Angels and Venture Capital

The Myth of the Shark Tank

There’s a lot of talk in the media about venture capital (VC), usually associated with startups. Television makes it look like VC firms and angel investors are lining up to take your great idea and give you the money you need to get it going. Although there might be investors looking for something like your business, the truth is, an angel or VC firm is typically looking for a sexy tech startup that could turn into the next Facebook—not your Main Street business.

Although only about two percent of small businesses actually have what the VCs are looking for, no discussion of capitalizing Main ...

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