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Destination Entrepreneurs Podcast – prospering on the path less traveled

15 EpisodesProduced by Hugh Whalan: having fun building businesses in developing countriesWebsite

Practical resources alongside inspiration for anyone dreaming of a life and livelihood in an exotic location

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DE 014 – Making money from artisanal wine in South America

October 18th, 2014


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 …

DE 013: How researching your business idea can save years of your life, and get you some nice cow horn!

September 17th, 2014


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. …

DE 012: 18 countries for $0, and a fashion label that Michelle Obama will wear

August 24th, 2014


Maryanne paid for her backpacking trip around 18 countries by selling small collections of clothing she made with local fabrics in each of those …

DE 011: Breakups and startups. How dating advice can help you set up shop overseas

August 10th, 2014


What do dating and starting a business have in common? Fear and unrealistic expectations. Thankfully, some techniques used in the dating world can …

DE 010: Can you afford it? Living overseas comfortably, for $1000 per month

July 27th, 2014


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

June 30th, 2014


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 …

DE 008: The rockstar who lost everything and is making it back as a destination entrepreneur

June 16th, 2014


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 …

DE 007: Funding your dream business overseas using other people’s money

June 1st, 2014


A perceived barrier to entry for aspiring destination entrepreneurs is money. This podcast, featuring Jodi Wu of Global Cycle Solutions in Tanzania, …

DE 006: Using an unusual passion to fund a meaningful life

May 18th, 2014


Bradley has built a brand name for himself as ‘the guy’ who helps governments figure out bike sharing programs in developing countries and has …

DE 005: Buying a business in a developing country, and living to tell the tale

May 4th, 2014

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!

DE 004: From backpacker to media mogul: how a 26 year old with only £3500 started and sold a newspaper in Argentina

April 19th, 2014

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.

DE 003: High-fashion bags and the ultimate low-risk approach to starting a business in Kenya

April 5th, 2014

Pursuing destination entrepreneurship can sometimes seem expensive and risky... but what if there was a bulletproof way to test your business idea …

DE 002: The safari business, setting up your own private island and dealing with African governments

April 5th, 2014

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 …

DE 001: Setting up a kite surfing and bikini empire in the Caribbean

April 3rd, 2014

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 …

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