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The Best States for Small Business 2019

By: Guidant Financial | July 23, 2019

Key Findings: With signs of new business growth in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, the Steel Belt is showing signs of resurgence. High population states like California, Florida, Arizona, and Colorado are struggling to make room for new business owners. Oregon has increased to the 5th most

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What Retirement Plans Work With ROBS?

By: Guidant Financial | July 17, 2019

Rollovers for Business Start-Ups (ROBS) is an innovative method of financing a business. ROBS allows you to access the money in your eligible retirement accounts as funding to buy a business, as a down payment on a larger business loan, or recapitalization for a business. But does ‘eligible’

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How to Start a Bookkeeping Business

By: Guidant Financial | July 11, 2019

If you’re naturally organized, enjoy working with numbers, and want to help other businesses succeed by making informed financial decisions, it might just be time to look into opening your own bookkeeping business. The Benefits of Starting a Bookkeeping Business Deciding to become your own

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How to Secure Funding for a Small Business

By: Justin Song | July 2, 2019

Nearly every small business requires financial assistance. From purchasing real estate and equipment to hiring employees, very few business owners have the capital to fund their businesses on their own. However, it can be unclear how to go about securing financing. What are your options? What

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How to Buy an Online Business

By: Guidant Financial | June 27, 2019

We spoke with Blake Hutchinson, CEO of Flippa, one of the largest end-to-end business marketplaces in the world. Read on for his insights into buying digital businesses online. Historically, buying a small business has been a very tangible, in-person experience. As an aspiring small business

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How to Start a Painting Business

By: Guidant Financial | June 26, 2019

According to reports from IBIS World industry market research, the home painting industry should see an annualized growth of 7.1 percent in 2019. With healthy household disposable income levels and a competitive house buying and selling market, homeowners are both updating their homes to get top

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