Rick Meekins is the Managing Partner at Aepiphanni, a Business Consultancy, an Atlanta, GA based small business consultancy that provides Management Consulting, Implementation and Managed Services to business leaders and entrepreneurs seeking to improve or expand operations.
Extraordinary Business: Keep Moving Forward
Sometimes, we have those days when you can’t help but look around you and say to yourself, “This is ridicules!!” The funny thing is, in fact, that it probably is. So many things happen that are outside the realm of our control that we cannot possibly plan for every scenario!
There’s an Aepiphanni for you. LOL!
At this point, the easiest thing to do, especially as a young (new) entrepreneur, is to throw in the towel and go find a job. There, you’ll probably get a nice paycheck, maybe even benefits, a set work schedule, predictable work to do and at least a lower level of responsibility. You have to ask yourself, though, what are you missing?
Businesses, as a whole, go through the same ebbs and flows you go through, as a business leader. The health of the business is always at risk. Maybe it’s financial, maybe it’s your product or service, maybe it is customer or employee retention, maybe it is something else altogether. It is the nature of business.
In either case, realize that these things happen. That’s reality. That is what gives your business life. That’s what makes it grow strong and leave a mark in the industry. It isn’t how the business handles things when things are going well that makes a different. It is how the business continues to move forward when things get rough.
As the business leader, it is your responsibility to buckle down and keep things moving forward. Recognize that you cannot control the situation. Gather information, gather your people (advisors) around you. Seek out the root cause of whatever the situation is, and make a plan to move forward. Even if it is a temporary plan, do something, realizing that most situations don’t resolve themselves.
Be extraordinary. Run an 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 and Healthcare Services. As always, we welcome your comments, thoughts, questions and suggestions. If you are seeking a business assessment, or have further questions about creating your strategy or developing your vision, please give me, Rick Meekins, a call at 678-265-3908, or email us at [email protected].