Featuring for The Enterprise World’s this issue of Top 5 Successful Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2022 is Vladimer Botsvadze, Mentor, Coach and Futurist. In this interview with him, let us find out more about his journey.
During the many highs and lows of a business, sometimes a strong mentor is all someone needs to get thing on the right track. And such are the times when successful business leaders with their immense experience help leaders to get out of the fix.
Brief us about your journey at the company, what inspired you to start the company Vladimer Botsvadze?
I believe my company has had a perspective from the outset. I always bear in mind that success depends on backbone, not wishbone. I’ve gone into overdrive and left no stone unturned for my goals. A satisfied customer has been the backbone of my growth. I’m focused on building healthy relationships, coming to grips with their needs and serving customers by listening and caring about them. I provide opportunities to colleagues that help them sophisticate their skills. Innovation and experimentation are of paramount importance as I inspire my team to work wonders. In a nutshell, I started my success from scratch and made my dreams come true. I’ve just hit the ground running and never given up.
There is no time like the present to capitalize on great opportunities. My entrepreneurial journey has been in the fast lane and social media has stood me in good stead. I’m as regular as clockwork every single morning and I push the envelope. I’m always bent on improving my results and in order to remain competitive I constantly reinvent myself. My business has taken a turn for the better due to Twitter, which brings a tidal wave of clients.
The ebb and flow of marketing is miraculous and I keep my fingers on the pulse of the latest trends. The cards are stacked in my favor when I work 16 hours a day. There is no doubt that social media opens the floodgates to business owners to maximize their success. I take pride in seeing my results that are as solid as a rock. From the vantage point of the present, I’ve achieved everything to the best of my ability.
I always keep an open mind, which has paved the way for my transformation. I’ve been in the right places at the right time with the right people in NYC, DC, London, and Dubai. I’m always hell-bent on broadening my horizons and being in the front line of marketing. My future-proof strategies work like a charm and I go to great lengths for my long-term goals.
As a result, I’ve made a breakthrough and gained momentum as a speaker, consultant, board advisor, and thought leader.
What are the initial challenges you faced with and the reasons behind company’s long-standing success?
I identified what skills my agency excelled at and capitalized on those. I understood my strengths were key to marketing them. I showed my clients that I truly understood their needs and what they were about. I differentiated myself by figuring out a voice, an innovation, and an offering that only I can provide. I know exactly what the company can do and what my future targets are, so I can identify the right time to expand. Big things have small beginnings and I embarked on my entrepreneurial journey with passion, sleepless nights, and perseverance. My success has attracted a lot of attention and what sets me apart is my practicality. Following my passion has laid the foundations for my growth.
What are the products or services the company focuses on? How are your services different from those in the market?
I’m acknowledged across sectors for my contributions and I’ve been transforming the future of my clients for more than 15 years. I turn traditional businesses into digital leaders and I provide solutions to help brands improve their businesses, enhance user experiences, and develop operations for the digital age. I’ve enjoyed a remarkable career at the top of the technology industry and I’ve been recognized as one of the brightest minds in digital transformation.
As a result, I continue to play a pivotal role in maximizing top brands’ success. In recognition of this, I’m ranked as the No. 1 Global Marketing Thought Leader by Thinkers360. Having been at the forefront of social media for many years, I provide unrivalled insights into the challenges of tomorrow.
My digital marketing services include: consulting, speaking, start-up advising, teaching, training, workshops, coaching, mentoring, training, roundtables, and boardroom sessions. The results bring brands loyal customers, powerful brand awareness, and increased revenues. Having serviced thousands of businesses, I know what it means to grow their brands. If they have a particular marketing challenge that they want to help with, they book a Zoom/Skype consulting session with me, so they solve their problems as soon as possible.
My mentoring service helps entrepreneurs manage their services online. As a speaker, I work with universities, businesses, and individual service professionals to achieve strategic growth. I’m passionately driven and results-driven to innovate, constantly pushing boundaries for my valued clients and delivering unique results. I speak on social media strategies that are tailored to accomplish profitable results.
As a start-up advisor, I guide and navigate entrepreneurs through the unexplored territory of a start-up. While 9 out of 10 start-ups fail within the first year, I provide the essential tools to move start-ups forward. I serve several companies and I sit on the board of directors. I’ve been all over the world to advise some of the largest start-ups. As a marketing professor, I teach ground-breaking programs that not only cover fundamentally significant subjects such as social media and branding, but also have a strong emphasis on storytelling, digital marketing, and entrepreneurship.
As a trainer, I deliver a one-day training on-site at corporations to boost their digital marketing growth. The training is relevant for teams of every scale of business. Whether they need advice and guidance on digital marketing, my consulting services transform experiences that move brands forward. I offer strategic consulting for a range of clients. My immersive and interactive workshops have an exceptional track record of success. Attendees learn to think strategically and accomplish their goals. The workshops are suitable for CMOs, CIOs, agency strategists, and executives.
