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Does your business need oomph? Enter it into the Business Accelerator campaign

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Pavlo Phitidis, Director and CEO of the Aurik Business Incubator.

Phitidis discussed the 702/CapeTalk Business Accelerator Campaign with Nedbank.

He said there are 10 types of entrepreneurs that should enter – the bad news buster, David’s taking on Goliaths, trail blazers, fast foxes, social stars, etc.

Click here to enter your business in Gauteng or here to enter your business in the Western Cape.

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

There seems to be bad news everywhere! If your business is into busting bad news; then you’re perfect for Business Accelerators.

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Incubator

I’m seeing a lot of ‘Davids’ taking on ‘Goliaths’. We want you; if you’re taking on the ‘Goliaths’!

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Incubator

Trailblazers are disruptors that recreate value propositions.

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Incubator

All businesses have holes in them. Filling in the application form is a very helpful exercise.

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Incubator

Foxes are fast and dynamic.

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Incubator

Social entrepreneurship is not charity. It’s serving a cause on the back of business principles.

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Incubator

Apps businesses – I call them connectivity kings – are without a doubt an unstoppable force.

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Incubator

If your business, whatever it is, needs oomph – you’re a candidate for Business Accelerators.

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Incubator

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