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Helping small business generate additional sales and profits by hearing experts and other entrepreneurs.. Guest do not pay to be on but are carefully selected for their expertise..These experts and other small enterprise leaders are carefully chosen for what they can bring to our audience. Guests are chosen and can not purchase a slot on the show. Wednesdays at 8:00pm New York time, 5:00am Pacific.
 
This is your spot for learning about starting or growing your Japan related business or side hustle. Interviews and conversations with Japan related entrepreneurs and small business owners, both in Japan and globally, provide education and entertainment in each episode. On the podcast I have solo episodes and also talk with successful entrepreneurs connected to Japan (what I call "Japanpreneurs") that motivate and inspire you to take the next step in creating your own version of success. Som ...
 
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Hey Japanpreneurs, on this episode of Small Business Japan I’m going to share with you a free Ikigai and Flow state training program I’ve been working on and fill you in on a new business development called High Flow Lifestyle. I’m Dr. Josh Smith and this episode is sponsored by High Flow Lifestyle, my new personal growth and business success coach…
 
On this episode of the Small Business Japan podcast we dive into topics from starting your business in Japan, coaching in Tokyo and dealing with imposter syndrome, and building a network of mentors and support before making the entrepreneurial leap. Katheryn Gronauer is a professional trainer and coach who helps foreigners live, work, and thrive in…
 
On this episode of the Small Business Japan podcast we get entrepreneurial advice from JD Speaker from his entrepreneurial endeavors in Japan and his world record setting adventures. JD is a serial entrepreneur, author of 2 books, youth entrepreneur coach, sportsman, and was a TV personality "gai-tare" in Japan. He speaks fluent Japanese having liv…
 
Hey Japanpreneurs, Happy Holidays and getting ready for the new Year coming up. I wanted to do a little episode on reflecting on 2020 and share with you my year-end business reflecting framework. This is something I like to do at the end of each year and reflect on what worked and didn’t work in my businesses. Ideally you should choose the right lo…
 
Hey Japanpreneurs, on this episode of the Small Business Japan podcast we talk with Angel Guevara about creating a unique brand in Japan by going against the grain, the idea of starting an anti-company, creativity in Japan and so much more. Angel Guevara is a creative dedicated to improving society through branding, marketing, storytelling, and per…
 
Hey Japanpreneurs, this episode of Small Business Japan is a unique blend of entrepreneurship, traditional Japanese culture and history, rural tourism, and self-development and spirituality. Tim Bunting is a certified Yamabushi with more than a decade of experience in Yamagata living near the Dewa Sanzan. Originally from New Zealand, the self-profe…
 
On this episode of the Small Business Japan podcast I talk with Ansel Simpson about Effectively Communicating Through Culture in Japan and other ways he has become a successful cross-cultural entrepreneur and sales strategist. Ansel is an Executive Coach, Cultural Consultant, and Japan-U.S. specialist in Entry Sales and Marketing Strategies. He is …
 
Today on the Small Business Japan Podcast you get to learn about how Jeff Crawford developed his SEO and Digital Marketing agency Zo Digital Japan, and he gives you tips on starting your entrepreneurial journey in Japan as well. Jeff Crawford started his professional career working for Apple and Microsoft in Silicon Valley. Jeff moved to Japan in 2…
 
Today on the Small Business Japan Podcast I talk with Daniel Harris Rosen about how he protects artistic integrity while building a thriving art agency in Tokyo. Leadership, management, building a supportive community, and adjusting and pivoting are all topics we’ll cover today as we do a deep dive into the world of a thriving, creative business in…
 
Today on the Small Business Japan Podcast I talk with Matt Alt about how he built a business in Japan around the lifestyle he and his wife wanted to lead and did it in the translation and content creation industry from within the pop culture creation machine. A native of Washington, D.C., Matthew has been working as a professional translator and fr…
 
