Business success

Making Your Team Work

By |2018-11-13T22:17:27+00:00November 13th, 2018|Business Strategy, Leadership, Manage & Lead, Private Lender|0 Comments

Struggling with a disconnected, disengaged team? Get back on track with time-tested advice and the latest research. Have you ever been part of a “team” that was anything but? Maybe it was a study group back in high school. The building committee at church. The board of your homeowner’s association. Or—and this is where it [...]

By |2018-11-13T22:17:27+00:00November 13th, 2018|Business Strategy, Leadership, Manage & Lead, Private Lender|0 Comments

Lender Limelight: Jan Brzeski

By |2018-08-07T02:37:46+00:00May 15th, 2018|Lender Limelight, Private Lender|0 Comments

DO YOUR JOB! That’s the mantra Jan Brzeski has followed in his career, and it’s led him to success as an entrepreneur who revitalizes urban communities. Jan Brzeski is the managing director and chief investment officer of Crosswind Financial and Arixa Capital Advisors. Brzeski has learned powerful lessons from life’s ups and downs, not only [...]

By |2018-08-07T02:37:46+00:00May 15th, 2018|Lender Limelight, Private Lender|0 Comments

There Are No Easy Wins in Public Relations

By |2018-08-07T02:38:07+00:00February 21st, 2018|Manage & Lead, Private Lender|0 Comments

Press coverage is priceless, but only if you strategically integrate it into your marketing plan. As a businessperson who may be interested in increasing your visibility, its important to be familiar with how public relations works. It may surprise you to learn that many of the stories you see on television or in the newspaper [...]

By |2018-08-07T02:38:07+00:00February 21st, 2018|Manage & Lead, Private Lender|0 Comments

17 Tips for a Productive 2018

By |2018-08-07T02:38:13+00:00January 31st, 2018|Manage & Lead, Private Lender|0 Comments

What exactly is productivity? In terms of motivation, let’s define it as doing what you need to get done in the perfect amount of time and with the right amount of effort. Of course, the perfect amount of time and effort will differ from person to person. Still, there are small changes anyone can apply to [...]

By |2018-08-07T02:38:13+00:00January 31st, 2018|Manage & Lead, Private Lender|0 Comments

The Journey from Developer to Private Lender

By |2018-08-07T02:38:15+00:00January 31st, 2018|Editorial, Private Lender|0 Comments

Astute observation, bold action, personal responsibility and a willingness to adjust are the keys to Bobby Montagne’s success. Bobby Montagne, CEO of Walnut Street Finance, has overseen billions in transactions over his three decades in the real estate industry. Having invested much of his successful career on the development side, he learned first-hand the unique [...]

By |2018-08-07T02:38:15+00:00January 31st, 2018|Editorial, Private Lender|0 Comments

All Investment Requires Grit – Take Your Punches & Learn Your Lessons by Chris Ragland

By |2018-08-07T02:38:16+00:00January 10th, 2018|Business Strategy, Editorial, Manage & Lead, Private Lender|0 Comments

In our industry, the phrase we hear kicked around every day is “all investment involves risk.” This is true for lenders, for borrowers and for businesses. Every business has its share of challenges and obstacles but I would say that in our industry, the stakes are higher than average. My colleagues and I have learned [...]

Realizing Entrepreneurship While Serving My Country

By |2018-08-07T02:38:23+00:00November 15th, 2017|Editorial, Private Lender|0 Comments

Serving in the Green Berets provided the foundation for my career as a fund manager. What does a fund manager look like? And how does a fund manager—a person who may have hundreds of millions of dollars at their discretion to make loans, secure investments, develop a dream and capitalize on building trends—get shaped for [...]

By |2018-08-07T02:38:23+00:00November 15th, 2017|Editorial, Private Lender|0 Comments

Failure is Part of Success

By |2018-08-07T02:38:24+00:00November 15th, 2017|Editorial, Private Lender|0 Comments

If you aren’t failing, you don’t really want it! Failure is in every part of success—it’s in its DNA. Until you can accept failure as a necessary step, success will always be one “step” away. Most of the time your greatest successes are on the flip side of your greatest failures. Sometimes failure is God [...]

By |2018-08-07T02:38:24+00:00November 15th, 2017|Editorial, Private Lender|0 Comments

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

By |2018-08-07T02:39:02+00:00April 3rd, 2017|Manage & Lead, Private Lender, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Anyone Can Claim to be a Leader, but the Key Question is: Will Your Team – and Success for your Business – Follow? Good leadership is like the light, permeating into every aspect of the business; and poor leadership is like the shadow, darkening many areas of the organization. What is the cause and effect [...]

By |2018-08-07T02:39:02+00:00April 3rd, 2017|Manage & Lead, Private Lender, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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