Tropical Talk Radio

TMBA 220: Thoughts on Email Marketing (60% of Our B2B Customers Open Our Emails on Mobile!)

In the process of launching and iterating on Valet Up, our new SaaS app developed for valet companies, Ian and I have been working on refining our email marketing strategies and how we can snag some extra customers and improve our closing average. On top of this, an email came in from Mark from Art...

TMBA 219: 5 Lifestyle Business Thought Experiments

Ian and I are both in the "on the road" mindset this week-- we're both mentally preparing to head out traveling or a little while. In that casual spirit we've both been dreaming a bit about what the future might hold. We asked some team members and listeners to help us out with some entrepreneurial...

TMBA 218 : The Consultant’s Handbook – How to Make Location Independent Income Quickly

We've gotten a few phone calls recently that set us off on a path to the discussion we had this week on the Tropical MBA Podcast. Making location independent income quickly is very doable, especially going the route of the consultant. There are a few keys to making it work the right way and eventually...

TMBA 217: Selling the Assets of Your Business in a Strategic Sale

Cam Collins runs a business that helps marinas manage their boat inventory. He recently sold the assets of the company in a strategic merger, and we're pumped that Cam came by the podcast to share the lessons he learned during the process. The difference between a strategic sale and a financial sale. Should you use...

TMBA 216: Carnegie on How Young People Can Get Ahead in the World

“Look out for the boy who has to plunge into work direct from the common school and who begins by sweeping out the office. He is the probable dark horse that you had better watch.” - Andrew Carnegie Ever dream of changing your life and getting ahead in the world? Andrew Carnegie gave a speech to...

TMBA 215: DCBKK 2013 – What Our Speakers Taught Us

After this weekend's incredible DCBKK event, Dan and Ian sift through the mountain of helpful information, solid business advice and entrepreneurial savvy to bring you the highlights of the event. This episode's cup is overflowing with takeaways that the fellas gleaned from each speaker's presentation.  You might want to grab a notepad for this one....

TMBA 214: 10 Predictions For 2014 and Beyond

As we approach DCBKK, we wanted to have a little chat about our predictions for the future of business as we know it. There's a shift that's slowly happening as we progress and we're starting to see a massive rise in the growth of location independent, professionally run businesses. Kaiser Soze himself is hanging with...

TMBA 213: What Makes a Great Conference Talk?

The fellas are switching things up and coming to you from Europe this week.  Having just finished speaking at the MicroConf event in Prague, they've got insights coming out of their ears and just couldn't wait to share them with you. You'll hear about some of the spotlight speakers from the event and the incredible...

TMBA 212: Building Distributed Software Teams in Asia

Hollywood filmmaker (with an imdb profile!), software programmer, podcaster, and most importantly, The Dominator of all things, Jesse Lawler is on the show this week to discuss a few of my favorite things. Jesse was working in L.A. as a filmmaker when the economy took a nose dive and no one would even think about...

TMBA 211: How Is It Possible To Raise $100,000 In 4 Days Without Giving Away Equity Or Taking A Loan?

So many people struggle to get a great idea off the ground because they didn't validate and ask the market to vote with their wallets. Jimmy and Doug from Minaal have completely turned this on its back. Not only were they meticulously calculated about the launch of their killer travel bag designed for location independent...