Seattle, WA (PRWEB) March 19, 2007
Guidant Financial Group executives David Nilssen, co-founder and CEO, and Jeremy Ames, co-founder and president, were recently selected as the recipients of the Small Business Administration's (SBA) entrepreneurial award. Nominees were evaluated by a panel based on their record of employment and sales growth, utilization of innovative business methods, response to adversity, community involvement and demonstration of entrepreneurial potential necessary for long-term business success and economic growth.
Nilssen and Ames will be honored as the 2007 Washington State Young Entrepreneurs of the Year in May at an awards event held at McCaw Hall at the Seattle Center. Recipients from each state will be evaluated based on the criteria stated above by national panelists to determine the National Small Business Administration awards recipients.
"Winning this award is really a testament to our staff," Ames said. "They show a remarkable dedication to continually adding value for our clients and have a tremendous commitment to charitable giving in our community,"
Guidant Financial Group has received increasing recognition as the leading provider of financing and investment opportunities through an individual's IRA. More specifically, their AudeoTM program allows entrepreneurs to utilize their IRA or 401(k) funds to finance a business or franchise without taking a distribution, incurring additional taxes or paying a penalty. Their AurigaTM program allows investors true control of their retirement funds to diversify outside of the stock market and into more secure and potentially lucrative investments such real estate.
"Guidant's success over the past four years has surpassed all our expectations," Nilssen said. "We tried to build a company that provides valuable services, actively contributes to our community and improves the lives all of the people we come in contact with. To be recognized by the SBA is indescribable, however the award truly should to be given to our entire team. They carry out the vision every day and are responsible for the impact Guidant has made."
"Its great to see Jeremy and David recognized in this way, it's a testament to hard work, innovation and their integrity to their customers," Dave Parker, Guidant Board Member and CEO of 9spaces, said.
About Guidant Financial Group
Guidant Financial Group provides investors with safe and innovative options to invest for their retirement futures. Guidant is the leading provider of self-directed IRAs and business funding solutions through individuals' IRA and 401(k)s. Guidant's services allow investors the freedom to make alternative investments in real estate, franchises, businesses, tax liens and more.
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