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.
Go Big | Extraordinary Business
Why Go Big?
Business leader – it is time to Go Big. You have made it through what has been the worst part of the recession. You’ve lost employees, customers, credit terms, maybe even locations, yet, you have survived.
Here’s the thing: you didn’t start your business to simply survive. While it is exhilarating getting up before dawn and working until well after sunset…(is it? Really?)…perhaps there is more to life than working. Perhaps friends, family, children, (your life!) might agree. Perhaps you don’t have to at it “one against the world.” Perhaps there are people who can do some of the things that you do…perhaps even better. Perhaps even faster to the degree that you may not have to get up at 4:00 am, unless you want to.
Many if not most small business leaders face this dynamic at some point during the ownership cycle, whether it is a sole proprietorship or a multi location business with over 100 employees. Most business owners would agree that they “work to live” and not the other way around. However, getting beyond the point where this is the case is one of the most challenging steps taken in business ownership, beyond starting the business itself.
There are a number of reasons business leaders allow them to get stuck. It could be timing, lack of focus or experience, lack of money, time or resources or simply fear of being successful. For those business owners who are simply focused on day to day sustainability, think about this: is what you are doing right now exactly what you want to be doing 20 or 30 or 40 years from now? If the answer is, ‘no!’ then it is time to think about going big…and how you will accomplish it.
Think differently. Plan to Go Big. Plan to build an Extraordinary Business.
Aepiphanni Business Consulting: The Business Strategy People is an Atlanta, Georgia based Operations Management and Business Strategy Consulting Firm dedicated to serving the needs of small to medium sized business leaders. We help business leaders DESIGN| CREATE | BUILD extraordinary businesses. We support our clients with financial management, product and service production and delivery, outsourced services management, sales & marketing and business growth. We provide them with a number of flexible solutions to help them reach their goals.
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