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The State of Small Business in 2019

By: Guidant Financial | January 16, 2019

To learn about small business trends and life as a small business owner, Guidant Financial partnered with online lending marketplace LendingClub for our annual State of Small Business survey. More than 2,700 current and aspiring business owners across the country responded to questions ranging

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Essential Resources for Franchise Financing

By: Guidant Financial | January 15, 2019

How you fund your franchise is one of the earliest and most important decisions you’ll make as an entrepreneur. Fortunately, knowing which franchise financing resources to turn to makes the process both easy and equitable. Purchasing a franchise is an exciting way to become an entrepreneur.

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The 4 Best Small Business Funding Methods

By: Guidant Financial | January 8, 2019

Before you can fling open the doors on your franchise or go live with the app for your start-up, you’ll need to make sure you have your funds ready and available. If you’re like some entrepreneurs, you’ll finance your dream venture by dipping into your personal cash reserves, and then apply

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How to Get Small Business Funding with Bad Credit

By: Guidant Financial | January 4, 2019

Many small business owners rely on traditional business loans and other debt-based financing methods to launch their ventures. But for aspiring entrepreneurs who need small business funding with bad credit, the ability to secure financing can be challenging and seemingly impossible. Thankfully,

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