The Destination Entrepreneurs podcast offers practical resources alongside inspiration for anyone dreaming of a life and livelihood in an exotic location.
Each episode introduces the story of an everyday person who left their 9-5 life behind and set up shop in an exotic location - running businesses such as beach bars in Bali, massage practices near Machu Picchu, and safaris in the Serengeti. Their often hilarious and sometimes heartrending adventures, struggles, and successes in launching profitable businesses around the globe will give you all the information you need to pursue your own dream.
You can find more information and resources on moving overseas, setting up a business in a developing country, finding expat communities to connect with, tips on specific industries, selling a business, lifestyle design, social enterprise, changing careers, managing staff, management advice, managing a business overseas, niche businesses, business opportunities, making money overseas, profitable business ideas, simple living, the challenges of living abroad, cool destinations, exotic destinations, how to set up a business with no experience and no money, making a living abroad, visa and legal issues and a whole host of other good stuff and self-help resources at www.hughwhalan.com/blog, www.hughwhalan.com/podcasts or destinationentrepreneurs.com.
DE 014 – Making money from artisanal wine in South America
I love a good bottle of wine as much as the next guy, so I was thrilled to finally find someone like Peter Toot, an American who has started boutique vineyards in Argentina and Uruguay. Peter arrived in Latin America with passable Spanish, and a certificate from a beginner's course in winemaking. Ten years later, he can safely say he has become a pro at making money from boutique wine.
DE 013: How researching your business idea can save years of your life, and get you some nice cow horn!
Doing research on your business idea sounds kind of boring, but it can save you years of your life and maybe even hundreds of thousands of dollars. It’s something that almost everybody overlooks when they start their first business, yet it is the simplest, cheapest insurance policy you can take out on your own success.
DE 012: 18 countries for $0, and a fashion label that Michelle Obama will wear
Maryanne paid for her backpacking trip around 18 countries by selling small collections of clothing she made with local fabrics in each of those countries. She used that experience to start a fashion label in Ghana.
DE 011: Breakups and startups. How dating advice can help you set up shop overseas
What do dating and starting a business have in common? Fear and unrealistic expectations. Thankfully, some techniques used in the dating world can help you take your first steps towards starting a business.
DE 010: Can you afford it? Living overseas comfortably, for $1000 per month
You can live overseas for less than you currently pay in rent. But only if you make some smart decisions early on.
DE 009: Making a niche business idea work
China and punk rock vinyl are not two things you typically associate with each other. Despite this, Nevin has figured out how to combine his passion for both into a viable business. His story is a fantastic example that whatever niche idea you are thinking of pursuing, it is absolutely possible if you approach it in the right way.
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Explore world possibilities
From a high level, this podcast explores people with little to no business experience who have left their home country and job to start their own businesses in exotic locations. While this alone would be a fascinating listen, Hugh also asks great questions about the specific of running a location business to make this podcast informative as well.
If you're tired of what you are doing and dream of pursuing your passion, albeit in a less than typical location, these podcast's provide real examples of how technical challenges can be overcome and successful businesses created in amazing places. I did find Hugh's Australian accent a little hard to understand at first, but quickly got used to it. Highly recommended.
Entertaining and Informative
This podcast is a must listen for anyone thinking about entrepreneurship, either in an exotic location or close to home. The interviews are informative and entertaining.