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.  

https://www.guidantfinancial.com/

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4 Considerations for Entrepreneurs in the Minimum Wage Debate

If you're a small-business owner who hopes the fuss will die down after November -- it won't.

Survey Shows Presidential Candidates Miss the Mark on Small-Business Issues

Independent, unaffiliated entrepreneurs will decide who wins the small-business vote in November.

Top 5 Small Business Tools

These five tools leverage technology so that you don't lose time that's critical to your business success.

5 Small Business Financing Trends to Watch

Start up funding is available from more sources now than ever before, but let caution and number-crunching guide your financing decision.

Why Isn't Access to Credit for Small Business Improving in 2015?

Some 50 percent of small businesses that applied for financing in 2014 haven't yet received it.

When Seeking an SBA Loan, Remember the 5 C's

Banks analyze these five factors to determine whether to approve your small business loan application.

4 Essential Considerations of a Bank-Friendly Business Plan

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.

This Alternative Financing Avenue Allows You to Tap Into Retirement Funds

Rollovers as business startups can be a sound capitalization strategy, but it does expose you to a risk of loss of retirement funds.

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

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

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

Industries that perform well in the midst of economic uncertainty do just fine in good times, too.

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