Angel investors are rare but can be a big boon for the right business

04/19/2010 | Wall Street Journal, The

Angel investors are typically wealthy individuals who make a substantial investment in a startup in exchange for an ownership stake. But angels are rare and typically seek out companies with potential for tremendous growth. "If your business -- say, a corner deli or gift shop -- has no great plans to expand or enter new markets, an angel investor simply won't be interested," Colleen DeBaise writes.

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