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Conquer New Markets
22 minutes | Mar 19, 2021
How to succeed in the Chinese market with Domenica Di Lieto - Part 2
Domenica Di Lieto is the CEO at Emerging Communications - a leading Chinese marketing consultancy. After working in the industry for almost three decades and running her own digital agency for 6 years, she founded Emerging Communications in early 2015 to provide services to organizations looking to market to China. Being a highly experienced sales and marketing professional, Domenica and her team built strong relationships with the key Chinese digital platforms over the years and improved their knowledge of the ever-changing market in China. Working with a team of experts and spanning their services all over China’s digital channels, Emerging Communications provide their clients with strategic advice on how to maximize their profits in the Chinese market and address their requirements on the wider aspects of entering and marketing to China. In this episode, Domenica shares her years-long experience with the Chinese market, warns us about the pitfalls of doing business in China and gives enlightening information about the misconceptions and cultural differences surrounding trade with China. Emerging Communications Website: https://www.emergingcomms.com/ Nine Translation Slip-ups to Avoid: https://bit.ly/2Z5xCT3 How to succeed in the Chinese market with Domenica Di Lieto - Part 1: https://apple.co/3tms96z
31 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
How to succeed in the Chinese market with Domenica Di Lieto - Part 1
Domenica Di Lieto is the CEO at Emerging Communications - a leading Chinese marketing consultancy. After working in the industry for almost three decades and running her own digital agency for 6 years, she founded Emerging Communications in early 2015 to provide services to organizations looking to market to China. Being a highly experienced sales and marketing professional, Domenica and her team built strong relationships with the key Chinese digital platforms over the years and improved their knowledge of the ever-changing market in China. Working with a team of experts and spanning their services all over China’s digital channels, Emerging Communications provide their clients with strategic advice on how to maximize their profits in the Chinese market and address their requirements on the wider aspects of entering and marketing to China. In this episode, Domenica shares her years-long experience with the Chinese market, warns us about the pitfalls of doing business in China and gives enlightening information about the misconceptions and cultural differences surrounding trade with China. Emerging Communications Website: https://www.emergingcomms.com/ Nine Translation Slip-ups to Avoid: https://bit.ly/2Z5xCT3
40 minutes | Mar 5, 2021
what3words, the app changing the world’s addresses: Interview with Jack Waley-Cohen
Jack is the co-founder of what3words, an innovative app that enables the simplest way of giving location. what3words labels each of the world's 57 trillion 3 meter squares with 3 words in 47 languages from Arabic to Zulu. With investors like Intel, Mercedes, Sony, and Subaru, Jack and his team extended the reach of the company to over 170 countries and 650 businesses in a period of 8 years. Described by BBC as ‘the app that saves lives’, what3word is used by government organizations, NGOs, and various businesses throughout the world. The app is already very popular among emergency services across the UK and does not seem to be slowing down anytime soon. In this episode, Jack talks about his vision for the following years of what3words, how he got the idea in the first place and how he transformed it from a small initiative to worldwide success.
49 minutes | Feb 26, 2021
Supporting translation companies to open the doors of the global market with Geoffrey Bowden
Geoffrey Bowden, general secretary of EUATC is back for another episode! EUATC is an umbrella body for national associations of translation companies throughout Europe and currently represents 24 European countries and has 10 strategic partners including the USA and Canada. Believing that translation companies are the key to a globalized world, Geoffrey helped establish EUATC as a young man and has been supporting associations that support language service providers ever since. Under EUATC’s roof, Geoffrey has been working to promote the highest quality and a united voice for the language industry and helping to improve the training of high-quality linguists across Europe. In this episode, Geoffrey talks about how EUATC works to minimize the implications of the global pandemic and the consecutive remote working for translation companies, the growth and the improvements in the language industry over the past years, and how vital a language partner is for any company looking to go global. To learn more: https://euatc.org/events/t-update-2021/
43 minutes | Feb 19, 2021
On a mission to provide venture capital to female founders with Tanya Rolfe
Tanya Rolfe is the co-founder of Her Capital. Her Capital is a seed venture fund in Singapore - investing in female-founded, scalable businesses across Southeast Asia. Tanya’s 15-year legal career at some of the world’s largest law firms has hounded her ability to influence and collaborate with people from diverse disciplines and backgrounds. Eager to enter the world of venture, Tanya founded Ladies Investment Club in Singapore, 2017. Dedicated to helping women who do not have equal opportunities as men, Tanya grew a team of 40 female investors which enabled them to build their investment portfolio and credentials. Knowing that only 3% of VC funding goes to women-led companies and that female-founded companies make up only 6.8% of funded startups, Her Capital actively seeks out female founders and captures their potential for superior returns. In this podcast, she talks about how we can hinder gender inequality in business and how successful women can become if they are given the same opportunities. She explains the importance of establishing equality between women and men for our society’s future.
