Building Business Around Town with Steve Groetsema


Associated has been one of our most
active lenders since 2011. And when, you guys may not recall, but 2008-2009-2010 weren’t very fun times for industrial developers there. In 2011, when the market started coming back, Associated was the first one to sidle up alongside us and support us with what we were doing. It’s easy to see these buildings once they’re up and say, “Okay, that’s an obvious industrial site,” or, “That’s an area where there’s going to be a lot of demand.” But on the front end, these aren’t easy deals. And, quite frankly, we’re sending them loan requests that are the most expensive buildings in the market, without a tenant lined up in demand, and a lot of times before we could even
start construction, we’re remediating some environmental condition, or demoing a building, not knowing exactly what’s on the inside of it. So there’s a great amount of trust that needs to go in from our lenders, and Associated has always been the best in the business for trusting us and being right there, supporting us.

Amazon Mini Course: Private Label Amazon Business Model


Before we go into the nitty-gritty small stuff,
it’s important for you to understand the product label Amazon business model. So, the simple overview of private labeling
on Amazon. First of all, we’re gonna find a low competition,
high demand product. Then, we’re gonna purchase this product from
overseas. From China, for instance. Then, we’re gonna put a label on our products. We’re gonna brand them. We’re gonna create our own brand, which we
can actually sell after years with a huge amount of money. Then, we’re gonna send products to Amazon
warehouses. And, we’re gonna let Amazon to pack and ship
our products when somebody buys. So, you don’t need to ship your products to
customers. We’re gonna just ship our products to Amazon
warehouses.

How To Get 10X More Done In Your Import Amazon Business!


hey everyone Alex Ryan here welcome back
to another video today’s topic is how to get stuff done let’s get started welcome back everyone so I remember
years and years ago I used to be a big talker I used to talk a lot about what
I’m gonna do and I’m gonna one day this guy a good friend of mine said just shut
the F up and just do it and I started doing it and I started implementing and
guys there are a ton of great ideas out there in the world there are ideas that
you’ll be getting every single day but it doesn’t mean anything unless you do
it unless you implement it or take action on it so I mean I’ve got I’ve
also got friends right now who are like we’re gonna do this with the company
we’re gonna start we’re gonna start doing this product I’m gonna import this
and we’re gonna launch it here and when I get traffic we’re here and I’m like
I’m like great and a few months later I will check in and see how they don’t and
they haven’t done anything so guys do stuff implemented to take action to do
things that otherwise it means diddly-squat okay talk too soon bye bye

