059: The ingredients for a successful business using a chocolate base. We're Making Conversations about young entrepreneurs Count!

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The ingredients for a successful business using a chocolate base We're Making Conversations about young entrepreneurs Count! With Louis Barnett.

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Choclopreneur

Louis Barnett founder of Chokolit - and developer of the "Chocolate Box Methodology" in business has a very different approach thanks to his work with mentors.

After starting out as a young entrepreneur at 14 years old, Louis now works with SME's across the UK helping them with their strategy and growth.

Having already been recognised with a Lord Carter award for his contributions to food and drink industry, his credibility has skyrocketed.

In this episode of the "Making Conversations Count" podcast, Louis says he was an entrepreneur by default not by chosen career path!

Louis Barnett: "I think I was very much an entrepreneur by default.

I think that of a lot of entrepreneurs, especially now.

It was just I loved, and I was pretty good at eating chocolate, so that helped, fell into making stuff for family and friends and then it just snowballed.

But it certainly wasn't a conscious decision of, 'Right, let's start this business and make some money and create a career' ".

(Read the full transcript on the episode page at https://makingconversationscount.com/episodes/)

Chocolate and business

The chocolate industry is a great place to learn about business, and Louis Barnett has been doing just that since the age of 14.

Now he's helping other young entrepreneurs achieve their dreams by using his experience in chocolate as a benchmark for teaching his mentees about his 'chocolate box methodology'!

Is Britain culturally integrated enough?

During this episode, while Making Conversations about young entrepreneurs Count, Louis offered his views on how Britain should do more to become culturally integrated and how the rest of the world puts us to shame on the world business stage.

"Louis Barnett: I really wished that somehow Britain was more culturally integrated, even with Europe, that we had more focus on foreign languages, and I think you pick up little bits of different languages and I had all kinds of different phrasebooks in different countries. I am probably not as practised anymore, but at one point I could get around and do most things in Spanish and hold a very basic conversation."

(Read the full transcript on the episode page at https://makingconversationscount.com/episodes/)

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"Making Conversations Count" is a podcast from WAG Associates founder and telemarketing trainer Wendy Harris.

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