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6 Aspects of an Effective Investment Portfolio Check-Up

By The Grind Team on Aug 2, 2022 10:00:00 AM

Whatever you choose to invest in, regularly assessing and adjusting your portfolio is key to financial success. This is true of long-term investors, too: sometimes you’ve got to shake things up to stay on the right track. Whether economic conditions, new wealth ambitions, or a simple change of strategy have you reconsidering your portfolio, these are the aspects that really matter.

Topics: return on investment investment growth Featured Articles
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How To Tell If That Investment Property Was Worth It

By The Grind Team on Aug 2, 2022 9:45:00 AM

It’s not always immediately evident if your latest investment is worth its while. When you’re adept at evaluating a property’s investment potential, you’re able to navigate your acquisitions with confidence. Building a world-class real estate portfolio isn’t easy – but these signs will help you know when you’re on the right track.

Topics: return on investment investment growth Featured Articles
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Self-Employed? Here Are Your Retirement Options.

By The Grind Team on Jul 26, 2022 1:29:33 PM

Perhaps one of the scariest things about being your own boss is the lack of a safety net. You’ve got lots of freedom, but that all means you’ve got to secure your own retirement! That might sound daunting, but entrepreneurs have plenty of options at their fingertips.

Topics: retirement living Retirement planning entrepreneurship financial planning Featured Articles
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Details You Can't Afford To Miss When Updating Your Estate Plan

By The Grind Team on Jul 26, 2022 10:00:00 AM

When your life changes in a big way, your will must change with it. Marriage, divorce, new children or grandchildren, and significant financial changes are all reason to revisit your last will and testament.

Topics: long-term wealth financial advice Featured Articles estate planning
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Signs Your Organization Is Ready for a Board of Directors

By The Grind Team on Jul 19, 2022 10:00:00 AM

Your startup is off the ground and going strong. As you grow, you find yourself wondering: does your business need a board of directors? Here’s how you know – and the steps to get there!

Topics: entrepreneurship scalingyourbusiness Featured Articles managing teams board of directors
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5 Steps to Scaling Up from Solopreneur to CEO

By The Grind Team on Jul 19, 2022 9:30:00 AM

Most entrepreneurs are sole proprietors. In fact, sole proprietorships are the most common business structure in the United States: accounting for 73% of all businesses and including more than 23 million people. Sole proprietorships can vary in size, but they come down to this essential structure: one person owns, operates, and pays taxes on the business.

Topics: ceo scalingyourbusiness investment growth Featured Articles managing teams small business
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Why the Build-to-Rent Model Is Here to Stay 

By The Grind Team on Jul 12, 2022 9:45:00 AM

Homeownership hit at all-time low at 62.9% in 2016. While owning a home was once an integral part of the American Dream, we’re seeing it matter less and less to up-and-coming generations of homebuying age. Millennials and Gen Z, saddled with student debt and low wages, are often unable to afford a home – if they even want to buy in the first place.

Topics: rental property investment real estate market real estate trends Featured Articles build to rent
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Essential Considerations Before Investing in ANYTHING

By The Grind Team on Jul 12, 2022 9:34:00 AM

Whether you’re investing in stock, real estate, or any other asset, there are strict standards you must follow to achieve your financial goals. It’s not about getting lucky or being in the right place at the right time. These things can happen (and help!), but your investment success depends far more on following the right roadmap.

Topics: responsible investing due diligence Featured Articles
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7 Green Flags and 8 Red Flags to Look for in a Potential Mentor

By The Grind Team on Jul 5, 2022 10:00:00 AM

A mentoring relationship has the potential to be one of the most positive factors in your professional success. In the business world, a mentor is there to guide and teach their mentee. They’re typically made up of more seasoned and experienced professionals who take green professionals under their wing, but of course there are many other dynamics you'll find in successful mentoring. 

