Why are you investing? It’s OK if you have many different answers for this question, but there is a big problem if you have no answer at all. Investing is like driving – it is best done with your eyes open!Read More
In the Malaysian 2012 Budget, the Prime Minister has announced a tax incentive for angel investors which would allow for an angel investor to be accorded a tax relief of up to RM500,000 p.a, in the 3rd year (after 2 years) of his/her shareholding.Read More
There are sensible investing strategies for any age, as Peter Freeman reportsRead More
How do you analyze a small business opportunity? How do you differentiate good small business investment opportunities from bad ones? How do you assess a business opportunity to know if it’s worth pursuing? These three questions will be thrashed out in this article.Read More
Invest in what you know
Most angel investors have at some time owned and run their own business in a specific industry. It is important to invest in things you feel comfortable with. However, it is also important to have an open mind and review opportunities that have the same underlying principles, but may be in an area of business that you are unfamiliar with. If you are a good business manager, then you should be able to make a qualified decision based on the viability of any attractive business model.
It always sounds like the perfect way to get started in business. You simply buy somebody else’s business. This may or not be a good way to go. To help you decide whether it is or not, we will talk briefly about some of the important issues involved.Read More
You may already know where to find interesting startups, but what do you do once you’re actually ready to invest? It’s important to conduct your own due diligence on a startup before you write a check. You shouldn’t only rely on a great pitch, or assume others are doing the due diligence for you.
Let’s go over some items that you should investigate.Read More
Investing in startups and being a great angel investor is certainly not an easy task – 9 out of 10 startups fail. For the past 100 years, angels were able to invest through their 1st and 2nd degree connections, or by being a member of an angel group, where the typical check size written varies from $15,000 to $250,000. Regardless of where or how angels connect with startups, there are 10 tips to consider prior to making any type of investment decision.Read More
Saving essentially means storing your money; investing means using your money to earn more money. You don’t have to be wealthy to invest. But you have to invest if you ever want to be wealthy, or even have enough money to live well and retire well.Read More
An angel investor used to be defined as someone with a high net worth. They typically have more than $1 million and privately invest money in startup businesses that are seeking capital. The SEC restricts investing in private deals to mostly accredited investors. I say mostly because there are some opportunities for non-accredited investors to participate on a limited basis.Read More