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Aurik business blueprint Kwa-Zulu Natal 30 July 2024

Join us for 55 minutes on 3rd November to understand  how we would work with you and your team to achieve your business goals and ambitions. 


Your CEO business blueprint to scale, grow and dominate your industry!

Aurik business battleplan Kwa-Zulu Natal 23 May 2024

Date: Tuesday 30 July 2024
Time: 7am to 11.30am 
Venue: Hilton Garden Inn, Umhlanga Arch 

Gain perspectives, insights, actions and connections with growth-minded business owners while you build an actionable CEO business blueprint to scale, grow and secure the value of your business as you walk out of the door.

For 15 years, Aurik has partnered with over 3 000 businesses to deliver average annual growth rates of 28.9% and average EBIDTA growth of 32.4%

Join us on 30 July 2024 to meet, greet, engage and emerge with insights, strategies, tactics and approaches to tackling the biggest impediments to business growth and value.

Facilitated by Pavlo Phitidis, he will challenge you on your business, and inspire you with real stories of business owners like yourself, who are getting it right.

Walk out with: 

  • A single strategy that will deliver growth despite the business environment
  • Your CEO battleplan to scale, grow & dominate your industry
  • Your business’s value – the number now, the number you want and a plan on how to achieve it
  • Insights, perspectives and inspiration from, as well as relationships with, established, growth-minded business owners

Presenter

Pavlo Phitidis

As an entrepreneur and investor, Pavlo offers over 25 years of direct experience in conceptualising and building businesses across three continents. He has developed and brought to market business assets in excess of $450m through a combination of business start-ups, turnarounds, sales and acquisitions. Using his hands-on experience, business capabilities and relationship networks, he continues to support the growth of business owners through Aurik , a venture capital business growth service.

Pavlo is a regular media commentator, an international speaker on business growth and author of the best-selling, Sweat Scale $ell as well as his newest title: Reset Rebuild Reignite.

Host

Johan

Johan Taljaard

Johan is one of the directors of Aurik Business Cape Town & KZN. 

Before investing in Aurik, Johan worked in mergers and acquisitions, where he saw the scale of the challenge facing business owners who believed they could sell their businesses.

Johan was already running his first business while qualifying for his B.Comm in Entrepreneurship. He subsequently started and built several companies across sectors including IT, Finance, Publishing and Digital marketing. For 10 years he ran a financing company that offered bridging and project finance, among other solutions. He spent 2 years in a large corporate, where he was a project manager on a range of FMCG projects. This accumulated experience developed his borderline-obsession with what he calls ‘the end game’: building a business so that it can be sold.

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Registration Details Aurik Cape Town 1 August 2024

Join us for 55 minutes on 29th September to understand how we have gotten this right, and how we would work with you and your team to achieve the same, or more.

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Thursday 1st August 2024 
7am for 7.30 start, until 11.30
DoubleTree by Hilton, Cape Town, Upper East Side

We will be in touch nearer the time and look forward to seeing you there. 

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Registration Details Aurik KZN 30 July 2024

Join us for 55 minutes on 29th September to understand how we have gotten this right, and how we would work with you and your team to achieve the same, or more.

You’re registered!
Download the details  for the Aurik Business Blueprint workshop. 

Click on the button to download the diary entry and save it into your calendar. 

30 July 2024
7am for 7.30 start, until 11.30

Hilton Garden Inn, Umhlanga Arch 

We will be in touch nearer the time and look forward to seeing you there. 

KZN


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Aurik business blueprint Cape Town 1 August 2024

Join us for 55 minutes on 3rd November to understand  how we would work with you and your team to achieve your business goals and ambitions. 


Your CEO business blueprint to scale, grow and dominate your industry!

21 May

Date: Thursday 1st August 2024
Time: 7am to 11.30am 
Venue: Doubletree by Hilton, Cape Town, Upper East Side

Gain perspectives, insights, actions and connections with growth-minded business owners while you build an actionable CEO business battleplan to scale, grow and secure the value of your business as you walk out of the door.

For 15 years, Aurik has partnered with over 3 000 businesses to deliver average annual growth rates of 28.9% and average EBIDTA growth of 32.4%

Join us on 01 August 2024 to meet, greet, engage and emerge with insights, strategies, tactics and approaches to tackling the biggest impediments to business growth and value.

Facilitated by Pavlo Phitidis, he will challenge you on your business, and inspire you with real stories of business owners like yourself, who are getting it right.

