Invest in Companies

How to Invest in Companies

Investing in companies can be both highly rewarding and challenging. Successful investing isn’t easy, but if you follow a few fundamental principles, you’ll give yourself the best chance of success.

Do some research – then do some more

Study the broker behind the business sale. The name of the broker behind the investment doesn’t have to be a big name BUT, a big brand broker backing a startup business certainly adds kudos and offers credibility to their client’s potential financial future.

Read and re-read the prospectus

Take a look over the company prospectus in detail. It will offer deep insight to:

  • Who is running the company
  • The company’s target market

There will often be substantial detail in the document. It will help you gain a much clearer picture of the risk versus the reward and help you decide between the following.

Caution wins the day

Anyone who wants to make money will always have to take some risk. Weigh up the pros and cons. Don’t be taken in by the promise of quick returns. If it sounds too good to be true, then it almost always is.

Set realistic targets

Be careful not to over-estimate your potential returns. It can be human nature to be overly-optimistic with such investments.

In the same way, returns on your investment, especially if the investment is with a new company, may come slowly. You should be aware that the failure rate with new companies is high, so factor this into your calculations.

Exit strategy

Think about at what stages you would be happy to sell or exit the business investment. It’s prudent to map out various scenarios in advance.


Your best resource in any investment is a financial adviser. He or she will be able to advise on the risk and reward.

Investing can be challenging, exciting and stressful but at the same time has the potential to be highly rewarding. As long as you prepare and research, risk can be substantially reduced, and the reward can be life changing for the better.

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