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Destination Entrepreneurs Podcast – prospering on the path less traveled

Author: Hugh Whalan: having fun building businesses in developing countries

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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, or
14 Episodes
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.
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.
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.
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.
You can live overseas for less than you currently pay in rent. But only if you make some smart decisions early on.
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.
Sometimes, success does not equal happiness. In this episode we explore what happens when the career and life you always thought you wanted, is something you realize is not for you. Edmund Lowman's story of being a guitarist in a wildly successful rock band, only to find out it was making him miserable, is a great example of this.
A perceived barrier to entry for aspiring destination entrepreneurs is money. This podcast, featuring Jodi Wu of Global Cycle Solutions in Tanzania, is focused on ways you can get other people to pay for the costs of pursuing your dream business overseas.
Bradley has built a brand name for himself as ‘the guy’ who helps governments figure out bike sharing programs in developing countries and has mastered the art of using a consulting business to pay for his life abroad. He currently lives in Laos, doing it tough in a french era cabin overlooking the Mekong.
In need of big changes in her life, Bonnie decided to move to Costa Rica and buy a small bar– undeterred by the fact she didn’t speak Spanish, had never run a business and had never lived abroad!
At the tender age of 26, with only £3500 in her pocket, Kristie managed to start a newspaper in Argentina ... and have it acquired less than 3 years later by an Argentine media conglomerate.
Pursuing destination entrepreneurship can sometimes seem expensive and risky... but what if there was a bulletproof way to test your business idea while receiving a guaranteed weekly paycheck?
Ever wondered what it would be like to run with elephants, to manage a safari company, or set up a private island? Malcolm Ryen can tell you all about it...
For this episode I spoke with Bianca Forzano, an Italian living in the Dominican Republic who loved kite surfing so much that she figured out how to start two businesses around it. She now loves her life, spends a lot of time on the beach, and is buddies with Richard Branson.
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