Trump: Not ready for deal with China


UNITED STATES.>>SO WE’RE DOING VERY WELL WITH CHINA. WE’RE TALKING TO CHINA. WE’RE NOT READY TO MAKE A DEAL BUT WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS. BUT YOU KNOW, WE’VE BEEN HURT BY CHINA FOR 25, 30 YEARS. NOBODY’S DONE ANYTHING ABOUT IT. AND WE HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO DO WHAT WE’RE DOING. IT IS WORKING OUT VERY WELL AS YOU KNOW. WE CALLED THEM ON MANIPULATION AND THEY BROUGHT THEIR NUMBERS BACK. THEY BROUGHT THEM BACK RAPIDLY AND THEY WERE ABLE TO DO THAT BECAUSE THEY MANIPULATE BUT, CALLED MONETARY MANIPULATION. NOT GOOD. BUT WHAT HAPPENED AND WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH CHINA NOW, WE HAVE AN OPEN DIALOGUE. WE’LL SEE WHETHER OR NOT WE KEEP OUR MEETING WITH SEPTEMBER. IF WE DO THAT, THAT’S FINE. IF WE DON’T, THAT’S FINE. BUT IT IS TIME SOMEBODY DOES WHAT WE’RE DOING. I SAID THE AMERICAN TAXPAYER IS NOT PAYING FOR IT. WE HAD A BIG DAY IN THE STOCK MARKET YESTERDAY. BUT THE AMERICAN TAXPAYER IS NOT PAYING FOR IT. WHAT CHINA IS DOING IS BY DEPRESSING THEIR CURRENCY, AND BY POURING TREMENDOUS APARTMENTS OF MONEY INTO THEIR SYSTEM THEY’RE PAYING FOR IT. THE PRICES HAVE NOT GONE UP. SO WHEN, IN FACT IN SOME CASES THEY HAVE GONE DOWN BECAUSE DEVALUATION, PLUS THE MONEY SUPPLY, THE AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT THEY POUR IN, WHICH IS A FORM OF MANIPULATION, HAS MORE THAN COMPENSATED FOR AN INCREASE IN PRICE. SO AS I SAID, EVERYBODY QUESTIONED IT, IN THE CASE OF CHINA THE TARIFFS HAVE BEEN AMAZING. WE’RE TAKING IN BILLIONS AND BILLIONS OF DOLLARS. NOW CHINA’S HAD THEIR WORST YEAR IN 35 YEARS NOW. IT WAS IN 26 YEARS. NOW IT IS IN 35 YEARS. I WANT THEM TO DO WELL, BUT AS OF THIS MOMENT, THEY’RE HAVING THE WORST YEAR THEY HAVE HAD IN MANY, MANY YEARS, IN DECADES AND REALLY WE’RE JUST BRINGING THE SYSTEM BACK INTO ORDER. WE HAVE ALL THE CARDS. WE’RE DOING WELL. OUR COUNTRY IS DOING FANTASTICALLY WELL. YOU LOOK AT EUROPE. THEY HAVE GOT PROBLEMS. IN FACT THE BIGGEST PROBLEM WE HAVE IS THE FACT THAT A LOT OF OTHER CONTINENTS, FRANKLY, BUT A LOT OF OTHER COUNTRIES ARE NOT DOING WELL. BUT WE’RE DOING GREAT. WE CONTINUE TO DO GREAT.

Darude Sandstorm MADE FROM A SANDSTORM | Andrew Huang


Sandstorm made of sandstorms, I’m gonna show you how to do this in like two minutes first thing you’re gonna do is go to youtube.com and look for sandstorms as you can see I’ve searched for this before and uhh You’re just gonna scroll down and find a sandstorm that isn’t the song sandstorm, but that’s what we’re gonna make today We’re gonna make sandstorm with a sandstorm. I was watching this one before You don’t want to get the amazing images now Okay, yeah, we’re listening through. It sounds good. It sounds fine. We’re gonna download it I’m gonna name it sandstorm So I’ve sampled videos a lot before and I always get the question how do I get the videos? Into Ableton so I can make music with them, so I’ve decided I should share this with you I don’t need to keep this a secret. Here’s how to do it this is the trick! Are you ready? so you’re gonna want to take your video file and drag it into Ableton and Now it’s in Ableton So let’s make sandstorm. Here’s a sandstorm sound I’m gonna take just a little piece of that pitch shift it down 12 semitones And actually then take an even shorter piece of that now we’re gonna take this sound and we’re gonna make it into a hi-hat We’re gonna pitch shift it up 24 semitones, and then we’ll just EQ out a bunch of the bass frequencies Here’s how you make a snare. You’re gonna take some sandstorm sound And then just take a small piece of that even smaller, and then you’re gonna pitch shift it up now We’re gonna make a crash cymbal, so we’re gonna take some sandstorms It shifted up… who cares…ugg…nine semitones Filter out the bass maybe boost the treble a bit make it quickly fade out and then just put so much reverb on it Okay next I’m gonna take this sandstorm sound And we’re just gonna do this filter move on it Cool, Cool, Cool, Dope *whispers* SANDSTORM Now we’re just take this random chunk of sandstorm, and we’re just gonna bandpass filter this and so we’re pretty much just left with one frequency So that’s like one musical note And we’re just gonna use that for all the notes in the song so if I play that at different speeds I can make it into chords like this *intro to Darude Sandstorm* And then for the main sound the most important one you know the one I’m talking about we’re gonna take the same note But we’re gonna add some distortion to it so it’s gonna be like this And now put it all together