Hello! I'm Founder/CEO of Epicurean Properties...a boutique provider of furnished short-term rentals in Columbus, Ohio.
I tested this idea by launching one property in October 2019, and quickly decided to turn it into a real business.
We grew Epicurean to 6-figures in our first 6 months, successfully navigating the global travel shutdown while scaling to 18 properties.
As a consultant, I teach short-term rental hosts how to get more direct bookings and attract longer stays using creative advertising methods.
More than half of our bookings are now direct, and I'm happy to share with you exactly how we did it.
What's my background?
I've been a full-time entrepreneur since age 23.
My first "real" business was a valet trash & recycling company I founded with a buddy of mine in 2010.
We built that business to 7 figures in revenue in less than 5 years with operations in 5 cities across 3 states.
In 2018, we were acquired by the largest company in our industry.
After that, I spent the next year diving into a fascinating new hobby: the art and science of travel hacking.
Learning this new skill allowed my wife and me to take 7 luxury vacations in one year for next to nothing using credit card points strategies.
If you want to learn how to fly for free and get all kinds of sweet perks when you travel (upgrades, lounge access, and more), trust me...
...it's not as hard as it sounds, and I'm happy to tell you more. :)
A few of the awards my companies and I have received:
—SBA Young Entrepreneur Of The Year
—Empact 100 award at the United Nations
—Entrepreneur magazine's Top 30 Startups To Watch
My writing has been featured in: Entrepreneur, Forbes, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, Inc, Time, TEDx, Success, Huffington Post, and more.