Woman:This morning, Martin Baker is in our studio to tell us how he started his company, Coffee Express. Martin, good morning.
Man: Good morning.
Woman: First of all, Martin, what made you decide to start your own business?
Man: Well, previously I worked as a consultant in the retail sector, helping clients to face difficult challenges, or helping with their ambitions to make a lot of money, and I realised that what really interested me was not giving advice to other company owners, but actually having one myself.
Woman:So where did you get the initial funding for Coffee Express?
Man: I thought I wouldn't be able to get a bank loan, so I contacted a group called 'Business Angels' which invests in small businesses, and they provided the capital. Later I found out that I did have a colleague with a substantial amount of money to invest who was very interested in becoming a business partner; but by then it was too late.
Woman: I see. And what sort of company is Coffee Express?