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    • 3 posts
    May 13, 2008 8:16 AM EDT
    realestate girl:

    Hold onto to your money.  I have tried gobignetwork, paid the initial fee.  They offer refunds within the seven days of use.  I requested my refund three days into the free trial.  I have yet to get my money back.  The next step, is to contact the  Better Business Bureau. 

    • 68 posts
    March 6, 2007 8:15 PM EST

    It may be worth the $150 bucks but my guess is that you can also find angels and VCs through:

    1)  This entrepreneurial network, especially if you have a concept and want recommendations to Angels and VCs or
    2)  Advisor Garage which is free and also has Angels and VCs looking to invest (http://www.AdvisorGarage.com)

    Andrew
    http://www.AndrewIve.com

     

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    March 6, 2007 11:41 AM EST
    I took a look on GoBig Network and there seem to be many investors there, Angel and otherwise. Is there anyone here who is a PAID member at Go Big, and if so, what are your thoughts? Have you had results? Are listings current?
    Is it worth the $150.00 ???
    Thanks a bunch

    Corinne
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    March 23, 2007 10:06 AM EDT

    I have a start-up and I paid to be a member of GBN.  No takers yet.  I think it is probably worth while.  Fundraising is HARD.  You need to leverage all the tools you possibly can.  You definitely should search for angel investor groups in your area and try to pitch to their membership.  I don`t think that the investors that say "hey I got money, come find me" on GBN are legit.  But there may be investors that come looking for you there.

    - Dylan Peterson, CEO, Charter Bus America

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    January 14, 2012 9:24 AM EST

    Corinne,  Absolutely don't put up the $150.  They claim that they check out the investors profiles and make sure they are real.  I found a couple of investors that I thought would ideal for my business.  Wanted to do my own research and tried finding more information about the investor and their business ( if they had one) and except for a few, most of them don't seem to exist.  I pointed that out to one of their support people who answered my call and they were going to check that out and that was 2 days ago.  Still waiting to hear back.

  • September 9, 2008 8:35 AM EDT
    GBN is a great way to meet other small business owners and those that are looking to invest into other company.
     
    We are a preferred underwriter for those who are PAID members at Go Big Network.  Here at Initial Underwriting Group we take into consideration the amount you are requesting and try to pair you up with an applicable lender.
     
    IUG has the ability to review any loan application, or funding request at GBN and the most successful candidates are either startup companies or those looking to expand existing operations.  GBN has a vast source of lenders, angel investors, banks, and other underwriting companies that constantly look for small businesses that are looking to get out there.
     
    It is money well spent to become registered with them.
     
     
    Sincerely,
     
     
    Ilya Bodner
    Small Business Owner
    Initial Underwriting Group
     
  • March 29, 2009 1:05 PM EDT
    Be careful of the many companies out there today.  They all offer a decent product, you just have to know how to use it.  Most importantly make sure that it applies to you.  With the comments from businessmoney above I think I would have to agree, although I`m not entirely convinced that peer-to-peer is the way to go.
     
     
    Sincerely,
     
     
    Ilya Bodner
    Small Business Owner
    Initial Underwriting Group
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    March 30, 2009 5:59 AM EDT
    I noticed that you have a flame next to your post for hot topic. Is
    that there just because a lot of people viewed/responded or did you do
    something to make it a hot topic?
    • 3 posts
    March 5, 2009 8:00 AM EST
    I am in the process of investigating this company who is aka Private Investor Lender Forum,
    based in Cinicinnati, Oh.  So far the Cinn. BBB has told me that they are not a BBB accredited company.  None of their success stories/claims have any names, tele numbers or emails to be verified.  Do you have any more info? Have you paid money upfront for their services and if so what were the results?
    • 3 posts
    March 5, 2009 9:39 AM EST
    when you say Capital Ready are you refering to an investor who has money to invest in a start up company?
    • 3 posts
    March 5, 2009 1:09 PM EST
    Thanks Robert, for the explanation.  I am actually searching for an investor for my son who has started a business but needs some capital as the economy has really taken its toll.  HIs business is Green Energy efficient and the State of NJ is giving energy rebates on his type of service.  He has customers and needs some cash flow fo the materials as it has been a rough winter for business and now it has really started picking up!
    I have a feeling this Private Investor Lender Forum....aka GoBigNetwork is taking but not giving from the investors and those seeking the investors to assist them. None of their testimonials can be verified and they have refused to send me any one I can contact direct.  They just keep sending me emails asking for me to call them on the phone or fill out their forms or view their Videos.  Some thing fishy here especially when you have to submit with your form $250. in order for them to do a presentation , as they call it.
    What is your take on this?
    • 1 posts
    December 10, 2012 11:58 AM EST

    I am a Credit Analyst for an Asset Based Lending company, and I think that GoBig is a great website for people looking for funding. Whether it be start up, seed, small business loans, or existing companies looking for capital, it works very well.

