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Entrepreneurial Struggles

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Hi, my name is Steve Liang, and I am an entrepreneur. I want to share some of my challenges and struggles being an entrepreneur.

One of my biggest struggles has been finding the right balance between my work and my life.

Early on, I was a workaholic. I would get up at 7, 8 AM, and work until midnight, and I would work nonstop, just focus on building - build systems, marketing, client base, infrastructure… you name it, the work is endless.

I LOVED this life. It was fun, and it was addictive, because over time you figure out what it takes to make the business grow, and growing is fun, addictive, and awesome.

But this “whatever it takes” attitude is not healthy. It was great for business but very bad for life. I was so focused on solving problems in the business, I neglected my personal life relationship. You know it’s funny, I always read about startup founders end up breaking up with their girlfriends, or getting a divorce, and I always thought, we are OK - it’s never going to happen to us, we are doing fine. Boy was I wrong.

About 3 years ago, my wife Kathy and I got married, and when we started talking and reflecting back, we realized that our relationship was on the verge of falling apar
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Self Directed IRA’s For Real Estate – What Are the Rules in Dallas-Fort Worth?

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A self-directed IRA can be a great investment vehicle even for real estate! Before you buy your next Dallas-Fort Worth investment property read this article first!

We get asked questions all the time from savvy investors who we work with here at TMC Property Solutions. Most of the questions surround buying investment properties in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. Which we, of course, know a lot about. The biggest question about buying an investment property or rental property is how will you pay for it and can you use your IRA to buy local investment properties?

Self-Directed IRAs for Real Estate – Can You Use Them to Buy Dallas-Fort Worth Rental Properties?

First off, IRA refers to an individual retirement account. Individual retirement accounts (IRAs) are tax-advantaged retirement savings accounts that people can utilize to save and invest for the future.

IRAs traditionally hold investments like stocks, mutual funds, bonds, etc. mainly because that’s the mainstream way most people save for retirement.

However, after reading thi
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Components of a Good Business Card

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A business card is not a memoir or biography of you. No one cares how great you are, how long you’ve been in business, your great service, and empty promises, no one believes anyway.

For any of your advertising to be successful, it must answer one very important question in the mind of the reader…

WIIFM?

What is in it for me?

In other words, who cares?

If it doesn’t answer this question, your cards are almost worthless. You have a nanosecond to capture the prospect's attention, and if you fail the cards will hit the trash as soon as you leave.

Fancy graphics, your photo, and any words that don’t contribute to answering WIIFM is a waste of space.

There is only one purpose of a card, sign, letter, ad, or most any other media. It’s not to sell anything… It’s to get the phone to ring.

Here are some common mistakes I see at every Quick Start School when I critique cards:

Don’t answer WIIFM: Leaving no reason to call. Many cards are worded so poorly you can’t tell what business they’re in, much less have a reason to call.

Too hard to rea
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Benefits of Joining Your Local REIA

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Benefits of Joining Your Local REIA

REIA is an abbreviation for Real Estate Investing Association / Group.  REIA groups or clubs as some are called is an invaluable tool to meet people from all walks of life who have an interest in real estate investing and to learn all about the REI business.  Members of REIA groups are like-minded groups of men and women “where deals and funding meet”.  Companies have been formed and deals have been made as a direct result of the relationships developed and information shared at REIA group events.  I like to refer to them as your real estate investor “watering hole”.  Members attend the “Watering Hole” to learn, find deals and funding. 

Learn more about the benefits of joining your local REIA group through the Infographic below:


Education - Here's a small list of topics you may see at your local REIA:

+ Getting Started

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What Is A Real Estate Virtual Assistant And How Can They Help My Business? Part 1

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What Is A Real Estate Virtual Assistant And How Can They Help My Business?  Part 1

A real estate virtual assistant (REVA)provides assistance in administrative tasks such as paperwork, online marketing, data entry, phone calls, market research, pulling comps, website maintenance and management, etc., specifically trained for real estate professionals.

Real Estate Virtual Assistants work remotely from the comfort of their home or their own office space, working on task you assign to them.

There’s a lot of ads for virtual assistant services online these days, but it is best to remember that they come with many different skill sets and levels, but most of them will have no specific training to support real estate investors.

How Real Estate Virtual Assistants Can Help You?

The short answer is… almost anything that can be done online or with a phone, your REVA can help you with.

While it is true that the role of virtual assistants has grown from secretarial and general administrative services, there are now literally dozens of specializat
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