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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 ...
 
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.
 
Part game show and part chat show. Your host, London Welsh comedian Vix Leyton, holds an ever-changing numbered list of 30 possible subjects - from everyday to current affairs - and invites three comics to compete to take the mic with stories, anecdotes, jokes or even songs, like a parlour game at the best fantasy dinner party you could ever imagine. The game - fun. The rules - highly convoluted. The laughs - constant. Guests to play the arcade so far have included Sara Barron, Sikisa, Tiern ...
 
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This week Vix Leyton invites Alice Fraser, Charlie George and Shazia Murza to the Arcade. This week the conversation spans everything from a Catholic education to age limits on emojis, with stops along the way at underage drinking and musings on whether it's ever appropriate to enjoy the music of Morrissey. You can find Shazia on Twitter & Instagra…
 
This week Vix Leyton invites Katy Brand, Russell Kane and Stu Whiffen to the Arcade. All time contenders for worst prize ever won, as a Loaded award goes up against a backhanded Blue Belt and an ill fated meeting with Calvin Harris. Big Ball Energy here. You can find Russell on Twitter & Instagram & on Evil Genius You can find Katy on Twitter & Ins…
 
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…
 
This week Vix Leyton invites American Dream Sara Barron, star of stage and screen, David Fynn and comedy Queen Juliette Burton to the arcade. This episode opens with a (solo) bang, as Sara explains a teenage repetitive strain, David on going undercover AC12 style as a young actor tasked with finding a criminal on the factory floor and why farmers f…
 
This week Vix Leyton invites Jo Caulfield, Louise Leigh (the fancy spelling) and Eshaan Akbar to an arcade recorded on International Women's Day. In this episode, cutlery etiquette gets a lot of airtime, Louise has a support knicker related injury to report, Jo tells us how her family's lockdown entertainment programme left much to be desired and E…
 
This week Vix Leyton invites Esyllt Sears, Thom Tuck & Robin Morgan to the Arcade. In this Welsh themed episode, Vix rediscovers her accent and relays her questionable reaction to a near-death experience, Robin reveals why he never became a journalist, and Thom Tuck teaches the panel (and specifically Esyllt) all about electricity. You can find Tho…
 
This week Vix Leyton invites Ely Lyons, Daniel Clarkson and Taylor Glenn to the Arcade. In a remarkably cordial episode, topics like weddings after a break up and how to get out of a well jostle with Chaucer and The Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles and hotdogs for a whimsical conversational adventure, where the real prize was the friends they met along …
 
In this International Women's Day special, host Vix Leyton rounds up some of the funniest, most entertaining stories from the series so far. Hilarious, honest, and exactly the right level of oversharing, from Zoe Lyons' ace celebrity chat up line, to Molly Mulshine's most embarrassing injury. The voices you heard were... Esyllt Sears (with Tiernan …
 
In this lockdown Zoom edition of the podcast, Vix Leyton welcomes Carl Donnelly, Tom Deacon and Kate Martin to the Arcade. 'Live, Laugh, Loathe', how to game a wedding list and calculating the cost of a single shower in UK pounds. Find Carl on Twitter & Instagram Find Tom on Twitter & Instagram Find Kate on Twitter & Instagram See acast.com/privacy…
 
In this cosmic ramble of an episode, Vix Leyton welcomes Robin Ince and Lizzy Pollott to the Arcade alongside fan favourite Rich Wilson. On Djing for Nile Rogers, PR stunts, why Peter Crouch is a fantastic unit of measure, and alongside the absolutely relentless dragging of Rich Wilson's Twilight online watch party. It was emotional. Find Robin on …
 
In this very special crossover episode, Vix Leyton welcomes WTB Podcast hosts Jen Brister, Allyson June Smith and Maureen Younger to The Comedy Arcade. All three women offer some valuable, often contrasting life hacks, as they talk about teenage behaviour, the worst advice they were ever given, and Maureen's astonishingly unorthodox approach to eat…
 
This week Vix Leyton welcomes Zoe Lyons, Kate McCabe & Mickey Noonan to compete in episode 18 of The Comedy Arcade. Zoe takes us through her harrowing but hilarious time working on a banana farm, Kate tries to make the term 'Cater Waiter' happen while telling us about her most awkward celebrity encounter, Mickey tells us why you and Mickey, Kate an…
 
This week Vix Leyton welcomes Andrew O'Neill, Steffan Evans & Connie Orff to compete in episode 17 of The Comedy Arcade. We hear about how Connie definitely doesn't terrify the neighbourhood kids, how Andrew hitchhiked into an overnight stay in Newcastle to watch Emmerdale Farm, and how Steffan will buy his own tools to do the job right, if require…
 
In episode 16 Vix Leyton welcomes Paul McCaffrey, Molly Mulshine & Sam Whyte to the Comedy Arcade. In this episode Sam talks about brief encounters with Royalty, Molly covers her time stalking the Kardashians, Paul takes us through his rich and varied job history and Vix reveals why she was escorted out of the Ivy. Find Paul on Twitter & Instagram …
 
This week, Vix Leyton invites Julian Deane, Josie Long and Seann Walsh into the Arcade. This episode covers Josie's brief spell as a door to door salesperson, an impressive number of firings, and why you should probably never invite any of them to an art gallery. Find Julian on Twitter & Instagram and listen to Two Vegan Idiots Find Josie on Twitte…
 
