Raising investment capital is difficult -- even for the most sophisticated entrepreneur. You have to be 'creative' . You have to be patient! It's easy to get caught up in the latest craze or trend ... like crowdsourcing. During these times -- the basics are often forgotten -- the things an entrepreneur can do to generate capital without outside investors. I recently came across this article: 5 WAYS TO TUNE UP YOUR VENTURE'S PROFITABILITY by Peter Cohan (author of The HUNGRY START-UP). It takes you back to the basics. No, it's not a quick solution. However, it may be just what you need to continue funding your venture -- until you get that big check from the investor! Worth a read!
Let me know if any on the 5 work for you.