Caribbean Power Lunch
018 - Small Business 101 with Emma Charles

018 - Small Business 101 with Emma Charles

May 22, 2018
On Caribbean Power Lunch Podcast, we love to talk about going from #IdeaToAction. The inspirational (and sometimes transformational) entrepreneurs we interview always advise budding business owners to JUST GET STARTED.
 
But what about after we have started and proven our concept and want to go official?
 
How do we go about incorporating our business?
 
What measures do we need to put in place to stay out of legal trouble?
 
How do we protect our company's intellectual property from lazy thieves?
 
What about taxes? 😫
 
Consultants? Freelancers?
 
Today, Kevin is joined by Emma Charles, Attorney and Small Business Coach as we discuss:
 
  • Small Business Simplified - How it works,
  • Why incorporate a limited company versus being a sole trader,
  • How to register as a limited company,
  • Important legal contracts to protect your business,
  • Protecting yourself as a freelancer or consultant,
  • Protecting your intellectual property,
  • Emma's secret to success, and
  • One World, One Legal System?
 
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017 - Comedian Not Clown with Keevan KEEVO Lewis

017 - Comedian Not Clown with Keevan KEEVO Lewis

May 15, 2018
Today, Kevin is joined by Salene Griffith as we sit and have a laugh with comedian Keevan "KEEVO" Lewis who has built his fame from the ground up by strategically using social media as a platform to not only showcase his comedic wit, but also to create a business in and of himself.
 
In this episode, we discuss:
  • Couple Up TT: Keevo's new romance web series;
  • The mission behind Keevo's comedy and why he keeps it clean;
  • Content creation inspiration and process;
  • Recovering from a bad day on stage;
  • BLAC Sheep Barbershop: Business, Leadership, Awareness and Charity;
  • PUMP: Business Networking Events and Boat Rides :D
  • How to build a following - organically;
  • Event Hosting;
  • Aligning with the right brands; and
  • Practical advice for listeners. 
 
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016 - Bringing Silicon Valley to The Caribbean with Kyle Maloney

016 - Bringing Silicon Valley to The Caribbean with Kyle Maloney

May 8, 2018
Today we talk about bringing Silicon Valley to the Caribbean.
 
In this episode, Kevin is joined by specially invited co-host Osei-Wright Alexis of Incentivize Networks, and our featured guest; Kyle Maloney - Co-Founder of Tech Beach Retreat, ChefMade, Nous Tech, and F1RST Media.
 
Technology and Entrepreneurship have the power to catapult the Caribbean Region. Tech Beach is bridging the gap between the Global Technology Leaders and the Caribbean; empowering more people and companies in the Caribbean to act locally, but think globally.
 
ChefMade is a healthy and delicious food service company in Trinidad & Tobago that focuses on making well balanced meals at an affordable price.
 
In this episode, we cover:
  • How ChefMade works;
  • Kyle's relationship with his brother Nicolas;
  • Entrepreneurial mindset from a young age;
  • Novus Tech Limited - Sustainable Energy;
  • The value of being over-prepared;
  • The reality of the Silicon Valley Boys' Club;
  • Tech Beach Retreat conference series;
  • The power of having a strong "Why";
  • The future landscape of tech in the Caribbean;
  • The rise, fall, and reincarnation of F1RST; and
  • Harnessing the power of fear.
 
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015 - Making Life Easy with Quick Delivery St. Lucia

015 - Making Life Easy with Quick Delivery St. Lucia

May 1, 2018
In this episode, Kevin is joined by guest host Zahra Alleyne, and our featured guests - Gregory Sydney (Founder) and Carissa Daniel (Consultant Team Lead) of Quick Delivery SLU.
 
Quick Delivery specializes in saving customers time and providing them with convenience through the delivery of:
  • Restaurant Food,
  • Groceries,
  • Medication,
  • Bill Payment & Courier Services.
Today we discuss:
  • How the Quick Delivery service works,
  • How the Quick Delivery platform was built,
  • How the company manages the logistics,
  • Why you need a Business Coach,
  • Fostering a customer service culture,
  • World domination, and
  • Why you should always listen to your customers.
 
