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What is an Angel Investor?


According to Wikipedia ~ “An angel investor or angel (known as a business angel or informal investor in Europe), is an affluent individual who provides capital for a business start-up, usually in exchange for convertible debt or ownership equity. A small but increasing number of angel investors organize themselves into angel groups or angel networks to share research and pool their investment capital.”


Here are SIX Articles on the topic which will help you find Angel Investors and Get them Interested in Your Business Ideas:


How to Find an Angel Investor – 5 Tips for Finding an Angel Investor for Your Business By Susan Ward, About.com ~  Is there a small business that hasn’t needed more capital at some stage of development? And is there a small business owner who hasn’t thought of an angel investor as an ideal source of the capital he or she needs? But finding an angel investor isn’t like finding a clam on the beach; the search is more similar to finding the pearl. Here are some tips for finding an angel investor.” MORE


Angel Investing Cheat Sheet on the Women Entrepreneur blog at Simon ~ Essentially what are they really looking for? They want to know you have a good idea with some serious commercial value; they want to know you have the right team in place to run this company successfully; they want to know you have an effective plan to get your product out there in the market and they want to know that you have the potential to give them some great returns for the risk they would be undertaking, with your venture. MORE…

Securing Angel Investors by Tim Berry ~ Angel investors are a wide range of different investors, not as formally established as venture capitalist firms, and not as homogenous a group either. An angel investor might be a successful business person, a wealthy individual, a group of professionals such as doctors or dentists, or a local investment club, or somebody else completely different. Your angel might be a rich uncle. MORE…

10 Questions Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors Are Going To Ask by Ben Yoskovitz ~ “When raising money from venture capitalists or angels, you’ll want to meet as many as possible. They won’t all invest, but each time you pitch, you get better. Each time you pitch, you get asked different questions, get different opinions and ideas. It’s worth it to pitch as many people as you can, as often as you can. Wil Schroter says it perfectly; pitch everyone, all the time.” MORE …

Be sure to check out the Angel Investor Directory at Inc. Com “Finding the right angel investor could help you get your start-up off the ground. Angel-investor networks are a good place to start looking for funding. These national and local groups of angels meet — formally or informally — to discuss deals and learn about the best new business opportunities.” MORE…

And another Great list which includes 100 Grants, Loans  (including Angel Investors) and Scholarships can be found at WE Magazine for Women 

To learn more about Angel Investing and other Timely Topics on Growing Your Business, be sure to sign up for the “Grow a Million Dollar Business” Summit taking place September 18-20, 2008.

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Time for another Wealth Building Carnival.  Here are 8 more articles that can help you on your road to riches. Click on the title to read the full article.

How to Work Full Time – Part Time … and Love Every Minute by Chris King
It is believed by career forecasters that before long people who work one full-time job will be in the minority. As management guru Peter Drucker puts it, “Corporations once built to last like pyramids are now more like tents – You can’t design your life around a temporary structure.” 

10 Tips for Making Good Decisions… Without Stressing Out! By Mitch Axelrod
There is no manual for this most vital life skill. Unfortunately, most of us learn decision-making by trial and error. As Aristotle said, “For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.” We learn to make decisions by the act of making decisions.

How To Recruit 500 New Affiliates With Very Little Work by Willie Crawford
If you run an affiliate program, but are struggling to get it off the ground, you can change that. You only really need a few dedicated affiliates to start making sales, and after that the affiliate program can actually grow itself automatically.

Is It Time to Reconsider Your Fees? by Chris King 
One of the most important questions you’ll face as a freelancer or consultant is how much to charge for your work. Too high, and you could price yourself out of business; too low, and you’ll be cheating yourself.

Membership Websites that Make $100,000 or More Every Month! by Ruth Kuttler
Besides selling products through eCommerce solutions (which can be highly effective and profitable), you can create extraordinary money making websites – these online money making applications can easily make you a six-figure income every month! The two eCommerce automated systems are membership/directory websites and eLearning websites.  

Attracting Wealth: Ways To Do It by Thomas Turner 
A lot of people want to ask how to money. There are several ways to create or attract wealth. However, a straightforward way to achieve this goal is to utilize and develop all your inherent talents to make money.

Fishing for Wealth – Developing Multiple Income Streams by Luanna Rodham It’s summer time, a perfect time to spend your free moments fishing. Speaking of fishing, have you thought about how you can fish for wealth? Do you have multiple streams of income with your business–or just the one? You’ve found your niche, and you want to stay true to it, but is it wise to keep fishing in the same spot every time?

Venture Capitalists – Cash For Shares By Helen Cox  Venture Capital is a type of private equity that works on the basis of cash being invested into businesses in exchange for a share of a business. Venture Capitalists don’t however just offer their skills to a business; they also provide managerial and technical expertise.

Be sure and attend the “Grow a Million Dollar Business  ~ 15 Experts will share how you can invest in your future, work less, make more and have a more fulfilling life.

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