Topics: Featured Articles mentoring
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This Is How Small Business Owners Course-Correct

By The Grind Team on Jun 28, 2022 10:00:00 AM

Before the age of advanced navigation devices, sailors used the stars to navigate the high seas. Just by observing the heavens, a skilled seafarer could recognize when they’d drifted off course. They wouldn’t arrive at the right destination unless they adjusted their trajectory!

Topics: stress management entrepreneurship financial mistakes Featured Articles small business
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Don't Let Digital Illiteracy Keep Your Business in the Dark 

By The Grind Team on Jun 28, 2022 9:30:00 AM

In the digital age, knowing how to navigate established and emerging technologies is key to success. 

Topics: entrepreneurship habits for success Featured Articles communication small business digital literacy
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Protect Your Assets from Everyday Boogeymen

By The Grind Team on Jun 21, 2022 10:00:00 AM

You can have top-notch fiscal responsibility and business know-how, but if you don’t take the necessary steps to protect your hard-earned money, investments, and assets, you could very well lose them. 

Topics: protecting your assets real estate partnerships risk management entrepreneurship Featured Articles legal help business partners
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An Investor's Litmus Test for Bogus Advice

By The Grind Team on Jun 21, 2022 9:40:00 AM

Navigating financial advice can be challenging for any investor, no matter how experienced or means of investing. With so many financial "gurus" and more access to information than ever, it’s all-too-easy to fall into the trap of misinformation.

Topics: investment real estate advice money management entrepreneurship financial advice Featured Articles
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7 Strategies for Exceeding Your Financial Goals

By The Grind Team on Jun 14, 2022 10:27:58 AM

Mastering your money management skills has always been important. With inflation eating into our spending power, it’s more important than ever! 

Topics: entrepreneurship habits for success financial planning Featured Articles
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The Psychology of Success

By The Grind Team on Jun 14, 2022 10:15:00 AM

If you're reading this, you no doubt have great aspirations. Investors, entrepreneurs, and small business owners all have something in common. Your brains are wired for success! Of course, that doesn't mean success comes easily. 

Topics: entrepreneurship habits for success Featured Articles
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Can You Be a “Good Guy” Investor in a World of Rising Rental Rates?

By The Grind Team on Jun 7, 2022 10:30:00 AM

It should come as no surprise that one of the consequences of high real estate demand and tight inventory has been an overflow of demand in the rental sector. Single-family rentals were the break-out hit of 2020 and 2021, with no signs of losing their luster. Naturally, this surge in rental demand means rising rental rates.

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Eco-Friendly Property Upgrades That'll Boost Your Bottom Line

By The Grind Team on Jun 7, 2022 10:00:00 AM

For real estate investors, diversifying your streams of income through the acquisition of multiple properties is key to building real wealth. On the other side of that coin, however, buying more properties means fielding more expenses.

Topics: property renovation long-term investing eco friendly housing Featured Articles going green
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7 Customer Service Statistics That Are Kind Of Shocking

By The Grind Team on May 31, 2022 11:25:06 AM

As a business owner, you know your bread and butter is those returning customers! While new customers are exciting, it’s the ones that keep coming back that make up the foundation for a good, lasting business. 

Topics: customer service exceptional customer service Featured Articles small business
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Is Your Small Business Cutting Through the Noise?

By The Grind Team on May 31, 2022 11:24:19 AM

In our consumer-driven world, something is always competing for our attention. If it’s not billboards on the interstate or ad spots before a Youtube video, it’s going to be TV commercials, radio ads, mailers, and algorithm-driven social media solicitations.

Topics: social media marketing social media tips Featured Articles small business charitable giving sales
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Let Fear Make You a Better Investor

By The Grind Team on May 24, 2022 10:15:00 AM

Fear is often characterized as a negative emotion. We picture a racing heart, sweaty palms, and a lump in the throat. Fear, for many, points to a lack of confidence and clarity, risk, and impending doom. The truth is, though, that fear – like every emotion – serves a valuable biological and psychological purpose.

