Man: I'm a one-man, small business. Very small.
It was terrible at first. Nobody wanted to know.
经营之初，情况很糟糕 。不会有人想知道的 。
Construction's the first thing to be hit when there's a recession.
No-one wants new houses， schools, nothing.
I just took a chance that if there was no new project going on then at least people would want repairs.
I tried the banks but i couldn't get any help from them. Nothing. No interest.
我试着找过银行，但他们不能帮我 。什么都要不来，他们一点也不感兴趣 。
Must have gone to twenty of them.
I'd even done research. Showed them there was a demand for my work.
But they're not interested in small firms.
Lucky I had a brother and an uncle with a bit of money who were willing to help me out.
They lent me enough to get going. Now I'm doing OK.
Woman: I did everything by the book - projections, product research. I did the lot.
女：我按照书本上讲的，做预测和产品研发等所有事情 。我都做过了 。
Then I went round the local offices and noticed there was a niche in my part of town for another take-away.
So I decided to go for it. I thought about sandwiches at first but then I knew it had to be hamburgers.
所以我决定试一试 。我开始想到的是卖三明治，但后来意识到应该是汉堡 。
What else! 90% of people I talked to said there would be a demand.
I didn't have any money so I approached a big company - one of the most famous in the world for this kind of business.
I did a business plan and after a lot of work they took me on.
I joined the franchise scheme.
You know - where you borrow from the big company, use their name and pay them back from your profits.
And I must say, it's been very successful, so far.
Very hard work, but well worth it.