SmallBizPod #26 – export success with the chocolate entrepreneur

Simon Coyles, CEO of Kschocolat, on growing your business through exports and the inspiration behind his chocolate brand.

By Alex Bellinger
24th April 2006 at 9:31 pm

This week SmallBizPod #26, the podcast for entrepreneurs and small business owners, highlights advice on how to expand your business through international trade. The show has an excellent interview with Simon Coyle a young Scottish entrepreneur whose designer chocolate brand, Kschocolat, is now being sold across the globe. There’s also a debate on what makes an entrepreneur and the usual round up of small business views and feedback from listeners around the world.

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Show Notes

Summary

Intro:

• 00:00 Alex introduces the show and highlights the listener voicemail service for audio feedback via Skype at alex-smallbizpod or +44 20 8133 1656.
• 02:38 Comments from listeners who’ve put a pin in the SmallBizPod Frappr map including: John Ireland, Fred, Carl Barton, Derek Telles, Kare, David Fineberg, Lamia Cross, and James Turner.

Features:

• 05.07 Interview with Simon Coyle of Kschocolat. Alex and Simon talk about international trade; how to grow your business through exports; the importance of good distributors and importers; how the Kschocolat brand was built; the inspiration behind the brand; market research; small business quality and differentiation; and the key factors that have lead to business success.

Comments:

• 20:46 Comment from Alan Stevens, the MediaCoach who also runs a media training podcast.
• 22.19 Jason King thanks SmallBizPod for the inspiration behind OfficeBuffoon.com!
• 24.34 Paul Worrall comments on some issues around factoring, a business finance concept he’s developing and his open source software podcast.
• 26.42 Feedback from Guy Kingston of the Mind Your Own Business podcast and business conversations between SmallBizPod listeners.
• 27.51 Gordon Graham of the Broken Bulbs blogs puts forward some fascinating views on what defines an entrepreneur.

Outro:

• 31:42 Alex closes the show and reminds listeners of how to get feedback to SmallBizPod.
• 33:31 Music – Jupiter II by Quibus with thanks to Electromancer.com.

Best wishes

Alex Bellinger

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