Private Equity - Investments in your Business
Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors
Some business owners trade a piece of their business for money or capital. They want others to invest in their business. Depending on the size of the business or the size of the investment, a lender could be a venture capitalist (larger) or angel investor (smaller).
Angel Networks and Venture Capital Firms in Washington State
Other types of financing also exist. These types of financing are called alternative lending or alternative financing.
One option is Crowdfunding. When a person gives a small amount of money to a business owner, they can receive a reward for investing or receive equity in the business for investing. Business owners usually use an online format to request crowdfunding investments.