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S2, Ep4: Behind the scenes of running a multi-op business with Dale from Play On Sound & Lighting

In this episode, we chat to Dale Cohen, who owns a multi-op AV business called Play on Sound & Lighting in Melbourne, Australia.

Dale helps us with AV set ups for our business, One More Song DJs, and works in sound, lighting, vision and even livestreaming in and outside of the wedding industry.

We kick off the conversation with Dale on how he started his business (he came from working in AV for a Big 4 firm and his business started as a side hustle and grew from there).

We also chat to him about how he manages all of his bookings as a multi-op business (ie with multiple technicians) and the systems and processes he uses that help him run his biz efficiently.

Dale has some amazing contractors that help him in his business too, so we chat to him about how he goes about finding this talent and what he looks for in staff.

Because the pandemic and its effect on the weddings and events industry is still fresh in our minds, we chat to Dale about the learnings that came out of the pandemic that he's been able to apply to his business moving forward.

Dale is a pretty chilled operator! So we also ask him how he keeps his cool in high-pressure situations (like at weddings!).

Listen to Season 2, Episode 4

Links to resources mentioned

You can check out Dale's business, Play on Sound & Lighting here:



He also mentioned Notion as a great productivity tool that helps him run his business efficiently!