Angel investors (PDF) are individuals or groups that typically invest their own money in high risk projects, which may be unattractive to traditional lenders, that have the potential to yield significant returns within a short time frame.
Quantifying the 5 Cs
The Quantifying the 5Cs guide (PDF) can help you understand how lenders evaluate a business' potential for success by analyzing its Capacity, Capital, Conditions, Collateral, and Character.
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
Visit the SBA's website for information about loan programs, business counseling, including help with business plans, and training opportunities.