In 4 hours, walk out with: 

  • A single strategy that will deliver growth despite the business environment
  • Your CEO blueprint to scale, grow & dominate your industry
  • Your business’s value – the number now, the number you want and a plan on how to achieve it
  • Insights, perspectives and inspiration from, as well as relationships with, established, growth-minded business owners

Presenter

Pavlo Phitidis

As an entrepreneur and investor, Pavlo offers over 25 years of direct experience in conceptualising and building businesses across three continents. He has developed and brought to market business assets in excess of $450m through a combination of business start-ups, turnarounds, sales and acquisitions. Using his hands-on experience, business capabilities and relationship networks, he continues to support the growth of business owners through Aurik , a venture capital business growth service.

Pavlo is a regular media commentator, an international speaker on business growth and author of the best-selling, Sweat Scale $ell as well as his newest title: Reset Rebuild Reignite.

Host

Johan

Johan Taljaard

Johan is one of the directors of Aurik Business Cape Town & KZN. 

Before investing in Aurik, Johan worked in mergers and acquisitions, where he saw the scale of the challenge facing business owners who believed they could sell their businesses.

Johan was already running his first business while qualifying for his B.Comm in Entrepreneurship. He subsequently started and built several companies across sectors including IT, Finance, Publishing and Digital marketing. For 10 years he ran a financing company that offered bridging and project finance, among other solutions. He spent 2 years in a large corporate, where he was a project manager on a range of FMCG projects. This accumulated experience developed his borderline-obsession with what he calls ‘the end game’: building a business so that it can be sold.

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Elite Business: Optimising business decisions: The power of focused strategy

Elite Business: Optimising business decisions: The power of focused strategy

In this article, originally featured in Elite Business: Maximise your time and attention with a framework that simplifies the complexity and noise of day-to day- business


Recently, I had the privilege of addressing a substantial audience of around 680 individuals, comprising government officials, corporate executives, private business owners, and numerous employees. The topic I presented, which resonated with many, revolved around an idea first introduced in 1956 by George Miller: the magical number seven. Miller proposed that our short-term memory can handle seven items, give or take two. Some can manage five, while others can juggle nine.

This concept made me ponder the complexities faced by business owners today. With the growing uncertainties in technology, employment, supply chains, and politics, decision-making has become increasingly challenging. The key to navigating these complexities lies in avoiding cognitive overload—an impediment caused by an excess of information that hinders clear decision-making.

The M.O.S.T. Framework for Effective Business Strategy

The essence of my talk focused on maximizing time and attention through the M.O.S.T.E framework, which stands for Mindset, Objective, Strategy, Tactics and of course, Execution. Here’s a breakdown:

Mindset 

A winning mindset is crucial. This goes beyond merely having a growth mindset; it’s about maintaining a vision that transcends the current moment. Such a mindset equips you to tackle present challenges with an eye on future success.

Objective

The power of one objective cannot be overstated. Studies indicate that having more than one primary objective can reduce your intellectual capacity by 38%. In business, this objective should focus on increasing your asset value. This singular focus ensures clarity and enhances productivity.

Strategy 

Your strategy should be singular and concentrated on building your business into a valuable asset. A successful strategy encompasses three main attributes:

  • Income Generation: Ensure your business consistently generates revenue.
  • Capital Value Improvement: Continuously work on increasing the value of your business.
  • Tradability: Develop your business to be an asset that can be sold or traded independently of your direct involvement.

Tactics 

Developing effective tactics is the next step. Here are five essential tactics to consider:

  • Positioning: Stand out from competitors by focusing on whom you serve and how you serve them uniquely.
  • System of Delivery: Develop systems that are teachable and trainable, allowing your team to manage operations efficiently.
  • Purposeful Team: Assemble a team capable of running these systems, freeing you to focus on growth.
  • Growth: Constant growth is vital. It attracts the right team members, customers, and maintains supplier enthusiasm.
  • Value: Always concentrate on transforming your business into an asset, ensuring it’s not merely a complex job but a thriving enterprise.

Execution

This is where all great efforts live or die. Too often we find ourselves stuck in the daily, weekly, monthly operational grind needed to sustain our businesses. Adopting an approach to get you our of the engine room and onto the bridge of your ship by way of an analogy, places you in a position to lead execution.

By adhering to these principles, you can simplify decision-making processes, enhance business efficiency, and ultimately build a more robust, valuable enterprise. I hope these insights prove beneficial. Until next week, cut out the noise of competing narratives around our politics, inflation, Brexit, national service, climate change and so on, to focus on what you can control and build.