Some ideas come from seeing opportunities in the things you can acquire. It might seem a little haphazard to go out on a limb and buy a property in order to set up a business. But if you are already in the business of teaching English, does it not seem like a natural progression to set up an English School. Here is a property well suited for that purpose, being sold through tender as a foreclosed property for a minimum of $US30,000. See the details at on my foreclosed website.
The only other costs I would think are $3,000-5,000 fixing the place up based on the court documents.
Andrew Sheldon www.sheldonthinks.com
You can view foreclosed properties listed for as little as $US10,000 in Japan thanks to depopulation and a culture that is geared towards working for the state. I bought foreclosed properties in Japan and now I reveal all in our expanded 200-page report. The information you need to know, strategies to apply, where to get help, and the tools to use. We even help you avoid the tsunami and nuclear risks since I was a geologist/mining finance analyst in a past life. Check out the "feedback" in our blog for stories of success by customers of our previous reports.