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6 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Angela Vithoulkas. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Angela Vithoulkas, often where they are interviewed.

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6 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Angela Vithoulkas. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Angela Vithoulkas, often where they are interviewed.

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Business Innovation Series Episode 3: Angela Vithoulkas

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When you think of the word 'champion', you probably think of a 'winner' -somebody who takes first place. But the true meaning of champion is more than winning a competition.

It's a 13th Century concept for a person who fights on behalf of another. A champion advocates for something or someone, especially when that someone cannot do it themselves.

This is the noble goal of our political system but I'm sad to say that our parliaments are not necessarily filled with the people's champions.

That's why it's so incredible to have found one in Angela Vithoulkas. It's unlikely you've never heard about before because she is so noisy when it comes to small business being the engine room of our economy.

Angela is a sitting councillor for the City of Sydney, and is the founder and leader of the Small Business Political Party. She's owned many small businesses, you've probably heard her on national television or radio, and she now brings all of that rich experience together into an excellent TV show called SMETV which you can see for free on Youtube. Despite all of this achievement, I think her most impressive feat is catching her first shoplifter at the age of 3.

In today's conversation we'll talk about how business can and will rise from the ashes of COVID-19, but what I really hope we discover is - why is Angela our champion? Was it always there? Or was it created by circumstance?


Watch this episode on Youtube: https://youtu.be/f2r6x7NeNbU

Angela's TV show: https://www.youtube.com/c/SMETVPodcasts

Follow Angela: https://www.linkedin.com/in/angelavithoulkas/



Show Notes:

2:40 Angela was catching shoplifters at 3 years old

7:30 Greek restaurants in Sydney

11:22 The birth of Vivo Cafes

12:27 The formula for flipping businesses

15:00 The Vivo Cafe strategy

16:25 The Sydney Light Rail saga

20:00 The secrets of politics

25:25 The state of George St, Sydney

29:40 The birth of the Small Business Political Party

33:24 Why Angela became the people's champion

35:50 Lobby groups

38:15 Angela's message to business owners

41:00 SMEs have more hope than big business

42:00 Predictions for Melbourne

45:00 the invention of Pty Ltd companies

46:00 Victoria needs to live with the virus

53:10 Why did Victoria abandon its pandemic response plan?

54:34 Melbourne adopted the Wuhan response to COVID-19

58:50 Victoria's failure to respond to the Aged Care crisis

1:03:00 Vote for your local champions regardless of party

1:04:30 Finding your local champion

1:05:38 Forcing MPs to work harder

1:10:40 Voting for people who actually care

1:13:19 What makes politics worth it

1:15:55 SMETV Gives people a voice

1:20:40 A dictatorship rules the City of Sydney Council

1:24:00 Political campaigns cost millions of dollars

1:28:30 Melbourne responds to Angela's message of solidarity

1:30:25 Angela's biggest life lesson

Sep 29 2020 · 1hr 33mins
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SME TV & Radio launch with Angela Vithoulkas

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Angela Vithoulkas is a multi award winning entrepreneur, business owner, politician and small business advocate. Her hands on business experience spans over thirty years in hospitality having bought and sold dozens of businesses and employed hundreds of people. She is the executive producer and host of SME TV & Podcasts - a brand new YouTube Channel dedicated to educating, inspiring and advocating for all business owners. Angela is also a twice elected City of Sydney Councillor and Founder of The Small Business Political Party, she wears many hats like most SMEs.
Jul 13 2020 · 25mins

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Angela Vithoulkas - Leader of The Small Business Party

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Ep. 174 Angela Vithoulkas is a twice elected independent Councillor with the City of Sydney and is the Leader of The Small Business Party.

May 10 2019 · 26mins
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State Election - Meet the Candidates - Angela Vithoulkas

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Small Biz Matters – a half hour program each week where you can work ON your business rather than IN it.with Alexi Boyd from Boyd Office Management ServicesDate: 19 March 2019

  • How will you improve regulation for small business & what changes you have planned for the next 1-2 years?
  • The NSW govt has issued a statement back in Nov18 where Premier Berejiklian: “specialist team to help resolve problems encountered by small businesses during the construction of major infrastructure projects across the State. Under the changes, small businesses will be provided with key information and options on what help and support they can access, and where necessary specialist case officers appointed by agencies as a key point of contact.” In our area of Sydney in particular, major infrastructure like North Connex have had huge disruptive impact to businesses. What would your team at Small Business Party specifically implement to support specific businesses experiencing a decline in foot traffic, sales and exposure? Have you spoken to any local businesses about this issue?
  • What is your long term plan for Payroll Tax in NSW? It’s one of the major financial burdens to small businesses who are growing and taking on staff. Isn’t it counter-intuitive to be increasing taxes businesses as they grow? 
  • If you became a member in the NSW Parliament would you have plans to improve innovation opportunities in the outer suburbs of Sydney? It seems that all the hubs with their collaboration space, speakers, educational opportunities and networking nights are kept at arm’s reach from the outer suburbs. Would you support one of these innovation hot spots in areas like Hornsby to drive innovation, collaboration and education?
Mar 19 2019 · 20mins

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Mixing business with politics - Angela Vithoulkas

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This week’s episode is a little different - I’m talking with a small business owner who has become a politician: Angela Vithoulkas. Angela and her brother ran the successful VIVO Cafe Group in Sydney for the last 18 years, and has been twice elected as an independent councillor for the City of Sydney. Angela’s also running as an independent in the upcoming by-election in the seat of Wentworth, currently held by Malcolm Turnbull. She’s a very busy woman! We talk about her background in business since a teenager, why she started the Small Business political party, and what motivates her. Tune in for an interesting conversation! 


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Sep 13 2018 · 1hr 8mins
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64: The Politics of Campaigning - Angela Vithoulkas

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Politics makes for heated debates and sometimes is the value-driven glue that binds us together. My guest today Angela Vithoulkas has a solid history as a small business advocate, commentator and advisor. Then Angela she decided to become a politician, elected as an independent Councillor for the City of Sydney in 2012, where she was subsequently appointed as Deputy Chairperson of the City of Sydney Economic Development and Business Sub-committee throughout that term.  

In 2016 Angela formed the Sydney Matters Independent team and successfully secured a second term on Council.   As well as her civic duties, she also established a small business podcasting platform, Eagle Waves Radio and co-owns a Sydney café. Last year, Angela was named as one of Australia’s top nine influential female entrepreneurs. Now, she has also started her own political party The Small Business Party. Angela is here to discuss The Politics of Campaigning.

In this episode, Angela shares:

  1. As a Councillor for the City of Sydney for the past six years, what have you discovered about the realities
  2. Do men and women campaign differently, are women perhaps judged harder and why or why not does that matter in 2018?
  3. As founder of a new state political party, The Small Business Party, what platform will you be campaigning on?
  4. Last advice: What are your top three tips for anyone wanting to succeed in The Politics of Campaigning?

To connect more with Angela:

W: http://angelavithoulkas.com.au/ 

W: http://thesmallbusinessparty.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AngelaVIVO?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/angelavithoulkas

Amplify your ideas and get a bit political with me! To be a future podcast guest or connect with me, I can be found at: Amber@bespokecomms.com.au

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Jul 24 2018 · 28mins