Former Accountant Purchases Cold Stone Creamery® and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory®

Sweet Taste of Entrepreneurship Lured Guy Della Lucia to Buy Business.

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I look forward to continuing to learn and grow personally.

Layton, Utah (PRWEB) August 05, 2014

Guy Della Lucia always knew that business ownership was his ticket to controlling his future. During his 30-year career as an accountant, he got his first taste of business ownership as the partial owner of a company and as a freelance consultant. Now, he’s taking the delicious leap into full-time entrepreneurship as the owner of a Cold Stone Creamery and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory restaurant.

Della Lucia knew that finding the right business to purchase was imperative. That’s why he did his due diligence and discovered that Cold Stone’s and Rocky Mountain Chocolate’s sweet treats were as appealing as the businesses themselves. The two stores complemented each other perfectly — Cold Stone with its custom ice cream Creations™, cakes, shakes and smoothies, and Rocky Mountain Chocolate with its famous caramel apples and melt-in-your-mouth candies, truffles, caramels and creams. Not only were the two-businesses-in-one well run previously, but they were already firmly established as the local cure for any sweet tooth.

While exploring business opportunities, Della Lucia heard about the services of small business financing firm Guidant Financial. Following Guidant’s signature 401(k) rollover process, Della Lucia was able to use his retirement funds to invest in his new venture without triggering a taxable distribution.

“From start to finish, the process [with Guidant] was great,” Della Lucia explained. “The people I worked with were very professional and easy to work with. They guided me through the process and provided excellent tools to make the process as smooth as possible.”

As a business owner, Della Lucia enjoys the opportunity to get to know himself better. “This [venture] made me really look at myself and decide quickly what kind of owner/manager I was going to be,” he said. “I look forward to continuing to learn and grow personally.”

While business ownership keeps him busy, Della Lucia still makes time for cycling, playing racquetball, an occasional round of golf and weightlifting. He also enjoys hiking on nearby Farmington trails, fishing in the Uinta Mountains and giving back to the community by participating in service projects.

Cold Stone Creamery and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, located at 936 N. Main St., Suite D in Layton, are open now. To learn more about the tasty treats they serve, call 801-444-0701, or visit coldstonecreamery.com or rockymountainchocolatefactory.com.

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About Cold Stone Creamery
The Cold Stone Creamery brand delivers the Ultimate Ice Cream Experience® through a community of franchisees who are passionate about ice cream. The secret recipe for smooth and creamy ice cream is handcrafted fresh daily in each store, and then customized by combining a variety of mix-ins on a frozen granite stone. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Cold Stone Creamery is franchised by Kahala Franchising, L.L.C., one of the fastest growing franchising companies in the world, with a portfolio of 15 quick-service restaurant brands. There are over 1,200 Cold Stone Creamery locations in approximately 25 countries. For more information about Cold Stone Creamery, visit coldstonecreamery.com.

About Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is an international franchisor, confectionery manufacturer and retail operator in the United States, Canada and the United Arab Emirates. Stores sell an extensive line of premium chocolate candies and other confectionery products, including clusters, caramels, creams, meltaways, truffles and molded chocolates. They also prepare a variety of caramel and candy apples, as well as fudge, using traditional cooking utensils such as copper kettles on gas-fired stoves and marble slab cooling tables. Learn more at rockymountainchocolatefactory.com.

About Guidant Financial
Guidant Financial helps people create the life they want through innovative small business financing. They are the premier provider of rollovers for business start-ups (ROBS). Guidant's services allow people from all walks of life the freedom to purchase small businesses and franchises using their retirement funds without taking a taxable distribution or getting a loan, in addition to offering traditional funding options such as SBA loans, portfolio loans and unsecured credit. Visit Guidant on the Web at guidantfinancial.com.


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