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087: Investing in Guyana with Steven Jasmin

087: Investing in Guyana with Steven Jasmin

December 2, 2022

Steven Jasmin recognized Guyana’s investment potential back when he first arrived in June 2017. The stark similarities between Guyana and Louisiana; the off-shore centre for oil & gas production in the US; made him a believer in Guyana‘s investibility.

 

5 years after settling in, Steven and his team have a clear understanding of the Guyanese people as well as the opportunities that lie ahead for the "land of many waters". What he brings to the table and offers to multi-generational blue-collar business owners hoping to have a piece of the oil & gas pie, is his ability to speak the language of Fortune 500 companies. 

 

He bridges the gap between local businesses seeking to work with large energy conglomerates by overseeing investments and handling key operational tasks required for big business collaborations. 

 

This episode explores the realities of Guyana’s investibility including

  • Key challenges faced by foreign and local investors;
  • Opportunities for wealth building, investment and economic growth;
  • Capital solutions for investment; Guyana’s diversification options; and
  • The impact of technology on sector development.

 

Tap in to hear more on Guyana’s investment climate and how Steven and his team are working to create greater opportunities for Investment. 

 

To determine if you are building a business which is ready to scale, investible, and highly valuable, take the Business Value Scorecard assessment at kevinvalue.com/scorecard.

086: Web3 for Business with Jay Harris

086: Web3 for Business with Jay Harris

November 10, 2022

Jay Harris makes an appearance on the podcast to discuss the exciting world of Web 3.  Web 3 or Web 3.0 is referred to as the next generation of the internet’s technical, legal and payment infrastructure. Its focus is on ownership and incorporates technologies and concepts such as decentralization, token-based economies and blockchain. 

Our conversation sheds light on some important themes in Web 3 and instructs listeners on the key differences between these digital platforms & technologies. 

 

We discuss:

  • Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Ethereum, NFTs and the Metaverse (what they are and how they are used) 
  • The first step in building a crypto wallet
  • Mitigating risk in an unregulated market
  • How businesses can capitalize on these digital platforms

 

Jay Harris is the Founder of the W3 Podcasts (Digital Leaders, Web 3 Leaders & World Tech Forum); audio shows aimed at educating and encouraging Web 3 communities. 

The tech expert is an engaging speaker who effortlessly connects with the needs of his audience, inspiring performance, collaboration and change. In fact, many of Jay’s listeners credit him with providing the motivation they needed to launch their Web 3 projects. 

In the corporate world, he is known as a creative thinker and provider of robust tech solutions for complex business problems. 

Plug into this episode to learn more about the next generation of digital platforms.

 

To determine if you are building a business which is ready to scale, investible, and highly valuable, take the Business Value Scorecard assessment at kevinvalue.com/scorecard.

085: Can We Clog the Brain Drain?

085: Can We Clog the Brain Drain?

October 30, 2022

Every year, I see top talent leaving the country to go live and work somewhere else. And every year it stings - the loss of opportunity.

 

If you are in a developing country, you've most likely felt this as well, and if you are in a developed country you've probably benefitted from this - the Brain Drain.

 

Here are my thoughts on how to fix this.

 

Click here to join the conversation on LinkedIn.

084: To Scale or To Exit with Kimberly Ofori

084: To Scale or To Exit with Kimberly Ofori

October 20, 2022

Kimberly Ofori is a digital entrepreneur and growth step strategist who transformed lessons learnt from her eye-opening entrepreneurial journey into a personal leadership brand. 

She serves as the Managing Director at Ofori & Co. - A Strategy Innovation Agency where she helps scale-ups and corporations to innovate their business models and overall strategic positioning in their respective markets.

Thanks to her rather unconventional corporate and entrepreneurial career; from climbing the career ladder starting at a very young age to working and living in the Middle East, Africa, and Europe where she founded and sold two companies - she has amassed a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience on what it takes to choose to be in the lead of your own life, in your career and on leading others. This is why she has been coaching leaders and leadership teams on personal leadership using The Lead method, a personal leadership methodology developed by Kimberly herself.

Kimberly deep dives into critical business lessons learnt from various ventures and provides brilliant insight into reasons companies fail, selecting the right business model, value chain positioning and the importance of innovation to remaining resilient. 

Kimberly also shared a Five-Factor Model for scaling your business.

 

To determine if you are building a business which is ready to scale, investible, and highly valuable, take the Business Value Scorecard assessment at kevinvalue.com/scorecard.

029: Building Generational Wealth feat. Kerwyn Valley

029: Building Generational Wealth feat. Kerwyn Valley

November 13, 2018

In this episode, we talk to Kerwyn Valley; CEO and majority owner of KCL Capital Market Brokers Limited, and Founder and  Managing Director of Aspire Fund Management  Company  Limited. Aspire is a small-cap private equity management company focused on growth-stage private sector investments throughout the Caribbean. 

In  2004,  Kerwyn joined  AIC  Financial Group in Trinidad and Tobago to develop the Group’s regional Trade  Finance  Division.  In  2008, Kerwyn became CEO  of AIC  Finance Limited and in  2010 he was also appointed CEO  of  AIC  Capital Market  Brokers  Limited.    In  February  2011,  he led the successful management buy-out of  AIC  Capital  Market Brokers which has been rebranded as KCL  Capital Market  Brokers  Limited.

 

Episode Flow:

  1. Moving from Employee to Owner
  2. Weighing the Risks
  3. Building Generational Wealth
  4. Creating Wealth in the Caribbean
  5. Overcoming Fear
  6. How to Identify a Good Business
  7. The Importance of Providing the Money in the Middle (Putting Professional Capital to Work)
  8. Questions From Social Media

 

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