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An angel investor or angel (also known as a business angel, informal investor, angel funder, private investor, or seed investor) is an affluent individual who provides capital for a business start-up, usually in exchange for convertible debt or ownership equity.

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An investment bank is a financial institution that assists individuals, corporations, and governments in raising financial capital by underwriting or acting as the client’s agent in the issuance of securities. An investment bank may also assist companies involved in mergers and acquisitions(M&A) and provide ancillary services such as market making, …

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The Small Business Administration (SBA) is a United States government agency that provides support to entrepreneurs and small businesses. The mission of the Small Business Administration is “to maintain and strengthen the nation’s economy by enabling the establishment and viability of small businesses and by assisting in the economic recovery of communities after disasters”. The agency’s activities are summarized as the “3 Cs” of capital, contracts and counseling.

Venture capital (VC) is a type of private equity, a form of financing that is provided by firms or funds to small, early-stage, emerging firms that are deemed to have high growth potential, or which have demonstrated high growth (in terms of number of employees, annual revenue, or both). Venture capital firms or funds invest in these early-stage companies in exchange for equity–an ownership stake–in the companies they invest in.

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A private equity investment will generally be made by a private equity firm, a venture capital firm or an angel investor. Each of these categories of investor has its own set of goals, preferences and investment strategies; however, all provide working capital to a target company to nurture expansion, new-product development, or restructuring of the company’s operations, management, or ownership.

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High-net-worth individual (HNWI) is a term used by some segments of the financial services industry to designate persons whose investible assets (such as stocks and bonds) exceed a given amount. Typically, these individuals are defined as holding financial assets (excluding their primary residence) with a value greater than US$1 million.

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Research shows that restaurant industry sales are expected to reach a record high of $709.2 billion in 2015, according to the National Restaurant Association. This is the sixth consecutive year of growth in the industry which can boast being the nation’s second-largest private sector employer with a workforce of 14 million.

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In the Unites States alone, the National Retail Federation says that the retail industry supports 42 million jobs and pumps $2.6 trillion dollars into the GDP. Sales are predicted to show the biggest growth since 2011. Needless to say, retail is a mammoth sector of the economy that will always have a place in the world’s business landscape.

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The agriculture and livestock industry refers to the cultivation of life forms such as animals, plants, and fungi for food, fiber, fuels, and raw materials that sustain human life. While it is a necessary industry, it is essential to find a way to stand out due to the wide range of competition worldwide.

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The apparel and accessories business is always growing and expanding. Covering men, women, and children’s clothing and accessories as well as handbags, jewelry, watches, and other odds and ends, it can be a hard industry to get noticed in. Having a solid business plan before getting started in this industry is essential if you want to gain attention.

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Steady growth in the automotive industry provides the perfect space for a new business or your current business to expand. Transportation is a necessity, and for many people the automotive industry provides the best means of transportation to meet their needs.

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The Business Services industry is an extremely diverse and fairly broad vertical. It generally refers to any business whose services help other companies to operate more efficiently. In the 21st century, these company’s are essential to supporting businesses across the globe.

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While some might think the daycare industry is a lesser industry worth little time or thought, daycare owners not only possess the gentleness and patience it takes to be around children all day, but they also possess the business smarts to know their business has great potential for growth and success.

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The Business Services industry is an extremely diverse and fairly broad vertical. It generally refers to any business whose services help other companies to operate more efficiently. In the 21st century, these company’s are essential to supporting businesses across the globe.

The world of fashion design is an artistic one full of new ideas. It’s constantly evolving and changing with society (and sometimes even influencing society itself). The world of business is, in many ways, the exact opposite. Many elements are mechanical, or even mathematical, and only allow for very little room in terms of artistic expression.

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The application process for a business visa can be extremely detailed and time consuming. Once you and your lawyer have determined the best business immigrant visa for your particular needs, it is time to prepare your application.

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A sub-industry of the ever increasing technology sector, the internet industry requires a focus all its own due to the unique, and rapidly changing space it occupies. For new companies looking to enter the market, it is important to recognize that the internet calls for constant innovation in order to remain competitive in the space.

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Running a private healthcare practice is not much different than running any other type of business. The healthcare industry is just as, if not more, competitive than most other industries. And healthcare has the added pressure of keeping up with, and adhering to, strict regulations.

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A volatile, and ever fluctuating industry, real estate offers a lot of potential for growth and success if handled correctly. The large impact of the economy on this particular industry indicates a great need for research and projections that will prepare a real estate company with a well thought out plan of action for the future.

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The sports industry is large and rapidly expanding, especially as the economy has improved. It is a market made up of people, activities, business, and organizations involved in producing, facilitating, promoting, or organizing any activity, experience, or business enterprise focused on sports.

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The Technology industry is among the economy’s largest and fastest growing source of employment growth. A major growth factor is technology’s rapid expansion and evolution. Because of these quick and constant changes, businesses want to keep up in order to encourage higher productivity and expand their market opportunities.