     

    My morning consists of trying to find people to contact on the site, and it seems to work very well.

     

    Sure it may seem like a lot of money, but put it in the context of getting your business off of the ground.

     

    -Mike

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    March 25, 2007 7:35 AM EDT

    I agree.  I think it`s best to seek out all sources and $150 is a small price to pay if it helps in getting you off the ground.

    Is this for that big real estate development deal you are working on?

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    January 7, 2008 6:01 AM EST
    When one goes fishing and doesn`t catch anything - it is sometimes difficult to determine if the reason is that there are no fish in the pond or if one is using the wrong bait.

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    May 14, 2008 7:47 AM EDT

    I don`t k now much about GBN, but if your looking for funding I found a cool site that offers person to person loans, www.prosper.com.  There`s no fee to join but you have to be willing to put yourself out there; they require you tell them quite a bit about your personal finances. 

    Prosper can be an avenue for relatively small loans. If one needs larger amounts of business capital there are better options.

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    • 927 posts
    March 5, 2009 8:28 AM EST
    Margye,
    I can`t give you any specific information about GoBig.
     
    What I will say is that based upon my experience and observation, most people who go to these sites are not Capital Ready so they don`t get good results.
     
    If you are going to optimize your investment (money and time) be sure you are fully Capital Ready. It takes more than a business plan.

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    Home of the Scalable Business Plan and QuikStart Capital Programs
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    March 5, 2009 10:17 AM EST

    Actually I was referring to the capital seeker not the supplier. By Capital Ready, I mean do you have everything in place so that when the capital source "show up" - there will be no delays or stoppages and you can progress "smoothly" to a positive conclusion.

    Last week, I attended a presentation  (I was invited by one of the investors) by a startup to some possible investors.Their presentation was pretty good and things seem to be flowing along - when someone asked the question "Are you all prepared to quit your day jobs and commit to this project totally - once the funds are in place"?  It was patently obvious that 2 of the the team were not prepared to do so and avoided answering the question.  Deal killer.

     

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    Capital Catalysts for Entrepreneurs
    Home of the Scalable Business Plan and QuikStart Capital Programs
    http://www.bizgrowthmasters.com
    info@bizgrowthmasters.com


    • 927 posts
    March 5, 2009 10:18 AM EST

    Actually I was referring to the capital seeker not the supplier. By Capital Ready, I mean do you have everything in place so that when the capital source "show up" - there will be no delays or stoppages and you can progress "smoothly" to a positive conclusion.

    Last week, I attended a presentation  (I was invited by one of the investors) by a startup to some possible investors.Their presentation was pretty good and things seem to be flowing along - when someone asked the question "Are you all prepared to quit your day jobs and commit to this project totally - once the funds are in place"?  It was patently obvious that 2 of the the team were not prepared to do so and avoided answering the question.  Deal killer.

     

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    Business Growth Masters, LLC -
    Capital Catalysts for Entrepreneurs
    Home of the Scalable Business Plan and QuikStart Capital Programs
    http://www.bizgrowthmasters.com
    info@bizgrowthmasters.com


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    March 6, 2009 5:07 AM EST
    Based upon the description of your son`s needs and my understanding of their sources - I`d say it`s probably not a good match for you.
     
    If you want me to discuss the specifics of my conclusion- contact me directly at robert@bizgrowthmasters.com
     
     
    robertj3/6/2009 11:09 AM

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    • 2 posts
    October 26, 2010 10:48 AM EDT

    Go Big is huge fruad,they do not know how to establish business credit. I had a account opened with them and they did nothing but ruin my companies name. I am not haivng so many problems trying to fix what they have messed up.Do not trust them with your information!! After a couple months with opening my account ,I did my research and all they tell you is lies. They do not tell you the correct information at all, and they have no idea what they are doing.They kept telling me to have patience but all along they screwed up my account. They will try to sign you up for a premier builder package but the sales person just tells you so much bs. The sales person Mark Moore ,after he got a sale from us he would not return phone calls. After 9 months having an account opened with them I made no progress ,so they were going to start me back to begining. I have to close my bank account because I do not trust this company at all,I was scared they might try to take out of my account after cancelling. If you want to build your business credit ,please do not trust them. All they will do is waste your money and time.Honestly after going through this company I know more about establishing business credit then them.Do not even waste you time or money of their 149 monthly maintenance because the concierage Wendy Lieb is full of crap. She is suppoesed to keep up with your account but so will not , she has no idea what she is doing. DO NOT TRUST THIS COMPANY!!!!!!!!!!! 