On this episode of the Small Business Japan Podcast I interview certified KonMari consultant Hitomi Kinoshita about her business of decluttering people’s lives, reducing stress along the way, and sparking joy in their lives. Hitomi Kinoshita is a Certified KonMari consultant based in San Antonio, Texas. Formally a fashion adviser and stylist at a l…
 
On this episode of the Small Business Japan Podcast we go over The Benefits of Becoming a Lifestyle Japanpreneur Among the Different Types of Entrepreneurship. There are a number of different kinds of entrepreneurship, but lifestyle entrepreneurship may be a little unfamiliar to you, and more specifically my concept of the Lifestyle Japanpreneur. I…
 
On this episode of the Small Business Japan Podcast I talk with entrepreneur and Kyushu travel specialist Simon Gilbert about how he has somehow navigated his businesses through many rough waters over the years and how he and his wife have built a business around their passion for the Kyushu area. Simon is from the UK but headed east 25 years ago. …
 
On this episode of the Small Business Japan Podcast we have some Japanpreneur Quick Tips from Chie Schuller who is a leader in international relations and cross cultural engagement. She has some great advice for entrepreneurs looking to explore rural areas in Japan. "Essential Advice For Foreign Entrepreneurs Exploring Rural Areas in Japan w/ Chie …
 
On this episode of the Small Business Japan Podcast I talk with Chie Schuller about about cultivating corporate cultures that embody both US and Japanese values as well as embracing our differences and diversity. Chie was born and raised in Ishinomaki, Miyagi, Japan. Even though she grew up in a small rural community, she was always curious about o…
 
On this episode of the Small Business Japan Podcast I talk with Adam Fulford...Let me tell you, sit back and get ready for a masterclass on the revitalization of the Japanese countryside, lessons of resilience, and what opportunities and challenges entrepreneurs have in rural villages of Japan. Adam Fulford was born in Devon, England and moved to J…
 
On this episode of the Small Business Japan Podcast we get a few tips from David De La Torre about how to export quality products from Japan and some of the hurdles with international exporting. After having studied business management, David took those skills to the hospitality sector in all its roots, the last ten years have been dedicated to Jap…
 
On this episode of the Small Business Japan Podcast I talk with David De La Torre about becoming a Japanese food and beverage consultant who promotes quality Japanese ingredients, tableware, and culture throughout the world. Join us for an interesting talk about importing, exporting, exploring rural Japan and adding your identity to your business. …
 
On this episode of the Small Business Japan Podcast I interview Aaron Mollin about his Entreprenurial journey through Japan and the world and what he sees are essential elements for creating a business. Aaron Benjamin Mollin is a lawyer and executive search consultant who is also engaged in a myriad of creative endeavors, from DJing, to revolutioni…
 
On this episode of the Small Business Japan Podcast I talk with Anthony Griffin about how he built a thriving company of one while utilizing the power of relationships and networking to grow his business. Anthony Griffin is a marketer and communications coach specializing in helping small to mid-sized Japanese companies market to global audiences. …
 
On this episode of Small Business Japan I talk with Brittany Arthur again who provides a Japanpreneur Quick Tip and talks about the unique business startup scene in Japan compared to other countries around the world. Brittany Arthur wakes up each day excited to support companies in Japan to bring their business aspirations to life and to ignite cre…
 
On this episode of Small Business Japan I talk with Jess Brown, CEO at Nihongo Connection, about how she took a problem she was having with finding actual Japanese language speaking training and turned that into a successful business through building a bootcamp and online membership community. Jessica runs an online and in-person Japanese Conversat…
 
Helen gives us another little Japanpreneur Quick Tip this week in regards to the importance of rest and how entrepreneurs really need to take the time to relax and not let their businesses take over their lives. If you haven't yet heard our recent interview she drops a lot of knowledge bombs us, so look for the episode entitled Launching a Business…
 
On this episode of Small Business Japan I talk with Brittany Arthur about sparking creativity and innovation in the Japan through her consulting firm Design Thinking Japan. Brittany Arthur wakes up each day excited to support companies in Japan to bring their business aspirations to life and to ignite creative confidence at the Japanese workplace b…
 
