Small businesses are unlikely to see investors rush in

09/30/2010 | Wall Street Journal, The

Investors have only three months to put money into a small business in order to benefit from a capital gains tax cut included in the small-business law. Most investors say that's not enough time to find the right company and invest, so the provision isn't likely to change investor behavior much this year. "We don't write checks from a back-of-a-napkin plan," said angel investor Dave Berkus, who said it usually takes three to five months to work out details of a deal.

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