Vivacious and individual, vibrant and original - these are the best words to describe the powerhouse that is Angela Vithoulkas!Hearing Angela speak is an event full of surprises, left hand turns, tears, and true belly laughs.
BiographyYou can't get much closer to relevance in small business than someone who, after 26 years and over 20 successful businesses, still loves being in business and sharing that knowledge with other aspiring owners. As a respected Sydney business woman, keynote speaker and presenter, and advisor to governments Angela Vithoulkas has forged a path that most wouldn't expect of a humble café owner.
Through her experience of buying, building up and selling over 20 successful cafés in Sydney's CBD, Angela has seen the highs and lows of being a small business owner and experienced just about every tragedy and triumph that comes with the territory.
Her business skills have been recognised with 6 business awards, including the City of Sydney Business of the Year and NSW Entrepreneur of the Year, as well as the 2007 Telstra Business Women's Owner of the Year. But, she has remained faithful to her commitment to her business and, although she has added the skill of keynote presenter and MC to her toolbox of skills, she is a favourite with small business audiences because she is still one of them.
And, to add yet another string to her bow, at the end of 2010 Angela hosted an event with former Prime Minister John Howard to promote his book, Lazarus Rising. This was just another way for Angela to give her customers something unexpected and go beyond the parameters of just being the local café.
Her inclusion on the City of Sydney Retail Advisory Panel, as the only small business owner among a long list of respected Sydney business and government leaders recognises Angela's knowledge and experience of what's needed to run a retailing and hospitality business in today's market. And her recent appointment as a Panel Member for the ATO Micro Business Partnership allows her to give vital feedback to the ATO on matters of the administration of the tax system for small business.
Never one to stand still in business, Angela has many projects planned for the small business market in 2011, not least a new two hour small business radio show on 2SSR.
Speaking ExperienceAngela is a regular media commentator and an experienced and inspirational keynotespeaker, MC and panelist for government, corporate and business events. Angela's recentappearances include:
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