1. Graham Dart – “There’s never enough time in a day to get everything done that needs to get done.”

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    The Conversation:

    Graham Dart is co-owner of the Brickyard. Graham and I sat down to talk business; the challenges of running a bar, the importance of staff, marketing and advertising through Facebook, and the difference between Taiwanese and foreigner customers.

    Questions:

    How do you and your partner delegate tasks?[audio:http://www.thetaiwanchannel.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Graham0151.mp3|titles=Graham Dart]

    Has Facebook been an important tool for marketing and advertising?[audio:http://www.thetaiwanchannel.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Graham0152.mp3|titles=Graham Dart]

    Has Facebook also played a role in attracting bands and DJs?[audio:http://www.thetaiwanchannel.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Graham0153.mp3|titles=Graham Dart]

    Vocabulary: prioritize checklist tasks delegate staff booking adequately basis operations advertisingmarketing promotions skill-sets issue location tagging resource role ton event capture popular continuously database bounce rate

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  2. Jackson Cheng – “People like my Tea.”

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    The Conversation:

    Jackson, a local tea shop owner, talks about tea, coffee, business and design.  With over 6000 tea shops opening every year, why would anyone want to open a tea shop?  Jackson shares his perspective on small business and the philosophy behind his tea. Click here for the location

    Questions:

    Why did you decide to open a tea shop?[audio:http://www.thetaiwanchannel.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Jackson0010.mp3|titles=Jackson0010]

    Why are coffee shops closing?[audio:http://www.thetaiwanchannel.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Jackson0011.mp3|titles=Jackson0011]

    You started the tea shop for your wife.  It sounds like this coffee is for you?[audio:http://www.thetaiwanchannel.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Jackson0012.mp3|titles=Jackson0012]

    Vocabulary: research cost competition profit quality conscious percentage range attract natural market design product

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