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Dan Andrews

My name is Dan Andrews and I am an entrepreneur. I provide digital marketing services for my own company which is a product design firm. I also do a bunch of other stuff, like read books, play tennis, golf, travel (a lot!). You can follow me @TropicalMBA on twitter.

“Be Your Own Boss, Do It From Anywhere, and Make a Lot of Money”

During the interview they laughed at that last point, but I wouldn’t. I identify with Donald’s story because being an artist who wants their work to be seen by others is very similar to being an entrepreneur. As an artist, your team doesn’t scale and the distribution channels are for the most part apparent, so you focus your energy on work that scales (writing, painting, songs), and ideas that get passed on by your audience.

TMBA 133 (LBP116) – How To Choose A Profitable Niche That You Can Love on Summer Marketing Mashup

It's a special podcast here at the LBP. Dan and Ian are joined for a bonus-length episode as they host the Summer Marketing Mashup guys (Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income, Jason Van Orden & Jeremy Frandsen from Internet Business Mastery, and Tim Conley from Foolish Adventure) to talk shop on niche selection. So sit back, grab your beverage of choice and a notebook (or Evernote), and check out the final installment in the Summer Marketing Mashup series.

TMBA 132 (LBP115) – The Most Expensive (But Profitable) Marketing Strategy In Your Arsenal

Marketing is a key piece of the biznass conversation. How do you choose? Some are quick and dirty, some are putting in for some long ball. How do you choose? Dan and Ian went back to their notebooks and online archives (thank you GMail!) and sorted through to find the most profitable marketing strategy they had ever implemented. Only problem? It's also their most expensive. But when you're a serious lifestyle business baller, you realize that sometimes you've gotta make the investment of resources to get the explosion of customers.

TMBA 127 (LBP113) – 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Lifestyle Business Owners

It was a bit of a somber moment earlier this week when we learned that Dr. Stephen Covey, the author of 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People, had passed away. This week, as a tribute to one of the first business theory books the guys got their hot little hands on, they are putting a bit of a spin on Covey's original 7 Habits. Since Dan & Ian have developed (or haphazardly (accidentally sometimes) created) their own vocabulary around the sites, they decided to see how some of the most popular and important principles of the LBP mindset align.

TMBA 125 (LBP112) – The Importance Of Niche Flexibility And Finding The Real Reasons People Are Successful

This week the guys are slowly making their way to meeting up with each other in Saigon for a couple weeks before the next Tropical MBA session in the Philippines in August. As they work on getting back in the same space, they discuss the various niches and products they have pursued over the years (they edited out the 30 minutes of feisty heated discussion in circles) and how they decided to pursue them.

Why I’m No Longer Running Internships

Back in November of 2009, our little company was just starting to pick up some steam. Our manufacturing business was showing a ton of potential, and we were just starting to develop a nice cash reserve in the bank. I’m not sure exactly why the idea for a paid internship occurred to me, but it was sometime when I was having a blast living in a little-known island smack dab in the center of the Philippines. It was great– daily tennis matches, motorcycles, beaches, parties I could would never write about.

Could Renouncing US Citizenship Become Business as Usual?

It's no wonder that many long term US expats would prefer to take on another citizenship. So far, the US hasn't looked kindly on individuals who have made such a decision. Recently, Senators Casey and Schumer have gone as far to suggest that the penalty for citizens leaving the USA for tax reasons would be a lifetime ban from re-entering. Sounds like a thought crime.