Extraordinary Business: Just Eat It!!

When someone presents a three year old with fresh vegetables, many times, the child will push it around the plate, play with it and perhaps even mash it up.  But more than likely, it won’t make it down the passageway behind the teeth.  Parents, who (typically) understand the nutritional needs of a three year old, … Read more

Loving the Unlovable | Extraordinary Business

In the military, they were quite point blank – “Straighten up or we’ll get rid of you and find two people to take your place who can do the job better.” Find out what makes them tick…and wind their clock. Option number 1 requires no investment in the person.  However, you’ve got to be committed … Read more

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Outsource tax advisor

In the past, I’ve been a big proponent of doing my taxes myself, but found this year that I wanted to outsource them. Having worked with a number of bookkeepers in the area, I knew what I was looking for – someone who could increase my ability to do what I need to do, without … Read more

Green Eggs and Ham | Extraordinary Business

Dr. Seuss wrote a book called, “Green Eggs and Ham.”  In the first few pages of the book, an elderly gentlebeast is sitting quietly while a younger gentlebeast runs by, quickly, first with a sign that says, “I am Sam.”  Then, he returns with another that says, “Sam I am.” Now, the elderly gentlebeast does … Read more

Sustainable Communities | Extraordinary Business

The Marketplace – including customers, clients, potential clients and other businesses Vendors – people who we purchase goods and services from who essentially make it easier to do our business Employees – people who work for us and essentially are the driving forces behind our businesses Investors – who have demonstrated and put money behind … Read more

A House Divided | Extraordinary Business

Empowering your employees to make or participate in the discussions and decisions in which they have expertise and experience Harnessing their strengths so that they can bring as much as they can of who they are to help drive the business Showing them how they fit in the company mission and will help drive towards … Read more

Building Relationships: Communications Strategy | Extraordinary Business

Aepiphanni Business Consulting: The Business Strategy People is a Strategy Consulting Firm dedicated to serving the needs of small to medium sized business leaders and executives. We specialize in helping leaders create extraordinary businesses.  We welcome clients in the personal and professional services industries, including Creative and Design Services, Software & IT Services, Professional Services … Read more

Strategic Partnerships | Extraordinary Business

Know your business – start with a business assessment. Make sure you have an understanding of how the role you seek to fill impacts your business – cost, personal service, intimacy with your business, etc. Know the role you wish to fill – qualifications, requirements, industry understanding, education, experience, etc. Know your business beliefs – … Read more

Muddy Footprints | Extraordinary Business

I have two big labs that love to play out in our backyard, which, thanks to them, has more mud then grass.  When they come in the house, of course, their big paws are usually full of mud, so we (less than) gleefully wipe their paws each time when they come in so that they … Read more