Usually people like that don't bother to talk to entrepreneurs, inventors, copywriters... you know, the kind of people who (for the most part) are the people who read this blog.
They're just too busy working on their deals.
The guy I know is different. His name is Greg Writer and he has a passion for getting money-making information out to the general public. He used to host a talk-radio show on investing. In fact, he knows a lot about investing. At age 21 (over two decades ago) he opened up his own full-service stock brokerage firm. He holds the record for being the youngest person in history to do so.
Greg agreed to let me interview him on Wednesday, and we recorded the call. You can listen to this as a Webcast, or download it to from your computer, at www.davidgarfinkel.com/funding .
The title of the program is
How to Get Angel Investors on Favorable Terms...
Secrets Big Venture Capitalists Hope You NEVER Find Out!
One of the things he talked about is the common mistake business owners make that practically invites venture capitalists to rip the business owners off (legally, unfortunately). This mistake can cost a successful entrepreneur hundreds of thousand or even millions of dollars later on down the line.
Yet it's easy to avoid this mistake -- if you know what to do to prevent it. Greg revealed what to do.
If you're trying to raise cash for your business and you're frustrated, listen to the man who has helped raise over $100 million -- Greg Writer. This was a very informative and valuable program!
Publisher, World Copywriting Newsletter
P.S. By the way, I don't think getting an investor is always the best solution myself. I've helped start multi-million-dollar businesses with a sales letter or Web site alone. But there are many times when you need outside investors. Growth through sales is not always the best way.
The problem is "vulture capitalists" -- investors who treat the business owner like dirt. Greg will tell you how to steer clear of those types and get the kind of investor you'd like to have.