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An Intro to Small Business Financing

January 25, 2016 by Guidant Financial

Values in Business: What do you stand for?

July 21, 2015 by Guidant Financial

The Dywer Group’s co-chair, Dina Dwyer-Owens, explores what it means to have business values and why they’re so important to a business’s overall success.

Top 3 Ways to Fund a Franchise

April 30, 2015 by Guidant Financial

Guidant Funding Assurance™ – Franchisors Video Webinar

April 28, 2015 by Guidant Financial

Learn how Guidant’s Funding Assurance™ program gives your new and existing franchisees more access to capital. Guidant CEO David Nilssen reviews the features and benefits of the program.

General Partner FAQs

April 28, 2015 by Guidant Financial

Browse some of the most commonly asked questions about Guidant’s partner program and the Rollover as Business Start-up arrangement.

The Ins and Outs of SBA 7(a) Loans: What You Need To Know

April 28, 2015 by Guidant Financial

Find out if the traditional SBA 7(a) loan is right for your candidates and the requirements to qualify for this low-interest business financing method.

Why You Should Start Your Business Debt-Free

April 28, 2015 by Guidant Financial

Your candidates may have more money at their disposal than they think. This article outlines how they can use their retirement funds to invest in a business and the benefits of launching a business free of debt.

Increased Cash Flow with Combined Business Financing

April 28, 2015 by Guidant Financial

To help your clients meet their total funding needs, it’s possible to mix and match several forms of financing to increase buying power. See the benefits of combining funding methods in this article.

Guidant’s Full Suite of Financing Services

April 28, 2015 by Guidant Financial

Guidant provides a full suite of financing options to help clients meet their funding needs. Learn more about each of our programs in this one-pager.

The Benefits of Financing a Business with Your Stock Portfolio

April 28, 2015 by Guidant Financial

If a client owns stocks, bonds or other securities, they can leverage the value of their investments to buy a small business or franchise with a portfolio loan.

5 Simple Steps to Prepare Your Credit to Buy a Business

April 28, 2015 by Guidant Financial

An important part of the business financing process is preparing credit. Here are 5 tips your clients should take to get their credit in tip-top shape to qualify for the best financing rates.

Cost Analysis: Which business financing option is right for you?

April 28, 2015 by Guidant Financial

Have a client who’s weighing the options between several different financing methods? This article provides information on the carrying costs associated with some of the more common funding programs, helping clients see which ones provide the best long-term solutions.

Using 401(k) Rollovers as Equity Injection on a Loan

April 28, 2015 by Guidant Financial

This one-pager describes how your clients can use their retirement funds as the down payment on a business loan — without incurring tax penalties. It also reviews what sets Guidant apart as a leader in 401(k) rollovers.

Small Business Financing Timeline

April 28, 2015 by Guidant Financial

If your client’s on a deadline, this article offers valuable insight into the time it takes to receive funding from some of the most common financing methods, as well as ways borrowers can expedite the process.

Pre-qualification Tool

April 28, 2015 by Guidant Financial

Test the Pre-Qualification Tool To help remove barriers to financing and educate your candidates on the funding methods available to them, Guidant offers a custom pre-qualification tool to our partners at no cost. This tool allows your clients to see their estimated maximum funding amount, as well as a list of the financing programs that might work for them. It’s a great way to teach candidates about their options and empower them to move forward with the business of their…

401(k) Business Financing FAQ

April 28, 2015 by Guidant Financial

Frequently Asked Questions I’ve never heard of this. Are Rollovers for Business Startups (ROBS) new? The ROBS structure isn’t new — in fact it’s been an option for years — but many financial advisors and stock brokers aren’t aware of these investments because they don’t provide sufficient profit for their institutions. Is this a tax loophole? Not at all. The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) passed the responsibility of retirement saving from the employer to the employee….