6 Dirt-Cheap Ways to Launch a New Business

Last Updated Apr 27, 2011 4:32 PM EDT

  • 6 Dirt-Cheap Ways to Launch a New Business

    The beauty of million-dollar ideas is that they're free. But building a business around one? Not so much. Sometimes it seems like you need a million bucks just to get your startup started.

    Thankfully, just because times are lean doesn't mean you need a fat wallet. By leveraging a growing number of cheap and even free tools and services, you can plan, fund, house, market, and operate your new enterprise on a razor-thin budget.

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