When it comes to small business financing options, it’s usually traditional funding methods that come to mind: working capital loans, SBA loans, business lines of credit, etc. But did you know an alternative option exists that’s allowed thousands of entrepreneurs to launch businesses debt-free?
If you’ve made the decision to go into business for yourself, congratulations! We know from first-hand experience with our clients that the journey to becoming your own boss and taking control of your future can be liberating. In fact, many entrepreneurs wonder why they waited so long to do it in the first place. But finding the right time to dive into entrepreneurship can be daunting.
Every day people are faced with the decision of where to buy products and services: national chains or local, independent businesses. While national chains that are corporately owned may offer lower prices and more options (at times), money spent at independent retailers, including franchises, tends to stay in the local community longer and has the ability to make a larger impact on the native economy.
Earlier this year, Guidant Financial committed to fueling small business in America with our biggest goal yet – to deploy $350 million in financing to business owners by the end of 2015. It was a lofty goal that many thought was out of our reach (last year, we deployed $290 million). But now, halfway through the year, we’re proud to announce we’re ahead of target
Seattle Business magazine honored its 100 Best Companies to Work for in Washington last week, and we’re proud to announce that Guidant Financial placed No. 29 on its list of mid-sized businesses! We’re in good company, alongside well-known businesses including Zillow, Whitepages, Ivy Softworks, CardTapp, GoDaddy and others.