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Secrets of Bootstrapping

Creative ways to shave bucks off those start-up costs.

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

(YoungBiz.com) - Chances are, you've heard the phrase "A penny saved is a penny earned." In the business world, nothing is closer to the truth.

It's called bootstrapping, and it's more than just an old English idiom. It's the only way most businesses can make it through that rough-and-tough start-up phase.

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