Today I’m excited to introduce you to a very inspiring digital nomad, Ed Rich, the Managing Partner and Founder of lodochairmassage.com. We talk in depth on the important topic of running a service business remotely.
58 year old Ed founded his corporate wellbeing company 12 years ago in Denver, Colorado. Since then it has grown into a $4M turnover business, providing chair massage, chair yoga and meditation on site in large corporate clients in 42 cities across the United States.
In 2018 he moved the management and running of his business to a fully remote model, allowing him to travel and work from Bali, Colombia, Russia, Turkey, Tel Aviv, Vietnam and Mexico.
Running a business remotely as a digital nomad
Ed credits these business decisions – to become location independent and the transition to a remote business model – as the reason why his employees are happier than they’ve ever been.
He’s also found that becoming location independent has given him energy, focus and an ability to embrace innovation like never before.
As is sometimes the way with podcasts that I record in different places, there is a little bit of feedback on this recording. Apologies in advance for that. Luckily this doesn’t impact on the content at all, which you can clearly hear.
Running a service business remotely – podcast interview with Ed Rich, CEO and founder of lodochairmassage.com
This podcast contains the following content:
- Ed’s background running a large IT business, and where he got the idea for lodochairmassage.com from.
- How he grew his wellbeing business in the early years.
- An outline of his clients and the types of companies his company serves.
- How the employee wellbeing industry has boomed in recent years.
- How Ed moved the business to a remote model after signing up to Remote Year.
- The effect that running his service business remotely had on his team.
- The communication tools that Ed’s team use to stay in touch with one another.
- Ed’s hacks for working productively as a location independent entrepreneur.
- How being location independent has encouraged Ed to think innovatively.
- The habits that Ed keeps whilst working as a digital nomad.
- Ed’s advice for other entrepreneurs aged 40+ who are thinking of becoming location independent.
- The best piece of advice that Ed has ever received.
Want more information on how to run a business from a distance?
Read this Entrepreneur.com article on how to make your business fully remote in 7 steps.
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