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The Best States for Small Business 2019

By: Guidant Financial | July 23, 2019

Key Findings: With signs of new business growth in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, the Steel Belt is showing signs of resurgence. High population states like California, Florida, Arizona, and Colorado are struggling to make room for new business owners. Oregon has increased to the 5th most

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How to Raise Money for a Business

By: Guidant Financial | November 13, 2019

As exciting as it is, starting a small business can get expensive. According to our annual Small Business Trends survey, 64 percent of small business owners spent up to $100,000 to acquire their dream business. Not many people have access to large amounts of cash to finance those kinds of purchases.

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Financial Cybersecurity: 3 Tips to Stay Safe

By: Guidant Financial | October 28, 2019

While accessing financial information, it’s essential to practice and implement cybersecurity measures, especially while owning a small business. Using financial apps, distributing invoices, and paying bills could leave you vulnerable to cybercriminals who might be looking for financial gain

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Small Business Financing FAQ

By: Guidant Financial | October 25, 2019

When you’re trying to learn how to finance your small business or franchise, it can be hard to find information that’s accurate and easy-to-understand. But it shouldn’t be so hard to get the info and education you need. We’ve answered some of the small business financing questions we often

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2019’s Top 5 Frozen Yogurt Franchises

By: Guidant Financial | October 16, 2019

2019’s Top 5 Frozen Yogurt Franchise Brands Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt Yogurtland Red Mango TCBY Sweet Frog The frozen yogurt sector overall is expected to grow revenues modestly through 2019, at a forecast 1.6 percent, according to IBISWorld. A look at the financial results for the top five

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