E82: John Matheson

From: Commercial Loan Success

John Matheson

John Matheson is the CEO of Commercial Loan Success, a software and education platform that allows anybody who needs commercial financing to plug in their numbers and immediately find out if their transaction is lendable.

[2:39] What has been a big risk you have taken?
·      At 32 went off on his own
·      Started with $300 and started his own business
·      Took $100 and invested in real estate
·      Often other parties will come on board
·      In your personal checkbook you hate debt, but in business debt can be a good thing- leverage

[14:26] What is the most common mistake you see people make when starting a business?
·      Being underfunded is big- If you fail to plan you plan to fail

[15:22] Where did the idea of CLS come from?
·      As a real estate developer you’re always using debt
·      Banking process always seemed to be a mystery
·      There is always a knowledge gap- you never know what to expect
·      John met a partner who had a good understanding and the rest is history!

[20:52] What type of start-up do you typically help?
·      Any type of start-up that needs financing

[26:39] Do you have terms and conditions?
·      Typically, software in this space is expensive!
·      CLS wants to provide the software affordably, $149 per screener per year


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[27:21] Why do you think people struggle to achieve their dreams?
·      Dreams are goals, if you don’t get there you need to keep moving
·      If you stop you won’t get there

[28:18] Do you have any favorite books or podcasts?
·      Think and Grow Rich
·      Never Split the Difference

[30:0] Do you have a favorite quote?
·      When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on!

[30:43] Any last advice?
·      Know before you apply

Link to a chapter in John’s Book

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