I had an interesting discussion a while back with a friend. We were talking about various business opportunities and their likely start-up costs. Whilst we both agreed that, in an ideal world, you would fund a new venture with savings and own capital etc, there were instances were approaching a finance company to cover any shortfall would probably be necessary. In fact, if you didn't have the faith enough in your venture to go into debt, then maybe you didn't believe in your business enough.
Has anyone ever resorted to 'going to the bank' for start-up or expansion funds for an Internet Marketing business? I can't recall anyone ever mentioning it (understandable, I suppose) but I also can't recall any business sector, of any kind, that didn't have a proportion of externally funded start-ups.
Is IM unique? Can you really, always, start from a standing start all on your own?