Anthony Price, a former economic development executive and entrepreneur, is writing the nonfiction book, Get the Loot and Run—Find Money for Your Business, a manifesto to teach entrepreneurs how to source “patient” (long-term) capital. The book is scheduled for release in September 2017.
Get the Loot and Run provides a blueprint of where to find patient capital and teaches entrepreneurs how to approach the capital-raising process. Anthony focuses on little-known government grants, low-interest loans, and community-based lenders. The book features Anthony’s four-step capital-raising process, which he used to raise millions.
But most importantly, Get the Loot and Run is about the entrepreneurial mindset needed to persevere and thrive in business. Once capital has been secured, Anthony says, “Run as fast and long as you can before the competition notices what you’re doing.”
For years, Anthony was an economic development executive in Connecticut, managing a loan fund for entrepreneurs who would come to him because they couldn’t get traditional funding from a bank. Now, Anthony is on the other side of the “ask,” but he’s not going to a bank or using credit cards to finance his book. Instead, he seeks support directly from the public on Kickstarter, the largest and among the most popular of the crowdfunding platforms on the Internet.
According to Anthony, Kickstarter is in a class by itself when it comes to helping ordinary people raise capital. To date, supporters on Kickstarter have pledged more than $3 billion to 123,790 projects. But these are not loans. Supporters receive rewards in exchange for their contributions.
“I wanted to go direct to the public to solicit their support. I believe in the power of ordinary people supporting projects that matter,” says Anthony. “Kickstarter supporters have shown they understand the value of helping people who are creative, inventors, entrepreneurs, and small-businesses owners,” he adds.
The stakes are high. Anthony has only 30 days (which began April 30) to reach his goal of $5,000. If he doesn’t reach his goal, he will not get any of the funds pledged on Kickstarter. Anthony looks forward to making his case and communicating with supporters. He likens the process to the survival of the fittest.
To learn more about the project, visit the Kickstarter page: Get the Loot and Run: Find Money for Your Business.
About the Entrepreneur and Author
Anthony Price is a former economic development executive and entrepreneur. He is the Founder and CEO of LootScout, a company that counsels small businesses on how to raise capital. Contact Anthony Price at 860-751-4810 or firstname.lastname@example.org