Entrepreneur Stories

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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How to Create the Best Website for Your Business

With all the excellent open-source website design platforms out there now such as WordPress, Ruby on Rails, Drupal etc. the shelf life for website designs has dropped dramatically. Most sustainable websites, by that I mean those that actually make a profit, are redesigned every 12-18 …

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5 Keys to a Killer Investor Pitch Deck

I’ve been on both sides of the proverbial table. I’ve had businesses pitched to me, and pitched VCs on why they should invest in my business. Whether or not you even get a seat at the table to pitch your startup face to face with …

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How to Get Great Tenants in a Bad Rental Market

From the luxury condo rental market in Manhattan to townhouses in the oil town of Calgary, cities which not too long ago gave landlords a rental shortage with heavy demand from tenants are seeing the tide turn. Landlords are now having to compete for the …

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Pay Down Your Mortgage or Save?

We are living in strange times. Western world central bankers are creating an economy based off debt, which is scary because consumers have demonstrated in decades past a general lack of fiscal responsibility when credit is cheap. What’s more, some countries in the Western world, …

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