Entrepreneur Stories

How to Avoid the Tenant from Hell

Ah, the tenant selection process… it’s where you are made or played as a landlord. Almost your entire success as a landlord hinges upon selecting the right tenant for your rental property. I just went through the process again this July for one of my …

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The One Thing Every Great Office Needs

Your office space… It needs to be perfect, for you. It should inspire and be a place you enjoy going to. It should empower. The sunlight that comes in through the window, the pictures on the wall, it all matters. You need to customize your …

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Why Tenants Should Live Better than Landlords

Ask the kitchen staff of a fine restaurant who eats better, them or the patrons… same goes for car dealers; often the clients drive better cars than the sales staff. Hotels too – guests sleep in nicer suites than the workers live. At the end …

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Landlord Etiquette – How to Build Rapport with Tenants

A tenant is a landlord’s business partner, and they should be treated accordingly. This means they should be shown respect, but also held accountable. Essentially, they are watching over one of your most expensive assets – therefor it is imperative your relationship with them is …

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Soccer Moms Buying Used Clothes, Shoes and More via Facebook

We can do it better as a collective… screw ‘the man!’ That’s the message from Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and tech startup founders for the last five years. And the gargantuan sharing economy (led by Uber, Lyft, Airbnb and many more) has awoken the populous, which …

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Property Managers Take Landlords’ Money and Provide No Value

Thinking about hiring a property manager for your rental property? I have a comparable idea: Take 10% of your rental income and light it on fire… Unless you live in a different city than your rental property, or you’re just so busy you can’t take …

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The 5 Biggest Mistakes Landlords Make

Investment properties are simple to run when you’ve done your homework or have experience – it’s not rocket science and being a landlord is one of the best ways to generate passive income. However, rental properties can be disastrous for haphazard first-time landlords. In light …

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Everyone Has a Plan Until They Get Punched in the Mouth

Former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson famously said, “everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” Entrepreneurs are among the best at planning, but never has any business plan gone exactly according to a script. In fact, many businesses start out with a …

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Apple Invests $1 Billion in Uber’s Chinese Competitor

Tech companies are becoming car companies and vice versa. What does that tell investors? The industry is setting up for some serious consolidation and M&A. As Apple has struggled to come up with a new tech gadget the world ‘must have’ for five years and …

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