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Branding School with Jamila Bannister

Branding School with Jamila Bannister

April 28, 2018
 
Today, Kevin is rejoined by Branding Consultant, Jamila Bannister as we discuss:
 
  • Her new website and branding academy,
  • Getting the most value out of your website,
  • Going from being invisible to being influential,
  • The Sponsorship Environment and how it has changed,
  • Methods of collecting data on potential customers, and
  • How to be consistent with your social media engagement without being annoying.
 
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014 - JUST DO IT featuring Toni Thorne

014 - JUST DO IT featuring Toni Thorne

April 24, 2018
Today we get straight to the point.
 
In this episode, Kevin is joined by Toni Thorne, founder, and host of The Toni Thorne Show, which is broadcast in over 30 countries as well as on social media.  
 
She is an award-winning young entrepreneur & Barbados National Youth Awardee with degrees in Economics, Accounting and Law.
 
She was the first person of African or Caribbean descent to sit on the Global Youth Leader’s Summit in Europe and qualified for World Debating Championships at the age of 18.
 
Toni was a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and traveled from South America to Asia representing the region's youth at various WEF events.
 
As a shaper, she was handpicked from more than two thousand of the world's youth to interview the President of Coca-Cola and the President of Panama.
 
A former clothing designer, Toni now designs handmade sandals for what has now been referred to as "The Caribbean's sweetest sandal", Sweetheart Sandals.
 
She is also the owner of the lifestyle curation magazine, Pompasette.
 
She is the current Vice president of Variety The Children's Charity - Barbados' largest charity dedicated to children.
 
 
In this episode, we discuss:
  • Magazines: Paper vs. Digital;
  • Why content is evergreen;
  • The importance of asking for help;
  • Quality vs authenticity;
  • Embracing challenges;
  • Building and trusting your team;
  • Walking in your own shoes;
  • Creating, Innovating, and Making It Happen; and
  • Avoiding analysis paralysis.
 
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013 - DAZZLE Magazine with Rankin Morgan

013 - DAZZLE Magazine with Rankin Morgan

April 17, 2018
Today, we spread love to the St. Lucian family as Kevin is joined by guest host Salene Griffith and our featured guest - Rankin Morgan,  widely known as the award-winning founder and publisher of DAZZLE Magazine.
 
The Dazzle Magazine is a free bi-monthly publication that features young professionals and entrepreneurs. The magazine aims to inspire and empower St.Lucian and Caribbean youth.
 
The magazine caters to a demographic that ranges between ages 18 – 50 with an island-wide reach of 36,000 and a digital reach of 57,080 St. Lucians, and has franchised out to neighbouring islands St. Vincent and Barbados.
 
In this episode, we discuss Rankin's exciting entrepreneurship journey including:
 
  • Life in London
  • The origin story behind Dazzle Magazine
  • Branding vs. Naming
  • Getting buy-in from the masses
  • Paper vs. Digital
  • The content creation and publication process
  • Rankin's other ventures, and
  • The St. Lucian Government & Entrepreneurship.
 
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004 - How I Became a Multipreneur with Jerome Precilla

004 - How I Became a Multipreneur with Jerome Precilla

January 23, 2018

Today, we talk about how to systemize your way into a successful and stress-free life - both personally and professionally.

 

In this episode, I am joined by guest host Salene Griffith and our featured guest - Jerome "ROME" Precilla,  known for his various ventures including:
- Event Management,
- Event Hosting,
- Soca, Parang, and Chutney Soca, and
- Quik Slice Pizza.

All while being a full-time Mechanical Engineer Superintendent overseeing 20+ staff members.

 

 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Building a solid foundation through a good education.
  • Rome's passion for music from a young age.
  • How to run an award-winning food joint without being able to cook - the secret recipe.
  • How to get your songs played on the radio as a new Artiste - think outside the box.
  • Speaking your goals into existence.
  • Why you should get a professional to host your wedding.
  • Effective time management skills to make you more productive and socially present, and less stressed out.
  • Importance of team support.
  • Staying humble in the midst of success.
  • Practical advice for listeners. 

 

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Quick Bite 1 - Going Green with Kerrie-Kim Kirton

Quick Bite 1 - Going Green with Kerrie-Kim Kirton

January 20, 2018

 

We get it. It's Saturday and we don't want to take up too much of your time.

