Hi Bill, welcome.
If you do have some sort of start up capital I would suggest looking at surplus suppliers. You can get some top shelve cookware loads at super cheap prices, absolutely perfect for sales on places such as eBay.
It's a very popular genre for shoppers, big brand names and good prices will walk out the store in most areas.
I don't know if Titan Liquidations do cookware, but I would suggest contacting Tim from Titan to see if he could do something for you. Even if it's a little later on when you get some capital behind you.
Titan are one of our Approved Suppliers.