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Really, Really Broke Entrepreneurs



A resource for entrepreneurs trying to start and run a business on limited funds. Here's information on how to get going, success stories of people who have made it and lessons we can learn from them.



Updated: 2017-09-12T05:59:12.412-07:00

 



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2008-01-05T07:05:49.912-08:00

Happy 2008! At this point, everyone’s probably making new year’s resolutions that include the usual about making money and losing weight, and reflecting back on what went wrong with 2007. Don't...

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Should you pay for the opportunity?

2007-12-12T16:45:24.453-08:00

A lot of people are supplementing their entrepreneurial dreams with side sales such as Avon, Mia Bella candles, Noah’s Ark, etc. Sometimes these products can be a nice accompaniment to your...

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Really Broke Entrepreneurs TV?

2007-11-05T16:42:38.065-08:00

It was suggested to me, so I've been really bouncing around the idea of Really Broke Entrepreneurs Television, but since an actual television show would cost me several thousand dollars, even on...

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Wait...Backup...Now, Go!

2007-10-20T05:00:37.355-07:00

You'd think I would have learned to practice what I've preached all these years - I'm always telling people to back up their data, purchase an external hard drive or backup system, or just burn it to...

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Are you throwing your ideas away?

2007-10-01T20:11:04.543-07:00

I'm so sorry for the delay in updating, but I got sidetracked by a beauty called Joomla. Why didn't someone tell me about this before? I've spent hundreds of dollars and hours on software and...

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Burning Questions: Broke Entrepreneur Q&A, #2

2007-09-24T05:59:28.990-07:00

I'm back with another Q&A, this time from Claire, who asks: "What is an Entrepreneur, is it just somebody out to make lots of money? Or is it a more creative thing? How would you define it?" There...

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Creating a (free) buzz with Yahoo Answers

2007-09-19T03:21:44.234-07:00

Ruck at Cashtactics.net has written a fantastic, free, downloadable eBook that describes his system for using Yahoo Answers to generate traffic and sales for his business. I've read it, and I think...

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Joining the "You Comment, I Follow" Movement

2007-09-16T15:59:17.380-07:00

Yes, I'm joining, so that's why I have one of the cool logos! What it is, for those unfamiliar, is that I've edited my blog layout to remove the No Follow tags, so that search engines will follow...

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Diary of an eBay Store, Part 1

2007-09-16T14:19:34.435-07:00

I'm the type of person that has to do things RIGHT. And I don't just mean, "okay, it's good now" type of RIGHT, I mean, nitpicking analistic (is that even a word?) nearly obsessive perfectionist type...

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Always Be Selling!

2007-09-09T17:53:40.467-07:00

Promoting Your Online Business - Offline Often, I'm asked what can people do to market their business BESIDES the internet? After I pick my jaw up off the floor - because we know there's nothing...

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Coming Soon: The Diary of an eBay Store

2007-09-08T06:13:25.615-07:00

Just a quick update - I'm almost ready to start putting up the posts on my experience with opening and building an eBay store. I had planned to put up the first one today, but I haven't edited it...

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Burning Questions: Broke Entrepreneur Q&A

2007-09-06T16:25:01.884-07:00

This is the first of several Q&A entries I'm going to post, based on questions I've received on the topic of being a broke entrepreneur. Up first is a question from Broke Entrepreneur reader,...

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Freebies (and cheapies)!

2007-09-01T20:05:36.206-07:00

I searched for and compiled a short list of freebies - useful things that could help you with business marketing and development. There's a lot of free "junk" out there, so I tried to only list...

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Diary of an eBay store

2007-08-29T16:37:28.373-07:00

As a fellow broke entrepreneur, when I write entries for this blog, I’m also researching the information for myself as well as trying to help others. I wouldn’t suggest anything for another person...

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Sleep it off

2007-08-30T03:48:24.980-07:00

Recently, I was knee deep into developing what will be one of my biggest web projects ever. All day long, I was thinking in code, seeing lines and lines of script whenever I blinked for more than a...

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Does anyone NOT know about eBay?

2007-08-24T03:51:59.212-07:00

As far back as I can remember, my big sister had closets and closets full of designer clothes. When she was a teenager, the local malls weren't good enough for her - she had to finagle ways for her...

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Young and Broke

2007-08-22T16:15:27.266-07:00

Thanks, Amanda, from the Young and Broke blog, for linking to Really, Really, Broke Entrepreneurs! Her blog has a lot of really good common sense articles and advice that are interesting reads for...

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I don't see myself here...

2007-08-20T09:30:00.038-07:00

At the nail salon recently, I browsed through the stacks of magazines in the waiting area, and the February issue of Essence caught my eye. On the cover was the headline, The Million Dollar Black...

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Start an Inflatable Rental Business

2007-08-17T18:55:09.980-07:00

In the spirit of broke entrepreneurs, I'm going to highlight some business ideas in which you could get started for the lowest cost. A few years ago, I was looking for an inflatable for my son's...

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With the China toy recalls....

2007-08-17T18:56:41.707-07:00

...I'm thinking, this might be a GREAT time for some enterprising toy developers in the US to push their American-made marketing campaigns! Especially with Christmas just around the corner. If...

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How cool is this?

2007-08-17T18:57:06.224-07:00

I saw one of these on a car and I was kind of scared to flag the car down and ask about it - although, I'm sure that's what the owner had in mind when she put it on! It was for Avon, it said...

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Ready, Fire, Aim!

2007-08-17T18:57:20.214-07:00

While looking for something to share with you today, I stumbled upon this article by Brian Armstrong of Start Breaking Free, that I thought just really great! It represents a trap that so many of us...

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Consider Email Marketing to build Client Lists

2007-08-17T18:57:36.167-07:00

Here's an idea that entrepreneurs should investigate more - email marketing as a powerful way to promote your products. Now I'm not talking about that unsolicited spam that fills up everyone's...

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Thinking of how to get started?

2007-08-17T18:57:51.812-07:00

Are you still tossing around ideas of what type of online business to start? Affiliate marketing is one of the best ways to get your feet wet with an internet business. It is very cost effective to...

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Calling All Broke Dreamers!

2007-08-19T06:10:28.846-07:00

Tired of reading about entrepreneurs who claim they started from nothing? Then you find out that they really maxxed out their credit cards to the tune of $25,000, or they got a $50,000 loan from...

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