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Conquer New Markets By Breaking Language Barriers
59 minutes | 7 days ago
"How I became a serial entrepreneur" with Zeynep Turudi
Serial entrepreneur Zeynep Turudi’s star is flying high this year. Her company Truede, which imports authentic Turkish delight for the UK market, is going strong and she was recently named Export Champion of 2020. She is also the founder of Study a Course which is a service providing an accessible platform for students looking to study overseas. Her career took a dramatic turn in 2003 when she left a computer science engineering degree at Coventry University to start her first business importing authentic Turkish Delight. She talks about how she remembered the Turkish Delight her parents would bring back with them from Turkey and how there was nothing like it in the UK. Spotting a gap in the market, she formed her own company bringing the unique texture of real Turkish Delight to UK customers for the first time. Since then she has built up an impressive list of achievements, including taking part in Barack Obama’s ‘A New Beginning Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation’ scheme and was named export champion for 2020. Hers is a story of how innovation and an eye for an opportunity can be the secret sauce for entrepreneurial success.
45 minutes | 15 days ago
Using SEO to grow your business with John Vuong
John Vuong started his own SEO company six years ago in Toronto, Canada after working in the corporate world for many years. The fourth child of Vietnamese immigrants to Canada, John is very familiar with hard work. He was born and raised in Hamilton, and worked from a young age to help his family while also having some pocket money to have fun. John believes in education and continuous learning. That’s why he started his own podcast, Local SEO Today, in 2018. He wanted to provide a tool for business owners and entrepreneurs to help them succeed. https://www.localseotoday.ca/podcast/
63 minutes | 3 months ago
Jeff Dewing - How I grew Cloudfm from £1m to £70m in 4 years
Jeff Dewing is the founder and CEO of Cloudfm, a facilities management company based in Colchester, Essex. He has grown the company from just £1 million to over £70 million in only four years and is a disruptive force of nature within the facilities management industry. He began as a fridge engineer, following in his father’s footsteps, and has since been in the FM industry for over 35 years. This experience and knowledge have allowed him to see how the industry needed to be transformed, and Cloudfm was formed from this need for change. Cloudfm is a revolutionary company, both in terms of the impact it has had on the FM industry, and with Jeff’s refreshing approach to leadership and how you should value your employees. This is why the company has won the 2019 Queen’s Award for Innovation, and why they continue to grow. Also discussed in this episode is how the company is coping with the current pandemic, and the difficulties of making a facilities management company work with remote and home working.
9 minutes | 3 months ago
7 Steps to do before the end of post Brexit transition period
The UK has left the European Union and the post Brexit Transition period will end on 31 December 2020. What does this mean for UK businesses? There is currently no trade deal, though the UK government and the EU are hoping to put something in place before the deadline. This is hardly giving any comfort to businesses as 50% of the UK’s exports are to EU countries. And if a high percentage of your company’s revenue comes from EU countries, then you are likely to be considerably worried about the future of your business and what form any trade deals will take. What can businesses do while waiting for politicians to sort this out?
75 minutes | 4 months ago
Alistair Callender - From frequent business traveler to ‘Chief Bag Carrier’
Alistair Callender is the founder and CEO of Gate8, a modular cabin luggage manufacturing and retail company founded in 2006. Originally training as an engineer, and with over 20 years’ experience working for large corporations, Alistair found himself spending many hours each month stuck at luggage check-in points and paying excess baggage fees. He needed a solution. Taking inspiration from the boarding gate he found himself frequenting the most, he decided to create a range of travel luggage that would be universally accepted by all airlines as hand luggage. He explains how after a period of steady growth, the 'Swiss-army knife' brand of luggage began to be used by many popular airlines, helping them to expand from just B2C to include B2B sales. We also discuss how the business has navigated the COVID-19 pandemic. From manufacturing PPE for airline clients, to creating travel kits for consumers, the business has been pivoted in order to cope with the loss in luggage sales. International expansion of the company is in progress, and after many lessons learnt from the attempt to break into the US market, Alistair is working on securing distribution partners in other countries. Gate8 website: https://www.gate8-luggage.co.uk/
79 minutes | 4 months ago
Sebastian Bates - Turning a near death experience in to an entrepreneurial resilience
Sebastian Bates is the Co-Founder of Shield, Founder of The Warrior Academy and Co-Founder of the Global Anti Bullying organisation “Not A Victim”. Sebastian is an Entrepreneur, Mentor, Best Selling Author and host of the the No 1 podcast for Business and Entrepreneurs “Round pegs Square holes” and No 3 podcast for Education “The Warrior Academy Podcast”. The near death experience taught Sebastian the importance (and power) of building a team to help your business grow. This single, pivotal moment transformed Sebastian’s mindset around business and Sebastian went on to create multiple 6-7 figure, highly leveraged, online businesses. During the global Pandemic in 2020, noticing a huge challenge that many entrepreneurs were facing running a physical business, which had to close down operations due to the restrictions, without a plan to pivot online and save their business. Sebastian partnered with Timothy Fare Mathews, Co-Founder of Dubai’s leading production house and both Sebastian and Timothy vowed to help 100 business pivot online Rapidly in 2020.
