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Lecture with Love

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A day with the  ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY FUND On Tuesday (16 March 2021), I had the most amazing opportunity to present to the enthusiastic students of the EDPF . These are not students who happen to be at university because they didn't know what else to do after school.  These are students who have actually identified real estate as their path in life and are enthusiastic about everything related to property investment and property development. The EDPF provides a transformational opportunity for its students.  Each student receives a tablet with all the course material and additional features pre-loaded.  They don't refer to their students as "students" but as "entrepreneurs". Although it is a three-year academic program, during the 3rd year, the entrepreneur will focus on “Making the business operational” and securing their first deal. The ultimate goal is to ensure each entrepreneur leaves the programme with their very first TITLE DEED, so as t

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How to "creditor-proof" yourself

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One bad decision could destroy years of hard work. Don't allow this to happen.  It isn't bad luck, if you decide to allow yourself to remain vulnerable when you have a choice. I am not saying that you will never be sued or even sequestrated but these events should not take away everything that you have built up.  I have seen so many examples where one bad decision or one unpredictable event (think Covid) destroys a business that has taken years to build.  The owner being entirely invested in his/her business and totally reliant on that income is left destitute. It is possible to retain your house, your car, your furniture, your sentimental treasures ... and your PRIDE ... even as your Creditors circle, sue and try to sell your stuff.  It is not easy or quick but it is possible. Back in the 90's, I was introduced to a book by Peter Carruthers called Crashproof your business.  Times change and, of course, the law changes but the fundamental principals that Peter wrote about o

Denny Crane

Denny Crane
It's not me ... yet. Denny Crane from the TV series Boston Legal. Click on picture if you're not sure who he is!