Entrepreneur, Investor, Author, Philanthropist
David Nilssen is the co-founder and CEO of Bellevue, Wash.-based
. 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.
Banks analyze these five factors to determine whether to approve your small business loan application.
Your business plan is not an academic exercise or a hoop to jump through, it's a living document that shows investors, advisors and business partners that you are serious about making your dream reality.
Just who is starting businesses in the U.S., and what makes them tick?
Rollovers as business startups can be a sound capitalization strategy, but it does expose you to a risk of loss of retirement funds.
Three female CEOs reveal how they pursue that elusive work/life balance.
Stay on top of issues before dissatisfaction spirals out of control, leading to a drop in productivity and revenue and exits.
The key to your success as an entrepreneur is sufficient introspection to learn what you are good at and what you need help with.
No one knows the future but, sometimes, you can make a very educated guess where things are headed.
Industries that perform well in the midst of economic uncertainty do just fine in good times, too.
Entrepreneurs with years of workforce experience and accumulated wisdom launch the businesses of their dreams.
Why the country's unemployment continues to be high and how new business startups could be the answer.
A look at the financing landscape for business owners, plus some tips for finding alternative funding opportunities.
If you're going to try to fund your startup via crowdfunding, here's what you need to know before taking the plunge.
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