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6 Steps to Prepare for A Meeting with an Investor

Private investors determine the fate of most small businesses. They help it grow or make it harder to survive. Essentially, investors can be your nightmare, or your fairy godmothers. Therefore, the wooing process must create a positive image of you, your brand, and your company. Follow these steps to achieve success at your first meetings with investors.

Step 1: Narrow Down Your Potential Investor Candidates

Compose a list of sites, books, and people who are able to give you names of potential investors. Next, narrow that list to only investors who invest in your type of business.

If this list is still too long, narrow your search even more by focusing on your state or city. Reduce the names until it becomes a manageable list of people that you actually have time to contact.

Spend several days just looking for investor leads and decreasing your list of names.

Step 2: