Help Pavlo to #NameTheBook

Pavlo Phitidis has just completed a book about the ideas, thoughts and more valuably, his direct experience in building successful and a few failed businesses. The only thing standing in the way of the book’s release in September is a title.

Bruce Whitfield learnt of this conundrum and hijacked Pavlo's weekly slot to crowdsource ideas to #NameTheBook! You can listen to those ideas in the podcast at the link. And please share your ideas using #NameTheBook on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook.

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How to build a retail empire very, very slowly

Retail is notoriously difficult, but if you have a great product targeting consumers - you need to get it right. Pavlo Phitidis discussed some key issues that you need to be crystal clear on before embarking on a retail strategy. Listen to the podcast or read the blog here 

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 EMIGRATION: Its cost and opportunity to a business owner

EMIGRATION: Its cost and opportunity to a business owner

Over the last month, I have had two same, but different meetings with two different business owners. They were the same because the issue that came up was emigration. Different because one was emigrating and the other was suffering from staff emigrating.

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 Why waiting to act becomes the only act and how to ‘snap’ the bad habit

Why waiting to act becomes the only act and how to ‘snap’ the bad habit

With the South African elections now come and gone, it feels like we have passed a milestone that we were all holding our breath for.

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How to structure the offer of a Management Buy Out

How to structure the offer of a Management Buy Out

A hardworking, smart professional presented me with a scenario on an offer she had received to conclude a management buy-out.

She has a good relationship with the founder and is a top technical expert in the business. he is reaching a retirement horizon and has confirmed that the future lies with her. He has said that the business will one day be hers and that incentives will be provided to ensure her slice of the pie should she bring new business in.

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Building a business is like sailing a ship

Building a business is like sailing a ship

Analogies are very useful to simplify thinking and action. As a #businessowner, building a #business in a challenging environment creates noise and chaos. Gaining clarity, certainty and confidence helps manage the noise and emotion to provide right action and timing in your journey of building your business. A good analogy helps you get this right.

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Creating wealth through your business

Creating wealth through your business

Wealth describes an abundance of a desirable thing. It could be friendship, love, money, access to a foodstuff and so on. From the context of a #businessowner, what does wealth mean and how do you create it? In conversation with BruceWhitfield on Radio702 and CapeTalk, PavloPhitidis defined the three components of wealth creation in the context of a private business.

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Build resilience into your business to take control of your future

Build resilience into your business to take control of your future

We often hear about being resilient to thrive and survive in business today. Why does this matter and what does it mean?

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Start 2019 by acting on one of these three strategies

What is your business building approach to 2019: Chose one of 3 strategies

2018 has been an exhausting year. Taking time off is important, so long as you don’t break the momentum of your business. Start the new year with an invigorated perspective, clarity, and confidence, and spend some of your holiday defining your 2019 business strategy. It starts with making the right decisions for your business. On The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield, Pavlo Phitidis shows you how:

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Why Collaboration is a Critical Skill for Every Business Owner

Why Collaboration is a Critical Skill for Every Business Owner

We’ve entered the age of collaboration. Despite current events, like BREXIT, that showcase the opposite, collaboration remains an important tool for business success. Getting it right is critical. Effective collaboration can accelerate your business growth and building an Asset of Value. On The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield, Pavlo Phitidis set down a plan for business owners to develop effective collaboration skills and strategies:

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Turn 2018’s Exhaustion into 2019’s Business Acceleration

Turn 2018’s Exhaustion into 2019’s Business Acceleration

Year-end fatigue is setting in - 2018 has been a tough year emotionally, economically, and physically. But that’s not much different to previous years. The opportunity to energise now, for the new year ahead, is also exactly the same. Don’t let year-end fatigue weigh you down - it’s time to gear up and forge ahead. On The Money Show, with Ray White standing for Bruce Whitfield, Pavlo Phitidis shows us how to turn 2018’s exhaustion into 2019’s business acceleration:.

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immigration to boost economy

Immigrating talent for a quick but enduring economic boom

If we can attract 100 000 STEM qualified immigrants, we can not only bridge the skills gap that is stagnating our growth, but we will rapidly inject billions into our economy through spending, tax and investment in SA by these immigrants. In addition, their skills and ambition will drive innovation and make us competitive, if not leaders who are able to export our solutions to the rest of the continent and the world. Read more about this idea which Pavlo shared with The Money Show on 702 & CapeTalk, or listen to the podcast.
Creating opportunity that didn’t exist before

Creating opportunities that didn’t exist before

Creating economy is a key entrepreneurial skill. Its something that is entirely possible irrespective of the environment you trade in. It needs an adept, curious mind and courage. It also needs a well developed and relevant asset stack.

