SBA Names Guidant Financial Group Executives as National Entrepreneurs of the Year

Guidant Financial Group's chief executives David Nilssen, CEO, and Jeremy Ames, president, have been selected as the Small Business Administration's (SBA) National Young Entrepreneurs of the Year for 2007. Nilssen and Ames are already co-recipients of Washington state and regional SBA awards. They will be honored for their entrepreneurial excellence during Small Business Week, April 23-24, 2007, in Washington, DC.

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Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 19, 2007

Guidant Financial Group's chief executives David Nilssen, CEO, and Jeremy Ames, president, have been selected as the Small Business Administration's (SBA) National Young Entrepreneurs of the Year for 2007. Nilssen and Ames are already co-recipients of Washington state and regional SBA awards. They will be honored for their entrepreneurial excellence during Small Business Week, April 23-24, 2007, in Washington, DC.

Nilssen and Ames were chosen by the U.S. Small Business Administration as national winners based on the following criteria: their development and utilization of innovative and creative business methods; tremendous growth measured in sales profits and staffing size; their dedication to the community in which they live; and their entrepreneurial potential for long-term business success.

"Jeremy and I feel extremely privileged to receive this prestigious award," says Nilssen. "Being recognized by the SBA is truly gratifying, because they are amongst the most visible organizations that support and encourage small business owners to succeed."

Adds Ames, "This tremendous honor should be given to our entire staff since they carry out Guidant's vision every day. They are the ones responsible for our continued success".

Guidant Financial Group continues to receive growing recognition as the nation's leading provider of self-directed retirement solutions. Their flagship program, AudeoTM, has helped thousand of individual's achieve their dreams of entrepreneurship by redirecting their retirement funds into a new business venture without taking a distribution, incurring additional taxes or paying penalties. A great alternative to the volatile stock market, Guidant's AurigaTM program, has helped countless individuals achieve true diversification by allowing them to invest their retirement funds into more secure and potentially lucrative investments, such as real estate, tax liens, and private mortgages.

About Small Business Week
Each year since 1963, the President has issued a proclamation calling for the celebration of Small Business Week. National Small Business Week recognizes outstanding small business owners for their personal successes and contributions to the nation's economy. This year, SBA will honor an estimated 25 million small businesses in America.

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 an individual's IRAs and 401(k)s. Guidant's services allow investors the freedom to make alternative investments in real estate, franchises, businesses, tax liens and more. For more information please visit http://www.guidantfinancial.com or call 888.472.4455.

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