Most Asians I know are very entrepreneurial and open their own small businesses wherever they go. Even in a small, low-income town like Alamogordo in New Mexico, there are six Chinese restaurants owned and operated by various Asians. Others start some small businesses around town such as nail parlor, beauty salon or medical practice.
The start-up cost is usually substantial, but there are always ways to save money for those who want to be their own bosses. If you are providing a type of services, you can consider setting up an area in your home as a home-based business office. There are sources to find discounted or even free home office equipment and if you cannot find what you want, get them from the big retailers at a discount by using the coupon codes. Some computer super centers also offer great deals that you cannot find in a brick-and-mortar store. They consolidate all the offers for you and save you time and headaches shopping around for good deals.
When I was a kid, I was taught that "nothing is free." With the advance of technology and the increasing awareness of saving the environment, that statement is not true anymore. You just need to know where to look to find the right products for you at low or no cost.