Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Dry Fly Distilling Testimonial

The owners of Dry Fly Distilling, Kent Fleishmann and Don Poffenroth, speak about their journey to business ownership and a better life using the services of Guidant Financial's iFinance (or Rollovers for Business Start Ups).  These guys are amazingly successful entrepreneurs and their product is phenomenal.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Franchise Gator Posts Guidant Client Video

One of the largest franchise portals in the world has posted a video highlighting a Guidant Financial client who used their retirement funds as investment capital for a franchise purchase.  Watch the video and click this link if you want to learn more about Rollovers for Business Start Ups or small business financing.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

NoDa Brewery - Great Entrepreneurial Story

Check out of of our clients in the Charlotte Observer!  Pretty amazing story of entrepreneurship.  And, we also have some video footage explaining more about their success and experience using one of our funding services - Rollovers for Business Start Ups.  Check them both out!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Guest Interview on MO.com

This was a fun interview I did with MO.com.  Here I discuss the process of Rollovers for Business Star Ups and how Guidant is helping entrepreneurs, franchise owners and business people to secure funding.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Mark Stanley - a Molly Maid Franchisee

Mark Stanley, owner of a Molly Maid franchise in Lynnwood, Wash., discusses his path to entrepreneurship and the joys of being his own boss. Guidant Financial helped him secure funding through a Rollover for Business Start Up when he was first getting started.
 

Small Business & Franchise Support for America's Veterans

Please take a moment and watch the video we've put together in support of our soldiers.  Cheers!


Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Business Resolutions for The New Year

Guidant enjoyed a wonderful year in 2013. We celebrated our tenth anniversary and helped hundreds of people realize their dreams of owning a small business or franchise. As the year comes to a close it’s tempting to mentally check out and enjoy the social parts of the season. But I’ve found that the quieter time that comes with people being on vacation is perfect for doing some deep thinking about want I want to accomplish in the coming year. So, I've put together some of my resolutions for 2014:
1. Provide even greater value to our clients through education.
Knowledge is power, and when people have the facts about the different ways they can become business owners, they are empowered to choose what’s right for them.
2. Raise the awareness of Rollovers as Business Startups (ROBS).
The greatest challenge of our business is that potential business owners have either never heard of ROBS, or, because of its complexity make the faulty assumption that there is something quasi-legal about it. Nothing could be further from the truth.
3. Encourage more team collaboration and empathy. 
It should never be one team versus the other (except during our annual Guidant Olympics). I resolve to make job shadowing, mentorship, and teamwork a priority in 2014.
4. Invest in technology to enhance our customer's experience. 
We won’t continue to be successful unless we continue to deliver—and improve on—the white glove treatment that has made us a leader in the alternative financing space. Investing in technology that delights the customer is an important way to do this.
5. Eat healthier in the office.
I like to surprise and reward my hardworking staff with regular treats. I love doughnuts. My team loves the doughnuts. But maybe it’s time to find a healthier alternative. If you hear something in January about a mutiny at Guidant…blame the baked goods.