Priscilla Y. Huff, iVillage.com's former resident expert on homebased business and author of several books, including 101 Best Home-Based Businesses for Women (Prima Publishing), says, "I talk to women every day who have started out on a shoestring and are now running all types of successful businesses."

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