This show is for those who aspire, who dream beyond what they are told they should do to see the impact they can make for themselves and for their communities through business.
067: All About the Pitch with Zahra Alleyne
The first thing you need to know is that it is NOT all about your pitch.
Preparing to speak to investors is about a lot more than a polished pitch deck. Business owners should also understand how to outline what makes their companies Investible, including how to identify who your customers are, what they need, and how are you are solving their problems.
In this episode, Zahra Alleyne walks through the process of developing an Investible business model and what to consider when preparing to present to potential investors.
066 - From Idea to IPO with CinemaONE
Founding team Brian and Ingrid Jahra discuss the evolution of CinemaONE, the Caribbean’s first IMAX experience, the pioneering step of becoming the first SME IPO in T&T, and the challenges of building a sustainable, wealth-generating business, while also focusing on future growth and possibilities.
In this conversation, we unpacked:
Importance of the IPO for SMEs
How to get to the IPO? What Is the Process?
What the Business Valuation process entails
Marketing the IPO
Evolution of CinemaOne
Growth of the Brand/Success Story
How to Develop the Customer Experience
065: Total Convenience Management (TCM) with Robert Visser
At one point or another, we’ve all experienced the great inconvenience of car troubles. From car accidents to a blown tire or stalled battery - each one of these scenarios can seriously change the course of your day...right?
So how do you turn this everyday occurrence into a multimillion-dollar business? In this “Become Investible” feature, we take a closer look at Total Convenience Management Ltd… from a startup leasing and rental company to the group of companies it manages to date.
Every business has the potential to “become investible” - TCM grew its company through understanding the demand for their services and continuing to push the envelope in satisfying its customers. TCM is only one of many stories found right here in the Caribbean.
064: Succession Strength with Rochelle Clarke
Can your business survive without you?
Did you know that 85% of failed business transitions occur because of poor communication, mistrust, and lack of planning?
Rochelle Clarke is a business advisor who specializes in keeping businesses in business with business continuity planning and transition preparation. Through her company, she ensures that retiring leaders, their incoming successors, and the businesses that support them are ready to move successfully to the next stage of their business’ lifecycle whether by succession or sale.
If the words: "Planning for the Unplanned'' ring clearly when she speaks, then "Be ready" echoes her sentiment.
Transitions may need to occur on any occasion and businesses must be adequately prepared for the change.
The Founder of Succession Strength, and the platform Continuity Strength, International keynote speaker, lecturer, and graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, Rochelle is also the author of "The 5 Critical Succession Conversations: A Comprehensive Guide for the Family Business".
In this episode, we discuss:
Business Continuity Planning,
Succession Planning and Preparation,
The difference between the entrepreneur and the family business owner, and
6 tips for working with family and friends.
Succession Strength - Keeping businesses in business for generations.
063: Free Your Mind with Douglas K. Gordon
Conferences, Cannabis, and Mushrooms.
These seem disconnected, right?
Well, actually, there’s one common factor…
“Five or six years down the line, if I do nothing… have I really been a good Caribbean citizen?” – Douglas K. Gordon.
Douglas is the founder of CanEx Jamaica Business Conference and Expo, an annual business event that connects top cannabis industry experts, and CEO of Silo Wellness, an alternative, and holistic health company focused on functional mushroom and psychedelic opportunities.
In this episode, Kevin Valley speaks with Douglas K. Gordon about the business of natural medicine business while addressing misconceptions and misinformation about cannabis and functional mushrooms.
Controversial? Perhaps. Informative? Yes!
This conversation uncovers:
Strategies used to create, maneuver challenges and expand a premier Caribbean event.
The story behind the legacy collaboration with the Marley brand.
The mind, body, and soul… Rest, resetting, and restoration through nature.
062: What About Your Mental Health with Jay Blessed
"Pain will find you, but you determine the length of its visit" - Jay Blessed.
Jay Blessed is an award-winning content creator and host of the In My Head Podcast which focuses on mental health.
In this timely episode, Kevin Valley and Jay Blessed have an open and frank discussion around:
Silent suffering, especially among men,
Dealing with pain, and
The 12-step healing process.
Building Your Branding Ecosystem
It was truly great to listen to this episode. Ms. Bannister solidified a lot of things that I believe is crucial in building a business with longevity. Really appreciate her expertise and insight.