In boardroom sessions, I help executives gain a better understanding of marketing and innovation. I participate as an expert on panels and at roundtables. I inspire colleagues with game-changing insights on the latest trends which allow executives to achieve next-level results. I’ve worked with a myriad of companies on different partnerships. Teamwork has always made the dream work.
How do you decide to keep the company a step further?
I engage in thought leadership, which helps me position my brand as an industry leader in marketing and digital transformation. I hire the right employees. I’m selective with my clients and I make sure I’m taking clients who can help me build a win-win partnership. I embrace a culture of transparency.
Can you please brief us about your professional experience?
I’m a world-renowned digital transformation thought leader, influencer, keynote speaker, start-up advisor, and internet personality. I’m a highly experienced futurist in both the retail and consumer-packed goods sector. I dedicate my time as a motivational speaker for corporate clients, able to elevate my marketing strategies to create innovative brands.
My leadership is as exemplary as my marketing strategies. I’ve earned a reputation as a stand-out speaker. Companies that embrace cutting-edge strategies often receive industry awards. I’ve delivered an array of presentations challenging the status quo. Highly sought-after for my global status, I’ve been transforming the future of my corporate clients for more than 15 years. The previous events that have benefited from my revered status include Digital Talk Forum, Asia Retail Summit, AI Conversational Summit, etc.
Additional roles include, a jury member for the Prolific North Marketing Awards and the Digital Revolution Awards in the UK. I’ve built brands on innovative and forward-thinking ideas. As a speaker, I present with passion, energy, and contagious excitement for the future of marketing. I aim to leave people motivated to take action at the end of a speech. I’m a top-quality speaker whose engaging presentations set the standard.
I’m one of the leading marketing thought leaders in this day and age. Through my entrepreneurial ventures, media appearances, and keynote talks, I’m providing a vision for the future and supporting businesses from start-ups to market leaders in preparing for it. Having spearheaded several world brands to international success with my unique projects, I’m one of the most prominent speakers on building a sought-after brand. I sit on numerous international boards as an authority on developing authentic experiences and future-proofed businesses, making me a constant demand as a marketing speaker on the speaker circuit. From New York to Sydney, I’m a global audience favorite sharing my strategies that guarantee long-term success and sustainability.
What are the key achievements of your business journey?
I’m currently ranked as the No. 1 Global Marketing, Social Media, and Retail Thought Leader by Thinkers360. I’ve been recognized among the Top 25 Digital Transformation Influencers by Sparity. Exeleon Magazine has named me a Transformative Leader of the Year and Insight Success Magazine has acknowledged me among the Top 10 Inspiring Business Leaders Making a Difference in 2022.
I’m among the Top 100 Global Retail Influencers by RETHINK Retail in 2022. I’m a speaker alongside Philip Kotler at the Global Marketing Summit. I’ve been featured and mentioned in Forbes, Bloomberg, and Yahoo Finance.
I’ve been described as ‘’the world’s best marketing consultant and speaker’’ and ‘’a force of passion and unique insights for business’’ by my global audiences. I’ve become an advisory board member of RETHINK Retail. I mentor start-ups at FasterCapital, Seedstars, APX VC, and the Mentoring Club.
My awards epitomize my success as a tech expert, sharing how I have shaped my name into one of the biggest personal brands and transformed the marketing industry. My dedication to building my Twitter has put me at the forefront of innovation as to how social media plays a key role in building businesses worldwide.
I’ve risen to global prominence and gained popularity singlehandedly by building my Twitter (56,300 followers), LinkedIn (26,300 followers), and Instagram (10,000 followers), a total of 130,000 followers across my social media platforms. My work reaches 40 million people on Twitter annually. Addressing audiences internationally, encouraging actionable change, and motivating people to become more confident, I’m guaranteed to leave a lasting impact on all audiences.
‘Innovation is the key to business growth’. Please share your views.
Innovation plays a pivotal role in sustaining advantage in the changing global marketplace. Many business leaders don’t have innovation strategies and their hurdles include resource constraints, budget constraints, and a lack of structured innovation processes. The two elements that drive innovation are processes and organization-wide support. Companies need the right culture to foster and encourage innovation, also strong visionary business leadership and a willingness to take risks. Enterprises that perform miracles on innovation initiatives grow significantly faster than average companies.
Amazon initiated ‘’Amazon Web Services’’ (Cloud) to overcome the cost of infrastructure to conduct operations. Amazon has built an entire ecosystem of products and services enabled by its Prime membership. Alibaba has long positioned itself as an innovation powerhouse, having successfully transformed an internet e-commerce and retail company into a technology business. To successfully compete in the digital era companies must go digital internally across every stage of the product development process.