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Finance Creatively

Take a hard look at your own assets before borrowing startup capital.

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People generally have more assets than they realize. Use as much of your own money as possible to get started. Remember, the larger your own investment, the easier it will be for you to acquire capital from other sources.

Excerpted from Start Your Own Business: The Only Start-Up Guide You'll Ever Need