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5 Ways for Small Businesses to Find Angel Investors

When starting a small business,  you most likely will need to gain some initial funds to get it off the ground. Unfortunately, raising money is one of, if not the most, hardest parts of starting a company. One of the best ways to do this is by working with angel investors.  Angel investors are different from venture capitalists by way of acquiring the venture capital from an individual investor’s personal money. These angel investor individuals look for companies competing in an industry where they have a high-growth potential to succeed. There are multiple ways to find these angel investors and get them on board. Here are the top 5:

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Below is an article by MarketWatch entitled “You’re rich? We’ll take your word for it”.

You’re rich? We’ll take your word for it By: Jen Wieczner, MarketWatch Editor July 22, 2013

Startup companies can soon market themselves to investors like soft drinks, thanks to new Securities and Exchange Commission rules that for the first time allow advertising of private securities. And while only those wealthy enough to be considered accredited investors are technically allowed to write checks, experts say there is not much to stop people with smaller bank accounts from taking a chance on the next Facebook.

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Below is an article by Black Enterprise Magazine entitled “Crowdfunding is Becoming the New Match.com”.

Crowdfunding is Becoming the New Match.com By: Carolyn M. Brown, Black Enterprise Magazine July 22, 2013

Raising money to launch a business has become a little easier now that the Securities Exchange Commission has implemented Title II provisions of last year’s JOBS Act, lifting the 80-year long ban on general solicitations. It’s now legal for entrepreneurs to advertise, market, and publicly promote their capital raising activities online (and even offline with TV ads) to investors. This may make the fundraising process the new Match.com for businesses and investors.

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Below is an article by StartUp Beat entitled “Crowdfunding is filling the void for early-stage companies”.

Crowdfunding is filling the funding void for early-stage companies By: Judd Hollas, Founder and Chief Inventor of EquityNet May 31, 2013

A little more than a year ago, President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act into law. The JOBS Act was intended to increase access to capital for the innovative companies that produce the majority of employment growth and are otherwise starved for investment capital. These early-stage startups do not have access to traditional bank loans, and venture capitalists disproportionally fund growth-stage, high-tech ventures, leaving otherwise potentially lucrative and promising ideas out in the cold.

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Below is an article by BusinessNewsDaily entitled “New Data Validates JOBS Act Objectives”.

New Data Validates JOBS Act Objectives By: Judd Hollas, Founder and Chief Inventor of EquityNet May 28, 2013

A little more than a year ago, President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act into law. The JOBS Act was intended to increase access to capital for the innovative companies that produce the majority of employment growth and are otherwise starved for investment capital. These early-stage startups do not have access to traditional bank loans and venture capitalists disproportionally fund growth-stage, high-tech ventures, leaving otherwise potentially lucrative and promising ideas out in the cold.

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Below is an article by Bloomberg Businessweek entitled “Where to Find Funding for Your New Business”.

Where to Find Funding for Your New Business By: Karen E. Klein, Bloomberg Businessweek May 06, 2013

Question: What’s the best source of funding for a new business?

Answer: Bootstrapping, tapping personal savings, and asking friends and family for funding are still the top ways small businesses get started. Once you have some business assets, even such intangibles as a business plan, a patent application, or promising market research, you will be in a position to seek capital from outside investors.