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Client Success Story: Mathnasium Franchise

Small Business Success Story: Making Math Her New Mission

Clients | Rollovers for Business Start-ups

After a 20-year Navy career, Dr. Jennifer Nicholl's reached out to Guidant and we helped use her retirement funds to open a successful Mathnasium franchise.

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September 27, 2016
Small Business Success: Portfolio Loans

Small Business Success: Portfolio Loans [Video]

Small Business

Guidant CEO, David Nilssen discusses the requirements and advantages of leveraging your investment portfolio to fund your small business. Learn more.

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September 22, 2016
Small Business Success: SBA Loans

Small Business Success: SBA Loans [Video]

Entrepreneurs | Small Business

Guidant Financial CEO, David Nilssen, discusses the five “C’s” of small business loan eligibility: capital, credit, capacity, collateral and character.

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September 19, 2016
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  • Small Business Success: Baby Boomer Entrepreneurs

    Small Business Success: Baby Boomer Entrepreneurs [Video]

    Entrepreneurs | Small Business

    David Nilssen talks about his experience working with baby boomers and some of the reasons he believes they make successful entrepreneurs.

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    September 16, 2016
    Client Success Story: Craft Distillery

    Small Business Success Story: From Corporate Burnout to Craft Distillery

    Clients | Rollovers for Business Start-ups | Small Business

    Using their retirement funds to start a business, friends Don and Kent opened Dry Fly Distilling which now has a range of awarded products and they continue to see success.

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    September 14, 2016
    ROBS eBook

    Everything You Need to Know About ROBS [eBook]

    Free eBook: Rollover for Business Start-ups allows you to use money from an eligible retirement account to fund your business debt free. Learn more.

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    September 12, 2016
    Understanding ERISA Tax Code

    Is Guidant Financial Group a Scam?

    Guidant Financial

    Learn more about Guidant Financial and the history of the Rollover for Business Start-up arrangement.

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    September 07, 2016
    Small Business Success Secrets

    5 Secrets to Small Business Success

    Small Business

    Starting a new business is one of the most exciting and challenging times in your life. Remember these five pillars of small business success:

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    September 06, 2016
    Franchise Small Business Success Story

    Small Business Success Story: Entrepreneurship Found a Good Sport

    Clients

    Christopher Villa made a lifelong dream come true when he purchased an i9 Sports franchise in 2006. Now, he leads one of the most successful i9 franchises in the country.

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    September 01, 2016
    Alternatives to Business Loans for Women

    When The Money’s Not There: 5 Alternatives to Small Business Loans for Women

    Rollovers for Business Start-ups | Small Business

    In the U.S., women find themselves experiencing loan approval rates 15-20 percent below men’s. Susan Solovic provides alternative options for women seeking business funding.

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    August 30, 2016
    Fundamentals of site selection for small business

    6 Basics to Fundamental Site Selection for Small Business

    Before choosing your business location, ask yourself these 6 questions to optimize your site selection.

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    August 25, 2016
    Small Business Financing Made Easy

    [Video] Small Business Financing Solutions Made Easy

    Entrepreneurs | Guidant Financial | Rollovers for Business Start-ups | Small Business

    We offer a full suite of small business financing options to help entrepreneurs succeed. Make your dream of small business ownership a reality.

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    August 23, 2016
    Start a business after 50

    Why More People Are Starting a Business After 50

    Entrepreneurs | Finance | Retirement | Rollovers for Business Start-ups | Small Business

    If you’re over the age of 50, starting a business may seem like a wild undertaking, but it’s the best time to make your big dreams a reality.

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    August 18, 2016
    Video Am I an Entrepreneur?

    [Video] Small Business Success: Am I an entrepreneur?

    Entrepreneurs | Small Business

    Video: Guidant CEO, David Nilssen, discusses the three common characteristics that help any small business owner find success.

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    August 16, 2016