At first glance, this idea may seem hopelessly far-fetched. How can you get a business up and running without any startup capital? Still, there are a few ideas that may help you change your life. Here is an overview of key opportunities in India and other countries.

Undeniably, to launch and scale a business, you need more than a steady flow of cash. You cannot succeed without productive relations with partners and investors and a solid development plan. However, when you are only starting a company, it is possible to start small — as small as you like.

Be Honest With Yourself

To begin, you need to ask yourself several important questions. First, what can you do and what is available for free? Create a list of obstacles and a list of opportunities. Do not just focus on the negatives, as they prevent you from taking action altogether.

Next, think of things that are essential to your business idea. For example, if you only have a few items for the store, paying for a custom-designed website is premature. Instead, you could merely create a Facebook page and promote the company locally.

An alternative is posting the products for sale on websites like Etsy or eBay. Platforms like Canva allow users to design their own marketing materials. Finally, why not barter and trade your products or skills without payment?

The internet offers a wealth of free resources. Look for free alternatives to products and services you need to get started. In the process, you may develop digital skills, which will come in handy and allow you to make savings.

Where to Get Capital

It is hardly a good idea to use your savings account for funding. However, this is a common practice among aspiring entrepreneurs. You will need six months' worth of savings on average. Be honest with yourself about how much you are spending and how much revenue you should target.

1.Generate Capital through Trading

Consider building up capital through online trading. Brokers like ForexTime provide a plethora of opportunities which one may unlock after investing just $10. These include forex trading (currencies), stocks, and derivatives. You may create a diverse investment portfolio with only a modest initial contribution. Open the most affordable Forex account, master this art, and scale your trading.

Today, ECN trading in India is growing fast. It is a relatively easy way to make money in a range of markets without owning physical assets. You may like this job so much that it will become your career.

2.Ask Friends and Family

Do not feel humiliated. Investment is not charity. If you have a sound business plan, this is an opportunity for them to make money as well. You could first practise your sales pitch in front of friends or relatives and ask for honest feedback.

Next, when the company is ready for launch, ask them for a little funding. Everything must be done in writing, so they know exactly when and how much you will pay them back. Alternatively, you may register on a crowdfunding platform and reach out to a wider audience of potential investors.

3.Apply for a Loan

Consider getting a small business loan to increase your cash flow. As a rule, conventional banks offer the most favourable terms. Steer clear of online lenders. Although they are more lenient in requirements, they charge much more. Compare offers based on APR (annual percentage rate), even if you are borrowing for a few months only.

Business loans provide you with a lump sum. It is also possible to open a line of credit. These are renewable forms of borrowing, as they function like credit cards.

4.Secure Grants

Grants are difficult to find, but they exist. Once your company is up and running, start looking for free cash in government databases or local small business administration chapters. Remember, though, that grants come with strings attached. You need to meet stringent requirements to qualify.

5.Find Angel investors

Usually, these are the first people to invest in your company when you scale beyond your family and friends. Not only can these people provide you with funds. They are often great mentors, as many of them are former entrepreneurs themselves.

Do Not Expect Immediate Results

Remember that profit takes time. You need to set a realistic timescale for the project. As a rule, you may achieve the first profit after half a year of operation.

Author's Bio: 

John Smith is a Digital Marketing Consultant with more than 8 years of experience in SEO, SEM, SMO, blogging, etc having wide knowledge base into content marketing.