Topics: real estate investor analysis paralysis Featured Articles fear and risk
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6 Non-Negotiables for Buying Property in Today's Housing Market

By The Grind Team on May 24, 2022 9:00:00 AM

If you’re looking to invest in today’s housing market, you might be in for a rude awakening. It’s not that investing in real estate is any less feasible or capable of generating long-term wealth. It’s more that building the right portfolio for the right price is more challenging than ever thanks to the combination of an inventory shortage, increasing property costs, and tough lending standards.

Topics: real estate market buying a property due diligence Featured Articles
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Surefire Ways to Lose Your Hard-Earned Money

By The Grind Team on May 17, 2022 10:17:05 AM

Protecting your money should be your number one financial priority, but it’s easier said than done.

Too many people make financial blunders — some of which they can never recover from. Don’t fall prey to the same big mistakes that lose good people a lot of money.

Topics: build long term wealth investing mistakes to avoid financial mistakes Featured Articles
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Getting Big, Hairy & Audacious

By The Grind Team on May 17, 2022 10:15:40 AM

We love setting ambitious goals. It’s kind of our thing.

Topics: entrepreneurship setting goals Featured Articles managing teams small business
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Use a Renter's Mindset to Excel in Property Management

By The Grind Team on May 10, 2022 10:00:00 AM

The customer experience is often overlooked in business simply because it's difficult to quantify. With that said, it’s no less a vital part to your success as a real estate investor. Rental vacancies are extremely costly and the way you maximize your property’s income-earning potential is by minimizing turnover as much as possible.

Topics: rental property management resident retention Featured Articles mindset
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5 Priorities That Cultivate a Successful Investor Mindset

By The Grind Team on May 3, 2022 9:00:00 AM

“Real estate is an imperishable asset, ever increasing in value. It is the most solid security that human ingenuity has devised. It is the basis of all security and about the only indestructible security.”  – Russell Sage

Topics: advice for real estate investors wealthy mindset Featured Articles
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Hidden Challenges You Might Face as an Entrepreneur

By The Grind Team on Apr 26, 2022 9:00:00 AM

Every entrepreneur expects to face challenges along the way. From raising capital to building a team, working out logistics and setting up your base of operations, there’s always plenty of work to be done. Starting a business is tough. You’ve got to craft a killer plan, find the right opportunities, and charm the right people.

Topics: buying out of area avoiding scams long distance investing Featured Articles online investing
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The Take: When Should You Bring On a Real Estate Advisor?

By The Grind Team on Apr 19, 2022 2:00:00 PM

In real estate investment, you will be recommended countless professional services. How many of them are truly necessary? Ultimately, who you need on your team greatly depends on your investment strategies, portfolio size, and personal goals. Regardless, it’s always wise to at lease consult investment and financial advisors when you’re looking to buy, sell, or inherit property.

Topics: responsible investing Featured Articles real estate advisors The Take
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Online Real Estate Investing Is Not A Scam

By The Grind Team on Apr 19, 2022 10:00:00 AM

One of the great lasting myths about investing in real estate is that you have to live close to your investment properties. While investing in your local market can be effective, it's also limiting. You're shackled to factors that add up quickly, like availability, population swings, and the local economy.

Topics: buying out of area avoiding scams long distance investing Featured Articles online investing
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The Take: Simple Steps to Create Stellar, Standout Branding

By The Grind Team on Apr 12, 2022 1:15:00 PM

If you’re an entrepreneur, you have a brand – like it or not. The time, attention, and care you put into building that brand rests on your shoulders! In today’s business climate, it’s just not optional. Whether you’re crafting a personal brand or one for your business, here are six go-to methods for establishing a brand that is impactful, memorable, and meaningful, both for you and your clients.

Topics: social media marketing entrepreneurship Featured Articles small business The Take branding
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7 Money Management Strategies to Ward Off Inflation

By The Grind Team on Apr 12, 2022 9:10:00 AM

Worried about inflation? You’re not alone. In February, inflation rose the highest percentage we’ve seen in forty years, and is predicted to get higher in the weeks and months to come. 

