CROWDFUNDING TO FUND ACQUISITION?
Has anyone considered crowdfunding to fund an acquisition? Companies can raise up to $5 million. Getting audited financials for this would be relatively simple with a newly incorporated company - only other hurdle would be digital marketing spend, but I expect many people on SMB twitter could source from their followers.
Pros: passive investors, give away much less equity (valuations on crowdfunds are incredible) Cons: initial outlay of capital to fund digital marketing