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HI, I really need some good advice on a new business investment and normal and expected return.

My expertise lies in the electrical field, and I am in the infancy stage of submitting a request for a provisional patent. My next intentions are to begin solicitations from potential investors in this new idea and the new company which I am in the process of forming. The problem is that as I stated before, my expertise is not in business finance and investments but in design and development in the electrical field.

The new show Shark Tank is really intriguing to me, and I am trying to use it as a tool but there are too many voids I do not understand.

If I am seeking $50,000 of investment to begin production of my widget, and I am offering two levels of investment $1,000 and $5,000 respectively, what is an expected return on their money and what is an acceptable time frame on that return?

I really appreciate anyone's expertise and experience in this area.

Thanks, HG
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