I live in Nigeria, a part of the country where almost every state or
government is anxiously waiting for local and foreign investors. Some governors
have gone to the extent of investing millions of naira, undergoing fruitless
business trips just to find investors.
I agree to the fact that it is not really easy to get someone who would
be passionate about your business or who would be extremely interested in investing
in your business. It is not enough to look for an investor, finding the right
investor speaks volumes.
You need an investor who would be interested in becoming a long-term
partner. How do I find the right investor many would ask? This is the focus of
this post. You can get the right person or company by the questions they ask.
Below are some insightful questions the right investors will ask:
Evaluation of your ideas
The right investor will evaluate your business plans or ideas. He / she
will do this by asking you series of questions. They will show signs that they
care about what matters most.
Nurture your vision
Finding the right investor is critical to your business growth or
success. Evaluating your ideas is not enough, they would also nurture it.
Equal to the task
The right investor would ensure you hire the right people to manage the
business. You may have a great vision, fund your ideas but with poor or
inexperienced workforce your business will not go far or reach its desired
Maintains an amazing rapport with
The right investor will ensure you have a good relationship with every
partner. Developing a mutually beneficial relationship will create value for
Strong commitment, shared values and perseverance from your partners will
surely take your business to the next level. Always shop for an investor that
can serve as a partner and not just a funding agency.