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.  

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Growing a Business

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.

Franchise

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

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

Thought Leaders

Top 5 Small Business Tools

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

Franchise

Why More Baby Boomers Are Looking to Franchise

Twenty-two percent of boomers have less than $100,000 of retirement savings.

Fundraising

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.

Franchise

Channel Your Inner Pioneer and Sign Up With an Emerging Franchise

Even McDonald's started as a new brand. Entrepreneurs who get in on the ground floor of a growing chain can potentially reap great rewards.

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