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Building a business is a bloody sport. An entrepreneur shares lessons learned...

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I’m still alive! I’m still alive!

Karabo Songo, Olive Communications

We grew too quickly by not managing our risk… We entered into BEE deals that didn’t have the right intention, in my view… Those two aspects led to a failure to create a great company culture.

Karabo Songo, Olive Communications

Culture eats strategy for breakfast.

Bruce Whitfield, The Money Show

Business – and entrepreneurship – is a bloody sport.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Aurik Business Accelerator founder Pavlo Phitidis and Olive Communications Director Karabo Songo for his weekly small business feature.

Phitidis and Songo share some lessons they learned.

For more detail; listen to the interviews in the audio below (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).

Every time I see a BEE deal I cringe, because I wonder if they’re being set up to fail.

Karabo Songo, Olive Communications

I was a lot more passionate about transformation…

Karabo Songo, Olive Communications

Either we innovate, or we die a slow death.

Karabo Songo, Olive Communications

The deal, as it was, was exciting. But, no, it didn’t transpire.

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

In between each stage of a business’ growth, it needs to pause.

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

In this country we’re extremely intolerant of failure.

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

Pick your clients to the extent that you can…

Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator

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