David Nilssen

David Nilssen

Entrepreneur, Investor, Author, Philanthropist
David Nilssen is the co-founder and CEO of Bellevue, Wash.-based Guidant Financial. The company helps entrepreneurs invest their retirement funds into a business or franchise without taking a taxable distribution or incurring penalties; it also aids business owners in securing Small Business Administration loans.  
Business and Family Are All in a Day's Work For These Dynamic CEO Moms
Female Entrepreneurs

Business and Family Are All in a Day's Work For These Dynamic CEO Moms

Three female CEOs reveal how they pursue that elusive work/life balance.
Ignoring Employee Morale Will Cost You. Here's the Solution.
Managing Employees

Ignoring Employee Morale Will Cost You. Here's the Solution.

Stay on top of issues before dissatisfaction spirals out of control, leading to a drop in productivity and revenue and exits.
Build Your Business on Your Strengths, Hire Your Team to Cover Your Weaknesses
Entrepreneurs

Build Your Business on Your Strengths, Hire Your Team to Cover Your Weaknesses

The key to your success as an entrepreneur is sufficient introspection to learn what you are good at and what you need help with.
5 Fast-Growing Industries Ripe for Entrepreneurs
Startups

5 Fast-Growing Industries Ripe for Entrepreneurs

No one knows the future but, sometimes, you can make a very educated guess where things are headed.
The Top 10 Small Business Bets, Post-Recession and Next Recession
Business Ideas

The Top 10 Small Business Bets, Post-Recession and Next Recession

Industries that perform well in the midst of economic uncertainty do just fine in good times, too.
 Why Being 50 (or Older) Is Just Right for Entrepreneurship
Older Workers

Why Being 50 (or Older) Is Just Right for Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs with years of workforce experience and accumulated wisdom launch the businesses of their dreams.
How Small Businesses Can Ease America's Job Shortage
Job Growth

How Small Businesses Can Ease America's Job Shortage

Why the country's unemployment continues to be high and how new business startups could be the answer.
Has Access to Capital Really Improved for Entrepreneurs? (Infographic)
Raising Capital

Has Access to Capital Really Improved for Entrepreneurs? (Infographic)

A look at the financing landscape for business owners, plus some tips for finding alternative funding opportunities.
Why I Think the Hype About Crowdfunding Is Too Good to Be True
Finance

Why I Think the Hype About Crowdfunding Is Too Good to Be True

If you're going to try to fund your startup via crowdfunding, here's what you need to know before taking the plunge.