SmallBizPod #56 – Asian Entrepreneurship

Asian entrepreneurship special – the rise of India as an economic power & the business opportunities & collaboration now open to savvy entrepreneurs.

By Alex Bellinger
16th October 2007 at 1:34 am

This week SmallBizPod #56, the entrepreneurs podcast, takes a look at Asian business focusing on the growing economic powerhouse that is India and its new found zest for entrepreneurship. It also examines what motivates British Asian entrepreneurs, celebrates their success and considers the opportunities for partnerships and business creation between India and the UK as a new economic world order takes shape.

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Show Notes



• 00:00 Alex on what’s coming up in the show.
• 1:09 Please, if you have 5-10 minutes to spare, head over to do the SmallBizPod survey and you might end up winning an iPod Touch.
• 2:20 Thanks to Sage for their sponsorship of SmallBizPod.


• 03:34 Interviews exploring Asian entrepreneurship in India and the UK with Sunil Malhotra, CEO of Idea Farms, Raj Patel MBE, policy director of Make Your Mark, Kamel Hothi, Asian Markets Director at Lloyds TSB which sponsors the Southern Jewel Awards celebrating Asian business success, JA Chowdary, President of the Hyderabad chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs group, and Imraan Ladak, chief executive of DRC Locums and chairman of Kettering Town Football Club.


• 31.06 Rowena Mead, inventor and guest blogger on the SmallBizPod blog is going to be featured on BBC2’s Money Programme. Do check it out on Friday 2 November at 7pm on BBC2.
• 32.07 Diarmuid O’Donovan writes to mention that has been nominated Ireland’s Net Visionary Awards. Check out the site and give him a vote!
• 32.34 Thanks from Andrea for advice for her property letting business in Barcelona.
• 32.53 Thanks to Gordon Graham who writes a great blog on innovation and creates some excellent progressive house mixes!
• 33.30 Thanks to those who signed up to the Frappr map including: Helen Brown from Dublin, Paul Anthony form Northern Ireland and Sam Fisher from Cranbrook.

• 34.11 MusicOld Feelings by Beckett with thanks to Exegene.

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  1. the Asian Entrepreneurship show was a big inspiration. can’t say much more

  2. Alex says:

    Hi Oladele, good to hear from you as always. Glad you enjoyed this episode. Perhaps a show on entrepreneurship in one or two African countries would also be worth considering.

  3. […] to small business startups and entrepreneurs. In October they did a very interesting podcast about Asian entrepreneurs and how collaboration between Indian and British business is burgeoning. Highly recommended so go […]

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