If you are an entrepreneur, 25 or younger, and do not have at least $10,000 available your dreams are definitely going to be put on hold. Unless you are fully capable of creating an extensive business plan, or a patent, by yourself, you need substantial buckaroonies to get started. A business plan, from a credible and capable firm will cost you about $10,000. With a concrete business plan you can most likely get funding. With funding you business can begin. Patents are a whole other story. They also require about $10,000 – $20,000. The bottom line is unless you have uncommon drafting abilities, or an extra $10,000, being an entrepreneur in America is a futile endeavor.