37 episodes

It’s Not Over is like real-time therapy for entrepreneurs and business owners.

Each episode is about vulnerable, honest and frank conversations with entrepreneurs who have survived near-death business experiences.

Too often I listen to entrepreneurs and business owners talk about how they became rich, how deeply they read, how they invest their exit money and how they have found peace recently through meditation and Naval’s tweets.

Every entrepreneur I know has a story of survival. On this show, I talk to entrepreneurs about their own stories of survival and success. We discuss the players involved, the lessons learned, the strategy that helped them out of their death spirals and dive deeply into how these experiences changed the way they build and run businesses.

I also urge my guests to talk more openly about how business catastrophe impacted their personal lives and mental health.

Each episode will change how you see your own obstacles both personal and professional.

Every guest will teach you lessons to apply in your own life and business.

It's Not Over Nic Haralambous

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    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

It’s Not Over is like real-time therapy for entrepreneurs and business owners.

Each episode is about vulnerable, honest and frank conversations with entrepreneurs who have survived near-death business experiences.

Too often I listen to entrepreneurs and business owners talk about how they became rich, how deeply they read, how they invest their exit money and how they have found peace recently through meditation and Naval’s tweets.

Every entrepreneur I know has a story of survival. On this show, I talk to entrepreneurs about their own stories of survival and success. We discuss the players involved, the lessons learned, the strategy that helped them out of their death spirals and dive deeply into how these experiences changed the way they build and run businesses.

I also urge my guests to talk more openly about how business catastrophe impacted their personal lives and mental health.

Each episode will change how you see your own obstacles both personal and professional.

Every guest will teach you lessons to apply in your own life and business.

    Zanele Matome - From a personal butler to broke and back

    Zanele Matome - From a personal butler to broke and back

    Zanele Matome has experienced the highs and lows of entrepreneurship like few people I have ever met. She went from wininng mining tenders, living in a huge house with a butler to broke and back at her childhood home. But that didn't keep her down as you'll soon find out.
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    • 45 min
    Chris Jones - How his business survived losing 70% of its revenue in one meeting

    Chris Jones - How his business survived losing 70% of its revenue in one meeting

    Like many entrepreneurs, Chris Jones built his business off the back of a product that he developed to solve a problem that he had. As an American Football player, Chris noticed a gap in the market for durable catcher's gloves with extreme grip.
    He developed a glove, started to produce and sell it and eventually rolled that product into a distribution business with a partner who would ultimately put his business in a very precarious position. In a single meeting, his partner ended their relationship and took with it 70% of his revenue.
    In this episode, Chris and I discuss creating a product from scratch, finding partners, losing income and succeeding in the face of certain death.
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    Find Chris online, buy his book and follow his social accounts:
    Social media links:
    Instagram: @relentlesschrisjones
    Facebook: @relentlesschrisjones
    LinkedIn: @chrisjonesyyc

    Websites:
    https://www.relentlesschrisjones.com/
    https://www.eosworldwide.com/chris-jones
    Link to Relentless AF on Amazon - Buy Relentless AF here

    • 53 min
    Jason Bagley - A single distracting client ended this business

    Jason Bagley - A single distracting client ended this business

    When his business eventually ended, it took with it his cofounder relationship, best mate and group of friends from high school.
    Jason Bagley's company, Firing Squad, started out as a project-based service business. But thanks to his ability to analyse the data, he pivoted to a more profitable product-based retainer model focused on email management.
    Unfortunately for Jason and his business partner, the data can only point you in the direction you need to go, the rest is up to you. Jason landed an enticing client who would mark the downfall of his company with late payment, all-consuming work and the promise of shiny silicon valley like growth and venture capital.
    Jason's story is one filled with resilience, recovery, and an unfortunate lack of focus as a single destructive client grew in scope but not in profit.
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    Find Jason online:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonbagley-copycheck/
    https://getcopycheck.com/

    • 52 min
    Hiten Keshave - I lost all of my savings when my business died

    Hiten Keshave - I lost all of my savings when my business died

    Hiten Keshav is an accountant who wanted desperately to strike out on his own and build a business despite his parents desperately wanting him to take a different path to their own.
    His first business opportunity was in an unfamiliar industry where he had no experience, no network and was burning through his hard-earned savings to survive.
    It's not often that I get to speak to someone who chose to shut down a business, but in this episode of It's Not Over, Hiten reveals the pains of failure and the critical lessons he learned that allowed him to build a better business the next time around.
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    Follow Hiten:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/hitenkeshave/
    https://www.theunconventionalca.org/

    • 43 min
    Mike Abel - How a failing client almost took down his ad agency

    Mike Abel - How a failing client almost took down his ad agency

    No matter how large your business is or how much experience you have leading, the threat of business death is always looming.
    When Mike Abel decided to pitch for the advertising business of the flailing retailer Edgars, he believed his agency could turn the retailer back into a profitable entity.
    Unfortunately, a change in leadership at his client lead to underhanded tactics, which threatened the survival of his business.
    Mike Abel is a business leader with strong opinions, deep experience and the talent to back up his words.
    In this episode of It's Not Over, Mike and I discuss pitching for business when you know you'll lose it, motivating a team that may lose their job and the morals and ethics of doing business with the right partners and clients.
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    Connect with Mike:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-abel-39b53b12/
    https://twitter.com/abelmike
    https://www.instagram.com/mikeabel67/
    http://www.mcsaatchiabel.co.za/

    • 53 min
    Fred Roed - You aren't the best person to do everything in your business

    Fred Roed - You aren't the best person to do everything in your business

    At the start of his business, Fred Roed, like most founders, did everything in the business. Sales, Marketing, Creative Projects, Customer service and finances.
    But managing finances for a young business without the appropriate skill or aptitude can leave your business in dire straights. Unfortunately for Fred, this is exactly what happened with his company, World Wide Creative, in the early years.
    Luckily Fred had people around him who quickly helped him realise that he needed to focus on what he was good at and get the company's cash flow back on track.
    Fred Roed is a heavy chef in the entrepreneurial space, and this episode serves Michelin star business lesson after business lesson.
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    Connect with Fred
    https://fredroed.com
    https://heavychef.org
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/fredroed/
    https://twitter.com/fredroed

    • 52 min

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