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'Podcast: Running Profitable Events' Flashback to 2013 and an interview with the Tropical MBA Podcast


For this weeks blog post I want to flashback to 2013 and a podcast interview I gave on the excellent Tropical MBA Podcast with Dan and Ian. I've been a huge fan of the tropical MBA podcast since day 1 and it's part of my Friday routine to get a blast of 'location-independent entrepreneurship' so I was delighted to appear on the show.

The interview came about by chance when I was across in Cebu, Philippines in 2013 on my first visit to the country. I had just recruited my first team members via Chris Duckers 'Virtual StaffFinder' and was across working for a week in Chris's co-working space Location63. It was just before lunchtime and completely by chance Dan Andrews walked in. We went out for a BBQ lunch and Dan asked me to recorded an interview that afternoon, which we recorded upstairs in an empty room for Chris's call centre with Dan balancing the microphone in a coffee cup.

Here is the link to the episode and please let me know any comments or questions in the comments below.

In the episode we talk about:
  • The two costs and two revenue sources for every event, and why you need to keep it simple.
  • How you can structure deals with hotels to get the optimal setup for your event.
  • Why you should launch your event with an early bird price, and how that adds flexibility and profit potential.
  • Speakers’ fees and how you can arrange the best setup for both you and the speakers.

BTW as a final point our Cebu team is still going strong 5 years later and I still visit once a year :). Hers's Guen, Jane and Neil in our new offices in the Tide.


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