Immovable Feats

Put Yourself Out There

Okay, you've done the hard stuff--now it's time to test your idea. There are sites that will post your plan and get it in front of investors' eyes. Every site has different requirements; some want detailed business plans and finance proposals (www.garage.com), while others initially want only a quick pitch (www.theelevator.com). It's not a bad idea to submit to more than one site, as long as you've done the research and are certain your idea will fit in with their investors' requirements. For instance, Garage.com, one of the largest investor search sites, specializes in high-tech businesses, while LoanBiz.com is involved in mostly real estate/collateralized loans.

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This article was originally published in the July 2000 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Immovable Feats.

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