 

That's why today is Quick Bite Saturday!

 

Here we feature 20-minute conversations with entrepreneurs and their passion projects.

 

Today, I am rejoined by guest host Kamilah Evans as we continue our conversation with Kerrie-Kim Kirton about marrying his knack for event management with his burning desire to improve our environment.

 

Cheat Sheet:

  • Kerrie's quest for environmental cleanliness. (0:45)
  • The origin of The Open Circle - an extension of Kerrie's personality. (9:05)
  • Kerrie's long-term goals. (14:54)
  • Building a life that you don't need a vacation from. (16:23)
  • BONUS: The story behind the name "Blaq Phabiyo"
 
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003 - You Have To Be ALL IN with Kerrie-Kim Kirton

003 - You Have To Be ALL IN with Kerrie-Kim Kirton

January 16, 2018

 

This is what it sounds like when you catch up with an old friend over drinks on a Friday night!

 

Leading an active lifestyle from a young age, fighting early onset diabetes, becoming an academic scholar - Kerrie-Kim Kirton left his secure corporate job on December 21, 2015, to turn his passion for lifestyle fitness into the business known today as All-In Fitness.

 

In this episode, I am joined by guest host Kamilah Evans, as we heartily discuss:

  • Why Kerrie is called the 'fittest diabetic' (1:00)
  • Kerrie's 9-month search for employment after successfully completing 2 degrees in Economics (16:56)
  • Leaving the 'safety-net' of the corporate world to pursue your passion (30:00)
  • Building customer loyalty & repeat clientele (35:50)
  • The philosophy behind the brand "All-In Fitness" (40:25)
  • Practical advice for those who believe they are "too busy" to exercise. Yes, you (46:50)
  • More practical advice for listeners. (52:30)

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002 - Transformation: Uncomfortable But Necessary with Dominic Hutch

002 - Transformation: Uncomfortable But Necessary with Dominic Hutch

January 10, 2018
Brace yourself! This one will make your pores raise!
 
In this episode, I am joined by guest host Zahra Alleyne and renowned fashion designer Dominic Hutch, as we discuss personal transformation, maintaining quality relationships, standing out in a crowded marketplace, and of course - fashion design!
 
Cheat Sheet:
  • The transformation from being a bad-boy on the block (his words) to a well-travelled fashion designer (1:17)
  • What it took for him to finally accept himself as a designer (21:30)
  • Trinidad Carnival Monday-Wear (27:11)
  • Navigating and standing out in a crowded marketplace (39:25)
  • Dominic's goals, challenges, and long-term strategy (44:23)
  • The importance of quality in products and relationships (47:26)
  • Practical advice for listeners (53:06)
 
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001 - Why Not Try? with Osei Wright-Alexis

001 - Why Not Try? with Osei Wright-Alexis

January 1, 2018

Podcast World!

 

What's a better way to ring in your birthday than being midway through recording your first podcast episode ever? I call it a great 31st birthday present to myself.

 

In this episode, I am joined by guest host Kamilah Evans and my good friend and serial entrepreneur, Osei Wright-Alexis. Osei has always been an entrepreneurial-minded individual who has never hesitated to take action on a business idea he conceptualized.

 

His current business, Incentivize Network Limited, provides Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) based solutions including corporate rewards and electronic guest management solutions for corporate clientele. Current clientele includes some of the largest institutions and multinationals operating in Trinidad and Tobago.

 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Osei's mantra of "Why Not Try?"
  • His journey through various ventures, challenges and failures.
  • How he was able to relieve his single mother's financial burden by supporting himself during University through his own business venture.
  • Using your full-time job as a tool to finance your entrepreneurial passions.
  • The corporate culture of employee recognition.
  • Event Guest Management made simple through IN Events.
  • Practical advice for potential entrepreneurs.
  • BONUS: Osei's bout with stand-up comedy. Why not?

 

Links:

Vibe Rewards - Employee Rewards and Recognition Platform.

IN Events Caribbean - The Ultimate Guest Management Platform For Your Events

Osei's First Stand-Up Comedy Skit

Contact Osei via Email