David Nilssen of Guidant Financial Speaks with Franchise Direct
From 2003 with beginnings in the Seattle, Washington area, Guidant Financial continues to offer alternative investment and financing options for small businesses.
Franchise operators benefit from developing relationships with Guidant Financial’s team which focuses on finding franchisees the capital that they need to move their business aims forward.
From SBA loan support and finding alternative ways to fund franchising goals, David considers Guidant Financial’s services to be highly relevant in today’s financing world, which can at times pose unique challenges for franchisees, whether new to franchising or experienced. Guidant Financial is a leader in supporting financing goals through a variety of avenues, one of which includes self-directed IRA planning to tap into retirement purchasing power outside of the stock market and instead focus on business financing with these retirement funds.
David mentions that Guidant Financial also offers financing research services to franchisees by working with banks to find the right loan for any given particular franchisee.
This creates a far more streamlined financing experience for those small business operators who wish to finance yet may not know where to begin in their search, or who may not even be aware of certain opportunities available to them.
“Over the course of the last ten years, [Guidant Financial’s services] have evolved to the point where we now broker SBA loans and provide help and assistance in finding unsecured credit as well.”
When asked what services Guidant brings to the table for franchisees:
“Guidant Financial helps franchisees assess the various options that they may have for funding a franchise. So we help them look at their credit profile, their assets, their income, and even the concept that they’re looking to purchase into, and from there we help provide a capitalization strategy.”
The long term aim of Guidant is to support franchisees in the often complex challenges associated with buying a business by making the financing aspects of the process simpler with the help of professional financial partnership services tailored to each franchisee’s unique situation.