40 minutes | 4 months ago
Melissa Day: Entrepreneur with a passion for change
Melissa Day has helped to raise over £60,000 for a project called Tea Leaf Vision, run via UK registered charity Tea Leaf Trust. They provide a life changing English Diploma programme to youth of the poorest tea estate communities in Sri Lanka whilst empowering them to become “Change Agents”; role models, active in social service. As part of her Niroshini portfolio, Melissa has also launched a Direct Trade Tea brand – which helps to support Tea Leaf Vision as well.
46 minutes | 4 months ago
Jane Malyon: How afternoon tea could save the world
Jane Malyon – Chief Scone Gnome of The English Cream Tea Company – has transformed her passion into a successful export business. Her company sends out treats around the world that make people smile and hampers that seem like hugs in a box. Jane is a published author and has over half a million YouTube views in her video 'English Cream Tea Etiquette' and has a TEDx talk called ‘How afternoon tea could save the world’. In this episode, Jane shares the origins, traditions, and culture of English Cream Tea as well as common misconceptions around the world. Here’s the link to Jane’s website https://www.englishcreamtea.com/ and listen to her TEDx Talk ‘How afternoon tea could save the world’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaDquLlxDsI
52 minutes | 4 months ago
Conversation with global entrepreneur Daniel Priestley
Daniel Priestley is co-founder and CEO of Dent global and author of four best-selling books including - Entrepreneur Revolution. In this episode, Daniel shares his refreshing outlook on recession - ‘reset and reinvent’ - and his five steps to recession-proof your business. Daniel is passionate about global small business and provides entrepreneurs with easy and fun methods to leverage the value of their own story, making a ‘dent’ and, accelerating their business. He shares his thoughts and sincere insights to a successful business “my strategy is very simple ….I surround myself with talented people and then I act as their servant. My job is to try to get them anything they need. If they need tea and coffee, I will make them a tea and a coffee. If they need £100,000 to develop the business I will go and find £100,000” We know growing globally is more important now than ever before but what are the barriers we need to overcome and what does the global market place look like from the entrepreneur's point of view? Here's the link to Daniel's website: https://www.dent.global/ and details of his books: https://www.dent.global/publications/
1 minutes | 5 months ago
A first glance at Conquer New Markets By Breaking Language Barriers
Are you looking to expand your business because you’re frustrated with growth in your home market? Or maybe you recently entered a new market but you’re hitting a sales plateau. In this upcoming series, your host, Levent will be speaking with successful business owners and published authors to bring you insightful conversations and discussions with tips, and lessons we can learn from their experiences.
10 minutes | 5 months ago
Five habits major global brands adopt to fuel their growth
Growing globally is no longer a luxury: it's a necessity. These are challenging times, with Brexit and a financial crisis looming. If you’re a small business owner, adopting the five habits that all major global brands use to trade internationally can accelerate your growth. In this episode, we reveal what they are and why they work – plus why you need them now more than ever.
16 minutes | 5 months ago
10 questions to ask when choosing a translation service provider
Finding a translation service that fully understands your brief, objectives, and target audience while navigating international expansion can prove to be tricky. With so many translators ready to take on new business, how can you choose one that fits your requirements and is accredited? TTC wetranslate founder, Levent Yildizgoren offers an effective 10-question process for choosing a translation service provider to support your global growth.
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