The Guidant Blog

Your guide to starting, growing and selling your small business

Comparing Debt and Equity Financing for Small Business Funding

An Honest Comparison of Equity Financing vs. Debt Financing Solutions

From debt financing to equity financing, there are funding solutions to fit almost every business budget. Here’s a comparison of the top 4 common financing methods for small business.

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November 30, 2016
Everything You Need to Know About Your Small Business Credit Score

Everything You Need to Know About Your Small Business Credit Score

Small Business

Learn how your Small Business Credit Score, or SBSS, has an impact on your application to obtain a small business loan.

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November 17, 2016
Benefits of Networking for Small Business Owners

3 Benefits Small Business Owners Get Through Networking

Small Business

Michelle Flandreau, Marketing VP at Guidant Financial discusses the endless benefits to connecting and networking with industry professionals for small business owners.

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November 15, 2016
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    Top 4 Reasons to Start a Business Before the End of the Year

    Entrepreneurs | Small Business

    Not sure when to pursue your dreams of business ownership? Here are 4 reasons to do so before the end of the year.

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    November 09, 2016
    5 Mistakes to Make in the Hiring Process

    5 Ways to Attract the Wrong Candidates

    Small Business

    Marc Prosser, co-founder of Fit Small Business, discusses why hiring is one of the most important actions a business owner can take and 5 mistakes to avoid in the process.

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    November 07, 2016
    Low Cost Ways to Recruit Talent

    4 Low-cost Ways to Attract Talent

    Small Business

    Guidant Financial's Senior HR Business Partner, Jen Dai, discusses how to add perks to your small business recruiting process that won't break the bank.

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    November 03, 2016
    Franchise Association's New President Paul Sogreto

    Paul Segreto Joins Franchise Broker Association as President

    Franchise | Small Business

    Guidant’s long-time partner and advocate Paul Segreto, has accepted the role of President with the Franchise Broker Association (FBA).

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    November 02, 2016
    Small Business Success: Choosing the right type of entity [video]

    Small Business Success: Choosing the Right Type of Entity [Video]

    Small Business

    One of the earliest steps in building your company is selecting the right kind of entity. Whether it’s a sole-proprietorship, LLC, C corporation, S corporation or other, there are pros and cons of ...

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    October 31, 2016
    Your Timeline for Opening a Business

    Your Small Business Timeline: How to Start a Successful Business

    Small Business

    Here’s a step-by-step timeline of how to take your small business idea from a hazy concept to a thriving business in any industry.

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    October 27, 2016
    Guidant Financial Entrepreneur Award

    Guidant Financial Named One of Entrepreneur 360’s Top 100 Companies

    Guidant Financial

    We’re honored to announce that Guidant Financial was ranked #78 among Entrepreneur magazine’s 2016 list of the 360 "best entrepreneurial companies in America."

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    October 26, 2016

    Women Entrepreneurs Building Multi-million Dollar Enterprises in Non-Traditional Industries

    Small Business

    Susan Solovic explains there is a bright spot for women in big business. The number of women-owned firms grossing $10 million plus is growing rapidly.

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    October 25, 2016
    Ask Every ROBS provider this Question

    The No. 1 Question to Ask Your ROBS Provider

    Rollovers for Business Start-ups | Small Business

    If you’re interested in funding your small business through the Rollover for Business Start-up (ROBS) arrangement, ask potential providers this one crucial question.

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    October 21, 2016
    Small Business Success: Unsecured Loans

    Small Business Success: Unsecured Business Loans

    Small Business

    Guidant Co-founder and CEO, David Nilssen, discusses how hopeful entrepreneurs can borrow up to $150,000 in small business financing without risking personal collateral.

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    October 19, 2016
    11 Ways to Improve Your Leadership Skills

    11 Tips to Being a Better Leader

    Entrepreneurs | Leadership

    October 17 is ‘Boss’s Day’. It’s a good time to reflect on your own leadership skills. Read these 11 tips to become a better leader no matter what your role is.

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    October 17, 2016