An investor is a good way for you to raise some extra capital for your business. The challenge is finding someone that you trust to become your investor. If you’re thinking about investment opportunities, here are some ideas:
- Look for an angel investor. These are people who will invest in failing businesses and help to get them back on their feet. This is quite limited, however, as you will need to be going through significant financial struggles. It won’t be suitable for, say, a business that simply wants some money to renovate an office.
- Take all the advice you can get. There is a lot of free government advice available for businesses. Look through it all to find anything that could be relevant to you and your company.
- Find an investor you know. As an industry professional, chances are you know a lot of people. Network, ask around and don’t rule out any options.