In this week's Welsh special, Vix Leyton invites panel regular Esyllt Sears, Priya Hall and Morgan Rees into the Arcade. The episode covers what it's like to live in a flat that is entirely tiled, whether it is weird to objectify the tax man and Esyltt's complicated feelings about Richard Burton. Find Priya on Twitter & Instagram and listen to Here…
 
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…
 
Welsh comedian Vix Leyton invites Sarah Keyworth, Kelly Welles and Paul Watson to compete in this week's edition of The Comedy Arcade. In an episode that takes us around the world, Kelly tells us about a close shave with a snowmobile, Vix reveals how she got beached in Mexico on a Coral reef and Paul talks about balancing his competitive spirit wit…
 
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…
 
The Comedy Arcade says farewell to the tyre fire of a year that's been 2020. In this second festive special edition recording, we welcome back Rich Wilson, Sikisa & Thom Tuck to give us their thoughts on New Year celebrations and traditions. We learn that Sikisa is the only person who has stuck to a New Year's resolution, that Rich broke Veganuary …
 
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…
 
It's The Comedy Arcade festive special! In this (almost) one-off episode, we welcome Esther Manito, Rich Wilson & John Robertson to roll some Christmas bingo baubles. We hear about Esther's loneliest (best) Christmas, and John & Rich go on the naughty list. Filmed live at the Cavendish Arms in Stockwell. Find John Robertson on Twitter and Twitch Fi…
 
Welsh comedian Vix Leyton invites Sara Barron, John-Luke Roberts & Thom Tuck to compete in this week's edition of The Comedy Arcade. Thom takes on the spirit of a latino love god, John-Luke reveals he is obsessed with CGI cat bumholes & Sara apparently still recalls phone numbers from local Chicago businesses from the 80s. Find Sara on Instagram & …
 
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…
 
Welsh comedian Vix Leyton invites Lulu Popplewell, Joz Norris & Sam Rhodes to compete in this week's edition of The Comedy Arcade. We hear about how Sam will abandon a friendship over a boundary wall (in a tabletop game), why Joz feels responsible for Lou Reed's death and why you should never ask Lulu to organise a hen do. Find Lulu on Twitter Find…
 
Welsh comedian Vix Leyton invites Pope Lonergan, Ilayda Arden and Thom Tuck to compete for points earned through telling the best stories around themes randomly generated by a bingo ball. In this episode we hear about why Vix should never be allowed in the dressing rooms of comedians, Thom Tuck's adventures in a straw hat, Ilayda's too-close encoun…
 
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…
 
Welsh comedian Vix Leyton invites Sam Rhodes, Sooz Kempner and Gráinne Maguire to compete for points earned through telling the best stories around themes randomly generated by a bingo ball. In this episode we hear about Gráinne Maguire's big day out on the first day of lockdown, why you shouldn't take Sooz Kempner to the cinema and the thing that …
 
Welsh comedian Vix Leyton invites John Robertson, Maureen Younger & Tiernan Douieb to compete for points earned through telling the best stories around themes randomly generated by a bingo ball. In this episode we hear about John Robertson's unique approach to Neighbourhood Watch, how Tiernan is wanted for crimes against art (probably) and why Maur…
 
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 …
 
Welsh comedian Vix Leyton invites Leslie Ewing-Burgesse, Sikisa & season regular Esyllt Sears to compete for points earned through telling the best stories around themes randomly generated by a bingo ball. In this episode we hear about Sikisa's very strong feelings about tomatoes, that Vix spends an unhealthy amount of time thinking about Bon Jovi,…
 
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…
 
Welsh comedian Vix Leyton invites Maureen Younger and Esther Manito to play alongside series regular Thom Tuck to compete for points earned through telling the best stories around themes randomly generated by a bingo ball. In this game we establish that Thom has the opposite of Brewer's Droop, Esther Manito's Dad would be no good at the sports roun…
 
Welsh comedian Vix Leyton quizzes her guests on Halloween-themed topics in this special bonus episode. Hear about horoscopes, pumpkin spice lattes, why Lulu had to leave the cinema during Signs, Grainne's issue with how Hollywood took Colin Farrell and made him sleazy and sexy, and why the characters in Tekken have their blood types listed (and why…
 
Welsh comedian Vix Leyton invites Grainne Maguire, Thom Tuck and Joz Norris to compete for points earned through telling the best stories around themes randomly generated by a bingo ball. In the slowest game on record, we establish that Thom will quit a job to play Monopoly, that it is surprisingly easy to set up an English Language College and why…
 
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…
 
Welsh comedian Vix Leyton invites Shappi Khorsandi, Sooz Kempner and Ilayda Arden to compete for points earned through telling the best stories around themes randomly generated by a bingo ball. We established that Sooz hates Cats the Musical, but loves cats, the animals, Shappi once ghosted the queen, Ilayda gave us some secrets of the tarot and Vi…
 
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…
 
The Comedy Arcade is open for business! Welsh comedian Vix Leyton invites Thom Tuck, Tiernan Douieb & Esyllt Sears to compete for points earned through telling the best stories around themes randomly generated by a bingo ball. Find out how Esyllt got out of paying for destroying a rented van in New Zealand, how to hack into Thom's online banking an…
 
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…
 
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