Topics: organization entrepreneurship Featured Articles workflow
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4 Mistakes That Turn Low-Risk Real Estate into a High-Risk Investment

By The Grind Team on Apr 5, 2022 10:00:00 AM

Real estate is well-known as a low-risk asset class. Real estate investors have been capitalizing on the model (on record) for decades, though the art of capitalizing on properties and land has been around just about as long as currency itself!

Topics: organization entrepreneurship Featured Articles workflow
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The Take: Essential Steps for Out-of-State Investing

By The Grind Team on Apr 5, 2022 9:00:00 AM

Remote real estate investing can be one of the best things you’ll ever do as an investor. From unprecedented market access to key portfolio diversification, the benefits – and the options – are endless. With that said, out-of-state investing can be risky. Don’t ignore these essential steps to safely (and successfully) investing outside of your local market.

Topics: out of state investors long distance investing Featured Articles The Take
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The Take: The 8 Stages of Using Negative Feedback to Better Your Business

By The Grind Team on Mar 29, 2022 11:05:00 AM

While none of us like to be criticized, we must recognize that negative feedback, like failure, presents unique and valuable opportunities to better ourselves and our businesses. This is your guide for dealing with critiques in a way that benefits your business, your life, and your relationships.

Topics: entrepreneurship Featured Articles small business The Take negative feedback
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Entrepreneurs, Don’t Paint Yourselves into a Corner!

By The Grind Team on Mar 29, 2022 10:00:00 AM

Entrepreneurship is hard. It’s even harder when you paint yourself into a corner. Meaning, it’s hard when your choices bring your business to a point where there’s no way out. We all hope our entrepreneurial endeavors will be fruitful. That we won’t need to worry about corners.

Topics: organization entrepreneurship Featured Articles workflow
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The Take: How to Develop a Stress Test for Your Business Model

By The Grind Team on Mar 15, 2022 2:45:00 PM

Despite what the name might suggest, a stress test doesn't have to come with anxiety. Rather, it can help you identify your strengths and weaknesses before they come with huge consequences.

Topics: entrepreneurship businessowner financial planning Featured Articles business management small business The Take
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6 Considerations for Entrepreneurs Raising Their Own Capital

By The Grind Team on Mar 15, 2022 9:00:00 AM

For small business owners and entrepreneurs, saving up doesn’t always cut it. It’s very likely you will need the help of investors of some kind: from conventional bank loans to venture capital.

Topics: entrepreneurship private money Featured Articles fundraising lending terms
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How to Lower Your Tax Liability as a Real Estate Investor

By The Grind Team on Mar 8, 2022 10:37:10 AM

One of the greatest advantages of investing in real estate is its tax implications. Passive real estate investors are uniquely poised to benefit from our existing tax structure. With that said, you must be aware of the avenues to save and take the steps to ensure them.

Topics: 1031 Exchange buy and hold real estate real estate strategies tax breaks Featured Articles liability
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The Take: The Entrepreneur's Quick Guide to Charitable Giving

By The Grind Team on Mar 8, 2022 10:30:00 AM

As an entrepreneur and small business owner, you play a vital role in the world. 

Topics: Featured Articles small business charitable giving The Take
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The Take: Win the Bid Every Time, Even in a Competitive Market

By The Grind Team on Mar 1, 2022 1:33:00 PM

Real estate investors looking to get in on a fast-appreciating housing and rental market are facing the aftermath of one of the strongest seller’s markets we’ve seen. So how do you come out on top without blowing your budget in a bidding war?

Topics: real estate market winning competition Featured Articles The Take
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6 Ways Real Estate Investors Sabotage Their Own Success

By The Grind Team on Mar 1, 2022 9:00:00 AM

Sometimes investors are their own worst enemy. It isn’t always market conditions, the economy, or a dud property that brings your real estate investing success to a grinding halt. 

