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

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

Handling the Holidays

Interestingly, over the past five or ten years or so, there has been increased controversy over the holiday season.  People are becoming afraid to offend someone, and thus avoid saying things such as “Merry Christmas,” and the like.  Business leaders seem to have great contention over how to decorate offices, send holiday cards, etc. As … Read more

SSDD.and do it All, Again

“Same Stuff Different Day,” or versions of it has been made an infamous response to greetings, made famous by movies featuring employees of “corporate America.”   The people that use this phrase are those who begrudgingly go to work, push their pencils around all day, confuse “hardly working” with “working hard,” take long lunches, call off … Read more

Focus…Plan…Reach: Plan – overview of Business Systems Planning

Below is a portion of the ‘Focus…Plan…Reach: Moving Beyond Today’s Economy’ presentation.  This portion is the “Plan” Section that discusses viewing a business as a system, and prioritizing planning and decision making for the business leader or executive. Enjoy!  I welcome your comments. “> “> At Aepiphanni Business Solutions, we are a Small Business Consulting … Read more

Systems Thinking for Business: Survival

Whether you are starting your business from the ground up, or looking at strengthening your business, you are thinking about how your business will survive.  While you might say that you are simply going to provide goods and /or services to buyers, you are differentiating yourself from anyone else.  Your likelihood for success is slim … Read more

New Years Resolutions: Reviewed, Re-engineered and Reachable.

Every year, about this time, I begin to hear stories about peoples’ miserable experiences with New Years Resolutions.  I’ve heard psychologists discourage them and/or repackage them into less setting goals with shorter end-zones.  Some people do them out of tradition, others find comfort in finding opportunity to “turn the page” so to speak. In 2007, … Read more

Wanted: Heroes in America

DO YOU REALIZE, SMALL BUSINESS OWNER, THAT YOU ARE A HERO??? Win or lose, succeed or fail, you are living the American Dream.  You’ve tied your shingle to the door, set your pencil and your pad on your desk, got your trust phone out and are in business. But what does this mean? It is … Read more

The not so apparent issue of transparency – Globe and Mail

Publication Date: 7/2/2008 7:39:47 PM HARVEY SCHACHTER Special to The Globe and Mail; harvey@harveyschachter.com July 2, 2008 TRANSPARENCY By Warren Bennis, Daniel Goleman and James O’Toolewith Patricia Ward BiedermanJossey-Bass, 130 pages, $24.99 Print Edition – Section Front In organizations, the flow of information functions like a central nervous system. It links all the parts, allowing … Read more