Another way to fund your business may
be through an angel investor, an individual or group of individuals
who seek to invest in businesses with potential for success. Angels
may be found at your local business association, through friends and
family, or other business contacts.
In addition,the SBA administers several programs to provide access
to angel investors:
The ACE-Net Program provides an internet-based, secure listing
service for entrepreneurs seeking equity financing of $250,000 to
$5 million from accredited "angel" investors. Using ACE-Net the angel
can negotiate directly with a listed company to provide equity capital
funding and advice for a stake in the entrepreneur's corporation.
Contact ACE-Net at:
The Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) Program gives
small businesses access to privately owned and managed investment
companies that make capital available to small businesses through
investments or loans.
To learn more about this program, go to: http://www.sba.gov/INV