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Starting a Business after 50

By: Guidant Financial | February 6, 2019

Starting over later in life can be intimidating. But starting a business after 50 comes with unique advantages that make it possible to quickly launch a successful business as baby boomer entrepreneur. Learn more about how get started and why now is the time to become your own boss. You’ve

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How to Start a Tutoring Business

By: Guidant Financial | January 30, 2019

With fewer college students pursuing teaching degrees and the number of school age children in the U.S. growing each year, the education industry is increasingly in need of support. If you’re considering small business ownership, it’s a great time to learn how to start a tutoring business. If

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Resources for Women Starting a Business

By: Guidant Financial | January 22, 2019

While the number of women owned businesses continues to grow, the challenges women face when becoming entrepreneurs are unique. Fortunately, there are number of easily accessible resources focused on helping women secure funding, gain eligibility for government contracting, and making the right

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How Much Money Do Food Franchises Make?

By: Sarah Brady | January 17, 2019

Food franchises are some of the most popular concepts in franchising. But are they the most lucrative? Typically, food franchises require significant investment to get up and running and continued capital to operate over time. But for those who like the fast pace and an ever-changing atmosphere,

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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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