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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

A Lesson in Communication: Words Have Meaning

Entrepreneurs | Leadership | Small Business

I've learned one critical communication lesson that is shockingly simple to understand yet frustratingly complex to leverage. The idea that words have meaning.

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August 11, 2016

Why the SBA Lending Limit Won’t Pose an Issue in 2016

Finance | Small Business

The high demand for SBA loans means small businesses are thriving, and there’s never been a better time to make the leap into entrepreneurship.

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August 10, 2016

[eBook] 7 Steps to Choosing the Right Business

Entrepreneurs | Small Business

Whether you're starting a new company or purchasing a franchise: Here's a free step-by-step guide to assist you in deciding which business is best for you.

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August 08, 2016

SEO for Beginners and Small Businesses: What You Need to Know

Entrepreneurs | Small Business | Tech

It happens every day: Small business owners perform a Google search using terms that they think their customers would use to find their product or service, and their website is nowhere to be found on ...

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August 04, 2016

Guidant Picks: Best Business Books

Guidant Financial | Leadership | Small Business

Take a look at the top books Guidant’s Executive Leadership team turns to when they’re working to solve problems, excite creativity and manage growth.

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August 02, 2016

Why risk Rio when you can experience the Guidant Olympics?

Guidant Financial

Every year, small business financing firm Guidant Financial hosts its annual office Olympics. Find out how they compare to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.

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August 01, 2016

In the News: Guidant Financial and CEO Featured for Franchising, ROBS, Political Survey

Guidant Financial | Media

Guidant Financial was recently in several articles around the web including a syndicated article written by our CEO and Co-founder, David Nilssen.

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July 29, 2016

Small Business Success Story: A Toast to New Beginnings

Clients | Rollovers for Business Start-ups | Small Business

After 20 years in insurance, John Reuber opened his restaurant TOAST, Four Corners. Finding immediate success, the restaurant was profitable in month two.

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July 28, 2016

2016 Capital Pledge Update

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

This year, we’re raising the bar even higher by pledging to help business owners secure $410 million in business capital.

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July 25, 2016

Guidant’s Top 5 Resources for Purchasing a Franchise

Franchise | Small Business

Whether you’re just starting to look, or you’re about to open your doors, here are five of the franchise resources our clients have found to be the most helpful

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July 21, 2016

[Video] Small Business Success: How Much Can You Afford?

Rollovers for Business Start-ups | Small Business

To help entrepreneurs better understand what size of a project is feasible, David Nilssen, CEO of Guidant Financial discusses simple ways to understand how much you can afford.

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July 20, 2016

[Infographic] Industry Report: Craft Breweries

Lifestyle | Small Business

The craft beer industry is one of the fastest-growing segments in the U.S. If you’re thinking about starting one of these establishments, the time is now.

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July 19, 2016