Topics: organization entrepreneurship Featured Articles workflow
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Go Fast to Go Slow

By The Grind Team on Feb 22, 2022 11:00:00 AM

That whole tortoise and the hare allegory is the worst thing we've ever heard. Why? Because it makes all children who hear it think that speed is inherently bad and "slow and steady wins the race" every time.

Topics: setting goals Featured Articles patience overnight success
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More Ways to Make Passive Income (That Aren't Real Estate Investing)

By The Grind Team on Feb 15, 2022 11:02:00 AM

At The Grind, we talk a lot about how investing in real estate is a great way to generate passive income and build a long-term investment portfolio for building wealth and retirement. In fact, we're kind of experts in this particular strategy.

But what about other strategies and tactics to earn passive income throughout your life?

Topics: passive income investment earnings entrepreneurship Featured Articles
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The Take: Think Creatively to Secure Your Dream Retirement

By The Grind Team on Feb 15, 2022 10:00:00 AM

Saving for retirement isn’t a particularly exciting venture. However, making the most of your retirement is a creative, outside-of-the-box task. We’re too locked into the idea of savings accounts and 401Ks to really consider all the options before us.

Topics: creative finance Retirement planning Featured Articles The Take
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5 Dangers in Building a Family Business

By The Grind Team on Feb 8, 2022 11:00:00 AM

Aspiring entrepreneurs have to determine how they want to structure their business. When the vision aligns, working with family seems like the perfect choice.

Topics: long-term wealth familybusiness Featured Articles small business
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The Take: 5 Lesser-Known Real Estate Investment Exit Strategies

By The Grind Team on Feb 8, 2022 9:30:00 AM

While buy-and-hold investors would like to hold their properties for as long as possible, we also know that unforeseen circumstances – such as a personal and urgent need for capital, negative cash flow, or a change in portfolio direction and investment goals – can make offloading properties necessary.

Topics: real estate invesitng exit strategy financial planning Featured Articles The Take
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7 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Soften the Blow of Rising Costs

By The Grind Team on Feb 1, 2022 10:30:00 AM

2021 ended with inflation hitting an astonishing 7% rate – higher than it has been since the 1980s. There are few areas of life left untouched by rising costs. If you consume anything, you’ve felt the sticker shock.

Topics: business strategies financial advice Featured Articles small business inflation supply chain
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Materials That Will Make or Break Your Construction Costs

By The Grind Team on Jan 25, 2022 10:21:00 AM

In the wake of the pandemic, we’ve become that much more aware of how construction costs impact the housing market — whether you’re building from scratch or doing a renovation. .

Topics: renovation costs new home construction Featured Articles
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The Take: Investors, Here's Your Recipe for Disaster

By The Grind Team on Jan 25, 2022 9:30:00 AM

Your real estate investment is prey to many risks that can be mitigated. But what about natural disasters? There’s no preventing an unstoppable force.

Topics: investment real estate advice disaster preparation Featured Articles The Take
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Make the Most of Your Leverage

By The Grind Team on Jan 18, 2022 10:20:00 AM

In real estate, leverage is your best asset.

Savvy investors utilize leverage to minimize the amount of personal equity put into investments while maximizing their efforts to scale their portfolios.

Topics: real estate leverage mortgage interest rates calculating risk Featured Articles managing debt
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The Take: 6 Ways to Protect Your Retirement Assets and Income

By The Grind Team on Jan 18, 2022 9:35:00 AM

You’ve worked hard to secure your retirement. From 401Ks and IRAs to passive income and pensions, you want that hard work and fiscal dedication to pay off. Here's how to help protect those golden years ahead.

Topics: passive income retirement living long-term wealth Retirement planning financial strategy Featured Articles The Take
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The Take: 10 Questions to Answer Before Starting a Small Business

By The Grind Team on Jan 11, 2022 10:30:00 AM

Starting a small business is hard. Going in blind is even harder. While you may have a stellar idea, there are a few questions you’ll want to answer before you take out that loan, sign that lease, or order those prototypes. Set yourself up for long-term success by doing your due diligence.

