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Innovative small business financing is not a new concept—in fact for years private companies have utilized retirement funds as a source of business capital.
With Guidant’s iFinance, you can avoid taking out a small business loan and use your retirement funds to finance your new business. Even better, because you’ll be buying stock as an investment in your own company, you don’t have to take a taxable distribution.
iFinance small business financing allows you to mix your retirement funds with capital from other investors or your personal funds for maximum benefits—in many ways this creates the ideal financing structure for business partners or husbands and wives who want to launch a business together.
You can also take comfort in knowing that you’re investing in yourself when you elect to use iFinance. Instead of taking unnecessary risks in the stock market, by using small business financing, you’ll be in complete control of your own financial success.
Finally, with iFinance, the money that you would have spent on loan interest payments, you can instead put toward marketing your business, purchasing equipment, hiring staff and essentially building your wealth. With less (or no) debt, you’ll be on the path to profitability in no time.
Guidant’s iDirect allows you to use your self-directed IRA or self-directed 401k funds to purchase alternative investments such as real estate, tax liens, private loans and more. The service includes a self-directed IRA account and a customized Limited Liability Company (LLC).
One of the greatest benefits of using iDirect is having complete checkbook control of your retirement funds. Being in the driver’s seat of your finances lets you participate in time-sensitive investments, including foreclosures and tax liens, without the time restrictions imposed in a traditional custodial process. What’s better—because the structure all but eliminates transactional, asset-based and holding fees, Guidant’s clients pay a low custodial maintenance fee, which can save you hundreds or thousands of dollars each year.
Guidant Financial is not a self-directed IRA custodian, but rather a self-directed IRA facilitator, providing greater flexibility and control over your investments.
Finally, with iDirect, you will receive the support you need to invest confidently and profitably. Guidant’s service includes time with a specialized attorney and coaching from an iDirect account manager to ensure you avoid prohibited transactions and continue reaching toward your retirement investment goals.