I want to start a small business but I have a major issue! Help?

I hope this kind of post belongs here..

So I want to start a small business selling very unique home decor and art. I actually have talked to several business owners who make and sell similar items and I’ve been told that my ideas are really good. Also, there isn’t an over saturation of the items I’ll be making. As a matter of fact, I don’t see anyone selling a few things I plan to make. And it’s not because it’s a bad idea, because I know what I’ll be making will be absolutely beautiful.

Anyway, my major issue is I need a special laser cutting machine to make the kind of items I plan to sell. At first I thought a simple cutting machine would do. However, because my items will be mostly made of wood, I found out that a laser cutting machine would be the best thing for me. There is one machine I want that cuts hundreds of materials, and can cut even the thinnest of materials and still be intricate. I plan to make shadowboxes, that’s why I need it to have multiple functions.

However, it’s 5 grand. My credit used to be good, so much so I got approved for a nice car (which I drive now). But something caused it to drop. So I can forget about trying to finance. I thought SBA would help me, but no. That’s based on credit as well. I can’t get a loan, either. It would have to be from an individual. I don’t know anyone who would be willing to loan me that amount of money and let me pay them back monthly. Or get approved through affirm (that’s what they accept on their website) and let me take over the payments.

So does anyone have any advice on what I should do? I am trying to start this business ASAP. I know that I can be successful, I know I have great ideas, but I can’t get the one thing I need to achieve this.

Please don’t be hateful, guys. If you don’t like my post, no one is making you comment. I’m just looking for advice. Thank you to those who take the time to respond!

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