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Winning mindsets turning thought into action and action into results

Winning mindsets turning thought into action and action into results

The distinguishing feature between business owners who crack it and those who drift along, and fail… is mindset.

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 Position your business for success and maximum impact

Position your business for success and maximum impact

Wing Chun Kung Fu, a style of martial arts, requires that you have a secure footing on the ground in all its defensive and offensive actions. This footing “anchors” you to the ground. It translates the force of your strike or block from your foot to your knees to your hips and torso to your strike or block. It lends integrity, strength and power to your action be it a kick or a punch.

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What’s your business worth? I’ll answer it for you in two parts

What’s your business worth?

Firstly, this only matters for 5.4% of all #businessowners since 94.6% of all business started fail to sell. They close at great cost to the business owner, their family, employees, the sector and industry they are in, customers and suppliers and the economy of the country they operate from.

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Developing an effective marketing strategy

Developing an effective marketing strategy

If you can’t and don’t get potential customers to know that you exist, they don’t care and you die. They don’t care because there is very little special about you. Should you not be there, they will get what you were selling from the next business selling it. This is the mindset of a successful marketer.

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Escaping the project revenue trap and why you should do it

Escaping the project revenue trap and why you should do it

Recently, at an Asset of Value event in Johannesburg, South Africa, a room bristling with 58 business owners that collectively generate annual revenues in excess of R3bn, gathered. We spoke about building an Asset of Value in a tough economy including growing in a slow economy, socio-political noise impairing investment and a dearth of skills in the marketplace.

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How to Deal with Nightmare Partnerships, Collaborations & Joint Ventures

How to Deal with Nightmare Partnerships, Collaborations & Joint Ventures

Collaboration is a key element for building your business into a successful Asset of Value. But, not every joint venture works out the way your business needs it to. Spotting, and dealing with, nightmare partnerships before they ruin your business is vital. When you find a partnership that works well, hang on to it tightly.  On The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield, Pavlo Phitidis outlined what could go wrong in your joint venture, and what to watch out for:

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Foresight and action can turn the potential sales you book in 2018 a certainty in 2019

Foresight and action can turn the potential sales you book in 2018 a certainty in 2019

You’re winding down towards the end of 2018, and preparing to lock and load the early sales for 2019. If you’re not in this space, your first sales will only flow into your business towards the middle of next year. That could be a death knell for your business. Get selling, don’t stop, and keep your business momentum moving. But, even as you prepare for success, you need to prepare for disappointment in 2019. Many of those early sales you’re gearing up for...won’t happen. On The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield, Pavlo Phitidis discusses how you can prepare for disappointment, and mitigate the effects of your early 2019 failed sales:

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Building a Branch Network for Your Business

Building a Branch Network for Your Business

Building a branch network for your business is still relevant and appropriate, despite the exponential growth opportunities offered through online platforms. But, expanding your business through physical branches can only achieve so much. Ideally, a click and brick strategy, that combines both physical and online expansion, is best for enabling and supporting business growth. On The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield, Pavlo Phitidis explained the all-important aspects of building a branch network for your business:

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White Knights, Silver Bullets & False Prophets

White Knights, Silver Bullets & False Prophets

The exhaustion of running a business can make us vulnerable to the allure of a cure-all solution. But if it sounds too good...

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Help Pavlo to #NameTheBook
namethebook

Help Pavlo to #NameTheBook

Pavlo Phitidis has just completed a book about the ideas, thoughts and more valuably, his direct experience in building successful...

Read more

How to build a retail empire very, very slowly

How to build a retail empire very, very slowly

Retail is notoriously difficult, but if you have a great product targeting consumers - you need to get it right. Pavlo Phitidis...

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Immigrating talent for a quick but enduring economic boom

Immigrating talent for a quick but enduring economic boom

If we can attract 100 000 STEM qualified immigrants, we can not only bridge the skills gap that is stagnating our growth,...

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EMIGRATION: Its cost and opportunity to a business owner
Business Growth

EMIGRATION: Its cost and opportunity to a business owner

Over the last month, I have had two same, but different meetings with two different business owners. They were the same because...