    I took a look on GoBig Network and there seem to be many investors there, Angel and otherwise. Is there anyone here who is a PAID member at Go Big, and if so, what are your thoughts? Have you had results? Are listings current?
    Is it worth the $150.00 ???
    Thanks a bunch

    Corinne

     

    • 2 posts
    October 26, 2010 10:48 AM EDT

    Go Big is huge fruad,they do not know how to establish business credit. I had a account opened with them and they did nothing but ruin my companies name. I am not haivng so many problems trying to fix what they have messed up.Do not trust them with your information!! After a couple months with opening my account ,I did my research and all they tell you is lies. They do not tell you the correct information at all, and they have no idea what they are doing.They kept telling me to have patience but all along they screwed up my account. They will try to sign you up for a premier builder package but the sales person just tells you so much bs. The sales person Mark Moore ,after he got a sale from us he would not return phone calls. After 9 months having an account opened with them I made no progress ,so they were going to start me back to begining. I have to close my bank account because I do not trust this company at all,I was scared they might try to take out of my account after cancelling. If you want to build your business credit ,please do not trust them. All they will do is waste your money and time.Honestly after going through this company I know more about establishing business credit then them.Do not even waste you time or money of their 149 monthly maintenance because the concierage Wendy Lieb is full of crap. She is suppoesed to keep up with your account but so will not , she has no idea what she is doing. DO NOT TRUST THIS COMPANY!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 4 posts
    August 1, 2008 7:53 PM EDT
    Jill I joined GoBigNetwork in 2007 and got multiple genuine hits to fund my project, but found that I was  not as prepared as I thought I was. My business plan was not ready and joining prematurely just cost me excess money. The website keeps deducting fees until you stop it.

    Overall I recommend it, but it may take many months to get sufficient hits. May I also suggest that real estate is a bit shakey at the moment ?

    To get the attention of investors you really need a sure bet like buyers lined up to take your development off your hands before you turn the first sod of earth. Good luck Jill. If you were in the right climate I would suggest dairy farming has greater rewards than real estate. Particularly if you went to Uraguay or  Chile and developed a farm there., but for mosty of us mortals we want a business to develop where we live.

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    August 2, 2008 3:01 AM EDT
    Sorry Corrine, I called you Jill because Will Schroter did above my post.

    I have a friend and mentor here in New Zealand who is a property developer. My advice above is based in part on what he tells me. Find the buyer before you start to build.

    My suggestion from my own efforts to create an airline is find a market first. Is there a demand, or are there similar resorts which don`t quite satisfy demand ?

    Figure out how to do it better than any rival. can. Call it the WOW factor. The X factor. What makes your project more sexy, more appealing and more viable than all the others ?

    Creating a great  business venture is a lot like  going out on the town to find a hot  date. You have to make yourself the best catch out there.

    Create a business plan that makes the financiers compete for your attention.

    You need to understand everything there is to know about similar resorts in similar niche markets and that may require going to work for your biggest rival to learn what makes them tick and where they get their clientele.

    If you owned the land in a brilliant location first, then you could go to a resort chain with your plan and say how about it ?

    You`d need a really attractive plan and compelling arguments about why your site is superior. What is in it for the people who will buy you resort.

    Have you considered creating time share apartments, so that you create the project and then offer it as an investment to a lot of small investors ?

    Time share apartments work like this. You propose say a  resort with 30 apartments. You offer to sell each apartment in the resort on an individual title. The buyer can opt to live there year round, or they can lease it back to the resort for part of the year when they don`t need it.

    Some will want to stay all summer, whilst others may just want to visit for a few weeks per year. Into the purchase cost of every apartment work into your costing the price for building an empty one beside it.

    That way a bunch of small stake holders get involved in funding your dream.    
     

    • 2 posts
    May 14, 2008 9:33 AM EDT

    Hey guys - this is Wil Schroter, the Founder of the Go BIG Network.  Happy to answer any questions in this forum about our service, or you can email me directly at wschroter -at - gobignetwork.com - sorry I had to jumble the address so spiders don`t pick it up.

    We`ve also got a team of experts that can help answer your questions (and provide you with refunds!) through our Live Chat as well as our 866 number at the top of every page.

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    May 14, 2008 5:56 PM EDT
    Hey Jill - just email me and I`ll be happy to answer any questions you have.  We`re easy.

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