As the economy worsens and unemployment continues to rise people are thinking of ways to create addition revenue sources.  This is primarily why new businesses have been growing by leaps and bounds. The instability of the job market mixed with downsizing has almost forced people to venture out and into business ownership. 

If you have been thinking about business ownership but were concerned about possible costs related to start ups maybe there are solutions that would allow you to start up on a shoestring to use an old phrase.  I just read a fantastic article about a few people that started businesses for around $100.00.  If they can maybe you can to.  Take a look at the Article.