Guidant Financial Blog

The Best Cities to Start a Small Business

September 01, 2015 by @guidant

When it comes to launching a successful small business, location is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. Obviously for brick-and-mortar businesses, the right location can attract foot-traffic and drive new customers. But even for home-based businesses, the location of your headquarters can determine ability to hire, as well as accessibility to investors, business partners, networking/training opportunities, etc.

Introducing Guidant’s SBA Pre-Qualification Letter

August 27, 2015 by @guidant

No one likes waiting for results. Whether it’s the outcome of a test, a health screening or a small business loan application, waiting to hear if you passed (and by how much) is hard, especially when it takes days for an answer. That’s why Guidant recently rolled out an enhancement to our SBA business financing program

Guidant Olympics 2015 Recap: Giant Jenga and Pool-Noodle Archery

August 25, 2015 by @guidant

The 2015 Guidant Olympics may have come to a close, but that doesn’t mean we’ve stopped reliving them quite yet. With the broad theme of sports this year, there certainly was no shortage of teams thinking outside the box to gain a competitive edge.

What Small Business Owners Need to Know About the Stock Market

August 24, 2015 by @guidant

As you’ve undoubtedly heard, there was a pretty significant dip in the stock market this morning that’s left many feeling anxious about which way the economy will turn next.

Guidant Olympics: Past, Present and Future

August 21, 2015 by @guidant

Today’s the day! It’s Olympics season again here at Guidant, and today marks the 10th anniversary of our office games, in which we devote a half-day to team-building, fun and a healthy dose of competition. In honor of the 10th Annual Guidant Olympics, let’s take a trip down memory lane and see where these antics started, how they’ve morphed into what they are today, and what the next five years will hold.