Guidant Financial Blog

How to Write a Bank-Friendly Business Plan

March 25, 2015 by @guidant

If you’re starting a small business, you’ll need a business plan. More than just a sketch of how you think your new business will work, a well thought out business plan can help you gauge your success and understand your market, giving you a clear picture of what you’ll need to do to make a profit. What’s more, a business plan can also make or break your chances of obtaining business financing.

T-Mobile Targets Small Businesses with Simpler Services

March 23, 2015 by @guidant

T-Mobile wants to be the new “Un-carrier” for small business phone and wireless services. The company announced last week new business plans that will be simpler, with rates based only on how many lines and how much data a company needs.

5 Business Industries That Will Bloom This Spring

March 20, 2015 by @guidant

Here in Washington State, we’ve been lucky enough to have weather that feels like spring for several weeks. But today marks the official first day of the new season, and it’s time to trade those warm outer coats and snow plows for T-shirts, sunglasses and garden trowels. In light of the longer days and warmer weather, we’ve compiled a list of a few of the business industries that can expect an influx of customers in the coming months:

Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs in America

March 16, 2015 by @guidant

Here at Guidant, we’ve had the privilege and honor of working with some pretty amazing women who’ve made the leap into small business ownership. Some of these leading ladies left their corporate jobs to take control of their lives, while others wanted to fulfill lifelong entrepreneurial dreams. It’s no easy task to own a small business, and since March is Women’s History Month, we wanted to pay homage to these fantastic females. Here are a few facts about women entrepreneurs…

10 Business Books Every Small Business Owner Should Own

March 13, 2015 by @guidant

In honor of National Reading Month, take a look at these 10 business books that have made a difference in the lives of entrepreneurs around the world: