Are you finding it difficult to get investors attention on your idea? If YES, here are 15 tips on how to convince investors to invest in your business guaranteed. Finding and convincing investors to fund your project is often very difficult for entrepreneurs because most of them are not trained for this activity. Quite a…

 

Are you about raising startup funds from angels and want to increase your chances? If YES, here’s exactly how angel investors work and make investment choices. What is an Angel Investor? Angel investors are wealthy individuals who scout for viable and potentially profitable business start-ups to invest in in exchange for financial or non-financial rewards….

 

Are you about raising startup funds from VCs and want to increase your chances? If YES, here’s exactly how venture capitalists work and make investment choices. What is a Venture Capitalist? A venture capitalist is an investor who either provides capital to startup ventures or supports small companies that wish to expand but do not…

 

CHAPTER EIGHT: Part B – Are you about raising funds for your startup but you are torn between approaching an angel investor vs venture capitalist? If YES, here’s a comparison on the best sources of funding for startups. The greater majority of business startups do need external financing. Granted, a business can kick off comfortably…

 

CHAPTER SEVEN: Part A – If you don’t have enough funds to kick-start your business or expand it, and getting a loan is an absolute no-no for you, then approaching an angel investor is one of the good small business financing options you have; especially when you have been disappointed by family and friends. This…

 

CHAPTER SEVEN: Part B – Newton’s third law of motion states that “To every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” This also holds true in life and even in the game of small business financing. Bearing this law in mind, we can also assume that every advantage has its corresponding disadvantage. Like every…

 

CHAPTER SEVEN: Part C – Do you want to raise seed capital from angel investors for your startup?If YES, here are 10 best places to find and connect with angel investors in USA. Many entrepreneurs agree with the fact that angel investing is one of the best strategies for raising equity capital. In fact, it…

 

CHAPTER SEVEN: Part D – It is a known fact that angel investors have their own criteria for deciding on what businesses to invest in. So, you should be more than prepared by the time you are privileged to meet one. This will help you give an impressive account of yourself as well as your…

 

CHAPTER SEVEN: Part E – Your dream of raising money from an angel investor is gradually coming true. You have contacted the angel, and you have both agreed on the date and venue of the first meeting.  This first meeting may either double as the last or be the first of several meetings between you…

 

CHAPTER EIGHT: Part C – Even if venture capital seems perfect for your business on the surface, you need to understand the advantages and disadvantages of this funding strategy; in comparison to other small business financing options. This will help you decide on whether to approach a VC or seek an alternative finance source instead….

 

CHAPTER EIGHT: Part D – Although VCs will typically give you the chance to present your business idea in a formal meeting, they will still ask questions about your business (probably when you approach them to submit your proposal or on phone) before scheduling the meeting. Most, however, will delay and save their questions for…

 

CHAPTER EIGHT: Part E – Expecting to get funding from VCs without having pitched them is like expecting an invitation for a job interview without having sent an application. Only when you pitch your business to VCs will they assess your business and fund it if they deem it worthy. While no amount of preparation…

 

CHAPTER EIGHT: Part A – Have you tried to raise capital from Venture capitalists and failed? Do you want to learn the secrets to successfully raising start up capital from VCs? Are you trying to raise money for business expansion? Are you willing to give VC funding option a trial? If your answer to any…