About Small Business Investments
Small businesses may raise start-up and growth financing by selling stock or debt to the public. This type of financing often is considered public venture capital. Many investors view such an investment opportunity as a chance to get in on the ground floor of an emerging business that is on the verge of going public.
Beware! Purchasing the stock or the debt instruments of a small company is a highly speculative investment even under the best of economic climates. Statistically, most new businesses fail within the first few years of operation. Thus, it would be wise to avoid investing a large portion of your personal assets into an unknown, start-up company.
Read more about small business investments before you hand over your money. If you're an entrepreneur, read the guidelines on how to raise capital in Arizona and the statutes you need to follow before soliciting for investor funds.
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