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20 Ways to Tell If You’re an Entrepreneur at Heart

February 04, 2016 by @guidant

By Nick Neonakis, Author and CEO of The Franchise MBA Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” — George Bernard Shaw As a franchise consultant, one of the top questions I get from aspiring entrepreneurs is, “Can I do this?”  If you’ve never owned a business before and are contemplating making the jump, you’re going to go through a roller coaster of emotions. Doing something new always has an element of fear and excitement along with that…

7 Reasons to Start a Business After 50

February 02, 2016 by @guidant

By George Meszaros, Co-founder of Success Harbor There are many myths about baby boomers and getting older. The one that drives me crazy is the misconception that boomers are too old to start a business. In business, age is an advantage.

Guidant’s Courtney Fuller Receives Corporate Counsel Award

January 28, 2016 by @guidant

The Puget Sound Business Journal announced winners for its 2015 Corporate Counsel Awards, and we’re proud to say our very own Courtney Fuller was named Outstanding In-House Counsel of a Small Company!

Guidant’s 2015 State of Small Business Overview

January 26, 2016 by @guidant

  Access to capital for entrepreneurs still isn’t as easy to come by as it once was, but despite that, more and more individuals still pursued their dreams of business ownership in 2015. Last year alone, Guidant Financial helped nearly 2,000 entrepreneurs secure $382 million in small business financing, and now, we’ve pooled information from nearly 1,000 of our small business owner customers with client information from entity filing service MyCorporation to report on the state of small business:

Retirement Investing 101: Outperforming Your Competition

January 21, 2016 by @guidant

By Dr. Oren Litwin, analyst of financial regulatory policy Welcome to the third post in our blog series, “Retirement Investing 101: Stock Market vs. Buying a Business.” In these posts, I’m going to draw from my long experience in the financial-advisory industry to lay out the pros and cons of investing your retirement savings in the stock market or in your own business via a Rollover for Business Start-ups.