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Cam Northway — How to succeed in the hospitality industry

33 minutes

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How to run FOUR successful businesses

Cam Northway has quite the portfolio. He’s the founder of 4 incredible businesses in the hospitality industry. From award-winning pubs and bars, to his newly-released cocktail subscription kit Cocktail Porter, Cam is absolutely killing the game in an industry where so many fail.

How has he made all that happen? Listen to this episode of The Make It Happen Show to find out everything you need to know about launching a business in the hospitality industry. Get the best advice from Cam on mentors, team culture, MVP's for hospitality, seasonality issues, partnerships, and more. Let's get into it.

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"I probably make 3-4 mistakes a week still. It's all part of learning."

— Cam Northway

In this episode, you will learn:

  • 1:28 - What it takes to build 4 successful hospitality businesses
  • 7:03 - Building a subscription based business
  • 8:49 - How to utilise mentors in business to your advantage
  • 11:34 - How you could utilise the subscription based model in your business
  • 16:54 - Why so many restaurants and bars go out of business quickly
  • 20:12 - Managing a restaurant business in a seasonal location
  • 21:48 - Must watch for anyone going into the hospitality space
  • 26:26 - How to get great partners for your hospitality business
  • 30:01 - Make It Happen In A Minute




Great insight for business owners and super practical takeaways!

Bruce Casanovic

Amazing guests, great insights into their journey and what has helped make their businesses successful. Great to hear how some of the guests have navigated challenge as well. Loads of good practice takeaways.

Perfect for the Monday commute


Great to listen to on the commute to work on Monday mornings. Great content, well delivered and plenty of insights from industry leaders in a variety of fields. Good to see the entourage getting out there with a podcast series

Top-shelf guests. Top-shelf conversations.


This is so awesome, so helpful, and so fresh. Right from the get-go, the team at The Entourage have brought out the big names in the Aussie entrepreneur and business space to have conversations that every business owner should listen to. I can't wait to see who they bring on next.

Amazing guests


Loved the episode with Tim Fung, Airtasker CEO! You guys are getting some awesome guests in! Thank you!

Entourage on point again!

Adz Rodger

Great content again from The Entourage! Particularly like the 1st episode and the points Tim Fung made about making sure you make time to map out the future and don't get stuck on day to day 'work', as well as the observation that you really need to be strategic about your people management and not just try to save money. Two awesome take homes I have already taken action on!

For entrepreneurs and non-trepeneurs alike


Well this was one of the best things I’ve heard in a while. I’m by no means the target demographic, having zero business or entrepreneurial experience at all. Luckily the advice given for business growth and success is remarkably applicable to personal growth and success. Loved the conversational style, by the end of the podcast I felt like I knew both Tims personally, which is a great mark of engagement. And I loved hearing about the humble beginnings of Airtasker from the founder himself. Give this a listen if you’re craving a bit of personal or professional inspiration.


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