Small Business Focus

How to start a career (or business) with no experience, money or support

I often meet people who have no resources, no family… full of potential, but with a sense of complete hopelessness…

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

Government doesn’t care about you… Business doesn’t care about you… Religious organisations don’t care about you…

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

...sweep the floor for free… start speaking to people… opportunities are plenty… you’re building skills by osmosis… do the sweeping job with absolute perfection… demonstrate care and an obsessive-compulsive perfectionism… Tell people about your attitude… three months in, meet the boss… Tell her or him to watch you…

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

How can you start your career, or business, when you feel you have absolutely nothing to offer?

How can you start your career, or business, when you don’t have any real support from anyone with something to offer?

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Aurik Business Accelerator founder Pavlo Phitidis.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).

How to build a business, or get a career, when you have nothing behind you, no education, no referrals, no track record...

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

The longer you remain unemployed, the less likely you’ll get employed.

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

Pick something! Decide on something to do…

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

Go to YouTube… There’s a very good site called ‘Just the Job’…

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

Once you’re in… you start to see the gaps…

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

Say ‘yes’ to anything. Sweep the floors…

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

Dress conservatively…

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

Pavement pounding is a remarkable thing…

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

Create a mantra. Constantly remind yourself why you’re doing it…

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

The single most important book you can read in your life is ‘Oh, the Places You'll Go!’ by Dr Seuss.

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

People invest in character rather than skills.

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

Click here (then “like” the page) to follow Bruce on Facebook.

Enter your email address in the form below to receive a newsletter containing the most-read articles of the week from Bruce Whitfield’s The Money Show every Friday morning in your inbox.

Subscribe to our Business Wrap Newsletter


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Want to start a business? How to know if it’ll work before you take the plunge

Want to start a business? How to know if it’ll work before you take the plunge

"Idea validation" is the process of testing your idea before launching your business, says Yiedi CEO Jayshree Naidoo.

10 most-read 'small business' articles from The Money Show in 2018

10 most-read 'small business' articles from The Money Show in 2018

Small business guru Pavlo Phitidis from Aurik Business Accelerator broke the internet with these helpful articles.

Are you in or out? Decide at the start of 2019, but don’t waste time!

Are you in or out? Decide at the start of 2019, but don’t waste time!

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Aurik Business Accelerator founder Pavlo Phitidis.

Meet Eben Uys of Mad Giant, where mad science meets a massive love of beer

Meet Eben Uys of Mad Giant, where mad science meets a massive love of beer

Mad Giant was born from the desire to conquer the world and take chances with no fear of the outcome, says its founder Eben Uys.

Exhausted? How energise by preparing for 2019 before winding down

Exhausted? How energise by preparing for 2019 before winding down

Ray White interviews Pavlo Phitidis, small business guru and founder of Aurik Business Accelerator.

How to start your own business (by a guy who started his with almost no money)

How to start your own business (by a guy who started his with almost no money)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews NicHarry founder Nic Haralambous.

Popular articles
[LISTEN] #Xolobeni: 'Was the minister here to listen to us or preach to us?'

[LISTEN] #Xolobeni: 'Was the minister here to listen to us or preach to us?'

On Wednesday Mantashe held a meeting with residents on mining issues in the area but the meeting ended with stun grenades fired.

How to start your own business (by a guy who started his with almost no money)

How to start your own business (by a guy who started his with almost no money)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews NicHarry founder Nic Haralambous.

Bosasa's Angelo Agrizzi's shocking evidence at state capture commission

Bosasa's Angelo Agrizzi's shocking evidence at state capture commission

Agrizzi has revealed evidence which implicates former SAA chairperson Dudu Myeni in state capture.

Manyi: ATM is bigger than the ANC and we're gunning to govern

Manyi: ATM is bigger than the ANC and we're gunning to govern

While he couldn't quote precise figures, he claims that the party's size is in excess of a million members.

[WATCH] Baby hilariously tries to eat mom's burritos

[WATCH] Baby hilariously tries to eat mom's burritos

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

Bryan Habana opens up about money, and now having to buy his own clothes

Bryan Habana opens up about money, and now having to buy his own clothes

Bruce Whitfield interviews the legendary Springbok about his attitude toward money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.)