Does the land investing community really need another podcast? I'll give you a hint. The answer is yes. I'm Howard Zonder, CEO and founder of Land Speed with my good friend David van Steenkiste CEO and founder of Mile High Rural Land. What I'm really hungry for is a podcast that focuses on much more advanced topics. There are so many investors out there that had been in the business for a while. They've demonstrated to themselves that this is a legit business that they want to pursue. This podcast is for those people seeking a higher level business skills that can be applied into their land business.
So what does that mean? We're taking business principles, like marketing, sales, logistics, and due diligence - and applying them to land investing. We've been at this a few years now. And I think we have a lot of experience to add for people. Not just the fluff but the realistic side. You can create a nice income from this niche. But we're going to tell you straight-up and talk about the troubles and bumps in the road that we've experienced. And hopefully give you some nuggets of wisdom to help you prevent stepping on those same landmines.
There's a difference between having a regular regular deal flow that's generating some income and achieving your dream. It's an interesting thing that working in big companies is not the same as being an entrepreneur. The requirements for those jobs are actually different. Fortunately, for me, I have a lot of friends that were very successful entrepreneurs that I was able to latch on to and create my brain trust. Most of that advice was just basics about a business. How to take an entrepreneurial idea and grow it into a thriving enterprise. That was the missing piece that I needed to get past that plateau. And it’s that kind of advice I’m excited to share with you.