Topics: due diligence Featured Articles small business The Take
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You Don't Have to Fail to Be Successful, But It Helps

By The Grind Team on Jan 11, 2022 9:18:59 AM

Failure feels lousy. There’s no one alive who will look back at that moment and think, “that was awesome, let’s do it again.” 

Topics: learning from failure habits for success Featured Articles fear and risk
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The Take: 12 Red Flags When Evaluating a Rental Property

By The Grind Team on Jan 4, 2022 1:25:00 PM

Real estate investors constantly flex their analytical muscles. From the physical to the financial, diligent evaluation of every investment opportunity not only sets the stage for success but avoids big problems.

Topics: investing mistakes to avoid rental property investing Featured Articles The Take
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Can Investors Predict Property Appreciation?

By The Grind Team on Jan 4, 2022 9:01:00 AM

According to the National Association of Realtors, 99% of tracked metro areas experienced year-over-year price gains in the first quarter of 2021. Of those markets, 89% experienced double-digit growth.

In today’s market, property appreciation is the name of the game. 

Topics: investment strategies appreciation property hunting Featured Articles
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The Take: The Comprehensive Year-End Financial Checklist

By The Grind Team on Dec 21, 2021 2:32:00 PM

If you want to start the new year strong, get your financial house in order. These are the key tasks every entrepreneur must complete before the year is up, both for your business and personal finances.

Topics: financial strategy financial planning year end checklist Featured Articles The Take
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8 Reasons To Make Buy-and-Hold Real Estate Part of Your Investment Strategy

By The Grind Team on Dec 21, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Why does buy-and-hold investing work? 

Home-buying has remained an integral part of the American Dream partly because owning real estate is considering an investment. Appreciation and growing equity make for compelling incentives!

Topics: investment strategies buy & hold Featured Articles
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The Take: Deck the Halls and Download This

By The Grind Team on Dec 14, 2021 2:15:00 PM

This year, gift yourself something that keeps giving. We're rounding up the best podcasts, books, and courses to take with you into the slow season. No bulky box or knotted ribbon necessary, just a quick download away!

Topics: inspiring books podcasts entrepreneurship Featured Articles small business The Take
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9 Techniques for Keeping Your Shit Straight You'll Wish You Started Sooner

By The Grind Team on Dec 14, 2021 9:00:00 AM

When thinking of the successful entrepreneur or investor, you may think of communication skills, salesmanship, technical ability, ambition, or creativity before you think of a skill that sounds as mundane as organization. However, if you lack organization skills as your foundation, you set yourself up for failure.

This skill holds it all together.

Topics: organization entrepreneurship Featured Articles workflow
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The Top 10 Traits Entrepreneurial CEOs Have in Common

By The Grind Team on Dec 7, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Are entrepreneurs born or made? While some traits are inherent, we can also acquire and hone the qualities that make entrepreneurial leaders great.

Topics: entrepreneurship ceo habits for success Featured Articles leadership
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7 Pieces of Financial Wisdom That Just Don't Work Anymore

By The Grind Team on Nov 30, 2021 11:00:00 AM

While some financial wisdom is timeless, the world we live in today has experienced vast changes in its economic and financial landscape. And with changing times comes a need for better, newer financial advice.

Here are some pieces of financial wisdom you’re better off leaving in the past.

Topics: advice from fathers cash flow financial advice saving money Featured Articles
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The Take: Entrepreneurs Don't Just Survive the Holiday Season

By The Grind Team on Nov 23, 2021 10:00:00 AM

The holiday season is upon us. While there’s plenty to look forward to, most of us will find ourselves overwhelmed, short-handed, and scrambling to end the year on a high note. For entrepreneurs and small business owners, this time of year offers unique opportunities to connect and thrive,personally and professionally. Here's how you do it.

