If you are looking to expand your business and would like to bring in an investor, the first thing you need to do is decide how many shares in the company you wish to sell and at what value. Remember that an investor not only brings money into the business they also give you support. There needs to be chemistry between you to make it work, so you need to get along.
The best investors are those closest to you, your personal connections. These can be friends and family or even LinkedIn connections.
Another source of investors is your network. Do you attend networking events regularly with other business people? Maybe you know people from events in your local area that may be interested in investing in your business. Remember that the person or business that invests does not need to be identical to yours. You can learn from people in different market sectors.