We couldn’t have achieved this award without the support of the great franchises that we work with – from emerging concepts to established brands. “We are thrilled to learn that when asked, more franchise professionals recommend Guidant to support their franchisees in getting financed,” says David Nilssen, Guidant Financial’s CEO. “We are lucky to work with so many great franchise brands.”
It’s important to remember that franchise locations are small businesses and are as crucial to the backbone of the American economy as independently-owned startups. That’s why we’re proud to support thousands of franchises locations. It’s an incredible feeling to help small businesses get their start and then help them grow through passion and hard work. And we should know – we’ve helped launch over 20,000 small businesses.
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As a small business, Guidant understands the challenges of small business and franchise ownership. Our team is dedicated to helping small business and franchise owners manage the ups and downs of launching, buying, or starting a business. We share the joy and tears, and work tirelessly every day to be a go-to resource for our clients. We’re not just in it for the launch – we’re in for the long-haul, supporting our clients through the life of their business.
“I’m proud of our exemplary team, who are the reason why a small business like Guidant can reach number one over massive institutions like Bank of America,” remarks Nilssen, making note of the huge companies Guidant overcame to receive the Entrepreneur award.
While 2020 has been a difficult year for any franchise, the challenges of the COVID pandemic have also created opportunities for franchise ownership. It’s a prime time for those who have been laid off to create their own jobs – with a buyer’s market to back them. Franchise Ventures’ Small Business Startup Sentiment Index showed July to be the fourth consecutive month of an increasing percentage of respondents who indicate that they “agree” or “strongly agree” that “now is a good time to start a business.” In the most positive reading since February, almost 69 percent of respondents think that now is a good time.
We’re here to help you seize the day when it comes to opening your own franchise location. Call us at 888-472-4455 or prequalify online to get started.