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10 Steps to Starting a Business

By: Guidant Financial | August 8, 2017

So you want to own your own business — hats off to you! Now it’s time to put your vision into motion and make your dream a reality. These 10 steps to business ownership will help you stay on track and create a solid foundation for entrepreneurial success: 1. Develop a Master Plan Businesses with

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Do you qualify for 401(k) business financing?

By: Guidant Financial | July 27, 2017

When it’s time for you to pursue business financing, a Rollover for Business Start-up (ROBS) arrangement can be a quick and affordable option. ROBS allows you to use existing retirement funds to start or buy a small business or franchise without incurring any tax penalties. No credit or collateral

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For Sale by Owner: Benefits of Seller Financing

By: Guidant Financial | July 26, 2017

Buying an existing business is a smart and relatively quick way to become an entrepreneur that comes with several advantages — an established client base, curated logo and branding, and potentially a brick and mortar store that’s already in place. Running any company requires the entrepreneurial

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