I have been giving more and more advice to entrepreneurs lately telling them not to raise money. Focus on building a good business, profitably, and then think about raising money once you prove it. 9/10 times this is the way to do it. Too often do you hear about these huge success stories on an entrepreneur that got millions. The stories are often much deeper than that, the entrepreneur certainly sees none of that at first, and most of the time, by the time the business is a success, you own 5% or less and have a bunch of investors on your back.
Make sure that you REALLY know what yo are going to do with the money, and that you absolutely have it. If you can build a good business first and then raise money, you will usually end up still owning the majority.