PROFESSIONALS ASSOCIATED with the BUSINESS
Investments through architects, accountants, lawyers and other suppliers can
also be also be arranged. Just present a way for investors to be
more profitable in
their own companies through the proposed investment.
Today, law firms, advertising agencies, executive recruiters and professional
consultants will often accept partial payment in stock, warrants or options
in return for services. This is an excellent way to build a powerful team of
professionals with a vested interest in your success and your success in
Many of these professionals are also
angel investors, who can champion your cause with other private
investors. Do not make the mistake, however, of assuming that you will get
both and investment and discounted services from the same group. They will
generally risk either their time or their money, but not both with your
If you are a retailer with poor credit, and cannot get merchandise shipped
without a direct payment, have someone with better credit buy the products
and resell them to you. You may pay a premium (3% - 6% per order), but the
White Knight will collect a few percentage points each month. If you have a
high turnover ratio, it will allow you to reestablish cash flow and credit.
Only a few specialists handle these types of operations, but you can find
them through factoring companies.