START UP AND GO
Ready to flex your entrepreneurial muscles and dive headfirst into your own small business? To identify a business opportunity with low start-up costs, look for a venture with minimal fixed overhead (i.e., one you can run from home) and one that doesn't require an intense and expensive marketing campaign. The following 10 small businesses can be up and running for no more than $10,000. On top of the estimated expenses covered here, it may be a good idea to invest in a few business courses at the local community college. And always check local regulations about the need for a business license and insurance. These expenses could add about $2,500 to start-up costs.