Looking for investor. Knowledge?

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I started a small marketing firm focusing on one specific niche that has been a really big hit. As of right now the website is finished, payment gateways setup, reviews, recommendations etc are all in the up and up. Pricing structure and customer support infrastructure is completely ready and working fluently.

Presently I have several clients but nothing to steady. There are several routes I can take for marketing such as 1) Seo 2) ppc 3)SMM 4) affiliate marketing 5) jump into traditional marketing such as fliers, direct mailing etc.. But all of these forms of marketing take to long to pursue for immediate expenses.

I have spent days looking into alternatives and i got a full report from a leading b2b telemarketing services company that will generate 1-3 qualified leads a day. Profit margins are very high! Over 35%. I have a contract lined up with a multi-million dollar company in the same industry. They handle all of the backend work, I handle all of the front end, you take profits on a determined amount. The plan is pretty stable and I have already reviewed several case studies.

Does anyone know where is a good place to find a good investor or angel investor?
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  • Profile picture of the author mbacak
    Join investor/VC groups on LinkedIn :-)

    or see when they are doing a CXO
    collective event in your area ->>

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  • Profile picture of the author Marketing Fool
    Check the startup scene in your community. Check startup and entrepreneur meetup groups. Research Venture Capital...
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    • Profile picture of the author mbacak
      Originally Posted by Marketing Fool View Post

      Check the startup scene in your community. Check startup and entrepreneur meetup groups.
      Hate to say it but that's not that great of advice because you are just going to end up talking to people that are doing the same thing and wasting your time.

      Best thing to do is go straight to the money... not to people looking for it.
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      • Profile picture of the author Marketing Fool
        Originally Posted by mbacak View Post

        Hate to say it but that's not that great of advice because you are just going to end up talking to people that are doing the same thing and wasting your time.

        Best thing to do is go straight to the money... not to people looking for it.
        Um, investors hang out at startup meetups...startup meetups sponsor investor pitch events...entrepreneurs talk amongst themselves about who is investing, where investors are, what the VC scene is currently doing....and on and on...that is where the money is. At least, that's how it works here in Chicago. It's a community and that's how you get involved...
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  • Profile picture of the author mbacak
    Ok but what's better...

    1. Walking into a room with a bunch of investors and a few people looking for money.

    Or

    2. Walking into a room with a bunch of people looking for money and a few investors.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marketing Fool
    You can't walk into a room full of investors until you have contacts there. Period. You gain contacts, gain entre into those rooms by hitting the startup scene.

    I mean, where are these mythical rooms full of investors you speak of? How are you going to get past their secretaries? You don't simply open the phone book and look up "venture capital" and make an appointment.
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  • Profile picture of the author mbacak
    Originally Posted by Michael Fied View Post

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    I hope you tap into investors not start ups.
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  • Profile picture of the author jacktackett
    The common theme to the replies is basically network! Start networking looking for those people associate with CPAs, lawyers, bankers, and yes startups and growth business owners. Lifestyle or mom and pop are probably not targets, they don't want money to grow.
    If there are angle investor groups in your area or a near by big city then start looking to see what type of events they may give.
    One thing I would advise is to not cold call these investors and angles , you want to be introduced to them, or meet them by helping them in some way.

    Finally, angles and vc are looking for primarily teams to execute into a growing market. And how you plan to fill any holes in your team and how well you know your market and target customer.

    Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author Talltom1
    check out these two sites:

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  • Profile picture of the author Ben Gordon
    I used Angel.co when I needed money for my startup. I still commonly use it when I need money for start ups or to help my clients with their start ups. You can get a lot of money there... millions, but you need a very solid business plan. Without one, they won't even dare look at your business. The investors there will also introduce you to people that can grow your business -- lot's of connections. It's a great community.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Fied
    Thank you everyone for the helpful post. I have posted on several websites. Hopefully everything goes as desired.
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  • Profile picture of the author mediamarket
    You should go to bank and ask for a loan if investors are too hard to get in this stage of your work.
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