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    Considering purchasing a Vacation Rental

    Thanks James, good thoughts! Air BnB is definitely pretty management intensive if you're doing short term rentals. My place in VA has a cottage on it that I put on BnB. I'm finding month to month rentals are a better return on your time for that specific case. Places like OBX and FL are just...
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    INTRO starting new from the military

    Have you considered doing that kind of work as a civilian? Maybe you could think of things that would have made your life easier as a C-130 mechanic and sell that product to the military? Just a couple thoughts before totally going a totally new direction
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    INTRO starting new from the military

    Hey Zenken, welcome! I've been to Winnipeg (really enjoyed it) and actually have worked with Defense contractors there that do work for the US military. What did you do while in the Canadian military?
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    NOTABLE! Selling products to the military.

    Hey Mile! Exciting you're making progress, thanks for keeping us updated. I recognize now you are in the UK and bidding on Ministry of Defence contracts! Most of my advice applied to US Federal Acquisitions. I'm only just replying to this because I just got back from Afghanistan. As for any...
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    Considering purchasing a Vacation Rental

    Hey All, I've been looking at beach houses in Outer Banks, NC and have found properties around $500k that say they gross approx $70k/yr. My rough math said that translates to about $30k/yr in cashflow (paying a manager). I've got about $120k in equity tied up in a house in UT that could serve...
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    GOLD! I've Read UNSCRIPTED!

    I'm really thankful for this book, especially for the people I've given copies to. For people that were already doubters of the script, TMF was an easy pill. Unscripted is great for people that embrace TMF concepts and also what I recommend to give to sidewalkers and die hard slowlaners (your...
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    GOLD! I've Read The Millionaire Fastlane!

    I've read TMF (First) and Unscripted. TMF helped develop a proper business world view and reinforced existing ideas I've learned from successful people. It's one of the only business books I've read that is no BS, no hidden agenda, just straight up real talk. TMF really is among the very...
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    NOTABLE! Selling products to the military.

    Things we can't find a source for... One thing to look for is RFIs (request for information). This is one of the primary ways we do market research. We'll send these out if we're looking to see if a business capability exists for a need we have. These also go up on FBO.gov. You don't send a...
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    NOTABLE! Selling products to the military.

    The primary place to look, at least for Department of Defense Contracts, is FBO.gov. It was even in that movie War Dogs haha. I couldn't believe anyone knew enough about my job to have it in a movie. The things you couldn't think of are proprietary developmental contracts or secret products...
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    NOTABLE! Selling products to the military.

    I was wondering if I'd ever see my job show up on here. I'm a government (military in my case) Contracting Officer. I lurk here often. I can answer some basic questions. The government buys almost everything you can think of and a lot of things you couldn't.

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