Andrew Long: Provides Team Building Scavenger Hunts To Corporate Groups in Cities Worldwide

Provides team building scavenger hunts to corporate groups in cities worldwide. Our scavenger hunts are fun, safe and active and a great way to see a city whether the group is local or visiting from elsewhere.

Tell us about yourself?

Commerce degree. Business background. I wanted to start my own business business that would help people like their jobs and coworkers more.

If you could go back in time a year or two, what piece of advice would you give yourself?

Be prepared for anything. Have a plan for, or at least think about, what might happen if some major event completely disrupted your business.

What problem does your business solve?

We help companies/corporate groups that are looking for a safe, active, enjoyable way to build relationships between co-workers.

What is the inspiration behind your business?

Originally I wanted to combine my passion for canoeing with my corporate background, so I started pitching companies on doing overnight canoe trips as leadership training for senior managers. This turned out to be a very difficult sell.

We did some one day programs. Then one day someone called out of the blue and asked if we could arrange a scavenger hunt for 700 people. We said YES and that is how we started doing scavenger hunts.

What is your magic sauce?

We provide scavenger hunts ONLY to corporate groups. We do not sell to tourists, birthday parties, stags/stagettes, etc. Our programs are designed specifically to interest and engage an intelligent adult audience.

Our corporate background allows us to understand how to do this and how to ensure that our activity requires the use of certain business skills such as prioritization, communication, teamwork, strategy, etc. Also, we can run our programs in any city in the world.

What is the plan for the next 5 years? What do you want to achieve?

Over the past few years we have made our activity very scalable and replicable. We would like to significantly scale our business.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced so far?

Marketing remains a challenge. We need to be better at getting the word out. Because we are only B2B it is hard for us to get online/social reviews from participants and so this hurts us in search engine rankings.

How do people get involved/buy into your vision?

We would like to partner with more event planners. We have an excellent track record and they could benefit by having a reliable team building provider in any marketing in which they choose to do business.

We would also like to hear from companies interested in company-wide team building solutions in which all employees can have the same shared experience regardless of location or time zone.

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