In fact, there are over half a الإقامة الذهبية في الامارات started each year in this country (each and every year) and I can guarantee you that very few of them get or qualify for a business loan or some other form of outside capital.
Given the poor capital markets that small businesses face these days with banks not lending to small business let alone to startups, over 90% of all new businesses have to get their companies up and running without any type of outside financial help at all.
They find a way. Which is the defining characteristic of an entrepreneur – to find a way to make it happen.
All businesses are limited in the amount of resources they have to run and grow their companies. Thus, in order to survive and expand, they have to get the most out of the resources (cash, capital, equipment, property, labor, etc) they do have.
Therefore, those businesses that do succeed in starting up their companies without business loans do so by finding a way to make what they need happen. For example, a business that has no money or staff (limited resources) to kick off a marketing campaign but is still able to drive customers to the business by using free resources like social media, word of mouth marketing and referral programs. Or, the new bakery business that can’t afford a kitchen or kitchen equipment but grew the business by using other restaurant’s stoves and ovens after hours and providing them a percentage of revenue earned in exchange.
While getting a business loan or millions in venture capital will surely make your business life easier, having those resources is not a key element for success. What is is the ability to find a way – any way – to start and grow your business regardless of what you have on hand.
3 Ways To Start Your Business Without A Business Loan
The first thing to understand is that all businesses are unique and thus all have to find their own unique ways to overcome their particular obstacles. To that point, we tried to generalize these 3 simply ways to startup a new business as a means of not providing a concert road map to your individual business success but as a means to demonstrate what can be done and then let you take the ball from there and apply it to your own situation.
Lastly, while the following may be instinctive to some they may also seeming impossible to others, do know that businesses have been using these methods or some variation of them to start their companies since the beginning of time.
1) Don’t Use Any Money.
Most of the time, new business owners will use the capital (money) they have on hand to get tasks done – either by hiring labor to do it (be it employees or professional help) or purchasing a product or service that will complete the task for them. What this means is that their money is being spent to save the business owner some time and effort.
However, if you don’t have any money – then you just have to do those things yourself. And, for those business tasks you are unsure about, you just have to take the time to learn.
Here is a great example. When Bill Gates first started Microsoft, he too had limited resources and spent most of his money hiring geeks (software designers, software engineers, etc). But, that left no money for legal issues or accounting. Thus, when he hired someone, he would also tell them; “you now have to go learn the legal side and handle that for us” on top of all your other duties.