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Top 3 Small Business Trends and Lessons From 2018

By: Justin Song | March 5, 2019

Three business trends emerged in 2018 that every business, whether a startup or established, should know for 2019. By taking advantage of these opportunities, you can position your business for growth and success in the new year and beyond. In 2018, the strong economy propelled small business to

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How to Start a Lawn Care Business

By: Guidant Financial | February 22, 2019

For many, having a home with a lawn is part of the American dream. Yet with that comes the need for lawn care, a task more and more homeowners are outsourcing to professionals. If you enjoy being outdoors, working with people and have an inkling to be your own boss, starting a lawn care business

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Tips for Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur

By: Guidant Financial | February 16, 2019

Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Oprah Winfrey – what do they all have in common? You guessed it: All are extremely successful entrepreneurs. But before you assume you aren’t born to be an entrepreneur because your last name isn’t Jobs, Bezos, or Schultz, let’s discuss the qualities that help an

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How Much Does It Cost to Start a Business?

By: Guidant Financial | February 13, 2019

The decision to start or buy a small business is an exciting step. Whether you’re launching your own independent business or investing in a franchise, it’s the beginning of being able to be your own boss and control your future. But buying a business isn’t an easy decision, and the first

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