Thomas Smale

Co-Founder - FE International

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Thomas Smale, co-founded FE International in 2010, growing the business with zero start-up funds from scratch to the 7-figure business it is today. Thomas specialises in brokering the sale of established websites and with FE International has completed over 190 transactions in the 5-7 figure range.

He is a respected expert in the industry of buying and selling websites, with years of experience and an industry-leading deal volume. Thomas’ company also actively invests, owning and managing a portfolio of websites which generate over 100 million page views a year; an iOS app with over 2 million downloads and a best-selling book on Amazon.

It was interesting to see behind the scenes of a big corporate, because my background is more small entrepreneur, small business.

Speaker Interview

Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Thomas, I founded FE International. We’re a business brokerage company, so we help people sell online businesses.

What’s been your experience of the show?

UnGagged so far has been really good, it’s a nice, diverse crowd. Little different from last year, they’ve brought in a wider range of speakers. Tropicana has been a really good venue, and with the third event now it has reached the stage where they have figured out how to run the event, in a good way. It’s been perfect, with no issues or anything like that.

What were your favourite sessions?

I liked the keynote with Duane Forrester on monday, it was interesting to see behind the scenes of a big corporate, because my background is more small entrepreneur, small business. So, it was interesting to see how the more corporate world, the macro of the industry, goes on. I saw a few sessions on content marketing from a few people, so that’s always interesting. We’ve put a lot of time and investment into content marketing this year, so it’s interesting to see how to take it a step further. I’ve always thought we were always pretty good at content marketing, but then you see how the professionals do it, and we thought oh wow, we’re actually two or three steps behind.

If you could summarise UnGagged in one sentence, what would it be?

A great event for a variety of people.

Why UnGagged loves them:

We’re please to announce that another regular supporter of UnGagged, Thomas, is returning again for Vegas. Thomas is an expert in buying and selling digital property and always reveals great actionable content to help with your flipping efforts. Previously sessions titles have been: What Makes an Online Business Valuable? Lessons From Over 250 Website Sales and How to build and sell an online business for over a million dollars. As yet we do not have his session title or description for November but whatever it is, you ought to catch Thomas in action.