Caribbean Power Lunch with Kevin Valley

Caribbean Power Lunch with Kevin Valley

From the Caribbean to the world. This podcast aims to support those looking to grow and scale their businesses, and compete on the global stage.

Episodes

May 5, 2022 44 min

In this episode, I talk to global keynote speaker, resilience expert and author Michael K. Jackson.

Having overcome significant challenges on his own personal and professional life, Michael walks us through what it takes to Build Back Stronger.

This episode is a much needed lesson on resilience, adversity, and hope as well as uncovering Michael’s P-L-A-N framework: a method for dealing with problems, difficulties, and conflicts on ...

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In his time, Platinum Album selling and Grammy Award-Winning musician, Peter Tosh was well-known for his advocacy for equal rights and the legalization of cannabis. Unfortunately, he passed away in 1987 but his legacy lives on. 

“You can talk about things till you're blue in the face, but sometimes you just got to go through it,” says Niambe McIntosh, the youngest daughter of the legend on this episode of Caribbean Power Lunch....

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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 Inve...

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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 IPOs for SMEs
  • How to get to the IPO? What Is the Process?
  • What the Business Valuatio...
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    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...

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    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 ar...

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    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 co...

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    "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.
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    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 Carib...

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    Unless a valuation can withstand intense scrutiny - it is just a number. Defensibility is everything. ‍ Whether you are seeking to raise capital, negotiate investment terms, or sell your business - a defensible valuation is your starting point.  

    In this episode, Chartered Business Valuator, Kevin Valley discusses how a valuation engagement is conducted and what determines the value of your business.

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    For many entrepreneurs hoping to grow or scale their business, successfully sourcing investment capital is a major pain point. What investors are looking for can be a mystery.

    This episode features a panel discussion with expert investors and finance professionals who give insight into why businesses succeed or fail to attract investment and outline what business owners can do to become more Investible.

    Panelists include:

  • Chris Wi...
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    In this episode, we discuss how to increase the investibility of your business, create your own wealth engine, and how to protect, extract, diversify, and smoothly transfer that wealth to the next generation.

    This episode features Zahra Alleyne from Become Investible and Tennille Whiskey from the Trinidad and Tobago Unit Trust Corporation.

    Topics covered include:

  • Building an Investible Business
  • Risk Management
  • Wealth Extraction
  • Divers...
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    Can we become investible?

    I recently sat down with Dike Rostant at TTT News station to discuss the professional services I offer; from business valuations to working with businesses to attract investment.

    I also offered my perspectives on what is needed to foster a favourable environment for business, how to fortify our private sector, and what drives me to do all that I do.

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    It is not always about doing things better, but sometimes we simply need to do better things.

     

    This belief is near and dear to the heart of Sian Cuffy-Young, a social entrepreneur who is driven by the need for environmental change and waste management education.

     

    In this episode, we discuss:
  • Sian's journey and reason for becoming an environmental entrepreneur,
  • Reframing her mindset from student and employee to business owner...
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    Let's talk about Serial Entrepreneurship.

    From music to catering to tech to events, Osei Wright-Alexis has brought his business start-up formula to bear on numerous ventures over the last 15 years. Hear him explain how he knows which idea is going to be next, and when it's time to move on. 

    Once the challenge is gone, serial entrepreneurs are always looking for the next business spark to develop. Bringing an idea to fruitio...

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    Mind. Your. Business.

    When breaking out on your own, there is no such thing as being overprepared. 

    If you want to start a business and you think you are either too young or too inexperienced, this conversation with Kyle Maloney will show you that none of that matters as much as knowing your business better than anyone else. 

    His research-based borderline obsessive approach impressed investors who may have been skeptical of investi...

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    Leading an active lifestyle from a young age, fighting early-onset diabetes, becoming an academic scholar – Kerrie-Kim Kirton left his secure corporate job in December 2015, to turn his passion for lifestyle fitness into the business known today as All In Fitness.

     

    In this episode, we discussed:

  • Why Kerrie is called the ‘fittest diabetic’ 
  • Kerrie’s 9-month search for employment after successfully completing 2 degrees in Economics 
  • L...
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    What does the word “recession” bring to mind? For many, it evokes saving, shrinking, and worrying about job loss and rising debt. After listening to this conversation with finance professional Maria Daniel and business owner Gerard Edwards, though, you will have a different understanding of the possibilities that a financial downturn can bring for business growth and transformation. In accepting that life in the “new normal” will n...

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    This is a long one, but it is worth every minute. Terri-Karelle graciously sat with us for over three hours and shared her wisdom and experience on turning failures into opportunities, the importance of being genuine, and how to find power in being your authentic self. From immersing herself in an academic program taught in a language she did not speak in order to pursue her dream, to overcoming the opinions and criticisms of other...

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    “Until Everywhere is Free” is a statement that encapsulates the hope of Muhammad Muwakil, a Trinidadian poet, musician and in some ways, a modern-day renaissance man, Who, with the help of many others, is creating a new sound for calypso music. In today’s episode, Muhammad tells us his story about how he is paving his way in the world on his own terms, along the path of his entrepreneurial journey and self-discovery.

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