Topics: holidays entrepreneurship Featured Articles small business The Take
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How to Cope with the Crushing Weight of... Success?

By The Grind Team on Nov 23, 2021 10:00:00 AM

While we are programmed to fear failure, success can pose its own set of challenges and problems. As investors and entrepreneurs, we know that success rarely comes to us overnight – but it can still seem sudden and overwhelming when it happens.

Topics: habits for success wealthy mindset Featured Articles
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The Take: Drinking the Kool-Aid? The GroupThink Checklist

By The Grind Team on Nov 16, 2021 1:50:00 PM

Groupthink will ruin your investment potential. If you want to succeed in real estate — or any venture — you have to be a critical thinker, not a conformist.

Topics: investing mistakes to avoid entrepreneurship success in real estate investment Featured Articles The Take groupthink
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How Inflation Plays into the Investment Equation

By The Grind Team on Nov 16, 2021 11:00:00 AM

While the word “recession” dominated economic discussion throughout 2020 and 2021, “inflation” is the new buzzword among economists. You can’t throw a rock without hitting a report about the U.S. inflation problem.

Topics: investment strategies U.S. economy Featured Articles inflation
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Stop Dreaming About Your Side Hustle

By The Grind Team on Nov 10, 2021 9:00:00 AM


There’s nothing wrong with diversifying your income streams. In an era that has left a lot of people uncertain about their employment, a side-hustle just makes sense. But the real question is this:

Is your side-hustle taking you somewhere?

Topics: Featured Articles side hustle small business
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The Take: 10 Winning Phrases to Up Your Customer Service

By The Grind Team on Nov 9, 2021 9:45:00 AM

Great customer service is at the heart of any successful venture. How you and your team interact with customers, clients, and partners builds — or destroys — a good reputation.

Topics: customer service Featured Articles The Take
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Make Raving Fans of Your Team

By The Grind Team on Nov 9, 2021 7:56:13 AM

Who stands behind you?

For entrepreneurs and visionaries, nothing is more important than the people who help your dreams become reality. Your team is everything. And you want to have the right people by your side.

Topics: Featured Articles managing teams business management being the boss
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The Take: 6 Steps to Perfecting Your Pitch

By The Grind Team on Nov 2, 2021 2:01:00 PM

If you feel like your pitches keep falling flat or are struggling to generate excitement, check out these tips and tweaks to take your pitch from ho-hum to irresistible.

Topics: creative finance Featured Articles The Take financing
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Time to Overcome Your Fears of the New and Unknown, Entrepreneur

By The Grind Team on Nov 2, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Few things are more terrifying than blind corners.

Human beings like a sense of control. We want an idea of what’s coming next so that we can anticipate, plan, and prepare. That’s not always an option, especially as entrepreneurs and innovators.

Topics: Featured Articles side hustle small business
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The Take: A Smooth Rental Turnover Process in 9 Steps

By The Grind Team on Oct 26, 2021 12:40:00 PM

While reducing rental property turnover is key to maximizing your cash flow, it’s also the inevitable reality of owning a rental. While you can’t avoid turnover from time-to-time, you can take proactive steps to avoid lengthy vacancies and delays. When you do, you’ll bounce back better than ever.

Topics: property maintenance tenant turnover resident retention Featured Articles The Take
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Don’t Turn Into a Post-Pandemic Slumlord

By The Grind Team on Oct 26, 2021 10:00:00 AM

There’s a reason why the slumlord is a common archetype in real estate. The guy who cares little for his tenants, and cares more for easy profit. He owns a string of houses that see little upkeep. Good luck trying to ask him for maintenance because he’s never around. He charges more than the property is worth, and bends whatever rules are in place to protect his tenants.

Topics: landlord responsibilities buying rental property Featured Articles pandemic rent collection
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The Take: 10 Steps to Airtight Estate Planning

By The Grind Team on Oct 19, 2021 2:23:00 PM

Estate planning isn’t reserved for the ultra-rich. Estate planning minimizes the tax liability for your beneficiaries while giving you peace of mind knowing that your hard work will be inherited by the people you care about most. It might seem macabre, but there’s no time like the present to prepare for your family’s future. Here are the essential steps for a great estate plan.

