Neil here.

Day-to-day life is slowing down for many of us these days as the holidays approach and we wind toward the end of the year.

But this kind of downtime is actually one of the very best opportunities to take full advantage of the startup world… especially if you’re not an institutional investor.

You see, around this time, many seasoned venture capitalists and angel investors (myself included) tend to pack up and take a little break from our general routines.

That leaves fewer people out there to funnel capital into the startups that desperately need it… meaning your startup investing opportunities could potentially increase tenfold.

In other words, right now is a great time to sharpen your skills as an angel investor and hop on the wealth-building opportunities that are coming straight out of the woodwork this month.

So, here’s exactly what you need to do right now to make the next three weeks count:

1. Sharpen up your skills.

A couple of weeks ago, I sent out a list of the most hard-hitting lessons to review through the end of the year. I can’t stress enough how important that kind of consistent review is.

As angel investors, it’s critical that we stay up to date on the latest news, trends, and other need-to-knows out of the startup world.

I recommend you get started by reviewing all of the content we have available here at The Startup Investor. Not only will that help you kick off 2021 on strong footing… it’ll also help you find the best opportunities to lock into right now.

Which leads me to my next point…

2. Use those skills to find the latest and greatest startup opportunities.

No matter how many people are taking this time off, the startup funding ecosystem still runs straight through the end of the year. There are always plenty of opportunities out there, no matter where you look.

I recommend using your developing skills to scan for some of the best up-and-coming companies in the startup world. You can start by checking out some of the most popular crowdfunding websites, like StartEngine, Republic, and Wefunder.

And of course, you can always find my own recommendations over at the Angels & Entrepreneurs Network. Our two most recent picks include companies like…

  • An AI-enabled marketing startup that’s helping companies like Toyota and L’Oreal boost their bottom lines…
  • And an eco-conscious kitchenware company that’s on the front lines of ending “disposable culture.”

Ultimately, opportunities are everywhere… and this month, I expect you’ll have access to even more than ever before. But startup investing isn’t the only place you’ll find great wealth-building opportunities this month…

3. Fill in the gaps in your investing portfolio.

I highly recommend you look outside the private sector to diversify your portfolio coming into the end of the year. Right now, here’s a brand-new opportunity to check out:

One of my colleagues has recently cracked the code for maximizing your shot at fast profits in the public markets, no matter how volatile they are.

This guy’s name is Chris Johnson, and he’s one of America’s most talented options trading experts. He’s developed a formula to capture the market’s best winners during the best and worst of economic. times.

Chris has actually been testing this system for the last three years… and it gave his tiny test group the opportunity to turn $5,000 into $100,000 at the peak values of just 51 trades.

Today, he’s opening the doors even wider so you can be next. Just click here to learn all about it.

(This is one of the best ways to diversify your portfolio right now… so make sure you get all the details.)

At the end of the day, you have a real opportunity to make your end of the year as successful as possible. Use those startup investing skills you’ve been developing, and don’t let this time go to waste.

On another note, make sure you follow Angels & Entrepreneurs on social media!

The Research Team is hosting an A&E Network Giveaway full of some amazing prizes… and you definitely don’t want to miss out.

Catch up with us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to learn more.

I’ll be back soon with another update.

Until next time,

Neil Patel