If you are thinking of bringing finance into your business by selling some of your equity, consider venture capital. This guide should give you a better understanding of what using venture capital (VC) entails and why it might be a good option for you.
Where can I find investors?
Networking is a good way to find potential investors: attend events sponsored by your local Business Link and chamber of commerce. Speak to friends and business associates about your venture, too - word of mouth can spark investors' interest and create a buzz around your company. Associations such as the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association can help connect you with interested parties, as can financial advisers.
Due diligence: research and evaluation carried out on your company to determine whether it is a good investment proposition. Finances, management team, market and track record are all reviewed.
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