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The benefits and pitfalls of investing in someone else’s business

Arguably, it could be easier to invest in or outright purchase a small business that is already up and running than establishing a new one from scratch. Although you need to know what type of business you want to invest in, you also need to present yourself as a serious investor otherwise the deal may pass you buy. This will require you undertake extensive research to illustrate you are prepared to begin the process. Investing in a business without taking ...

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天使投资人 (angel Investor): 有钱人怎么玩投资

天使投资人 (angel Investor): 有钱人怎么玩投资 美国现在有 500-720 万人被认证为是“投资人”。这群人大约占了美国总人口的 1%,每人的平均年收入超过 20 万美元,或净资产超过 100 万美元。 投资界将资金投入到创业企业中的这种趋势被称为是天使投资。根据罗盛最新的调查,美国有约 75.6 万天使投资人,他们提供天使投资或参与朋友、家人的创业融资。

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The 8 Best Digital Tools For Angel Investors

As a startup investor, you need to understand that the investments you make are highly risky and illiquid for 5-10 years on average. With big risk, however, comes the potential for incredible returns. To give you an idea of what’s possible, if you would have invested $1,000 in Facebook in 2005, it would approximately be worth $624,500 today, which is a 62,450% return on investment (ROI). Or imagine you invested $1,000 into Airbnb in 2009, which today would be worth ...

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Investing with a Purpose

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! Joking aside, having clear reasons or purposes for investing is critical to investing successfully. Like training in a gym, investing can become difficult, tedious and even dangerous if you are not working toward a goal and monitoring your progress. ...

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Angel Tax Incentive

Malaysia Angel Tax Incentive 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. The angel tax incentive is designed to encourage more angel investments from the private sector into early stage companies in technology space. As such, an Angel Tax Incentive Office is set up ...

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Investment Tips for Every Age

From Money Magazine, February 2005 There are sensible investing strategies for any age, as Peter Freeman reports The Twenties These are the early years when many people are relatively new to the workforce and are still renters. While some have formed a permanent relationship, many don’t have children. Home ownership and family are still in the future. For this group the main financial focus is usually on saving a deposit for a home, an investment that has particular appeal due ...

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How to Analyze or Assess Small Business Investment Opportunities

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. “There are no bad business and investment opportunities, but there are bad entrepreneurs and investors.” – Rich Dad Savvy entrepreneurs know that not all business opportunity that appears viable on the outside is really viable. It takes ...

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Investment Tips

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 ...

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