Why Most Businesses Fail (And How To Avoid Becoming One of Them)

We are delighted to have my friend and mentor, Mr Allen Pahmarajah present at our first Master Series Seminar. Allen will be coming from Singapore, and will be talking about why most businesses fail, and what you can do to avoid becoming a statistic! Allen is an AMAZING speaker, and has the ability to share his wealth of knowledge in a dynamic, easy to understand way.

The Seminar will be held in Sydney at the Grace Hotel on the Thursday 14th April at 5:30pm. The Seminar will be COMPLIMENTARY, however, will be limited to 60 guests, so registrations will be on a first come first serve basis. Please click here to register.

For more information about the seminar, scroll down…

I am sending this to our interstate subscribers, as you may want a copy of the presentation. If you do want a copy of the Presentations, click here and in the comment write “prezzo” and we will send them to you after the event.

I look forward to seeing you there.

kind regards

Ivan Kaye

BSI’s Entrepreneurial Master Series:

Why Most Businesses Fail (And How To Avoid Becoming One of Them)

The statistics are alarming: 8 out of 10 new businesses fail within the first five years with the majority of those frail survivors giving up within the next two more years, leaving only 2 standing to celebrate a 10th anniversary.

Who Should Attend This Session:

  • Marketers, company owners and general managers across all industries, in small and medium-sized companies that serve both the B2B and B2C sectors
  • Entrepreneurs who are planning to start a new business
  • Service professionals and consultants in small (independent) practices
  • Consultants and marketing service providers who serve the small business community


This series is a must for marketers and entrepreneurs in small and medium sized companies where everyone has to pitch in to make sure the work gets done and products and services are delivered as promised.

We have 3 specialist speakers for you:

Presenter #1: Allen J Pathmarajah

Veteran finance/management adviser Allen Pathmarajah looks behind the grim statistics to share his expert observations about WHY they fail, the self destructive habits of otherwise good companies are and how you can avoid these bad habits, before they contribute to your company’s demise so you become another casualty – another fatality statistic.

Allen J. Pathmarajah is a Fellow – Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Marketing Institute of Singapore and Singapore Human Resources Institute. He is Executive Chairman of AJP Advisers Group.

He has extensive experience in Financial Services, Industry and Management Consultancy in England, Sri Lanka, Singapore and Malaysia.

He was with the Overseas-Chinese Banking Corporation Group (“OCBC”). Initially as Executive Director of Specialists Services Pte Ltd and concurrently Special Assistant to the Group Chairman. Thereafter, he was with Great Eastern Life Assurance Co Ltd as General Manager and subsequently as Managing Director. He was Adjunct Professor at Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University.

Allen is Chairman and Director of several public-listed and private companies in Singapore and overseas and is and was a member of several government, professional and charitable committees.

He speaks on Leadership and various management topics to business and public sectors.

Presenter #2: Dylan Chan

Dylan Chan will be presenting a second segment: “how to mitigate business risk – a strategic approach”.

Dylan has been a Financial Adviser at Ark Total Wealth since 2004. Previously, he worked in a boutique financial planning practice in Pyrmont that provided advice under it’s own license.

Dylan specialises in structuring investment strategies through SMSFs as well as working with small to medium size business owners to assess, address and implement business succession and business risk mitigation strategies.

The FIRST oI’S Entrepreneurial Master Series for the Season

Presenter #3: Michael Klompas

Michael Klompas, will present a third segment dealing with the importance role of insurance to protect businesses and their employees.

Having access to both local and international insurers and underwriting agencies in Australia allows Ark Total Wealth the unique opportunity to quote on any risk type, especially “hard-to-place” risks.

Michael is passionate about the advice he gives and insuring all types of risks that are insurable. His strengths are communicating with clients to understand their needs, ensure compliant advice with exceptional personalised service fit-to-measure your personal circumstances and situation. He does not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach.

Michael Klompas is a General Insurance Broker of ARK General Insurance, an Authorised Representative of Westcourt General Insurance Pty Ltd AFSL 238 447 (www.wgib.com.au).

These sessions will be held regularly to help you deal with issues that effect all SME businesses. Topics will include:

Accessing government grants

Capital raising, including what investors look for when investing in SMEs

How to access debt

How to maximise your Superannuation through Self Managed Superfunds

Advertising, taglines, promotion, low-cost (even no-cost) market research

Budgeting, cash flow,

Risk mitigation and insurance

HR issues.

This is the FIRST of BSI’S Entrepreneurial Master Series for the Season

This “Masters Series” is presented by successful and accomplished entrepreneurs that use real life case studies taken from a wide variety of small B2B and B2C companies. Every once in a while, we’ll borrow some ideas from larger companies that have paid the big bucks to teach us some of the most valuable lessons in business.

An important aspect of this “Master Series” is to network with your peers, develop valuable relationships and possibly even conduct direct business transactions. You’ll want to make sure you have lots of business cards on hand when attending the events.

Special Bonus #1:

This seminar comes with Allen’s presentation in the form of an ebook, including all his insights on how to safeguard your company against the most common pitfalls that cause business failure.

Special Bonus #2:

When you attend, you will have access to Ark Total Wealth’s “Managing Risk: How to Protect your Business” ebook.

PLEASE NOTE! This seminar, limited to 60 participants, requires registration. Similar sessions often get filled to capacity, register today on a first in, best dressed basis.

What Previous Participants Have Said About Our Entrepreneurial Master Series Seminars And Speakers

“Of the participants who evaluated our seminar, 90% would recommend it to a colleague.”

“Allen is a Guru – he addressed topics that mattered to me and my business. I liked that he stayed on topic, used relevant case studies and seemed to enjoy himself.”

“Just the right amount of detail to cover the topic — good case studies, too! Definitely worth attending. The eBooks are invaluable as an additional reference tool. Very good Q&A dialogue as well.”

“This is stuff I wish we had known BEFORE we started our company…”

Business Strategies International, Ark Total Wealth and Liquidity Finance are committed to show you the path to success by ensuring you avoid the pitfalls and mistakes that contribute to failure.

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