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Jake Smith

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About Jake Smith

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  • Birthday 12/21/1978

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    Imperial Beach, CA
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    U.S. Navy Chief

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  1. A little about myself. I'm currently in the U.S. Navy and forward deployed on a warship. I retire from the military in about 2 or 3 years. I'm looking to start my own business when I retire. I'm originally from Shreveport, La but I'm living in California for now and plan on moving back to the South when I retire. Southeast Texas is sounding appealing right now but that might change in the next 2-3 years. So I've been doing research on HI. At first I wanted to open a franchised business. A turn key, ready to open business for $30K. Now I'm on the path to self-employment. I'm goin
  2. Checking in on RK52. How have things been moving along in the past 6 months? I'm looking to start my education in the HI field and hopefully expand into appraisals and home staging. At first I was looking into franchising. Read a couple of books on the subject and was really turned on. A turn key business that I could start for around $30K. I was looking at NPI and Posts to Pillars. My father, who has always been a self-starter and entrepreneur, has recently talked me into saving the $30K and getting certified and some type of apprenticeship, then start my own business. That sounde
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