Maction Planet Founder Mac guests on the ‘Small Business Japan’ podcast.

Maction Planet Founder Mac guests on the ‘Small Business Japan’ podcast

PRESS RELEASE: Maction Planet is excited to announce that Mac, Founder and Lead Guide of Maction Planet, was the special guest on Episode 43 of the Small Business Japan podcast hosted by Joshua M. Smith, PhD.

The Small Business Japan podcast is a collision of a passion for Japan and entrepreneurial pursuits. Founded by Joshua M. Smith, PhD, the goal is for the interviews and stories to inspire, encourage and motivate people to take the leap into a Japan-related niche, and to provide education and entertainment for those already engaging in business. 

“Mac seemed like an obvious guest for our podcast.” said Josh. “With the current crisis impacting global tourism so much this was the perfect time to have him on the show.”

“When Josh invited me on the Small Business Japan podcast I was flattered and honored. Recording the show was a lot of fun and I hope listeners enjoy… err… listening to it!” said Mac.

During the podcast, titled “Building a Business in Japan Based on Quality w/ Mac Salman” Josh and Mac discuss the Maction Planet journey and about how to build a business in Japan that revolves around the passion to deliver personalized journeys and experiences.  

Some choice quotes from the episode:

“I have always believed that a quality product will sell itself” 

“Even though you are a solopreneur you need to develop a team, but still oversee things. Especially in the early stages you need to have an understanding of every part of your business.”

“If you make sure that you provide an experience which is really not replicable, then your customers will be doing your selling for you.”       

“Personal pride in your business is essential but sometimes that pride could hinder your growth, but the bigger question is what is that growth and what does it mean to you?”  

You can listen to the Small Business Japan Podcast Episode: 043 HERE.  

About Maction Planet

Maction Planet is a Travel and Apparel business based in Tokyo. They run private, fully-customised tours and travel experiences in Tokyo, and beyond. Guests have described them as “reinventing custom travel” in Japan. Since the launch of their website in February 2017, and growing their business away from solely ‘word-of-mouth’ recommendations, Maction Planet is now ranked in the Top 1% of all Tokyo Tours on TripAdvisor, with over 280 5-star reviews – the highest ranked independent Tokyo-based tour company with reviews on the platform. They have developed a loyal fanbase, with over 3500 Instagram followers and 2500 YouTube subscribers. For information, email

About Small Business Japan

Small Business Japan is a fast growing podcast with listeners from all over the world who are comprised of aspiring and successful entrepreneurs, free-lancers, creatives, side hustlers and small business owners. The show focuses on Japan-related entrepreneurs and small business owners (both Japanese and foreign), inside Japan and globally, who are interested in financial and lifestyle freedom and are creating their own path in life, people they refer to as “Japanpreneurs.” Three times a week the show features interesting conversations, stories, and business tips to help you on your entrepreneurial journey.

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