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Creating opportunities that didn’t exist before
Growing business value Business Growth

Creating opportunities that didn’t exist before

Creating economy is a key entrepreneurial skill. Its something that is entirely possible irrespective of the environment...

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Why waiting to act becomes the only act and how to ‘snap’ the bad habit
Asset of Value

Why waiting to act becomes the only act and how to ‘snap’ the bad habit

With the South African elections now come and gone, it feels like we have passed a milestone that we were all holding our...

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Winning mindsets turning thought into action and action into results
Building your Business Business Growth

Winning mindsets turning thought into action and action into results

The distinguishing feature between business owners who crack it and those who drift along, and fail… is mindset.

Read more

How to structure the offer of a Management Buy Out
Business Succession Succession planning

How to structure the offer of a Management Buy Out

A hardworking, smart professional presented me with a scenario on an offer she had received to conclude a management buy-out. She...

Read more

Position your business for success and maximum impact
Positioning your Business Business Growth

Position your business for success and maximum impact

Wing Chun Kung Fu, a style of martial arts, requires that you have a secure footing on the ground in all its defensive and...

Read more

Building a business is like sailing a ship
Asset of Value Building your Business

Building a business is like sailing a ship

Analogies are very useful to simplify thinking and action. As a #businessowner, building a #business in a challenging environment...

Read more

What’s your business worth?
Business Growth

What’s your business worth?

Firstly, this only matters for 5.4% of all #businessowners since 94.6% of all business started fail to sell. They close at...

Read more

Creating wealth through your business
Business Growth Wealth Creation

Creating wealth through your business

Wealth describes an abundance of a desirable thing. It could be friendship, love, money, access to a foodstuff and so on....

Read more

Developing an effective marketing strategy
Business Growth Marketing strategy

Developing an effective marketing strategy

If you can’t and don’t get potential customers to know that you exist, they don’t care and you die. They don’t care because...

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Build resilience into your business to take control of your future
Business Growth Strategic Planning

Build resilience into your business to take control of your future

We often hear about being resilient to thrive and survive in business today. Why does this matter and what does it mean?

Read more

Escaping the project revenue trap and why you should do it
Building your Business

Escaping the project revenue trap and why you should do it

Recently, at an Asset of Value event in Johannesburg, South Africa, a room bristling with 58 business owners that collectively...

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What is your business building approach to 2019: Chose one of 3 strategies
The Money Show Business Strategy

What is your business building approach to 2019: Chose one of 3 strategies

2018 has been an exhausting year. Taking time off is important, so long as you don’t break the momentum of your business....

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How to Deal with Nightmare Partnerships, Collaborations & Joint Ventures
The Money Show

How to Deal with Nightmare Partnerships, Collaborations & Joint Ventures

Collaboration is a key element for building your business into a successful Asset of Value. But, not every joint venture...

Read more

Why Collaboration is a Critical Skill for Every Business Owner
The Money Show Building your Business

Why Collaboration is a Critical Skill for Every Business Owner

We’ve entered the age of collaboration. Despite current events, like BREXIT, that showcase the opposite, collaboration remains...

Read more

Foresight and action can turn the potential sales you book in 2018 a certainty in 2019
The Money Show Sales

Foresight and action can turn the potential sales you book in 2018 a certainty in 2019

You’re winding down towards the end of 2018, and preparing to lock and load the early sales for 2019. If you’re not in this...

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Turn 2018’s Exhaustion into 2019’s Business Acceleration
The Money Show Business Growth

Turn 2018’s Exhaustion into 2019’s Business Acceleration

Year-end fatigue is setting in - 2018 has been a tough year emotionally, economically, and physically. But that’s not much...

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Building a Branch Network for Your Business
The Money Show Asset of Value Business Growth

Building a Branch Network for Your Business

Building a branch network for your business is still relevant and appropriate, despite the exponential growth opportunities...

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Growing Revenues through Indirect Sales Channels
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Growing Revenues through Indirect Sales Channels

Effectively growing your business revenue needs a lot more than just a regular sales effort. Developing and implementing...

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Entering, Surviving, and Thriving, in a New Industry Created by New Technologies
The Money Show Business Growth Strategic Planning

Entering, Surviving, and Thriving, in a New Industry Created by New Technologies

We’re in the midst of the 4th industrial revolution, with many new technologies quickly entering the business environment....

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