April 10, 2006
Stranova Vol. 18, published April 10, 2006. Our guest this week is Steve Benitez, founder and CEO of Bo’s Coffee Club, the first ever Philippine specialty coffee shop chain. In this episode, you’ll hear how it isn’t always as simple as you’d think to transfer a successful business idea from the U.S. to an entirely different world, and the challenges this inventive entrepreneur faced in making his “passion for coffee” a success in his homeland. Listen and learn why this gifted innovator was a finalist for Ernst & Young’s 2004 “Entrepreneur of the Year” in the Philippines, and how what he discovered might make a difference in how you approach your startup.