In this episode, Lane Kawaoka explains how important it is to take time for due diligence when looking for investment opportunities. Anyone looking to grow their wealth will benefit from this episode!
Based in Hawaii, Lane Kawaoka still works his day job as an engineer, but he is quickly growing passive income streams via multifamily investing. After graduating from college with a degree in engineering, he got a job in construction management that required a lot of travel. In 2009, Lane bought a primary residence in Seattle—but he was never there. He decided to rent out his A-class property, and the cashflow generated from that enterprise inspired him to purchase more. Lane journals his experiences in the Simple Passive Cashflow podcast.
Crushing your sales quote is a good thing right? Not in this case!
Matt Miller spent the first 9 years of his career as an Air Force pilot, before entering the private sector to work in both the medical device and advertising industries. While a top performer in the corporate world, his long term desire was to be his own boss. A good friend one day mentioned the gum ball machines he and his young daughters owned, and that conversation began a 10 year business quest that has brought Matt’s company, School Spirit Vending, to the cutting edge of both the vending and school fundraising industries. Today, School Spirit Vending’s franchising program provides a proven and profitable business system for busy professionals and their families looking to develop secondary income streams with a limited time commitment.
Jim has led two companies from $1 million to more than $10 million and one from $1 million to zero. He has started eight companies and been a part of several others. Some have been wildly successful and others, well, not so much.
But all of it has empowered Jim with lessons on what works and what doesn’t, and helped him become one of the most highly sought after sales coaches in the tech community.
Often it's the basics of business that cause us to fail. Hear how Mac Prichard learned some tough lessons about the importance of details but rebounded to success.
Mac Prichard is the founder and publisher of Mac’s List, an online community for people looking for rewarding, creative, and meaningful work. More than 80,000 people a month visit the site, which includes a job board, and a blog and courses about the nuts and bolts of job hunting and career management.
Mac is proud to own two registered B-Corp companies, which use the power of markets to solve social and environmental problems. He is the author of Land Your Dream Job Anywhere and hosts the weekly podcast, Find Your Dream Job.
Do you invest in the stock market? Do you actually know what you're doing? Successful entrepreneur and investor Noah Kagan shares timeless advice about investing, growth tips, marketing, and more.
Noah Kagan was employee #30 at Facebook, employee #4 at Mint.com, and is the Chief Sumo (founder) at SumoMe, which offers free tools to help grow website traffic. To keep things extra spicy, he’s become a taco connoisseur and created 4 separate products that have generated more than 7 figures.
Vinney (Smile) Chopra’s success in real estate investing and syndication is a testament to the power of enthusiasm, passion, persistence and positivity. He came to the United States from India more than 40 years ago with only $7 in his pockets.
But he knew without a doubt that the opportunities offered by this country were within reach because he had a vision for his life plus the commitment to learn, work hard and sacrifice to achieve those goals. He has successfully completed 26 multifamily syndications controlling 3,100 units valued at $172 million. 12 of them were accomplished in last two years!
Amy Wan is Founder & CEO of Bootstrap Legal, which automates the drafting of legal paperwork for real estate private equity, syndication, and crowdfunding deals. Previously, she was a Partner at Crowdfunding Lawyers and General Counsel at Patch of Land, a real estate debt crowdfunding platform. Amy is also the founder and co-organizer of Legal Hackers LA, which programs around the intersection of law and technology; was named one of the one of ten women to watch in legal technology by the American Bar Association Journal in 2014; and was nominated as a Finalist for the Corporate Counsel of the Year Award 2015 by LA Business Journal.
Hilary L. Jastram is the founder of J. Hill Marketing & Creative Services, an agency specializing in premier copywriting, editing and book editing for Fortune 500 brands and the “one-percent,” superstar entrepreneurs.
She's an author, editor at The Good Men Project, and contributor to Influencive, The Huffington Post and The Mighty, among other large-scale publications.
She is also the founder of Sick Biz, “An organization dedicated to providing support, resources, hacks, and hope to entrepreneurs affected by chronic illness, pain, disability, and sickness.
Donald has a belief that “anyone” can sell, if they have the desire. Early on in his sales career, Donald struggled with sales, but through the proper training and coaching, he became a top performing seller. He has since taken it upon himself to “evangelize” the message of effective selling to new and struggling salespeople and entrepreneurs close more deal. Donald hosts a popular sales podcast called The Sales Evangelist.
