It is easier today than ever before to take complete and total control over your financial future.
The Internet and technology in general have completely transformed the way people purchase stock, people trade commodities, and people leverage new investment opportunities that never existed before – but it’s also become really effortless to invest in private companies as well.
More and more marketplaces are popping up on the web today to allow small businesses, medium-sized businesses, and even large private companies and organizations to offer ownership opportunities to the right investors, facilitating the kinds of investment opportunities that never existed to “regular folks” that were not extremely well-connected in the past.
At the same time, because there are so many different opportunities available to invest in private companies today (and because this approach is relatively nontraditional when it comes to investment vehicles) it can be really easy to feel overwhelmed and as though you aren’t in complete control over this investment.
Hopefully we are able to shed at least a little bit of light on the subject for you below so you feel confident to forward with investment in private companies, maximizing your earning potential and creating the financial future you’ve always dreamed of.
Investing in private companies is a bit more challenging
As a general rule, it is quite a bit easier to invest in publicly traded companies than it is to invest in private companies – but a lot of that has to do with the fact that you can invest in ANY publicly traded company just by buying a single share of stock with any of the tools out there that make this possible.
A private investment opportunity is always going to involve a bit of give and take between the current business owner and investors. You’re going to need to negotiate directly with these individuals, and even then you have to realize that you may be “locked in” to this investment until the company is sold or taken public – if it goes down that road at all.
Early-stage private investing offers the most opportunity
At the same time, if you are able to get in on the ground floor with a private company – usually during the startup or growth phase of the company – you have the potential to maximize your investment in a way that simply isn’t possible with publicly traded companies and stocks.
Imagine, for just a moment, that you had the opportunity to invest even just $10,000 – maybe even only $5000 – with a young Mark Zuckerberg for a chunk of Facebook before it became the de facto titan of the social networking world.
How many hundreds of millions of dollars (and potentially billions of dollars) would that investment be worth today?
Companies just like Facebook – or at least with the future potential of Facebook – are being started every single day. These private companies are looking for you to invest in them, are actively seeking investors to join the team, and are willing to provide a considerable amount of equity to help get them off of the ground floor.
The opportunities exist for sure – you just have to take advantage of!