48 minutes | Feb 9, 2021
Following your calling with Joel van der Molen
Joel Alexander Van der Molen is a multi-award-winning English Actor and Filmmaker, best known for telling his own life story in the Documentary Films, The Magnificence of You and Living My Illusion on Amazon Prime. He grew up in South East England, attended local Schools, was a young British Tennis hopeful, and studied acting at The Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London. After years of auditions and acting work that did not pay the bills, Joel changed course and set up a Telecommunications company serving small to medium businesses. Listening to the calling from the depths of his being, he began a transformational journey in both life and business in 2016. Daring to make certain changes that challenged others but resonated with millions of people who suffer in silence. He sold his Telecommunications company in 2019 to focus on Film Production and acting. He set up Vandercom Films, a company that documents people's memoirs. Taking them on a profound journey, recalling their life and times to create a beautiful film for family to treasure forever. In his heart-to-heart conversation with our host Levent Yildizgoren, Joel talks about trusting our inner knowing to find and do what we love.
33 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
Selling around the world with Lara Morgan
Lara Morgan is a successful entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and investor. At the age of 18, she taught herself sales, by 21 she was managing a Yellow Pages sales team across six countries in the Gulf. By the age of 23, she started her first business Pacific Direct selling manufactured toiletries to the hotel business. Starting from nothing, she built her company into a thriving international business operating across more than 100 countries worldwide. By 2008 she sold her controlling stake for £20 million. In this episode, she talks about how she taught herself the skills of being an entrepreneur, how she learned to sell across the world, and why even now, she’s still developing her skills.
37 minutes | Jan 25, 2021
The power of stories with Ozan Dagdeviren
Ozan Dagdeviren is a serial entrepreneur, author, and founder of Startups of London, a media company that gives a voice to London’s thriving start-up ecosystem. Their website provides guides to entrepreneurship, insights, and videos showcasing start-up success and failure. Today he presents the Mental Fitness Podcast for Entrepreneurs and writes books on entrepreneurship. His latest book, Startups Grow with People, offers great insights for any budding entrepreneur. Having started a business in Turkey before moving to the UK, he is a great believer in the UK’s start-up ecosystem. He discusses the challenges of building a business from scratch and the importance of getting to know the market. In addition, he also talks about the different conversations he has working with people in Turkey compared to those he has here in the UK. As an entrepreneur working across different territories, understanding differences in the market will be crucial.
40 minutes | Jan 18, 2021
Breaking the language barrier in business
Regular listeners will recognise Levent Yildizgoren, managing director of TTC wetranslate. In this special edition of the podcast, Geoffrey Bowden, founder of the European Association of Translation Companies, turns the tables on Levent. Both men have successful track records in the translation industry and both have come to the UK from overseas. Today Bowden runs a successful PR agency and runs a radio station where he uses his journalistic background to put politicians on the spot. Here he puts Levent in the interviewee’s chair to find out more about his life, the origins of TTC wetranslate and his work with the University of Essex building the Translation Challenge. This inspiring competition brings real business leaders to the table and challenge students to translate for them. Levent talks about how the challenge is helping to close the gap between academics and business.
57 minutes | Jan 11, 2021
Balancing several languages at once with Monika Schmid
Professor Monika Schmid is the head of department of language and linguistics at the University of Essex. She received her PHD at the University of Dusseldorf and speaks four languages; German, Dutch, English and French. The university has earned headlines for its commitment to becoming carbon neutral. New sustainable buildings are cropping up against the background of its existing stark 60s architecture. Her main area of research is the loss of natural language among multilingual people. It’s a problem she’s experienced directly as a multi linguist herself. She talks about how she stays fresh with her languages and the peculiar challenge of switching between the two. In addition, she tells us more about what it’s like to be a professor at one of Britain’s most forward-thinking universities, and how work and personal life becomes blurred. With working from home complicating things further, maintaining a work life balance can be a struggle.
