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Is Your Company a Candidate for Outside Investment? Taking on investors is one way to grow your business -- but before you seek funding, make sure it's the right path for you.

By Adam Bornstein

This story appears in the December 2017 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Federico Gastaldi

Q: I'm building my business. Should I search for venture funding, find an angel investor or just bootstrap it? -- Peter R.

Peter, if I had a dollar for every time I was asked that question, I could probably fund your company -- and several others. Raising capital is something almost every entrepreneur considers at one point. After all, your business needs money to get off the ground, grow and, in some cases, survive.

Related: 7 Weird Startup Funding Trends You Should Know About

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