If you’re looking for angel investors, then I have a resource list for you. This is a tiny fraction of good resources, more a “start-here” list than a good list.

  1. Start with gust.com’s knowledge section. Gust.com (pronounced like a gust of wind) is a platform for angel investment, grouping together several hundred angel investor groups and thousands of angel investors. The knowledge section there includes a great collection of useful short videos from experts, and a blog (on which I’m proud to say I post often). And gust.com is free, by the way, at least free for you and me. Some investors — but a small minority of them — pay.
  2. Look at the angel investment category on my Planning Startups Stories blog. I’ve been posting there since 2007, and perhaps more relevant to this list, since I joined an angel investment group in 2009.
  3. Look at Angel List, and then do a web search for blog posts and articles about Angel List.
  4. Get into quora’s section on angel investors. Great questions, great answers.
  5. And of course, look here too, on bplans.com. Don’t assume last is least.

And keep this in mind, as you’re looking: angel investment works for a small percentage of good companies that are not just interesting businesses, but also interesting businesses to outside investors. Read up on what angel investors invest in, then take a good look at your business, and ask yourself whether it fits that mold. Be honest with yourself when you answer.

This article is part of our Business Funding Guide: fund your business today, with Bplans. 

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Tim Berry is the founder and chairman of Palo Alto Software and Bplans.com. Follow him on Twitter @Timberry.