Some entrepreneurs have been advised to search the internet for private lenders...and there are sites offering this service. I don't recommend it. First, it is very difficult to build the trust you need with someone you don't know and can't meet.
Second, there are actually private lending scam artists on some of these sites. They pretend to be legitimate private lenders, but in fact intend to take money from you, rather than give it to you.
Check out the short video I did on "Private Lending Scams" that you received for becoming a member of the Private Lending Insider. And don't go surfing online for private lenders until you view.