Topics: retirement living long-term wealth Featured Articles estate planning The Take
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Do You Really Need a Wealth Advisor?

By The Grind Team on Oct 19, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Investors and entrepreneurs alike rely on a network of skilled professionals to get the job done right – from lawyers and tax experts to management teams and portfolio advisors. It might seem like a chore to add another advisor to the list.

Topics: long-term wealth financial advice wealth building strategies Featured Articles legal help
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Investor's Guide for Maximizing Profits in Real Estate

By Grant McDonald on Oct 12, 2021 11:00:00 AM

Real estate represents an important part of most people's assets, and this is certainly true for many in the United States. In 2019, 64.9% of American families owned their primary residence, according to the Federal Reserve.

The size and scale of the real estate market make it a lucrative industry for many people looking to become investors. This article will guide you to maximize profit in the real estate market and the variety of investments available.

Topics: real estate lending real estate profits investment strategy residential vs commercial new real estate investors Featured Articles
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The Take: 11 Cheap or Free Tools for Small Businesses

By The Grind Team on Oct 5, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Your small business is infinitely more efficient when you take advantage of today’s latest and greatest tools and platforms. Here are some of the best of the best you can utilize today.

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9 Financial Tips for Flourishing During a Recession

By The Grind Team on Oct 5, 2021 10:00:00 AM

We all want to protect our hard-earned money. In a recession, your finances can be put in jeopardy—but they don’t have to be at total risk. Recessions are a natural and inevitable part of the economic cycle. It’s best to prepare beforehand, but you can make smart money moving throughout a recession period and avoid a financial crisis.

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Your Quick Start Guide to Commercial Real Estate Investing

By The Grind Team on Oct 4, 2021 12:29:15 PM


Commercial real estate (CRE) may be a good alternative for some investors looking to diversify their portfolios. The recession softened commercial property prices in some markets, and as the pandemic comes to an end, commercial spaces will likely bounce back.

Before you jump in, here are some basics you'll need to know.

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Don't Waste Your Windfall

By The Grind Team on Sep 28, 2021 9:30:00 AM

Do you know how you would handle unexpected cash?

Most of us won’t win the lottery or receive a fortuitous inheritance — but we all have our own little windfalls. How you manage your bonus, your tax return, dividends, and the wiggle room in your budget is more important than imagined riches. 

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The Take: 7 Tricks to Transform Your Leadership Style

By The Grind Team on Sep 21, 2021 2:16:00 PM

The subconscious mind is a powerful thing. As leaders, we can leverage the power of psychology not to manipulate but to supercharge our leadership capabilities while inspiring those around us. Here are seven essential "mind hacks" for leaders.

Topics: entrepreneurship Featured Articles managing teams leadership The Take
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Your Team Called. They Want Tough Love.

By The Grind Team on Sep 21, 2021 9:20:27 AM

Regardless of where you are as a business owner or investor, you want the best out of the team of people around you. Just like we want the best out of you. So, let’s pull back the curtain. There’s no “right” way to manage a team, but there are a busload of wrong ways.

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The Take: The Consequences of a K-Shaped Economic Recovery

By The Grind Team on Sep 14, 2021 9:00:00 AM

The COVID-19 recession is wholly unique. Although United States recessions have always been followed by recovery, this recession has presented a unique — if troubling — divergence from the norm.

Topics: U.S. economy covid-19 Featured Articles The Take
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Hate To Burst Your Bubble, But You're Not In One

By The Grind Team on Sep 13, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Don’t let the idea of another housing bubble scare you. Over the last year, countless parallels have been made between the effects of the pandemic and the Great Recession, and even the layperson worries about the possibility of a market crash.

Topics: real estate lending investment myths Featured Articles Housing Bubble

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