Businesses You Can Start for Under $1,000

If you’re trying to figure out how to start a business without a big infusion of cash from angel investors or your own savings, don’t despair. There are plenty of cheap businesses you can start that can turn into thriving enterprises.

In fact, you can get a business up and running for less than $1,000. If you’re looking to begin a business without a hefty investment, keep reading to find out how these entrepreneurs turned their business ideas into reality on shoestring budgets.

Last updated Oct. 18, 2019

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  • Initial Investment: $3 a month

Blogging can be the best business to start with little money. Some bloggers actually launch their websites for $0.

Kelan and Brittany Kline started their blog, The Savvy Couple, in 2016 for less than $3 a month. “That cost covered our domain name and hosting at the time,” Kelan said. “From there, we grew our blog

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LTA set up campaign to improve tennis participation numbers

The Lawn Tennis Association has launched a major campaign to get more people playing tennis after the coronavirus lockdown by making public facilities more accessible.

Tennis was one of the first sports allowed to be played socially across the country following the easing of lockdown measures during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The governing body for the sport in Britain has developed a package of initiatives to help local authorities make facilities in parks more sustainable, and has targeted 1,000 priority locations.

The packages include the use of free technology to improve accessibility, including an online booking platform and gated access to courts, the development of a park-based competition and interest-free quick access loans for facility improvements.

LTA chief executive Scott Lloyd said: “Park tennis facilities are absolutely crucial to us achieving increased and sustained participation levels in our sport, and so the development of this work has been a central priority

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Diamond Platnumz and Africa’s most popular YouTube stars

Diamond Platnumz being surprised at home by his record producers
Diamond Platnumz being surprised at home by his record producers

A bare-chested Diamond Platnumz was surprised by his record producers last week when they rocked up at his house with a cake iced with YouTube’s logo to mark a milestone for the Tanzanian pop star.

As he was filmed getting dressed, the 30-year-old was proudly told by his team that he was the first sub-Saharan African singer to get one billion views on his YouTube channel.

Over the

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‘I’ve applied for more than 100 jobs’

Kayleigh Rennix has never struggled to find work before. The HR manager from Essex was earning close to £40,000 working in the education sector before she resigned in March, fearing her role was at risk. Since then she’s applied for dozens of jobs, but has had little interest from employers.

“As my leaving date approached, coronavirus reared its ugly head. I would say I’ve applied for more than 100 jobs and not had many call-backs,” she says.

Kayleigh had planned to find a new job quickly and restart work in May, after a holiday in Italy.

But the coronavirus pandemic put paid to those plans. Now the 34-year-old has found herself relying on benefit payments for the first time in her life, and expects to move back in with her parents when her tenancy expires later in the summer.

“My rent is £900 a month and my universal credit is

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Watchdog clamps down on scam ads with online reporting site

Customers that come across scam ads online will be able to report them to a State-backed system for the first time from today.

The UK Scam Ad Alert System will allow internet users to flag bogus ads by providing details like the ad’s web address and content.

The system is being headed up by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) and the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB).

While most big internet services like Amazon and Facebook Marketplace already employ their own scam prevention methods, the new alert system will allow the details of the fake ads to be shared among all platforms that could be affected.

Once reported, the ASA will circulate the advertiser’s details, remove the ad, and suspend the perpetrators account if possible.

The launch follows a three-month pilot by the ASA and the IAB, which allowed the system to alert platforms and publishers to paid-for scam ads. Fake ads

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Edited Transcript of PT.OQ earnings conference call or presentation 15-Jun-20 12:00pm GMT

Jun 16, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of Pintec Technology Holdings Ltd earnings conference call or presentation Monday, June 15, 2020 at 12:00:00pm GMT

Thank you for standing by, and welcome to Pintec Technology Holding Limited’s Full Year 2019 Earnings Conference Call. (Operator Instructions)

Please be advised that today’s conference is being recorded. I would now like to hand the conference over to your first speaker for today, Ms. Joyce Tang.

Thank you. Please go ahead.

Thank you, operator. Hello, everyone, and welcome to the PINTEC 2019 full year’s earnings conference call. The company’s financial and operational results were issued earlier today and are posted online. You can also view the earnings press release by visiting the IR website at ir.pintec.com.

A replay of the call will be available on the IR website in a few hours. Participants on today’s call will be Mr. Allen Dong, Chairman and Acting … Read More

I Finally Got Into Yoga, and I Have Online Classes to Thank

The last couple of months have taught a lot of us that working out at home can actually be fun and effective. As someone who used to be only motivated when I was in a fitness studio class, feeding off the energy of the instructor and the other people working out alongside me, I’ve changed my mind about at-home exercise.

Now, I’ve gotten into a routine, and I’m pretty sure I work out a lot more than I used to because it’s so convenient to just turn on my laptop and stream a workout. And because I’m working out solo, I’ve been feeling more adventurous to try new types of workouts. I’ve always stuck to indoor cycling and barre classes because I felt pretty competent with them and never really tried anything else because I was afraid of making a fool out of myself in class. But since I have

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‘I’ve applied for more than 100 jobs‘

Kayleigh Rennix has never struggled to find work before. The HR manager from Essex was earning close to £40,000 working in the education sector before she resigned in March, fearing her role was at risk. Since then she’s applied for dozens of jobs, but has had little interest from employers.

“As my leaving date approached, coronavirus reared its ugly head. I would say I’ve applied for more than 100 jobs and not had many call backs,” she says.

Kayleigh had planned to find a new job quickly and restart work in May, after a holiday in Italy.

But the coronavirus pandemic put paid to those plans. Now the 34-year-old has found herself relying on benefit payments for the first time in her life, and expects to move back in with her parents when her tenancy expires later in the summer.

“My rent is £900 a month and my universal credit

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‘People queued for an hour to enter’ the shop

The dust has settled after the first day of trading for non-essential shops in England since the coronavirus lockdown almost three months ago.

Bargain hunters and spendthrifts alike descended on the High Streets, with some retailers seeing long queues and others reporting a quiet start to trading.

So what was it like for the people staffing and running those shops?

Neeraj Chadda, who manages a Currys PC World megastore in London, says he loved being back.

He hadn’t put a suit on to turn up to work in weeks. “I was just happy doing that today,” he said.

And he wasn’t the only one who was pleased that the shop at Staples Corner was able to open its doors again.

Mr Chadda said people were queuing for about an hour to enter the store, which could only allow a maximum of 67 customers in at a time to facilitate social

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The search for students who went missing from class during COVID-19

DETROIT — Principal Jacqueline Dungey was searching for one of her kindergartners.

She’d called every number she had for his family. She’d sent urgent notes to his parents. She’d reached out to a social worker who’d worked with his family in the past.

But more than a month after the coronavirus threat forced the New Paradigm Loving Academy in Detroit to move its classes online, the little boy, Legend, hadn’t been in touch with his teachers. His family had not shown up for the meals the school distributes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. No one seemed to know where he was.

Dungey was determined to find him.

“I just wanted to make sure he was safe,” she said.

For more on this story, watch NBC’s “TODAY” show on Tuesday at 8:15 a.m. ET.

Legend was among about a dozen Loving students who went missing in the weeks after COVID-19 began battering

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