The Guidant Blog

Your guide to starting, growing and selling your small business

Family Members Make Great Business Mentors

Why Family Members Make the Best Business Mentors


Debora Sweeney shares why when looking for a mentor the advice and assistance that comes from having a family with business experience is invaluable.

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February 16, 2017
Top 5 Business Tools I Love

The Top 5 Business Tools I Love

Small Business

Guidant CEO and Co-Founder, David Nilssen, shares the top 5 business tools he loves, that can help small business owners save time and get organized.

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February 14, 2017

Client Success Story: Cryogenic Therapy Center

Client Stories

After 14 years of working in education, Brian Wesley used his retirement funds to open a cryotherapy center. He's loving life helping people and owning a business.

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February 09, 2017
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  • How to Finance a Fitness Franchise

    Financing | Franchising

    If you're considering a fitness franchise as your new small business, review the benefits of this model as well as costs and options for types of financing.

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    February 07, 2017
    Common Myths About 401(k) Business Funding

    Revealed: 8 Common Myths about Rollovers for Business Start-ups

    Guidant Financial | Rollovers for Business Start-ups

    Rollovers for Business Start-ups is unfamiliar to many, but don't let common myths and misconceptions stop you from persuing small business ownership.

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    February 03, 2017
    6 Reasons New Franchisees Fail

    Webinar: The 6 'F Words' that Cause New Franchisees to Fail


    Terry Powell, Founder of The Entrepreneur’s Source, and David Nilssen, CEO of Guidant Financial, discuss misconceptions and common mistakes franchisees make.

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    February 02, 2017
    Business Opportunities: Finding the Right Business

    Small Business Opportunities: 5 Steps to Help You Find a Business to Buy

    Financing | Franchising | Small Business

    Whether you’re debating what industry you’ll dive into or opening an independent business or a franchise, use these steps to choose the right business.

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    January 31, 2017
    Top Five States for Fitness Franchises

    Top States for Fitness Franchises

    Franchising | Small Business

    With the increasing awareness about health, gym and fitness franchises are flourishing across the country, but these top five states see the most action.

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    January 25, 2017
    The State if Small Business Report

    An Overview of 2017 Small Business Trends [Infographic]

    Entrepreneurship | Small Business | Small Business Resources

    Guidant Financial recently surveyed its clients to create a comprehensive Small Business Report, painting a picture of today's small business trends.

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    January 24, 2017
    The Top 5 Fitness Franchise Brands

    Top 5 Fitness Franchise Brands


    Projections for fitness franchise industry in the next five years bring revenue up to $3.7 billion. We've outlined the top 5 brands you should be considering for a new business.

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    January 19, 2017
    Work Life Balance

    Finding Your Work-Life Balance

    Entrepreneurship | Management

    As a business owner, finding the perfect work-life balance is akin to finding a unicorn. Though challenging, there are tricks to finding harmony between the office and home.

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    January 17, 2017
    5 Rising C Corps

    5 Rising C Corps to Watch Out For in 2017

    Small Business

    MyCorp CEO, Deborah Sweeney takes a closer look at five C corporations that made waves in 2016 and why they should be kept on your radar in 2017.

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    January 12, 2017
    Industry Report: Gym and Fitness Franchises

    [Infographic] Overview of the Gym and Fitness Industry

    Entrepreneurship | Franchising

    Guidant Financial takes an in-depth look at the fitness franchise industry, which offers outstanding potential for small business thanks to high demand.

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    January 10, 2017
    How Scheduling Laws Affect Small Business

    What Small Businesses Need to Know About New ‘Secure Scheduling’ Laws

    Small Business

    New secure scheduling laws are beginning to gain traction. Intended for companies with more than 500 employees, small businesses will be affected.

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    January 05, 2017