Small business start-up need not cost the earth and you can approach it from a number of directions. A recent press article covered some good material for those thinking of starting a small business. Quoting three cases of successful small business starts, it gave information on the background of the new business owners.One of the factors I found interesting was that in each instance the entrepreneur was female. No I am not being sexist I am saying how good it is that these ladies have seen and seized the opportunity. I find this is happening more and more and to me many of the ladies I come across are showing great energy and drive.I believe that almost anyone with a skill can succeed in business if there is a market for his or her product or service.These ladies have certainly done that and they gave good practical money saving advice on how to start a small business.These real life examples illustrate a number of important pointers for anyone thinking of starting a small business.* You can use your skills to provide a business service.* With basic skills and additional experience you are ideally placed to create a viable service business. When you do your Resume (which is a must) you will realise just how much you have to offer.* If you want to start a small business it does not have to be a service business you can market your product online.The internet is letting more and more people tap into the satisfaction and success that comes from running their own business.