Every entrepreneur wants to build a nine-figure business. Even a million dollars in revenue seems like a dream to the everyday American. So how did a Red Robin waiter, making five-dollar tips, leave college to start one of the fastest-growing real estate businesses in the country? Even better, how did he do it multiple times, creating not one, not two, but a group of entrepreneurial endeavors that casually bring in over nine figures each year? If you want to hear his system to success, you’ll have to stick around. James Dainard didn’t know much about real estate before college. After his roommate (and now business partner) started door knocking for local wholesalers, James decided to give it a try. He was miserable at it, barely getting a single deal done before leaving college. But, when offered a cushy six-figure salary, James declined, knowing that there were still riches to be made in real estate, but only if he worked smart. Fast-forward fifteen years and James owns a slew of real estate-related companies. From a luxury house flipping business to hard money lending, a successful brokerage, a real estate development firm, and more, James didn’t just master one business—he mastered anything he could get his hands on. The best part? You can do this too! James drops some time-tested gems on starting, building, and scaling a business that will allow you to grow at an almost unbelievable rate like he did.
00:00 Intro 02:28 Money Moment 03:07 Waiter Tips to Luxury Flips 07:55 Declining $200K/Year to Work for Himself 13:06 Keeping Expenses Low 16:06 Nine-Figure Businesses 26:45 Flipping, Building, and Buying Homes 33:41 The Secret to Scaling 41:28 Structuring a Team and CEO Struggles 54:09 What Makes a Great Entrepreneur? 57:08 Be Like James!