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Caribbean Power Lunch with Kevin Valley Kevin Valley

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 8 Ratings

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.

    066 - From Idea to IPO with CinemaONE

    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


     


     

    • 58 min
    065: Total Convenience Management (TCM) with Robert Visser

    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.

    • 44 min
    064: Succession Strength with Rochelle Clarke

    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,

    Business Transition,

    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.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    063: Free Your Mind with Douglas K. Gordon

    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.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    062: What About Your Mental Health with Jay Blessed

    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.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    061: Getting eCommerce Right with Kadion Preston

    061: Getting eCommerce Right with Kadion Preston

    When everyone you know is having the same problem, the solution might be a successful business. 


    Kadion Preston, Co-Founder, and CEO of CaribShopper saw an opportunity to solve a common problem among Caribbean merchants and consumers by providing an easier way to buy goods from the United States.


    When the original business model ran into challenges, the founders pivoted to solve another problem for their customers, now giving Caribbean merchants the opportunity to sell to overseas consumers. This shift, and the drive to find the investment capital to support it, came just before 2020, forcing even further innovation and evolution.


    Kadion's journey is an example of the importance of embracing the opportunities presented, overcoming tragedy, and understanding that failure is a big part of the formula for success.


    To assess the investibility of your business in under 6 minutes, go to becomeinvestible.com/scorecard


     

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Winston Diamond ,

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.

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