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Seminar: How to build resilience into your business?

02.09.18 AHK Süd-Afrika - News-Hauptkategorie

Johannesburg, 21 August 2018 – Open your local newspaper or industry-relevant B2B publication on any given day and you may be blown away by how easily this new legislation or that natural disaster just put a hole in your business prospects. Whether yours is a massive, industry-cornering enterprise or a young, but fast-growing, SME, you must be as resilient as your environment is unpredictable, for your business to reach its goals.

The Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted a seminar around this issue, which was presented by AURIK Enterprise Development. Guests were invited to learn about what leaders have to consider in order for their business, not simply to survive, but thrive in the face of South Africa’s ever-changing market environment and build their business into “an Asset of Value”. 

That may sound like a tall order, but Pavlo Phitidis, the founder of AURIK Business Accelerator, proved it could be done. Through a series of case studies, Mr Phitidis illustrated how product offerings are the result of mindset. By always being aware of how your business can be disrupted by your competition, evolving technologies, and socio-political, while also recognising and building onto the value of your assets, you determine whether your company is destined for closure, for sale, or growth and success that lasts. Mr Phitidis stressed the importance of working in your business as well as on it – a good leader spends a great deal of time doing both. 

During the Q and A at the end of Mr Phitidis’s seminar, there were plenty of questions to go around, some pertaining to the presentation and others querying Mr Phitidis’s opinion on current events and what can be done to strengthen South African businesses in those particular instances. Attendees left with insights, which were more than mere motivation; many felt they now had very practical steps that could certianly benefit their businesses going forward. 

Aurik Business Accelerator

Aurik advances the South African economy by working with established, private businesses owners to accelerate their growth to enhance the value of their businesses. In addition, working with corporates, Aurik designs and implements localisation supplier development programmes and builds skunk works to onboard innovation keeping big businesses relevant. Through it’s Section 12J fund, Aurik provides equity funding to both private and supply chain-linked businesses to support growth. Internationally, Aurik works with innovative early stage, established businesses in the USA, UK and Europe to reduce their commercialisation cost and accelerate their exit values in sales to corporates. Visit and engage with us.

Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry 

The Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry has been operating in Southern Africa for over 65 years. Bringing together potential business partners is one of our key service offerings. We foster business links between Germany and Southern African companies through comprehensive and target group-oriented researches, workshops, seminars and business delegations that bring you in contact with competent business partners in your industry. Contact the Chamber to get connected with German and southern African businesses at info(at); or call +27 11 486 2775.