Starting a company is dirt cheap. It really is. You can kick off a new online venture for less than $100, easy. You can register a domain name, purchase hosting and web design through a drag and drop interface, and be up and running for a tiny initial outlay.
That kind of approach could enable businesses of almost any model, whether it's e-commerce or a service-based design firm.
Sure, you'll run into a lot more cost when you start looking at building software or platforms yourself; but validating the cost of development won't cost you a thing with a launch page and a sign-up form. You're looking at $15 a month.
It doesn't take venture capital to found a small start-up or business. It just takes guts.
Read my favorite book — "The $100 Start-up," by Chris Guillebeau. It will change the way you think about starting up.
Finding a co-founder isn't the challenge it once was, either. Where meeting a business partner in the past could have been a lengthy process, searching out a face-to-face meeting, you can now discover talented individuals on the other side of the planet. Look at companies like Woothemes — their original team were separated by hundreds of miles back in the day.
You aren't limited by the people around you or your local technology or business environment. You have the ability to get out there and discover a genius who perfectly meshes with your approach to business, no matter where she is. If you need someone to climb that fucking mountain with, she's out there.;