At Guidant, we know that small businesses are the backbone of many local economies. We’re committed to fueling America’s small business engine, and that’s why, for the second year in a row, we’ve announced a capital pledge to reinforce our mission. This year, we’re pledging to help entrepreneurs secure $410 million in small business financing by the end of 2016.
They say hindsight is 20/20. That’s why we asked four Seattle-area entrepreneurs to share the most valuable lessons they’ve learned over their years in business that they wish they would’ve known when they started. Here’s what they had to say:
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…
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.
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!