He works with small companies in developing effective sales processes as well as training their teams. He is an award winning sales and motivational speaker. When he’s not training, speaking or selling, he love spending time with his family in South Florida.
Sunny Burns is 27 and a full-time engineer working for the DoD. He is happily married with two kids. Sunny and his wife bought their first investment property in 2015 off the MLS, a Quadplex, 20 min from NYC, this allowed his family to live for free and allowed his wife the freedom to retire from her teaching job and stay home with their child.
They bought it for $430,000 - less than two years later it appraised for $630,000. They then used a cash-out refi and HELOC on that first property to buy a second investment property, a Triplex - also 20 min from NYC. Together the two properties appraise for $1m, and will gross over $100k in annual rents. Other than real estate, Sunny also sells pacifiers on Amazon Prime and writes a blog.
During 2012, Jason starting Alphabet City Brewing Company – a New York City based brewery that distributes to over 500 restaurants and bars in New York annually. In that same year – Jason helped opened Jack’s Sushi and Sliders, a New York City lynchpin in the Gramercy neighborhood for fast affordable bites. In 2013 Jason moved to New Jersey to take over the strategic operations of the family business of House Lifting and Building Moving – W.A. Building Movers. Jason’s family has been in the construction industry for over five generations.
In 2014 Jason bought his first investment property in a beach town effected by Hurricane Sandy and focused the team's focus in the direction of growing a real estate portfolio.
Joseph is a multifamily investment specialist and founder of EBG Acquisitions. Leading group acquisitions of over $10MM in real estate and providing asset management services to a portfolio of 156 units and growing. Joseph has over 17 years of experience in the software industry, 12 of which working for publicly traded companies such as GameStop and JCPenney which enhanced his business acumen, analytical skills and “big picture” perspective, all skills that he leverages in his real estate business.
Akbar Sheikh started his journey as a homeless youth in San Francisco before hitting rock bottom and deciding to take control of his own destiny and built a successful business that now helps other businesses scale to 7 figures. Now he helps other companies do the same, but more importantly he has taken his health, spiritual wellness, finances, and life goals under his control. He had to better his mindset and person in order to achieve the dreams he wanted and his story is full of lessons for any creative entrepreneur.
A lot of people are scared of the government. However, as Victor shares, we don't have to live in fear if we are doing the right thing and being proactive.
Victor Menasce spent the first 25 years of his career in the high tech industry. He started his career at Bell Northern Research and Nortel where I designed chips that were used to control the telephone network. For approximately a decade, 54% of the phone calls in North America were routed by a chip that Victor designed.
He eventually learned to raise capital in technology companies and authored of the book "Magnetic Capital". Today he's building multi-million dollar apartment buildings as a real estate developer.
This is a lesson that everyone in business needs to learn. Often we know the right thing to do, but we don't do it. In this episode, we tackle how to overcome this dilemma.
Laurens Bensdorp is the founder and CEO of Trading Mastery School and author of the book The 30 minute stock trader. After reaching the pinnacle of success in two different industries, Mr. Bensdorp poured himself into mastering securities trading, and over the last 14 years has amassed a trading record that places him in the top 5% of all traders while simultaneously developing a clientele of students who have learned to replicate his success.
Are you thinking about doing business internationally? Chi Odogwu offers some great advice in this episode.
After obtaining a bachelors and masters degree in Finance, Chi spent the early part of his career working as a business development manager for a startup consultancy.
He later transitioned to a Big 4 accounting firm. He launched his first drop ship e-commerce website. Through a process of trial and error and by learning on the job, Chi obtained hands-on experience in e-commerce and received mentorship from some of the stars of e-commerce in the United States.
He subsequently launched The Bulletproof Entrepreneur podcast where he interviews successful young entrepreneurs across the globe. The show has been rated #2 on the iTunes New & Noteworthy list for roughly 15 weeks after its launch and is currently the #1 Business Podcast In Africa.
Jason Treu is an executive coach. He helps individuals and teams maximize their performance and fulfill their leadership potential. He is the author of the best seller, Social Wealth, the how-to-guide on building professional relationships.
He is the creator of the ultimate team building game, cards against mundanity, that he debuted at TEDxWilmington in August. He also has a podcast, Executive Breakthroughs, where he interviews trailblazing executives and entrepreneurs to share their insights, breakdowns, and breakthroughs.
Too many leads? For an entrepreneur or anyone in business, it seems like this a problem people want to have!
