Who can deny the truthfulness of the saying that it takes money to make money. There is no way to get around it. Even when you look at the vast majority of the wealthy individuals who are so-called self-made millionaires, or self-made billionaires a lot of them got their start with help from the money that they received either from friends or from their family. Just think, if an individual wants to start a small business before he could even get things off the ground you have to spend money. He might want to purchase promotional shirts, promotional pens, and other items that he can use in connection with advertising. All of these expenses come well before this individual has even made his first dollar. If he is not armed with at least some resources when it comes to cash flow, regardless of how good his business idea is it is not going to get off of the ground.
Failure to understand the importance of having at least some money before you start a business, is in part one of the reasons why many of the small businesses that start end up in failure. An individual might have an ingenious idea for a business.