7 minutes | Dec 26, 2020
The magic of plain English
In this episode, Levent talks about why a company trading internationally should write their documents in plain English. According to internet world stats, World internet population is nearly 5 billion. English speaking countries are 27% of the total internet population. This means you are likely to be getting visitors to your website or have connections in your profiles, that English is not their first language. Once you know you have an international audience it is important to reach them with your content to keep them interested in what you are doing. Writing in plain English provides readability for a wider spectrum of audience. By keeping short sentences and using familiar words, you can easily create a more clear and consistent writing and reach your audience. Mark Twain once said, “I didn't have time to write you a short letter, so I wrote you a long one.” Visit TTC wetranslate website: https://ttcwetranslate.com/ Download ‘Nine Translation Slip-Ups to Avoid’ and find out how to manage your multilingual documentation effectively: https://bit.ly/2Z5xCT3
3 minutes | Dec 24, 2020
When is a turkey a country or a bird?
Turkey is a bird that is widely associated with festive season but seems to be a bird of international confusion. The name of this bird varies greatly between languages, and many different places of origin are implied. Some languages imply that the bird comes from Peru, France, India and even Rome. But where exactly does this Christmas delicacy come from? Why does each language associate this bird with a foreign country? Does the bird really has seven faces as Japanese believe? What is turkey called in Turkey? Let’s talk about the mystery surrounding this bird! Visit TTC wetranslate website: https://ttcwetranslate.com/ Download ‘Nine Translation Slip-Ups to Avoid’ and find out how to manage your multilingual documentation effectively: https://bit.ly/2Z5xCT3
57 minutes | Dec 18, 2020
Embracing opportunities with Julia Langkraehr
Julia Langkraehr is an entrepreneur and the UK’s first EOS implementer. Having succeeded on the high sees of entrepreneurism she’s using her experience to help others do the same. She talks about her life in business, how she grew her start up from scratch to a thriving enterprise pulling in revenue of £30 million. She has taken her success and used it to help others. As a business mentor she’s helped 55 entrepreneurs scale and grow. She’s been named among the UK’s top ten entrepreneurs and is a finalist in the 2020 National Business, Newman's awards. She talks about making the leap from the corporate world to become an entrepreneur doing pop up retail way before the pop up boom exploded. Being a successful entrepreneur, she says is all about seeing an opportunity and taking it. It’s a lesson which will stand all budding entrepreneurs in good stead in the turbulent world of COVID 19. Her latest venture sees her become the first EOS implementer in the UK. Created in America by Gino Wickman, the Entrepreneurial operating system is a methodology to help entrepreneurs grow. She talks about how she’s using it to help other entrepreneurs thrive.
55 minutes | Dec 11, 2020
Embracing the power of creativity with Matti Hemmi
Matti Hemmi is founding partner of InKnowation, a consulting firm, based in London and Madrid specialising in transforming businesses through people centred innovation. He’s a successful author, engineer and now an innovator passionate about helping businesses find transformative ways to develop their operations to cope with an increasingly complex and demanding world. Having grown up in Spain, he had seemed destined to follow his father into a successful career in engineering, but after studying psychology and strategy at university, he branched out on his own to become a consultant. Today he works as a consultant, helping businesses transform their prospects through innovative strategy. He talks about the challenge of stepping out from a comfortable and successful career to go it alone, and his belief that innovation and creativity hold the key to success in business.
40 minutes | Dec 4, 2020
Helping businesses on the global stage with Lesley Batchelor
Lesley Batchelor is an international trade expert who spent 12 years as Director General of the Institute of Export and played a major role in promoting UK trade around the world. A glittering career has seen her named the CBI’s Businesswoman of the Year and CEO of the Year by the Congress of Trade Association. In 2014, she earned one of the highest honors possible when she received an OBE. Today she is CEO of Export Boot Camps and is focusing on new export growth. She talks to us about her rise from humble beginnings, early ambitions to be a ballerina and succeeding as a woman in a man’s game. Most importantly of all, she describes how she took the Institution of Export from a struggling organization £200,000 in the red to a thriving voice for international trade with profits of more than £2 million a year and bold plans for the future.
59 minutes | Nov 27, 2020
"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 | Nov 19, 2020
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 | Sep 4, 2020
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 | Aug 31, 2020
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 | Aug 9, 2020
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/
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