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Economic Update

Economic Update
By Christina Suter on Sep 28, 2019 at 10:00 AM in Real Estate Issues

In 2005-2006 I learned I wasn't as smart as I thought I was when I didn't get the memo to sell everything before the market tanked. I was smart enough that I had cash when I was done; as the downturn happened I sold everything, gathered my cash, brought it back home and started doing hard-money lending. At that time people were flipping houses so there were a lot of people to whom I could lend money. After that, I began to use my geek-ism to understanding the market and economy better than I had before. I have a Bachelor's degree in business and a Master's in Psychology, but I knew it was essential to my future to learn and understand the economy.

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On the Radio: Economic Update

On the Radio: Economic Update
By Christina Suter on Sep 26, 2019 at 04:00 AM in Real Estate Issues

Why do I care about the economy? In 2005-2006 I didn't get the memo to sell everything before the market tanked and since then I've understood the importance of paying attention to economic trends. This week I'll be talking about an economic update.

Tune in today, Thursday, September 26, 2019, at 8 am and 2 pm PST on www.awoptalk247.com to listen to the Ask Christina First Radio show.

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Marketing Materials are a Necessity

Marketing Materials are a Necessity
By Christina Suter on Sep 21, 2019 at 08:00 AM in Business Issues

One thing that will make or break a business is cash flow, meaning not being able to understand how to control, maximize or minimize your cash flow. More than making your company profitable, being constantly, chronically behind on your cash flow makes running your business complicated, it will cause you stress, will lead to your company having a poor credit rating, upset vendors when you're behind on paying, and your clients and employees will perceive your overwhelm and see you as incapable.

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Radio: Marketing Materials are a Necessity

Radio: Marketing Materials are a Necessity
By Christina Suter on Sep 19, 2019 at 07:28 AM in Business Issues

Marketing includes networking, establishing yourself as an expert in the field, any social media presence, magazine publishing, PR work, or anything that makes you findable. A failure or resistance to market is a sure way to have the doors of your business permanently close.

Tune in today, Thursday, September 19, 2019, at 8 am and 2 pm PST on www.awoptalk247.com to listen to the Ask Christina First radio show.

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Marketing-You Need to Be Found

Marketing-You Need to Be Found
By Christina Suter on Sep 14, 2019 at 10:00 AM in Business Issues

In my book, The Four Cornerstones of Business, I stated, "There are four things that will hurt your business if you're not paying attention-- leadership, time management, cash flow, and marketing." Two things will kill your business outright, cash flow and marketing. Marketing is a necessary cornerstone of business-- it is everything you do to promote your business, not to be confused with branding, marketing is getting your product in front of your target audience.

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On The Radio: Marketing-You Need to Be Found

On The Radio: Marketing-You Need to Be Found
By Christina Suter on Sep 12, 2019 at 04:00 AM in Business Issues

The natural attrition rate of any business declines over time and without marketing, new customers won't know you exist and old customers will stop using your business and your business will die. Generating new clients comes when you market i.e. promote your product or service.

Tune in today, Thursday, September 12th, 2019, at 8 am and 2 pm PST on www.awoptalk247.com to listen to the Ask Christina First Radio Show.

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The Good-Hearted Business Owner & Customer Service

The Good-Hearted Business Owner & Customer Service
By Christina Suter on Sep 07, 2019 at 08:00 AM in Business Issues

The good-hearted business owner and what that means in different parts of your business is something I speak on often because I know I am not alone. I know plenty of you are like me, you run your business with the intention of helping others and making the world a better place.

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Radio: The Good-Hearted Business Owner & Customer Service

Radio: The Good-Hearted Business Owner & Customer Service
By Christina Suter on Sep 05, 2019 at 04:00 AM in Business Issues

The good-hearted business owner and what that means in different parts of your business is something I speak on often because I know I am not alone. I know plenty of you are like me, you run your business with the intention of helping others and making the world a better place.

Tune in today, Thursday, September 5, 2019, at 8 am and 2 pm PST to on www.awoptalk247.com to listen to the Ask Christina First radio show.

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Hassle-Free Property w. David Tilney

Hassle-Free Property w. David Tilney
By Christina Suter on Aug 31, 2019 at 09:00 AM in Real Estate Issues

Real estate investor, David Tilney has owned and operated single-family investment properties for over 38 years. David believes his tenants are his greatest assets and views them as his on-site resident managers who are compensated with good, long-term housing. In 1984 Tilney became a tenant and rented a house for 35 years, which he then subleased for a profit. By 1996 he'd leased and subleased over 100 homes.

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Radio: Hassle-Free Property w. David Tilney

Radio: Hassle-Free Property w. David Tilney
By Christina Suter on Aug 29, 2019 at 04:00 AM in Real Estate Issues

Real estate investor, David Tilney has owned and operated single-family investment properties for over 38 years. David believes his tenants are his greatest assets and views them as his on-site resident managers who are compensated with good, long-term housing.

Tune in today, Thursday, August 29, 2019, at 8 am and 2 pm PST on www.awoptalk247.com to listen to the interview on the Ask Christina First Radio Show.

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