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Options to Help Finance a New Business

Jan 7, 2022

Learn more about where to get financing during the early stages of a new business.


Jordan Amin: What are some options I have to help finance my new business?

Capitalizing a company is probably the toughest thing an entrepreneur has to do, especially when you just have an idea and you don't have a lot of money to support that idea.

Probably the first thing you want to go to is friends, fools and family - sometimes the most difficult money to ask for.

It’s a very hard thing.  It may be it's easy to ask Aunt Sally to write a check for you if she can afford to do so, but it's really difficult to go back to Aunt Sally and tell her you lost all her money on your great idea; it's not a great way to build family relationships.

There are several sources of money available to early-stage companies: there are friends and family as I just discussed.

There are also angel investor groups - there are a lot of professional and angel investor groups have been established where groups of high net worth individuals come together to invest in companies.

There are also institutional seed stage investors, which are early-stage venture capital funds that look to invest in seed stage companies.  Their investments can range from a couple hundred thousand dollars to a million dollars or more.

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Jordan D. Amin

Jordan D. Amin is the National Co-Leader of the firm’s Private Client Services Tax Group and Co-Head of New Jersey Tax with more than 20 years of experience in both public and private accounting. Jordan has a unique blend of expertise in tax, auditing, business consulting, financial planning, and forensic accounting.

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