Hey to anyone reading. So I will attempt to make this as simple as possible. I am an American, looking to move to the UK to start my own business and pursue a career path in the business i choose. I targeted the business idea, talked it over with a friend in the UK, and they are also on board with getting the business started. I am fully ready to make the move, commitment, etc. The issue I'm running into right now is working through the Visa situation. It would seem the most logical step for me is to pursue the Tier 1 entrepreneurial Visa, but the terms on the website are starting I need invest funds of £50,000 endorsed by the department of international trade, or £200,000. Are there no other easier ways around this?
I do understand the logistical standpoint behind the numbers. They don't want someone unfunded coming in setting up shop only to fail or need assistance. And they want to make sure that said immigrant is serious in their endeavors. I've been trying to study the immigration site for a few days and it all just leads back to the Tier 1 since this is something I want to do on my own, but I'm just at a bit of a dead end. Any and all advice as to what to do and where to go would be greatly appreciated.