David Nilssen

David Nilssen is the CEO & Co-founder of Guidant Financial. He has been a featured speaker at over 350 national and international events, covering topics from entrepreneurship to small business financing.

In 2007, the Small Business Administration (SBA) named David the National Young Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2011, he co-authored a book called Making the Jump into Small Business Ownership and was honored as one of the Top 100 Small Business Influencers. David is a past president of the Seattle Entrepreneur Organization and a former board advisor for Youth Ventures. Follow David on Google+.

Recent Articles Published by David Nilssen

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Americans Are Quitting Their Jobs and Pursuing Entrepreneurship

The number of Americans quitting their jobs is at a 5-year high, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Entrepreneurial activity has also been on the rise as of late, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. Could these trends be related? I’d say so. During the recession, Americans were staying put in their jobs even... Read more »

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3 Alternative Ways to Fund Your Business

If you need business funding, but haven’t had success going the traditional route, consider these three alternatives. Read more »