Drawing on more than 27 years of hands-on business experience, Angela Vithoulkas has become the passionate and premier advocate of small business inAustralia. Her vocation is to empower small business owners to reach their potential through the harnessing and sharing of relevant business knowledge.
The brainchild of Angela, Eagle Waves Radio is located in her VIVO Café – a world first for a café to host live broadcasting. Through her experience of buying, building up and selling over 20 successful cafés inSydney’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. At Eagle Waves Radio, Angela gives her voice, her advice and shares her experiences with the tens of thousands of listeners who regularly tune in.
As a host of Eagle Waves, Angela is a favourite with the small business audience because she is still rightly perceived as being ‘one of them’. She is also a natural behind the microphone combining her own knowledge with a mix of local business owners, a panel of regular guest experts and an impressive line-up of industry leaders and special guests. Not afraid to speak her mind, Angela’s individual style and approach has inspired and educated many small business owners to follow a more successful path. Her broadcast programs are informative, entertaining and delivered with the sassiness that Australia has come to both love and expect of the very unique Angela Vithoulkas!
The premier advocate of small business in Australia
Angela represents small business owners on the City of Sydney Retail Advisory Paneland was recently appointed as a Panel Member for the ATO Micro Business Partnership allowing her to provide vital feedback to the ATO on matters of the administration of the tax system for small businesses.
Angela is also the appointed weekly Business Beat Guru for Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s Women in Focus online community where she inspires women in business through the sharing of often deeply personal anecdotes to help encourage and educate her audience.
From Café to Cofounda.com – Angela’s entrepreneurial spirit
Angela is the CEO of the multi award-winning VIVO Café, which has been serving customers in Sydney’s CBD for over a decade. Remaining fully hands-on during her 14 hour days, Angela is still as likely to serve you your coffee as she is lobbying governments. Her flagship VIVO Café is located at 388 George Street, Sydney CBD. Stop by and say hello when you can!
As one of the Owners and Executive Board Members of cofounda Pty Ltd, Angela continues to help pioneer new tools for small business owners. Cofounda is a geo-location based instant messaging service for entrepreneurs, investors and skilled people wanting to start something new. As Angela says, “It’s dating for businesses!” Click Here to download the cofounda app.
Recognition and Awards
Angela has consistently been awarded for her entrepreneurial spirit, her business achievements and also her dedication to small business advocacy. Nowadays, Angela believes her vocation is “bigger than awards”. No longer about her or her own businesses, Angela prefers to inspire and educate others to achieve this same level of recognition and success.
- 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Who’s Who of Australian Women
- 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Who’s Who of New South Wales
- 2007 Telstra Business Women’s Awards – NSW Business Owner Award
- 2006 Champion Small Business Awards – NSW Entrepreneur
- 2006 Champion Small Business Awards – NSW Café of the Year
- 2006 City of Sydney Business Awards for Business of the Year
- 2006 City of Sydney Business Awards for Outstanding Café of the Year
- 2005 City of Sydney Business Awards for Outstanding Café of the Year