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Work Part-Time to Start Your Business

Don't have the cash to start your business? Part-time jobs can help you reach your dreams.

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

(YoungBiz.com) - So you've decided to start your own business--maybe because your parents cut off your allowance or maybe you've had the entrepreneurial bug for a long time. It really doesn't matter why. You've decided what you're going to sell, developed a business plan, done a marketing survey, and know that there are customers out there waiting for you. It's going to be great. The money will come rolling in, and the best part is that you will be your own boss rather than, say, working as a bagger at the local grocery store.

Not so fast, though. It's time to hurdle the biggest obstacle--where's the start-up money going to come from? For a lucky few, money is not a problem--they either have financial backing or a business idea that doesn't require a lot of start-up cash. You, however, are not one of the few. So what do you do?

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