I recently learned about the American Association of Private Lenders (AAPL) and the Texas Investment Network, two organizations that connect entrepreneurs with private lenders and investors for funding opportunities. As a buyer looking to acquire a business, I'm particularly interested in how these organizations can help me meet the 10% SBA-required buyer portion.

I'm curious to know if anyone in this community has had success in connecting with private lenders or investors through AAPL or Texas Investment Network. If so, I would love to hear about your experiences and any advice you may have for someone new to this type of outreach.

Additionally, if there are any other resources or organizations that you would recommend for someone looking to secure funding for an SBA loan, I would be grateful for any suggestions.

Thank you in advance for your help and insights.