35 Small Businesses You Can Start for $1,000 or Less

Small businesses have a huge impact on the economy. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, there are 30.2 million small businesses, and they make up 99.9% of businesses in the nation. Business owners help create jobs and provide needed services in their local communities. Want to join the ranks of small business owners yourself? If … Read more

Here’s How Much it Costs to Start a Business in Every Industry

Using data from the Census Bureau, LendingTree researchers estimated the average startup costs for businesses in a wide range of industries. Most business owners (21%) launch their venture with less than $5,000. But initial costs could exceed $3 million, depending on industry and other startup factors. Our findings include both average and median costs to start … Read more

How We Started a Business in Our 70s

Husband and wife team Rick and Jari Searns, of Williamsville, N.Y., have been entrepreneurs for almost their entire working lives — roughly 45 years. They have successfully launched and sold three staffing companies, one of which was an Inc. 500 company, and co-founded and currently own two marketing companies. They founded RestMark in 2013, spent … Read more

Joe Started His Business Using Credit Cards And Now He is in Trouble

“Dear Steve, I had some bad luck in small business and had to use my credit cards and now I am about $50,000. in debt. I have very little income coming in right now and have about 3 months of cash left to pay the mortgage and monthly bills. I want to pay my bills,but … Read more