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Send Me an Angel...Investor A heavenly way to raise some cash for your business

By Amy Rauch Neilson

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( - Sometimes, you've got the rightbusiness idea at the right time and in the right place--butyou're short on that one key ingredient: cash. That's canmake you feel like nothing short of a miracle will get yourbusiness off the ground.

Enter angel investors. That's exactly who helped to get acouple of awesome businesses off the ground for 'treps AbbeyFleck and Kristin Hrabar.

Angel investors are individuals or organizations that providefunding to get businesses through their start-up and initialdevelopment phases, often in exchange for a portion of ownership inthe businesses. As in Fleck and Hrabar's cases, angels may evenbe friends or family members.

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