Saturday, March 10, 2018


What skills do you need to run a really successful multinational business with many different silos or divisions, a range of different branding and market positioning approaches, dozens of staff, hundreds of suppliers and thousands of clients, some of whom will only buy once and others of whom are very regular super-users, as the business parlance would have it? Well, as you ponder that question please bear in mind that I am not referring to a restaurant chain, or bars, nightclubs, shoe shops, clothes shops or advertising agencies. Though the skills required to run my business successfully would apply equally well to any and all of those, as well as any other in the same situation. No, my business is running escort agencies in lots of different countries.

Our main market is Spain, for a lot of different reasons. The weather is good for a start, and we can ski in the winter and still sunbathe on the same day – well, in Andalucia anyway – and the people and culture are terrific. We have also come to speak the language well enough to function. And our first business was 2nd Circle which started out in Marbella, so we have just kind of stayed mainly in that area. Also, buying and selling sex is totally within the law in Spain, which is important to us.

I am a Madam, I suppose. And my business partner a Pimp. Though on out company documents I am Chief Executive and he is Chief Operations Officer. Our business is representing women (and some men) who want to charge clients (mainly men, some women) for their time, companionship and sexual services. We supply the willing to the needy, in a sense. We make sure that we stay in the law everywhere that we work, and we run our business exactly like a business. Are some of our competitors shady and nasty people? Yes, but McDonalds could say the same. Are there criminal elements involved in the industry? Yes, but McDonalds could say the same. Remember the contaminated meat scandal a while ago in Britain? If you name a business sector or industry, I can point out a scandal or illegal or immoral and shameful aspect to it in both the legitimate and illegitimate part of it. Drugs are illegal, but what pharma companies and consumer goods companies do in the developing world is far worse.

All my suppliers are volunteers, and legal in every way. We do not get involved in anything even a little bit shady and we will not in the future. Though I know that is tempting fate. We just run a popular business and have loyal suppliers and clients. What is wrong with that?

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