Most people assume that they need to be rich in order to even consider buying their own business, so why waste the time fantasizing? This is not the case at all; ordinary people can achieve their dreams and are doing so each and every day. The question you should instead be asking is how badly do you want it and who can help you achieve this goal? Desire can help you to achieve seemingly impossible feats; if you can not muster enough of it to get through the purchasing process then you most likely would have found it very difficult to run a business anyhow. When you add a healthy amount of desire with the proper knowledge, nothing can stand in your way. Good information can be hard to acquire, often taken a large amount of time or financial investment. Thus why so many successful people have learned to hire professionals that have already done most of the heavy lifting. The right business broker will be able to help you to search for the perfect business opportunity; something that you can make good money at, that is of interest to you, and is willing to work with you financially. It is just as important to present a business appropriately for sale as it is to properly represent the buyer in the transaction. There are going to be many circumstances in which seemingly unreasonable offers get accepted simply because of a personal relationship that has been established. Many people selling their business may be more concerned with continuing their legacy or seeing that a new owner with a good heart takes care of the business that they have worked so hard to build. If a seller can find a reason to take a personal liking to the buyer and also trusts them to fulfill any financial obligations, then it may just make a lot of sense to help them out by offering them an opportunity with little to buy the business with little to no money down. Needless to say, the more that a buyer has available to put down the easier it is going to be. But the point is that limited financial means should never stop you from trying to buy a business. As long as you are upfront with everyone involved, including both the broker and the seller, there is nothing wrong with trying. But, it can be a major issue if you conceal the facts until the last minute, as this can cause everyone to feel as if they have been deceived or their time wasted. Treat others with the respect they are due and be completely honest all the time; if they are not interested in working with you because of anything that they learn in the process then it is probably better for everyone to find out sooner then later anyhow.