Florida Investment Network

Entrepreneur FAQ

How do I submit a pitch?

The first step is to register as an entrepreneur. Then you'll be able to submit a pitch using our simple online form.

Why do I keep getting an error message when I try to login?

You must enter your email address and password with the same mix of upper and lower case letters you used when you registered. Often the problem is that a registered email address has an initial capital letter in it that is not being entered when you try to login. If you continue to have login problems use the Contact Us form to let us know.

Why is nothing happening when I try to login?

If you are submitting your login info and nothing appears to happen (i.e., you are not getting an error message) then the most likely reason is you are still logged in. If you leave the site without logging out, your login is remembered for 2 to 3 hours before it expires. When you return you can access your login area by clicking the "Entrepreneurs" link (or sublinks) in the top navigation bar (between the "Home" and "Investors" link). Where the "Entrepreneurs" link goes depends on whether you are logged in or not. TIP: You can mouse over the "Entrepreneurs" link to see what links are available and this will tell you whether you are still logged in or not.

What information should I include in my pitch?

There are tips in the pitch form about what to include in each section. Basic items that investors expect to see in a pitch are: a brief history of your business, what you need the funding for, why your company will succeeed, what relevent experience or expertise you or your team might have, what you are prepared to offer investors in return for funding.

I would like to contact a specific investor listed on your site?

It is up to the investor to decide if they want to connect with entrepreneurs based upon their pitch. It is part of our privacy policy with investors that we only provide their contact info to entrepreneurs when they express interest in the entrepreneur's proposal. We do not provide investor contact info otherwise.

Can I upload my business plan?

Yes, the Premium Service package allows you to upload additional documents for investors to view.

How can I protect the confidentiality of my idea?

If you are worried about confidentiality we'd advise you to write enough to get investors interested in your project without revealing any sensitive information. Once you start discussions with an investor, you may want to ask them to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) before you release more information.

Can pitches be edited after launch?

Yes, pitches can be edited at any time. Free Basic Service pitches will be reviewed after each edit to make sure no contact details have been included. You should try to refrain from making edits to a free proposal in the first few hours of it being released as there could be delays in reapproving and investors will not be able to find your proposal when they look for it. Edits to Referral and Premium Service pitches do not need to be re-approved.

What are the costs?

See the "Our Rates" page in the Entrepreneurs section of the site to find out more.

Do I have to pay for every contact?

No, your payment gives you access to the contact details of ALL the investors who show an interest in your pitch.

How can I pay?

We primarily use PayPal to process payments. You do not need an account with PayPal to make a payment as they offer the option to pay by credit card. Most people pay by credit card. If you have issues using PayPal contact us and we can make arrangements to use the Stripe payment service. NOTE: If you pay using Paypal's eCheck option there can be delays of up to a week before payment is cleared. We cannot upgrade you to the paid service until the payment clears. We advise against paying by eCheck because of these delays.

Can I choose Referral Service first and then upgrade to the Premium Service later?

Yes, you can upgrade from the Referral Service to the Premium Service at any time and only have to pay the price difference.

What happens at the end of the 180-day listing?

Before the end of your 180-day listing period you will be given the chance to pay to renew your pitch. Your pitch will then be renewed for another 180 days and will be resent to the investors.

Do I need to do my own due diligence?

We carry out a number of checks on each investor when they register, but you also need to do your own due diligence on any investor you deal with. Please check out the Security Notices page in your login area for things to look out for. Consult with legal council before paying any fee in advance of receiving funding (i.e., upfront fees). Contact us if you have any suspicions. To maintain accountability, you should only deal with registered investors or investors who have been specifically referred by a registered investor. Ask questions, get references.

I have other questions. Who do I contact?

You can connect with us via our Contact Us form.

Florida Investors

Florida > Palm Beach

52Yr, Married and 4 children, Live in Sweden w. a Palm Beach home. Owner of various businesses, turnover USD 100 M. BA in Business Adm. Advisor. Individual investor.

$150,000 to $300,000

Florida > Miami Beach

I am a Business Broker based in Miami Beach, Florida and I represent buyers who are looking for small to medium size businesses to purchase, primarily in Florida.

$500,000 to $10,000,000

Florida > Miami

There are no upfront fees associated with our application and underwriting process. I provide funds with reasonable rates and flexible repayment schedules. With our merchant cash advance program, we provide an advance lump sum to you and a small percentage of your future credit card receivables is allocated as repayment for your loan. For business owners who do not use credit card processing, we offer unsecured business loans like our ACH loan program. In this case, payments are made through a daily deductions from your bank account, just like with direct deposit. Whatever type of business you operate, we have the loan solution you are looking for.

$5,000 to $2,000,000

Florida > Miami

I am a private investor with 4 years of experience. I am looking to purchase rehab properties in Florida and Georgia for rental to low- income families. These properties will not be flips. I will be looking to purchase low, rehab and rent 1-4 unit unit properties.

$50,000 to $75,000

Florida > Miami

Single, 55, residing in Miami-Dade area. Medical professional with business experience and investment experience. Hands on involvement. Honest, open minded, hard working and fair minded partner. Partner or investor role. Open to all areas. If you are a go-getter and honest With a great work ethic and currently working for somebody in the transportation field or oil and gas Or other..and have made a lot of people rich except yourself . Contact me -you won’t be sorry. Me and my partner will get involved hands-on and funds all in to make it happen the right way and protect you as our equal partner so it may be mutually fruitful environment .I do like to work with people that are more common sense and hard-working to make those business dreams come true and be truly independent . Myself and my partner are not in anyway greedy and just enjoy working as a team with great projects and with deserving individuals . If you’re a woman that’s An added bonus. “Women make great partners”

$20,000 to $500,000

Florida > Port St Lucie

private investor

$30,000,000 to $50,000,000

Florida > Lakeland

Retired professor of business, with MBA and Ph.D. and experience in business start-ups in the U.S. and in Latin America. Bilingual in Spanish. Desire to help businesses to develop. Individual investor.

$1,000 to $50,000

Florida > Abu Dhabi

I'm a 31 year old female. I live in the UAE and am ready to invest in a startup or a running business up to 250000USD provided that I get 51% equity. That will qualify me to obtain a visa. I don’t need to have a management role in the business.

$50,000 to $200,000