SmallBizPod #85 – interview with Tristram Mayhew the GoApe entrepreneur

An interview exploring what made the founder of GoApe quit his corporate job, head into the woods and become an outdoor experience entrepreneur.

By Alex Bellinger
29th June 2009 at 2:12 pm

This week SmallBizPod #85, the podcast for entrepreneurs, includes an interview with Tristram Mayhew the entrepreneur behind the outdoor, tree-tops adventure business GoApe.

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Show Notes



● 00:00 Alex outlines what’s coming up in the podcast and the latest business books available for listeners to review.


● 01:34 Thanks to Hewlett Packard for their support of SmallBizPod.

● 02:52 Interview with Tristram Mayhew, founder of GoApe. Alex and Tristram talk about quitting corporate life, starting your own business, work-life balance, finding an idea you’re passionate about, risk, and the ethos behind GoApe. There’s also an interesting discussion about brand development and how best to motivate staff and encourage them to move on with and develop their own entrepreneurial ambition.

● 37:51 Comments thanks for feedback and suggestions from Pete Tinning about capturing some entrepreneurial zest and Darryl Caldwell on location independent entrepreneurs.

● 46.48 Music with thanks to IODA Promonet Schizoid Club
“Theme from End Games
from “Schizoid Club”
(Per Capita Records)

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  1. Mark Warrick says:

    I’ve just listened to Tristran Mayhew and have found him to be inspirational. Such an amazing entrepreneur with a great business philosophy that I intend to take into my charity work at Busking Cancer – thanks for a super podcast!

  2. Glad you found the interview with Tristram inspiring – I thought it was too.

    Good luck with the charity work and do spread the word about the podcasts!

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