New Networking Insights

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When I’m not painting or being worried about yard work. Working with many limo companies in the last several months, I’ve been thinking about the potential of money that could be made by partnering up with the limousine companies and doing a whole wedding package deal where my limo partner does the wedding service and I do the photography.

We started doing this with few of my limo owner partners and we are having great success, our clients are loving the fact that we are customizing a wedding package for them, after all people love things that are specific and customized to them!

I am learning about the power of networking and partnering up with other business owners. The power of team is something that needs to be harnessed because everyone is great a particular thing or skill, instead of trying to be a one man show, perhaps its better to find people that are good at one thing and let them do that, while you focus on the other things that you are good at. Therefore effectively complimenting each other’s skill and talents.

This is what Steve Jobbs meant when he said that its important to create a solid team. Surround yourself with experts and you will produce amazing product and services. For me, I have been working with limo owners for the good part of last 5 years and I had not really worked with them yet on this level. Yea I would go do wedding photography but it wasn’t business that was referred to me by the limo owner but customers I have acquired.

Now I am getting customers through my limo guy and he is getting customer from by client base, thereby we are benefiting each other in a truly symbiotic relationship.

I can’t wait to report on what more wedding clients I will be able to photograph soon.

-Talk soon

What I learned from my friend Frank the stump master

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I needed a stump removal the other day, and my friend who is a master stump master in Michigan, told me everything there is to know about it and here is my notes for all of yall to see.

I would highly recommend visiting his site here

One of the many service that tree and lawn care business may offer is stump removal. They may implore a few techniques in removing a stump from anyone’s yard or business. Many people will attempt to remove a stump themselves but realize that it is very difficult. Cutting a down, a tree is hard but doable without enlisting the services of a tree service business. Nevertheless, removing a stump is almost impossible, if not extremely labor intensive and back breaking work. So, why not use the professionals. They will have the equipment and experience to, quickly and effectively, remove that stump. You will not have to schedule an appointment with a chiropractor.

Essentially, there are four ways of removing a stump:

DIGGING IT OUT

After cutting the stump down and removing, any branches that maybe growing from it. The service company will dig around the stump revealing its roots. After the roots are exposed, all the major ones will now be cut with an axe. After its roots are cut, you will see the service men pushing the stump trying to wiggle it free. If this does not work, they have another option. Attaching a chain to the stump and connecting it to a four by four pickup truck the power of the truck moving forward and reversing will uproot the stump.

STUMP GRINDER

Using a machine weighing around a thousand pounds, the tree stump is able to be grinded out of the ground. This is a quicker and less backbreaking way of removing a stump than by manually digging it out. They will start by removing all rocks and debris that may be surrounding the stump. Then take a chainsaw and ensuring that it is as close to the ground as possible. Then the blade of the stump grinder is placed on top of the stump and they will persist to grinding it away with the machine.

BURNING

By drilling a hole into the stump, about ten inches deep fill it with potassium nitrate. Then, add hot water until all the potassium nitrate is dissolve. After the potassium nitrate is dissolve pieces of wood and its shavings are place into the hole and on top of the stump completely covering it. Then the stump is set on fire. Once it has burned, down they will break up any roots that maybe left and fill the dirt with soil.

CHEMICAL REMOVAL

Another method for tree stump removal is with the assistance of chemicals. Drill One-inch wide holes roughly eight to twelve inches deep into the stump and a stump killing chemical, called potassium nitrate, is pour into it. Pour water onto of the potassium nitrate allowing sit for four to six weeks or however long it will take for the chemical the break down the stump. Additionally saturate it with kerosene or some type of fuel along with the potassium nitrate. Alternatively, after pouring the potassium nitrate, cover that with kerosene or gas, and then set it on fire. Allowing the stump to burn away to ashes.

Removing a tree stump is very hard and yes, anyone can do it, but each have their own degree of danger, some more than others. So rather than risk your life or the lives of family and friends, it maybe rise to have a professional tree service company take care of it. Let them deal with the headache while you watch and sip tea.

When you let others do their thing, it frees up more of your time to get creative.

Painter shares his life: Intro Real Estate to Other businesses

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Above is a picture of my home town, rural Michigan I was in the home building industry. Before joining the best tree service company in the state, I have years of experience in the Dallas Rental Apartments, however this blog is all the different experiences and knowledge I’ve gained in life and painting it in a colorful way.

For 25 years my goal was to scope out great real estate to purchase that will provide long term substantial return on investment.

One of the key to finding the best apartment complex to purchase would be to get a hold of a great database. Recently I had a client contact me from Michigan and he was looking to purchase some apartment complexes near Lansing or Metro Detroit Area as he was from Sterling Heights. I met him at a business expo last year here in Dallas and we traded business cards.

He remember to get a hold of me for advice on how to find the great investment opportunity in Michigan, well even though my roots are in Dallas, I do have experience consulting clients in Michigan and it is first important to get a hold of good site to reference, we used this place last time.

And really its about taking massive action!

Think of buy a house a bit like adopting a child. Would you chose to only spend few hours on this decision or would think keep up at night thinking about it?

Common Mistake #1 When investing in new apartment complexes

Its not always so easy when you want a house, versus how easy it can be picking the company for tree service around your yard.

One of the most common mistakes I see novice apartment investors make is that they simply assume a property is good by its past history.

Now don’t get me wrong this can give you good indicators and this is what most people rely on in determining a good apartment complex but its important to dig much deeper than that. Think of the analogy I wrote above about adopting a child. You really want to look into more facets than that because there could be other apartment complexes in the area that is new without the impressive track record, but its a new place, and potentially in much better location and the upside down the road is much higher than the older apartments with track records.

Now most people may seem that this is just matter of switching focus, but I believe its a matter of taking massive action. Most people underestimate what it takes to find a good property… Even though I consult, clients will rely on other people’s opinion not out of need but too often out of laziness. Would you rely on other people to pick the child for adoption for you? You certainly don’t want this mentality when picking a company for big tree removal as that can be pretty risky when you rely on ordinary joe to remove big tree limbs for you.

Or would you become heavily invested and obsessed by it and look up everything there is too know? This is why people that are serious about investments versus people that are simply looking to do it as a side source of income will get totally different result even though the latter could have much bigger funds to invest. You didn’t expect a guy with tree care background would know so much?

opportunities comes to those that take massive action!