Ian Walsh has been a full time real estate investor since 2009. He entered the industry by building WeSellHomes2Fix which was primarily a real estate wholesaling company. From there he built a property management company which was sold in 2015 to TCS Management. During his time in the Philadelphia investment market he partnered with Hard Money Bankers and has since underwritten all of the loans in the Eastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey markets which is his primary function to date. Hard Money Bankers is the leading hard money lending company in the Eastern Pennsylvania , South Jersey, Maryland, DC and Northern Virginia markets.
This episode may shock you!
Gene Hammett turns everyday entrepreneurs into FORCES of nature in their market. He sorts through the complexities of business strategies to help you “be THE choice, not just a choice.”
Gene has been a business leader for 20+ years. He started and ran multiple million dollar companies. He succeeded, failed, reinvented himself, and succeeded again. He can pass along to you the key lessons he’s learned in the process so you can have a business that is both successful and fulfilling.
On his podcast, Leaders in the Trenches, Gene has interviewed hundreds of world thought leaders and best-selling New York Times authors. Gene has been featured in Forbes, Success Magazine, Business Insider, and INC Magazine. Gene is also a regular contributor to Entrepreneur Magazine.
Gary Klopfenstein is a highly successful executive with over 30 years of experience in asset management. Gary has a wealth of global expertise including successful client relationships in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia, and is considered an industry pioneer in specialist currency management.
Gary is Chairman of GK Investment Management, a private asset management company established as a family office. In addition to the investment of capital, the firm partners with sophisticated institutions to create and capitalize on unique investment opportunities. Prior to starting his own firm, Gary was Senior Managing Director of Mesirow Financial, a Chicago based diversified financial services firm. Gary was responsible for growing the business from $1 billion to $60 billion in less than ten years.
How can answering a single question cause you to lose money? If you want to learn how to handle yourself in common business situations, this episode is for you!
Robert is a software engineer turned entrepreneur. He has run the gamut graduating from Georgia Tech at 20 to interning at Google NYC to writing a sonar system for nuclear submarines. Robert somehow went from being an engineer to writing, self-publishing, and selling a book about cold calling. He loves learning new things and being a jack of all trades but master of none. Lastly, Robert is the host of the personal finance podcast Your Money Over Coffee.
Shawn M. Yesner, Esq., is the founder of Yesner Law, P.L., a Tampa-based boutique real estate and consumer protection law firm that helps you eliminate the financial bullies in your life by providing options, so you can live the lifestyle of your dreams. The firm assists clients with real estate law, including litigation, foreclosure defense, short sales, loan modifications, debt settlement, Chapter 7, Chapter 13, bankruptcy, liquidation, reorganization, and landlord/tenant issues, for clients in the Tampa Bay area.
Shawn is a Florida native, born in Tampa and raised in Miami. After graduating from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Shawn enrolled in the Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, graduating with a J.D. Degree in 1998.
Ryan Stewman, CEO and Founder of Hardcore Closer and Break Free Academy, is a 4x best-selling Author, Motivational Speaker, Sales Coach, Podcast Host, Blogger and all around Entrepreneur. He’s also a regular contributor to Forbes, Entrepreneur, Addicted2Success, Good Men Project, Lighter Side of Real Estate, Huffington Post, and more.
Ryan is best known for consulting with alpha personality business owners on rapidly growing their sales through the use of strong marketing and advertising. With his no BS, ‘take action’ approach, Ryan has been able to help high income and high net worth performers make adjustments in their businesses that unleash windfall profits. In the day and age of sales trainers advertising their success by bragging about the private jets and expensive cars they’ve been able to purchase themselves, Ryan prefers to brag about the mansions and exotic cars his clients have been able to purchase through the utilization of his teachings. His programs have propelled numerous clients from 5 and 6 figure incomes to 7 figure a year earners, and he has a new group he’s working on each year in his top tier program “The Tribe”.
The tech industry of today is similar to the gold rush of old. Some people hit it big, others not so much. In this episode, we hear about failure that eventually led to success for Tom.
Tom is a father, husband, entrepreneur, and the visionary behind iTREKKERS. Tom founded the company in 2014 after realizing that bringing together vetted professional captains and guides on one platform would help guarantee everyone a better experience in the outdoors. iTREKKERS is a combination of Tom’s desires to share his love of nature and to simplify the process of booking guided outdoor activities. His mission is threefold: to get people to experience the outdoors through iTREKKERS; to help people get outdoors, period, by providing useful tips and referrals; and to educate people about the outdoors and ways to be mindful.