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Raising Start-Up Cash

A fledgling business is a dream with a price tag. Want someone to pick up the tab? Here's how.

This story appears in the April 2002 issue of Teen Startups.

( - Did you ever hear the saying "It takes money to make money"? It's true. Starting your own business takes cash--and that can be a problem if you don't have any. But if you're serious about starting a business, there are ways to raise those start-up funds.

Look for Equity Investors

James Carpenter had a dream to start his own dance business. Getting started was low-cost enough for the Louisville, Colorado, 'trep, who gave private lessons for would-be cheerleaders preparing for tryouts.

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