Investors in Your Backyard is a one-of-a-kind book that helps you raise the money you need from the people you trust. Your business is your future, whether you're starting up or expanding your operation. But everything depends on financing, and most lending institutions won't lend money to small, unproven ventures. The solution? Do what over 50 percent of U.S. businesses do -- obtain private loans from friends, family and private "angel" investors who want to get behind a great idea. With Investors in Your Backyard, you'll get the information, forms and calculators you need to get the job done.
Find complete, step-by-step instructions on how to request and secure business capital. Then it's on to the next step -- drawing up the paperwork to formalize loans or investments.
The included CD-ROM provides financial calculators and templates of documents you'll need, including: -promissory notes -stock purchase agreements -loan request letters -and investment letters of intent.
Investors in Your Backyard has been commended as one of the best books on small business financing by Harvard Business School, Babson College, Entrepreneur.com, and SCORE.