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[Video] Lessons for Business Start-ups: Stories of Business Failure

May 26, 2016 by @guidant

Business ideas gone awry may feel like certain failure in the moment, but these experiences contain some of the most powerful lessons learned as a business owner. Knowing that failures help shape tales of success, we asked a few Seattle-area entrepreneurs to discuss one thing they tried that didn’t work.

Equity Financing vs. Debt Financing: Which is right for you?

May 24, 2016 by @guidant

What if you could start or buy your own business without going into debt? Imagine — no interest rates, no monthly repayments to a lender, no impact on your credit score and no collateral. A pipe dream? No, it’s called equity financing: a small business funding method that leverages assets you already own so you don’t have to take on additional debt.

[Infographic] Small Business Owners React to 2016 Presidential Candidates

May 18, 2016 by @guidant

Guidant Financial and our partners at MyCorporation surveyed 1,000 of our small business owner clients about the 2016 presidential election, top candidates and key issues. The results reveal that entrepreneurs plan to show up to the polls in droves, and Donald Trump is the favorite candidate thus far. See the rest of the findings in the infographic below:

Guidant Clients Featured in National News Coverage

May 16, 2016 by @guidant

“Yes, I’d do it all over again.” Those are the words of an entrepreneur (and Guidant client) who learned that life as a small business owner can be challenging but worth the reward. Richard and Jo-Anne Hoad, who used Guidant’s 401(k) rollover service to finance a bed-and-breakfast back in 2012, were recently featured in a nationally syndicated article

8 Signs Your Business Might Be in Jeopardy

May 12, 2016 by @guidant

By George Meszaros, Co-founder of Success Harbor How many entrepreneurs do you know who “almost” had a successful business? There’s no denying that starting a business can be a high-risk venture, and the hard truth is, the majority of start-ups fail. But in spite of the risks, according to the Kauffman Foundation, entrepreneurship is on the rise in 49 of the 50 states.