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Dave Wakeman's The Business of Fun Podcast

Feb 20, 2024

Today's episode is personal because it is about the proposed arena in Northern VA. 

My guest is Brian Hess from I Street Advisors.

Like me, Brian lives in the area. 

We discuss the arena at length:

  • The nature of the market and where attendance comes from. 
  • Public subsidies.
  • The 50/50 bet at the heart of the...


Jan 30, 2024

Jeffrey Shaw, author of The Self-Employed Life, teaches me some great lessons about positioning, strategy, marketing, branding, and sales. 

Listen and find out how selling eggs explains all of this. 

I'm hosting a FREE strategy webinar on 31 January 2024 at 11 AM Eastern called 'Beyond Boom and Bust'.

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Jan 29, 2024

This is a me episode with a recording of my 'First Wednesday with Dave' session from December where we talk about planning for 2024. 

I'm hosting a FREE strategy webinar on 31 January 2024 at 11 AM Eastern called 'Beyond Boom and Bust'.

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Send me your questions about driving...


Dec 18, 2023

"What do scalpers really like to see when a ticket goes on-sale?"

That question popped up in my inbox about a week ago. It got me thinking about the questions that people ask me when they want to know how to "stop" the secondary market or whether or not to work with the secondary market. 

So, I had Martin Haigh from...


Sep 21, 2023

My guest today, Caspian Turner, helps me answer that question and shows us how you can take some easy steps to solve the problem for yourself. 

I want you to be more a part of 'The Business of Fun'. 

What does that mean? 

Send me your questions about strategy:

  • Is there an issue you are constantly struggling with?
  • Is...