Pavlo needs your help to #Namethebook

#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. http://aurik-co-za-5466460.hs-sites.com/blog/namethebook And please share your ideas using #NameTheBook on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook.

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How we work with you?

At Aurik, we use a unique coaching, mentoring and face-to-face engagement process called facilitation. Building a business is artisanal not academic. For this reason, our facilitation is specific to your business, practical and directed towards building an Asset of Value.

Accelerating the growth of your business is made possible by a well thought-out strategy and a practical path of action, supported by good business systems and smart deal-making structures.

We begin with diagnostics on your business. We then set goals. Then we work with you to achieve your goals and build your business into an Asset of Value. Our approach gives you the time to focus on growth and on taking your business to the next level.

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.

Cost

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 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… 

  1. Find, win & keep new customers 
  2. Build the right team 
  3. Grow without chaos 
  4. More time leading; Less time doing 
  5. Maximise the value of your business 
  6. 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?  

The founders

Carien Engelbrecht

Carien Engelbrecht

Chief Operating Officer

Carien has comprehensive experience in managing large and complex supply chains. She has procured billions of Rand’s worth of services and products from multi-disciplinary service providers. In the 1990s, she led an economic inclusivity programme for one of South Africa’s largest developmental initiatives, the Alex Renewal Programme in Gauteng. This involved sourcing, selecting and developing Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and enabling their delivery across multiple projects.

With this highly specialised capability in complex programme management and supplier development, she joined Aurik as a founder member in 2002. Her role in strategising, scoping, managing and driving the operational and programmatic activities of the company has seen Aurik’s client base expanded significantly in the past eleven years.

Carien holds a B.Proc in Law, a Postgraduate Diploma in Policy and Management (WITS) and a Master’s in Business Administration.

She held the position of Chief Director for the Gauteng Department of Development Planning, Environment and Works (later Housing) from 1998 until 2002.

Pavlo Phitidis

Pavlo Phitidis

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 R1-billion.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 entrepreneurs 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 the resident content contributor for Radio 702 and Cape Talk, presenter and host of The Growth Engines for Business Day TV and its print and online channels, editorial contributor to Entrepreneur Magazine, and a regular public speaker.

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.

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