On this episode of Small Business Japan I talk with Hejar Abdi, a Japan-inspired Dutch Entrepreneur, Model, TikTok Star and Social Media Influencer from the Netherlands. Hejar Abdi is most well-known for being an influencer and social media consultant for other high-end influencers/brands & ambassadors but he still provides physical therapy related…
 
This episode of Small Business Japan is a continuation of episode # 58 with Sake Brewer, owner, and consultant Todd Bellomy where we get into some different business models and changes that come with the pandemic as well advice for entrepreneurs with a connection to Japan. Sake brewer Todd Bellomy works as a sake & craft beer industry consultant wh…
 
On this episode of Small Business Japan I talk with Sake Brewer, owner, and Consultant Todd Bellomy about his life in Japan, how he got his start in the sake industry, and some thoughts on authenticity and Japanese products outside of Japan. I’ll start this episode off by letting you know that because I geeked out so much on the topic I felt it bes…
 
On this episode of Small Business Japan, I talk with Helen Iwata about how after years of experience she took the entrepreneurial leap to launch Sasuga Communications, her award-winning business communication and women’s success coaching company in Tokyo. Helen Iwata is an award-winning business communication and women’s success coach. Originally f…
 
On this episode of Small Business Japan, I talk with Japanese entrepreneur and author Koko Hayashi who has been featured on TV shows such as Shark Tank and Keeping up with the Kardashians about growing multiple online businesses, building a strong social media following and working with celebrities. Koko Hayashi was born and raised in Japan, on the…
 
On this episode of Small Business Japan, I talk with Natalie Meyer about how she built her business around helping both Japanese and International companies globalize and localize their business in a Tokyoesque way. Natalie Meyer is the founder & CEO of Tokyoesque. They provide globally aware & curious market research and localization for companies…
 
On episode 54 of Small Business Japan, I talk with pianist and entrepreneur Makiko Hirata about monetizing the arts, what it means to be a Japanese female pianist, and how a sustainable business requires passion. "An international concert pianist and recording artist, Makiko Hirata, calls herself “Dr. Pianist” for two reasons. She has a Doctor of M…
 
On this episode of Small Business Japan I talk with Kasia who is building her business around connecting employers with an untapped market of employees with Japanese language and cultural skills. Kasia is a trilingual American who spent 8 years in Japan, including in high school, college, graduate school and her career. She is the Founder of Ikigai…
 
On this episode of Small Business Japan I talk with Anthony Joh about all of the lessons he learned from top level business owners and the problems of working with large Japanese corporations as a consultant.Anthony has been a world traveler since birth, having grown up in Canada, USA and Japan. After getting the travel bug he sold his automotive b…
 
On this episode of Small Business Japan I talk with Japanese sake brewer Shinobu Kato about redefining authentic local Japanese sake as he begins his new sake brewery in Brooklyn, New York. Shinobu is from Tokyo, Japan, where he went for college and started his career at Softbank. In 2004, he moved to the US to attend the Robert H. Smith School of …
 
On this episode of Small Business Japan I talk with Sayuri Tsuchitani about growing a business in the US based around a popular beauty and relaxation technique known as Japanese Head Spa. Sayuri is a Head Spanist (or a Head Spa Therapist), and owner of Headspa En in Beverly Hills, and she aims to deliver a quality sleep to everyone. She is original…
 
On this episode of Small Business Japan I have a Japanpreneur Spotlight on cross cultural collaborations as a way to expand your market, and we’ll be talking about apples. We have a few small apple trees out in the yard and this time of year the leaves have just started to pop out and a few flowers are on there too. I always start to think about ho…
 
Hey Japanpreneurs, I have a great interview for you today with Marc Matsumoto about how he has stayed resilient through building a number of business pillars and found untapped opportunities in Japan. Marc Matsumoto is a TV host, food blogger and food and beverage consultant. Born in Japan, and raised in the US, Marc returned to Japan in 2011 to ex…
 
