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Stacey St. John

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JULY 18, 2023

#37: The Secrets of a Successful Partnership with Sarah Karakaian & Annette Grant

Partnerships serve as powerful catalysts for success, fostering growth and harmony in both business and life. By leveraging unique strengths, diverse perspectives, and specialized expertise, partnerships create a harmonious synergy that surpasses individual capabilities. 

However, navigating partnerships isn’t without its challenges. It demands mutual trust, effective communication, and collaborative problem-solving to overcome the inevitable ups and downs that come their way.

Join Sarah Karakaian and Annette Grant in this podcast episode as they share their remarkable journey as partners. Delve into the intricacies of their thriving partnership and their ventures in the dynamic world of short-term rentals. Explore the exciting projects they embark on together and discover the invaluable lessons they’ve learned from their collaborative efforts.

Sarah and Annette offer a glimpse into their typical day, uncovering the key elements that fuel their successful partnership. Additionally, they reveal the undeniable benefits of having a skilled bookkeeper, shedding light on the critical role financial management plays in their achievements.

Highlights and Key Points:


[02:52] Meet our guests; Sarah & Annette, and find out how they teamed up

[11:25] The projects that they do together

[13:01] What does a typical day look like for Sarah and Annette?

[23:22] What makes their partnership work?

[34:59] Why you should hire a bookkeeper

[35:44] The most valuable lesson they have learned from working together

[38:21] The lightning round

[44:08] The upcoming conference at Columbus, Ohio

Golden Nuggets


  • Anyone should go into any project with the end in mind and how it does come to an end.

  • Partnerships aren’t going to be amazing the entire time.

  • “Profits are better than wages.”



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