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David Nilssen

Nominated for the 2011 Small Business Influencer Awards in:

Veteran entrepreneur David Nilssen is an expert in small business and franchise financing. His company, Guidant Financial, enables aspiring entrepreneurs to find the capital they need to purchase the small business or franchise of their dreams.

Most recently, Nilssen and Jeff Levy co-authored the book, "Making the Jump Into Small Business Ownership," providing practical advice and stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things through small business ownership.

Nilssen serves on the board of Youth Ventures, a non-profit encouraging youth to start organizations for the betterment of their communities. He is also president of the Seattle Entrepreneur Organization, a peer-to-peer organization representing 1.5 billion in annual revenues and 5,500 employees.


In the midst of economic challenge, Nilssen's company has helped nearly 7,000 individuals invest almost $2.2 billion into small business or franchising—creating more than 50,000 American jobs and generating hundreds of millions in economic output.


Website @DavidNilssen

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