Martin Omansky is right on. The problem is that licensed broker dealers don't want to waste time on small deals, particularly when they need to spread it out to multiple agents to sell the equity to their investors. And there is a level of due diligence required to ensure there is no fraud associated with the deal and that it is viable if being recommended to investors. Someone needs to incur that expense. If they bypass that step to take it directly to their investor pool just to be compensated by equity and the hope that SOMEDAY that investment of their time and money (they are paying for the outreach in some manner, even if soft dollars) may turn into revenue IF the company actually gets all the way to a positive liquidity point (1 in 10), they risk losing their license or facing stiff fines from FINRA if the deal loses money---fails, bankrupt, down round, and the investors they put into the deal lose their money. When you look at it from their perspective..... why take the risk? Good news, is there are new programs as a result of the JOBS act that enable the entrepreneur to identify and find investors directly, by passing finders and BDs, if they are willing to do the work necessary to reach 20x the amount of investors they need for their deal.
So Matthewy Maly, if you were to use CrowdFunding or Intrastate Capital Solicitation provisions now available in 20 states, and you were to raise $150K in $10,000 increments... 15 investors, so you would need to have a strategy that would generate enough interest to have 300 potential investors read your exec summary, watch your video, seriously consider your deal---and you have done the research to know all the elements needed to show how you will generate profit and get to cashflow positive with the $150K. If it is that good, you should be willing to put in your own sweat equity to build that campaign, get someone to make a killer video for you for equity, and form the alliances with champions that will help promote your offering because they simply want to help you succeed.... you can take them to dinner some time.