TMBA 106 (LBP96) – A Proposition : Start-Up August

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Things are exciting in the TMBA / LBP world as Ian and Dan work to put together a unique experience for 10 aspiring entrepreneurs.

Start-Up August isn’t just some make money quick conference – if they wanted to do that there’d be a lot more hugging and Dan would bring his guitar to strum out some Kum-Ba-Yah ditties.

Though Dan IS an awfully good serenader…

Instead, this will be an intense three month mastermind process culminating in a two-week all expense paid experience at a resort in the Philippines. You know, that place that Dan and Ian have been gallivanting around for the past month playing in mud-carts and sipping wine on the deck overlooking the ocean. (They’re so classy…)

Start-Up August will hit on 4 Key Points To Getting Your Biz Off The Ground:

  • Don’t Unnecessarily Spend Money (Philippines is one of the top baselining spots in the world)
  • Have an Amazing Support Network. (DC, in-person, 10 start-ups take on the world)
  • Clear Action Plan (Something you can excel at– we can help you, hold your feet to the fire)
  • Work Your Ass Off (The 2-week experience offers a controlled environment, teamwork, healthy food, exercise, etc)

Still in the planning stages, the guys are looking for input and feedback on the program.

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Quick Tips, Tricks and Funny Jokes

Have fun. Leave a comment. Give us a ring. 888-554-8428. Go make it happen! :)

Episode length: 37:43

 

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Published on 03.29.12
  • http://www.tropicalmba.com Dan

    how does 4997 sound? :P

  • http://twitter.com/TristanKing65 Tristan King

    Hey guys!  You asked for feedback on the cost structure… to me it seems VERY achieveable and worthwhile.  When you (Dan) asked Ian on the spot, I was expecting him to drop a bomb at least 2-3 times that amount (of $2-3K).  That’s what it’d cost a lot of people to live in their own home anyway.  Can’t wait to see how it goes!
    Tristan.

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com Dan

    Cheers Tristan thanks for that!! I think we’ll keep it in that range for the first go around. 

  • http://www.lifestylebusinesspodcast.com/ Ian

    Good luck!

  • http://www.lifestylebusinesspodcast.com/ Ian

    Awkward.

  • http://www.loganthompson.me/ Logan Thompson

    Just listened to this podcast on my run this morning. I was expecting you to drop this at like $10k or something. I’d definitely jump on this if was a different time. My wife is expecting our 2nd daughter in in August and I know without asking that I’m not aloud to leave the country around then.

    Maybe a business idea for guys like me is a one on one training course and meetup/training at like 2-5 times the cost. Anyways, I’d be all over it if it wasn’t this August. 

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com Dan

    Logan I really appreciate the feedback! Best of luck with the family, and we’ll do our best to do it again sometime soon! 

  • http://twitter.com/rob_mod Rob Modzelewski

    Hey guys! I’m super excited about this idea. I was so jazzed that my first though was, “I’ll send a downpayment right now to secure a spot!” Then after the initial LBP high wore off, I thought, “You know…maybe I should wait to hear the final details.” Ha. :P

    That said, I know you guys are going to set-up a killer program, and I’m looking forward to seeing it come to fruition.

    As someone very active in the startup/tech scene here in Chicago (some of the startup peeps are my clients), I feel far too many people are focused on VC and angel funding, and not enough on bootstrapping. Now, there’s nothing wrong with that per-se, but it means there are tons of cool resources like incubators and programs to help them, but not that many for those of us who prefer the bootstrap mentality. That’s one of the reasons I’m really excited to see this happening.

    On a personal note, I’ve been a one-man design shop for a little while now, but I’m itching to move beyond that, find ways to productize some offerings, and start thinking BIGGER and MORE IMPACT. I feel like this program would help me get light-years closer to that goal. 

    Keep up the awesomeness!

  • Anonymous

    Hey guys,

    This project sounds amazing. Iam in and available in August so look fwd to keeping in touch and knowing the details.

    Look fwd to meeting Tim too, been following him and Izzy for years, cant wait.

    Ciao y hasta pronto! Cesar

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com Dan

    Cheers! 

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com Dan

    Appreciate the vote of confidence Rob. I have no place with these venture backed type businesses, we are 100% bootstrapping mindset, probably to our own detriment. I’m sure it the coming years we’ll start to get a little more experience with that stuff, but for now we are 100% hustle and cash flow :) 

  • http://twitter.com/lysglimt Hans Jørgen Lysglimt

    Love the idea. Used to work in PH, even had an office in Mindanao/Mindoro and have been to beautiful Puerto Galera many times. August, however is not the best time. Living in Norway I need to soak up the summer sun, I’m ready when this thing is done in the November-March timeframe. Keep it up! Hans

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  • http://basecamptrekking.com/ Shankar Banjara

    As someone very active in the startup/tech scene here in Chicago (some
    of the startup peeps are my clients), I feel far too many people are
    focused on VC and angel funding, and not enough on bootstrapping. Now,
    there’s nothing wrong with that per-se, but it means there are tons of
    cool resources like incubators and programs to help them, but not that
    many for those of us who prefer the bootstrap mentality.

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