ORIGINAL BLOGGED BY THEBOOKRUNNER.COM - Stephen Turner
As some of you might know, last weekend was V festival and along with enjoying some great music on Sunday with Catherine, we enjoyed some great returns on our serviced apartments.
While we sat back, relaxed & watched the main stage including Emeli Sandé, Ellie Goulding & Clean Bandit, our systemised and outsourced business created us an income with none of our time.
While Jason Derulo played ‘Wiggle, Wiggle, Wiggle’ and our little one wiggled in Catherine’s belly, we didn’t have a second thought about our business as we knew we had set-up everything for it to run smoothly without us.
Our serviced accommodation business currently takes me approximately 4 hours to manage a week, 2 hours meeting with our Property Manager, discussing mainly growth & scaling, and another 2 hours responding to investors/finance companies, analysing the figures and answering a few questions from the team. I’m still working to get this time down so I can manage all three of our businesses in this 4 hours and I am aiming to achieve this in the next couple of weeks.
This is what is possible, with focussed work and a clear vision, for anyone who wants it. You just need to choose and commit to doing it.
Anyway, getting off my ‘Inspirational Iguana’, my ‘Motivational Monkey’ (I couldn’t think of any better animal alliterations like ‘High Horse’) back to V weekend and what it generated for our business:
In summary a great weekend for our business that required some thorough preparation to ensure it went smoothly. To help those that are running SAs or considering this strategy, here are my Top 7 Tips (DANCERS) when it comes to big events in your area:
So that’s my DANCERS – 7 top tips to having a successful SA business during a big event.
As always, I hope you find it useful and you can take some learning to implement in your business. Please ask any questions or share how you get on with big events in your areas.
Enjoy your week everyone,
Turner Invest Directors Catherine & Stephen Turner