Tag: real estate

Episode Sixty Two – Jeff Page, Cruise Planners

Now that the pandemic has slowed, people are trying to find opportunities to travel again.  But what was business like for those who worked in the travel business when the world shut down for Covid? That is the topic of my latest podcast episode with my guest Jeff Page, a franchise owner  and travel advisor with Cruise Planners.


Jeff grew up in the hotel industry as a chef, having worked in many 5 star hotels and spending  21 years of my journey was at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. This experience has led him to be a customer oriented owner and develop a successful travel business.


We discuss how he launched and marketed the business and how he handled all the issues that Covid brought to the travel industry.

To learn more, please click https://www.jpagetravel.com/

As always, this podcast is brought to you by Profit Master Business Solutions, implementing measured marketing for small businesses while calming the chaos and creating the confidence and competence to exceed expectations.

Episode Sixty One – David Chudyk, Parallel Financial

My guest for our latest episode of Small Business Marketing – Then & Now is David Chudyk, a financial planner who has been helping clients to build wealth since 2005.


David believes that it is his duty to shepherd his clients by empowering them to make the best possible financial decisions for the reasons that are important to them. By developing plans and strategies for business owners and individuals for all areas of financial planning, such as investment planning, risk management, tax planning, estate planning, etc., David believes that he can help his clients’ overall financial wellbeing.

David discussed his career and his journey as a business owner that began when he purchased a insurance and financial services agency and how he has grown and marketed his business while helping his clients address their financial and insurance needs.


To learn more, please click https://www.parallelfinancial.com/ and at https://www.cfsig.net.


As always, this podcast is brought to you by Profit Master Business Solutions, implementing measured marketing for small businesses while calming the chaos and creating the confidence and competence to exceed expectations.


Episode Sixty – Bea Vargas, Bellisima Salon

I have an amazing guest for Episode 60, one who really opened up about some of the real challenges of business ownership.


Bea Vargas is an elite hair-stylist with 19 years of experience and the owner/founder of Bellísima Salon. She trained in New York and Los Angeles, becoming a regional educator for Wella, receiving national artistry recognition over 35 times and being named on one of the top 3% stylists for a nationally recognized salon/spa.

Bea shares with us the trials and tribulations she experienced with her ownership of  her salon, trying to keep it open during the period of Covid while learning her employees were stealing from her.  Our conversation takes place just days after having to close her doors.


This is an episode absolutely worth listening to in its entirety.  I so appreciate Bea’s openness, honesty and integrity that she brought to this conversation and to how she operated and marketed her business.


For more information about Bea, you can find her at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/beatriz-vargas-a907a3bb/


Episode Fifty Nine – Despina Varaklas, Nutrition and Health Management

Our guest for this episode of 𝐒𝐦𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐁𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 – 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐧 & 𝐍𝐨𝐰 is an expert in counseling and patient coaching.


Despina Varaklas is the owner of a prototype nutrition center for health management, providing nutrition consultation and case management though focusing on the principle of patient education and the WWYP approach.


She is an international speaker, with degrees in nutrition, dietetics, and psychology, who shares with us her journey as a business owner, working in multiple countries.


To learn more, please click http://www.despinavaraklas.com.

Episode Fifty Eight – Jonathan Nichols, Apogee Capital

Have you ever made your hobby into your career?

My latest guest has….

Jonathan Nichols made the leap from real estate enthusiast to business owner with the launch of Apogee Capital, which he and his wife founded together, to provide real estate investment opportunities in the multifamily asset class for investors looking for better returns than what they can achieve in their traditional 401k or IRA accounts. They purchase medium size B and C class properties in Texas with value add opportunities that we can leverage for maximum returns to help pave the way for their investors to achieve financial freedom for them and their families.

He shares his journey from an engineer with a hobby to a business owner with a thriving real estate business.

To learn more, please click https://www.apogeemfc.com/.

Mind Your Own Business!

Mind Your Own Business!

The concept of minding your own business means that while you are grinding away at your day job you need to be investing in your future and minding your own business. Pretty soon you’ll be able to walk away from that day job and mind your own business full time.

The best way to do this is through the acquisition of real estate.

Let’s take a quick look at where you are losing all your money-taxes. Taxes have been around since 1913 in the U.S. (earlier in England). While the original intention was to only tax the wealthiest of the population, obviously that’s trickled down to the masses, including those in poverty.

Now, keep in mind the more money you make the more taxes you pay. The wealthy know a way of getting around this-form a corporation. Corporations offer tax benefits and protect you from lawsuits. To learn more about this talk with one of our business coaches or your attorney.

We’ve all heard the golden rule of: Pay Yourself First.

But, many of us don’t do it. Until you learn and put this rule into effect, you won’t have any chance of getting out of the rat race. What this rule does is force you to come up with more income to pay your expenses.

There are some key areas of finance you should learn about, taking classes is one of the best ways to do this. Here are the basics you should learn:


It pays to know how to read financial statements. When acquiring businesses or assets you need to quickly see the financial standing of the company you are acquiring.

Many grown adults do not know how to balance a balance sheet. In the long term, this knowledge will pay off for you and your business.

Investment Strategy

This skill will sharpen with experience. Talk to investors and observe how they play the game.

Market Behavior

Know the laws of Supply and Demand. No business owner can do without understanding these basic principles of the market. Bill Gates saw what people needed. Open your eyes to opportunities. Look at what sells and who buys.


Do everything you can to grow your business within legal boundaries. Know your corporate, state, and accounting laws.

Once you know these areas of finances you can make them work for you. The rich practically invent money. You have to know where to find a great deal. Let’s continue with real estate. Look for houses in trouble or find the court in your area that handles foreclosed, police impound or other real estate situations. You can either renovate and sell or rent for residual income.

So, essentially there are two main types of investors:

  1. Those who buy pre-packaged investments
  2. Those who create their own investments

You know which are the most successful. In order to be one of those people you need to know what to look for and how to respond.

You must:

  1. Find a good deal other people have missed.
  2. Raise the capital needed for the transaction.
  3. Put together a svelte team to execute the plan.

There is risk involved in every acquisition. The goal is not to avoid the risk, but to respond to the risk with confidence and a steady hand.

If you need help identifying potential money-makers, where to get the capital you need and how to put together a smart team, try our GUIDED TOUR to gain access to our resources and tools.