Angels Are Still Interested

Nina L. Kaufman, Esq.

Nina L. Kaufman, Esq.

Nina L. Kaufman, Esq., owner of Ask The Business Lawyer, is an award-winning business attorney, speaker, and Entrepreneur Magazine online contributor. She saves consulting and professional services companies time, money, and aggravation by serving as their outsourced legal counsel.

Posted on June 1, 2016 in Money & Finance

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Inc. magazine swears that there’s still angel investment funding out there for the right businesses.  Well, OK, maybe “swear” is too strong a word.  Still, the articles “Angels Are Still Interested” and “Angel Investing 2009” paint the picture that, while perhaps not quite roaring like a mighty river, angel investor financing is more than just a pathetic trickle.

Because angel investors are being far more cautious than in years past, entrepreneurs need to put far more thought into how they attract angels.  You need to:

  • Have experienced people on your management team, preferably ones who have weathered economic volatility
  • Revise your game plan to reflect the changed economic realities
  • Do some soul-searching to see if you’re really passionate about your business idea
  • Demonstrate an expert knowledge of your market and the discipline to follow thought

For more information on where to find these angels, check out Inc.’s guide to angel-investor networks, available in the hard copy of the magazine (sorry, folks), where you’ll also get more tips (like the ones above) from Kasey Wehrum about choosing the right angel . . . and getting chosen .

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