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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the selection process for the business propositions? 
A. Each business proposition is assessed by our panel of advisors, only those opportunities which are suitable for consideration by the network are presented for your evaluation.

Q. How much do I need to invest? 
A. There is no minimum requirement, each opportunity is different and it is up to you to decide how much you wish to invest.  However, we do expect you to have at least £20,000 available and be actively looking to invest should the right opportunity arise.

Q. Can I become a Business Angel if I have not invested in a business before? 
A. Yes, we run seminars to help new investors learn the basics. During your first six months of membership, we will provide you with additional assistance and support.

Q. Do I need to make regular investments to remain a member? 
A. No, there is no requirement to make regular investments. We do ask you to consider each proposition offered and if you like a particular opportunity to contact the entrepreneur directly to discuss the deal further.

Q. Are there any tax advantages to investing in unquoted companies? 
A. Yes, the main relief is obtained under the Enterprise Investment Scheme.

Q. Can I obtain information on propositions without attending a meeting? 
A. Yes, for all company propositions, video ‘pitches’ and summaries are available for registered investors to view on-line.

Q. How much does it cost to join?
A. Membership is free. The service is supported by Manchester Solutions to assist economic activity within the region.

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'Investing in growing companies can be hugely rewarding for the business angel, it is an opportunity for higher investment returns than those generally achieved on the stock market.'