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Researcher sees much to like in real estate

I love live broadcasting. I love it when we get “on-the-spot” reports from our guests in the field, and that’s exactly what we did recently from the University of Florida and the Kelley A. Bergstrom Center For Real Estate Studies in Gainesville. These folks have a Master of Science in Real Estate Program that’s second to none, and we had …

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Condo Super-Deposits: Tread Carefully, Or Walk Away

There’s a financing model for condo development emerging that holds a lot of promise in a capital-constrained environment, but it’s also fraught with danger for the inexperienced buyer. I discussed the “super-deposit” model with two industry experts during the Aug. 29, 2013, show, and they had a lot of wisdom to share. Without pre-sale or construction financing being available, “super-deposits” …

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Fried On Business Team Talks to At-Risk Kids

I just finished editing the photos from the Fried on Business event at the Richmond – Perrine Optimist Club last Thursday, July 18. NFL player Kevin Smith joined Lauren Book and Terek Maddox, Social Media 305 and the rest of the Fried on Business team as we had some high-energy fun with over 200 kids ages 6 to 17. Kevin …

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11 Secrets to a Long and Happy Life

Last week, we had Lolly Green, MSW, on the show for her 75th birthday. Lolly has had her share of ups and downs during her 75 years just like anyone. From raising children, to rejoining the workforce, to selling real estate and used cars, to reinventing herself after 50 as a social worker, Lolly dealt with just about everything. She …

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Episode 196 – Branding, Cancer Treatments and Weight Loss

[Audio clip: view full post to listen]   Bruce Turkel – CEO/EDC – Turkel Brands – Bruce is one of the leading experts on branding in the USA. We will discuss how to build a brand for businesses regardless of their size. We will talk about things our listeners can do immediately to improve their businesses. Including the use of social …

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Bo Knows Hotels – Hotel Market Update

This week’s show featured our periodic hotel market review with Bo Ashbel. Bo is a Managing Director with me at the Aztec Group. Bo has 30 plus years in the hospitality business as an investor and intermediary. He is an expert on select service hotels. He has significant expertise in condo hotels, resort hotels and business oriented hotels. We discussed …

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What I Learned on My Summer Stay-cation!

1-      A vacation is about a change of venue.  If you cannot change that then change your perspective. Do this by changing your rhythm. 2-      The first day will be the worst – no one knows you are off and you do not have a vacation rhythm yet and have not calmed down yet. 3-      Do not answer the phone …

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Test Drive Day at Fisker Miami

Test Drive Day. I enjoyed my first Saturday off in I don’t know how long. I am usually at the office by 8:15 on a Saturday . This Saturday, I had the opportunity to sleep in late (8:15) and then relax on the balcony – weather was sunny and very nice, I read the Miami Herald and of course the …

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Social Media Marketing and My Small Business -updated 6-23-12

I’ve been involved with social media marketing now for about 24 months!  I use LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter on a regular basis.  My radio show operates as a hub for my social media content world.  My experiences in seeking the best way to implement social media and the best applications of social media in my business provide an interesting lesson …

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Social Media Marketing Services For Small Businesses

My Social Media Journey as a Small Business Owner Continues! Radio is the oldest and still most dominant form of social media marketing.  However, I see the benefit that Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter have had on my radio show business. While the show itself is the most valuable property in my radio- based small business, my web site is probably …

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