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Why you should work with us
All our work with you is face-to-face. It’s practical, it’s action-oriented and it works. It’s not academic. Our approach comes from having started and sold 12 businesses. Two listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, two failed and the remaining eight were sold through management buy-outs and sales to corporate buyers.
The process of establishing, stabilising and accelerating growth to build Assets of Value comes from our direct experience and from having worked with many, many entrepreneurs. Read more about our results and some of the challenges entrepreneurs faced here.
Who we work best with
We work with established business owners across most sectors who want to build their business into an Asset of Value. We work best with businesses that have moved beyond start-up and are generating annual revenues from R8-million up to R200-million.
Aurik does not take equity in your business. We create a fee-based success driven structure that is suited to you and your business’s capability.
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We do this…
We work with established business owners to get your business to its next level of growth and value.
94.6% of businesses started never get sold. They close. It’s this fact that drives us to help build established businesses into valuable, saleable assets that secure the business owners future and legacy.
By solving real business growth problems…
- Find, win & keep new customers
- Build the right team
- Grow without chaos
- More time leading; Less time doing
- Maximise the value of your business
- Succession to the next generation
To achieve this….
We partner with you, as a business owner, to build your business into an Asset of Value™. This is a business that is:
- Relevant: Solves real problems for the customers it serves12
- Organised: Operates with integrated business systems3
- Purposeful: Has the right people doing the right things at the right time4
- Sustainable: Generates consistent, steady cashflow5
- Bankable: Is attractive to funders, investors or buyers6
- Saleable: Has a high probability of being successfully sold in the future7
Releases your time to focus on growth
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About - The Founders
Why do you exist?
94.6% of businesses started never get sold, they close.
Aurik’s founders had experienced this in both their personal and professional lives and it is their deep understanding of this brutal fact that drives Aurik to build successful businesses into sustainable, valuable assets to secure the owner’s future.
How did you come about?
Aurik’s unique methodology was developed through the direct learnings of Aurik’s founders who started, built and sold 12 businesses in 8 years. Two listed on the Stock Exchange, two failed and eight were sold through either management buy-outs or sales to corporate buyers.
The last few businesses only required 35% of the money and 45% of the time to deliver the same value as the first few. This experience and insight led to the Aurik method, a business building approach that will build any business into an Asset of Value™.
Who are you?
Chief Operating Officer
After a stint in corporate finance, Carien spent nine years leading and managing multi-billion Rand supply chains for big infrastructure projects in Africa. Fundamental to the projects was the establishment of extensive, reliable small-medium business suppliers. Sourcing, selecting and supporting the ability to scale the delivery of their products and services was Carien’s key area of success.
Carien joined Aurik as a co-founder in its second year of establishment and directly started, built and sold seven businesses across the technology, media, business services and food sectors.
Carien leads the continuous development of the Aurik business model globally, incorporating digital, smart technology with empathetic scaling practices. This has enabled Aurik to maintain the quality and impact measures on client engagements and delivery of services across four continents. In addition, Carien troubleshoots growth problems with Aurik clients generating annual revenues in excess of R60m.
Carien holds a B.Proc in Law (WITS), a Postgraduate Diploma in Policy and Management (WITS) and a Master’s in Business Administration in Strategy and Technology from Wits Business School.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Pavlo has over 20 years of direct experience in conceptualising, starting-up and developing businesses. Through a combination of company start-ups, turnarounds, sales and acquisitions for JSE-listings, he has brought to market business assets worth over $300m.
This hard-earned experience provided him with a beginning-to-end view on the business building process, from start-up to sale.
Using his hands-on experience, business capabilities and relationship networks, he supports the growth of business owners through Aurik Business Accelerator which he co-founded in 2001.
He has built over 400 early-stage and growth-stage businesses into Assets of Value.
Pavlo is a regular media commentator on matters of business growth and entrepreneurship, he speaks and presents to audiences across sectors and his first book will be published in 2019.
He holds a B.Com degree (Accounting and Finance) from the University of Cape Town, a Marketing Management Diploma and an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Finance from Wits Business School.
We are obsessed with supporting the entrepreneurial agenda of SA, its people and its businesses. We have witnessed the ability of the entrepreneurial endeavour to solve problems, improve society, reward risk and stabilise an economy. We work with organisations that share our passion. These include 702, CapeTalk, Business Day, Enactus, Goldman Sachs 10 000 Women, and Start-Up South Africa.