My Spooky Business...Celebrating Australian people working in the Paranormal and Spiritual Community. This week we chat to Renata Daniel owner/operator of Newcastle Ghost Tours
What is the name of your Business and how long have you been in business?
I am the owner of Newcastle Heritage and Ghost Tours based in Newcastle NSW. I have been taking tours since 2010.
What motivated you to start your business?
Newcastle has an amazing history but few know about it! I went on a ghost tour delivered by a group from Sydney in about 2008 and was motivated to look into starting something locally. It would take me two years of research and jumping through all the proper hoops before I ran my first tour.
What sets your business apart in the field?
Really, I don’t try to stand apart or be better than anyone else I just try to do my best and honour the stories that I hear and tell. This is my full time business so it is ultimately important that I maintain a good reputation and gain trust within the community. I’m pretty old school and cannot compete with those who can deliver fantastic on line content, videos, and social media content (jealous much) so I just focus on what I can do and do it well.
What is one of your best business tips? Work hard, keep an eye on what your competition is doing as it can give you ideas on how to run your business better. If you get up every day and cannot wait to get to work….it means you are in the right place.
A peak behind the scenes…what is something we don’t know about your business? I try and give back to community as much as I can. I support DevilArk by sponsoring a Tasmanian Devil with a monthly payment. I also support Newcastle Night Angels a local charity supporting local homeless people and donate when I can. I have virtually turned my home into a storage shed with all the stuff I have collected to run my business – it drives my husband crazy.
What is your favourite business quote? If ‘Plan A’ didn’t work the alphabet has 25 more letters – stay cool!
Connect with Newcastle Ghost Tours at their WEBSITE and on FACEBOOK