Business or franchise financing - using retirement funds
Guidant Financial group was founded to provide safe and innovative ways for investment through use of retirement funds. Today, Guidant is the leading provider of business and self-directed funding solutions. Through the use of our Audeo™ 401(k) financing plan, a buyer can use IRA or 401(k) funds to purchase a new or existing business or franchise without taking a taxable distribution or incurring penalties.

The Audeo™ 401(k) financing plan has been developed over the years by our team of attorneys who specialize in tax and ERISA law as well as professionals in the field of business and finance. Retirement funds can be used in conjunction with other lending and permits entrepreneurs to transform their business' success into a powerful tool for tax-deferred retirement growth.

How it works
At Guidant, our goal is to ensure that the funding process of your business or franchise is as simple and beneficial as possible using these four steps. There are no unnecessary forms to fill out and no loan applications for approval. By retaining Guidant's services you will be able to redirect your retirement funds into your new or exiting business in as little as three weeks for less. Our highly trained staff will walk you through the process and keep you well informed each step of the way!


Guidant establishes a C-corporation on your behalf.

Guidant's unique 401(k) plan has been designed to allow for investment into your corporation. The 401(k) plan comes complete with a favorable determination letter from the IRS


Guidant will help you through the process of moving your retirement funds from your previous employer or IRA into the new 401(k) Plan.


Your new 401(k) Plan purchases stock in the new corporation. This 401(k) Plan now holds stock in the corporation and the business is debt-free and cash-rich from sale of the stock. At this point, the corporation will now be able to purchase your new business or franchise.






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