Hey Japanpreneurs, on this episode of Small Business Japan I talk with Sylvain Pierre about starting a Tokyo coding bootcamp with the the backing of the world's #1 ranked coding bootcamp, Le Wagon.Sylvain moved to Japan in 2016 to launch Le Wagon’s Tokyo branch. Le Wagon is an intensive coding bootcamp geared towards creative people and entrepreneu…
 
On this episode of Small Business Japan I have a Japanpreneur Quick Tip aboutrisk and diversifying, and I have a little help from previous guest Ruth Jarman as well. For those of you who haven’t checked out the show with Ruth Jarman you should definitely go back and give that a listen, She was featured on Episode 28 - The Business of Internationali…
 
On this episode of Small Business Japan we get some great advice for entrepreneurs and startups about planning for the new future from Mariko Lochridge who works with many small business clients in Little Tokyo and Los Angeles, California. Mariko Lochridge recently moved to Los Angeles from Tokyo, Japan. She was previously a news journalist, coveri…
 
On this episode of Small Business Japan we discuss culture hacking Japan and how to decipher the differences in American, Chinese, and Japanese ways of thinking with Richard Conrad. Richard Conrad grew up in Washington, D.C., studied engineering and economics at Vanderbilt University, earned a master’s degree in Economics as a local student at Fuda…
 
On this episode of Small Business Japan I talk with Mac Salman about How to Build a Business in Japan based on Quality through Personalized Journeys and Experiences. Mac is the Founder and Lead Guide of Maction Planet, which specializes in Bespoke Japan Travel and Tokyo-Inspired Apparel. He hails from England and has travelled to over 100 countries…
 
On this episode of Small Business Japan we delve into avenues of entrepreneurship in the traditional Japanese arts. I talk with Oscar Brekell, a Japanese tea expert, entrepreneur, author and educator. Oscar Brekell is a native of Sweden who moved to Japan in 2013 in order to study Japanese tea, as well as the history traditions associated with Japa…
 
On this episode of Small Business Japan I have a Japanpreneur Quick Tip I’d like to go over with some of you who may be in a bit of a grey area when it comes to your business’s health.Here are my 9 Most Important Numbers Small Businesses Should Be Tracking.על ידי Small Business Japan
 
On this episode of Small Business Japan we learn from Rachel Leng about how she started her business while working for a company and is now creating a bridge with people and companies abroad to new opportunities in Japan. Rachel Leng is COO and Co-Founder of SeiRogai, Inc., a Tokyo-based business consultancy and media production company, and leads …
 
On this episode of Small Business Japan I talk with Manabu Goto, a tech entrepreneur connecting different generations and Japanese language learners from around the world. Manabu Goto's passion for his current Sail project can be traced back to his experiences of traveling to around 30 countries when he was in college as well as his unique childhoo…
 
On this episode of Small Business Japan I have a Japanpreneur Quick Tip for you around the idea of creating more content for you business in the new normal. Now is the time to be making content for your business. Everyone is home, which means you have more time to create it, and they have more time to consume it. Their eyes and ears are searching f…
 
On this episode of Small Business Japan I talk with Thao Koyama, a Vietnamese entrepreneur in Tokyo who is running her consulting businesses while growing her cosmetics and beauty care company Eldoraku. Stay tuned to hear about her passion for supporting female foreign entrepreneurs in Japan and connecting the world with quality Made-in-Japan produ…
 
On this episode of Small Business Japan I talk with Graeme Lawrence, a lifelong student and teacher of cross-cultural craftsmanship and translating. Find out his tips for doing better business with the Japanese. Graeme has used Japanese in a business environment since 1988, working for the European subsidiaries of Hitachi, Panasonic, Honda and othe…
 
On this episode of Small Business Japan I talk with Menya Hinga, a fitness entrepreneur who has built multiple interconnected businesses with the goal of providing a holistic fitness approach to busy professionals. Menya Hinga is owner of MH Health Coaching, SOGO, CoFit movement, Future Fitness help busy professionals learn to get in shape and win …
 
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