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Get Grounded!!

by Rick Meekins

What happened? You started your business with a great vision of what you wanted to do and a rough idea of how you would do it. You got a plan or direction for how you would get into business, who your customers would be, the amount of money you would make and how things would be. Six months later, your reality isn’t what you envisioned:…

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Dec
2007
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Take a Vacation!! – From IMC USA

by Rick Meekins

Taking a vacation can do wonders for you and your consulting practice. Consultants often get so caught up in the day to day responsibilities of maintaining and building of a successful practice that they forget to take the much- needed opportunity to relax, recharge and regroup. Taking regularly scheduled vacations can help us to avoid burn-out and reduce stress, get reconnected with our family and…

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Dec
2007
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A New Year is Approaching. Do You Know Where Your Business Is?

by Rick Meekins

What is your business strategy? For that matter, what is a strategy? How often do you go back and look at it? How often do you work on the goals that are going to help you achieve that strategy? Your strategy is your plan for accomplishing a particular goal vision. If you have a restaurant, for example, a particular strategy you might work on is…

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Dec
2007
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You Can't MAKE Time, You've Got to TAKE IT!!

by Rick Meekins

You Can’t MAKE Time, You’ve Got to TAKE IT!! By Rick MeekinsPrincipal AdvisorAepiphanni Business Solutions A minister once said to me, “You can’t MAKE time to do something. There is no “extra” time you can run down to the corner and pick up. You have to TAKE time.” Interesting, one of the heroes of the Bible, King David, prayed for the ability to “guard his…

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Nov
2007
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No Beliefs in Business, and Other False Truths

by Rick Meekins

Have you ever heard someone say that personal beliefs and belief systems have no place in the professional workplace? The suggestion is that someone’s beliefs can get in the way of business and productivity. However, modern conversations have been about wholeness, work-life balance and self expression. It seems like there are two competing trains of thought that should be further investigated. Consider the changing workforce,…

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Oct
2007
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Is Your Website Earning its Paycheck?

by Rick Meekins

Millions of companies across the world have created beautiful websites with great tools and information that they want to be their “number one sales person,” and are waiting for customers to beat a path to their door. Unfortunately, this isn’t the Field of Dreams. Your website is like any other resource you employ; it takes time, money and development in order to stay productive and…

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Oct
2007
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What are the Biggest and Toughest Challenges One Faces when Starting a Small Business

by Rick Meekins

I might suggest that the biggest and toughest challenges when creating a startup depends on your current personality type and resources, which seams to sum up to me as being the ability to organize and stay organized. I am, of course, speaking from my own experiences when opening my own companies, and helping clients with opening theirs. Organization falls into all areas of opening a…

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Oct
2007
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Okay…my site has LOTS of traffic…now SHOW ME THE MONEY!!!

by Rick Meekins

The short and sweet of it…WEBSITE CONVERSION. Yep…that is what we are looking at and talking about when you want to actually make some money off of the website you’ve spent so much money on to do everything in the world but fry eggs. Or, for that matter, for the one-page site that you are using to promote whatever product or service you are selling,…

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Sep
2007
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What the HECK is VISION, and How Much Will it COST Me?

by Rick Meekins

What the Heck is a Vision, and How Much Will it Cost Me? Your vision talks about where you want to go, or what you want your company to be when it grows up. It is the answer to that question people ask, “What do you do?” It is the foresight that your company needs to stay on course. Your vision is a key component…

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Sep
2007
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No Time for Strategy!!

by Rick Meekins

What is your business strategy? For that matter, what is a strategy? How often do you go back and look at it? How often do you work on the goals that are going to help you achieve that strategy? Your strategy is your plan for accomplishing a particular goal vision. If you have a restaurant, for example, a particular strategy you might work on is…

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Aug
2007
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Taking the Plunge

by Rick Meekins

The Toughest Barrier to Entry: You! How long have you been sitting around, thinking about starting your own business? Let me tell you a little bit about my own experience! I must start out by saying that I am a spiritual person – not meaning I am someone who is disconnected or whose thoughts run opposite of what might be called “common sense,” but rather…

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Jul
2007
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Start Your Business

by Rick Meekins

Even the smallest business requires a great deal of vision and planning in order to begin to reach its potential. Planning provides a roadmap of not just what you have to do, but how you are going to get there. It gives you the ability to see your businesses from outside, create strategies and goals and work on bringing them to fruition. Most importantly, it…

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Jul
2007
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Grow the Business

by Rick Meekins

Growth strategies are critical to business success. The business environment is constantly growing and expanding. Businesses must remain mobile and agile in order to lead or even just keep up with the pack. Growth strategies are the creation and organization of ideas on where you want the company to grow. When we start to think about developing growth strategies, we are looking at the business…

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Jul
2007
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Get Your Product or Service to Your Market

by Rick Meekins

Business Development strategies answer the question “How do I get more of my products or services in front of potential buyers and get them to buy?” You’ll have to ask yourself – are you selling the right product to the right people? Is it priced properly? How do your customers/clients know about you? How do they know about changes in your company? Does anyone recognize…

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Jul
2007
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Build Websites that Sell

by Rick Meekins

Internet marketing is about getting the most return on your internet dollars spent. Everyone says that you, as a business owner, MUST have a website. Every article you read, every email you receive, every product you purchase has a website address attached. You, as an intelligent business person, have to ask yourself how you will be found if you are in cyberspace with quite literally…

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Jul
2007
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Develop Strategic Partnerships

by Rick Meekins

  “None of us is as smart as all of us” is a comment quipped by Collin Powell, referring to the fact that if we all put our heads together and offer what we do best, we can get a lot further than we could ever do individually. Aepiphanni Business Solutions believes and supports this fact in our own business model and can help you…

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Jul
2007
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