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Last Call with Yoav Gilad: How We Became Lenders By Accident

By |2019-05-10T15:46:30+00:00May 10th, 2019|Last Call, Private Lender|0 Comments

In 2016, our business crashed. But we weren’t lenders. I was flipping houses in Michigan with my wife and partner, Marcia. We had never dreamed of lending. Following the Great Recession, Marcia quit her job to flip houses. She spent a year, like a young lioness perfecting her stalking, learning everything she could. And then [...]

By |2019-05-10T15:46:30+00:00May 10th, 2019|Last Call, Private Lender|0 Comments

Last Call with Noelle Wheeler

By |2019-04-03T21:52:21+00:00April 3rd, 2019|Editorial, Last Call|0 Comments

Changing Attitudes—Or Not? There is a difference between being referred to as a “female mortgage broker” versus a “mortgage broker who is female.” The first statement sounds like it’s surprising: “Wow, a female mortgage broker!” The second just refers to the fact that I am female. Subtle difference? Maybe you don’t even see the difference. [...]

By |2019-04-03T21:52:21+00:00April 3rd, 2019|Editorial, Last Call|0 Comments

Last Call with Eddie Wilson

By |2019-02-21T00:03:30+00:00February 14th, 2019|Last Call, Private Lender|0 Comments

How You Respond to Criticism Is Critical One of the areas where I have failed repeatedly is dealing with criticism. am not critical by nature, but I have been in leadership positions the past 19 years of my career. In those various positions, I have dealt with a fair amount of criticism. But the reality is [...]

By |2019-02-21T00:03:30+00:00February 14th, 2019|Last Call, Private Lender|0 Comments

Last Call with Randy Newman

By |2018-10-22T16:27:12+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Editorial, Last Call, Private Lender|0 Comments

I Chose a New Life—and Here's What Happened It’s August 1999. I’m practicing law and living in Manhattan with my wife Karen and our two kids, ages 7 and 3. Karen has taken the kids to visit her sister and family in San Diego for three weeks, a ritual she’s followed for the last few [...]

By |2018-10-22T16:27:12+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Editorial, Last Call, Private Lender|0 Comments

Last Call with Benjamin Donel

By |2018-08-14T19:49:29+00:00August 14th, 2018|Editorial, Last Call, Private Lender|0 Comments

Perseverance and Drive Create New Opportunities After the sudden death of my father, my family and I moved from Iran to the United States. I was a young boy, upset and scared in a new country, struggling with the void left by my father's death and my lack of knowledge of the new language and [...]

By |2018-08-14T19:49:29+00:00August 14th, 2018|Editorial, Last Call, Private Lender|0 Comments

Last Call with Susan Naftulin

By |2018-06-11T19:48:38+00:00June 11th, 2018|Editorial, Last Call, Private Lender|0 Comments

Adversity Fosters Entrepreneurial Journey Struggle breeds resilience that leads to success. I am a firm believer that you cannot really be successful until you have dealt with adversity, and even failure. You need a struggle in your background to give you the grit and resilience to pursue success, because even in the best circumstances, things [...]

By |2018-06-11T19:48:38+00:00June 11th, 2018|Editorial, Last Call, Private Lender|0 Comments

Empowered Employees Are Key to Entrepreneurial Success 

By |2018-04-23T19:33:31+00:00April 23rd, 2018|Editorial, Last Call, Private Lender|0 Comments

I always wanted to be an entrepreneur. At an early age, I delivered a paper route, then ran a lawn cutting business, and later speculated in concert tickets. These experiences confirmed that I wanted to work for myself.   So, when I graduated college—with a business management degree and all the wisdom that had been imparted to me—I took my first steps toward that goal. I decided to buy my first Subway franchise.   I knew that if [...]

By |2018-04-23T19:33:31+00:00April 23rd, 2018|Editorial, Last Call, Private Lender|0 Comments

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