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How to Use a Self-Directed IRA for Small Business Investing

Monday, January 25

When many investors think of a self-directed IRA, they believe that it only gives them the opportunity to invest in stocks, bonds, and mutual funds of their own choosing. While it is true that you can invest in these vehicles, a self-directed IRA offers more options. Other investment options include real estate IRA’s, personal business investment, franchise opportunities, partnerships, private equity, and tax liens.
Most banks and brokerage firms neglect to tell you about these other investments due to their vested interest in selling you stocks and bonds. For example, if you decide to invest in your own small business, these firms do not earn any revenue. Guidant believes that you should be aware of all options for investing your retirement funds. After all, it’s your money. Contact a Guidant representative today and find out how a self-directed IRA can assist you with small business financing.

Use Retirement Funds for Small Business Investing

Whether you need start-up funds for a small business, franchise financing, or just want to diversify your retirement holdings, a self-directed IRA can provide you with the flexibility to make your own choices.

The job market has “tanked” and even if you land a position, the wages are not what they once were. Many individuals have taken the opportunity to strike out on their own and follow their dreams of owning their own business. They’ve had enough of the broken promises of job security and are taking control of their destiny on their own terms. And they are financing their small business by utilizing self-directed IRA’s, 401k, and other retirement funds without early withdrawal penalties or taxes.

The Guidant 401(k) Plan for Small Business Investing


The Guidant 401(k) Plan for small business financing allows you to invest your retirement funds in your own enterprise. A brief overview of the process is as follows:
• Guidant will assist you in setting up a C-Corp business organization for your new business or franchise.
• We will guide you through the process of setting up a 401(k) for your new business.
• Your retirement funds will be rolled over into the new Guidant 401(k) plan.
• The new 401(k) plan then purchases shares of the new corporation…namely, your new business.
• This small business funding option provides working capital from your retirement plan without taxes, penalties, or debt.

The Guidant 401(k) Plan for small business financing allows you to start your own business and, at the same time, control your retirement fund growth. If you’ve always wanted to start your own business but financing stopped you, the Guidant 401(k) Plan offers an ideal solution. Contact Guidant today for a free consultation on how to realize your dreams of business ownership.