The range of resources needed when starting a venture are considered, both financial and non-financial. Resource shortcomings of those in poverty when it comes to starting a business are explored. The core focus is on determining how to acquire resources when the entrepreneur has no money. A variety of approaches for acquiring or gaining access to critical resources are examined, including leveraging, bootstrapping, guerrilla approaches, and effectuation. Emphasis is place on the abilities to see things as resources where others do not see them as such, stretch resources and apply them in new and different ways and utilize the resources of others without paying for them, or paying much less than they are worth.
You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.
Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. Please login through your library system or with your personal username and password on the homepage.
Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/ extracts and download selected front matter and introductory chapters for personal use.
Your library may not have purchased all subject areas. If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.