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Aepiphanni Off the Cuff
44 minutes | Jan 13, 2022
Passion and Purpose in Entrepreneurship with Ryan Bailey
Ryan Bailey runs an organizational effectiveness company at a Christian counseling practice. He has been coaching/counseling clients/CEOs for over 29 years. In this podcast episode, he shares his journey into and through entrepreneurship, discussing topics like business burnout, passion and purpose, and the importance of balancing work and family life. Learn more about his journey and experiences as an entrepreneur in Off the Cuff season 2, episode 1! In this episode: How both passion and purpose are valuable attributes when it comes to running a business. Realizing passion is a result of understanding your purpose. Your faith manifests itself in the way you treat your employees and your clients. Balance of work and family life is crucial to preventing “burnout” as an entrepreneur. There are different business cycles; times where business is booming and slow seasons. Wisdom is using the down times in your business to focus on areas that don’t usually get a lot of attention. Knowing how to apply the same core principles in every facet of your life, not just your business. Giveaway alert! Click here to download Ryan Bailey’s eBook Reignite Your Faith. eBook Overview: Do you feel distant from Christ? Have you lost the fire for Him you once had? Reignite Your Faith is an eBook designed to help you reconnect to God in ways that are tailored to you, leading to greater consistency and greater enjoyment in Him as your first love. This eBook will also show you how to keep from returning to a lukewarm walk so you aren’t left chasing the next spiritual "high". Christ is worth our worship! Are you ready to reignite your faith?
36 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Ep 16 | Why it’s not always about your vision with Rob Turley
Rob Turley is one of the founders of White Rabbit, an artificial intelligence company that focuses on sales enablement. As someone who runs a tech company, he’s faced and lived through a lot of risks that have pushed his business to the 2-year mark. Since starting White Rabbit, he learned the importance of building products that people want and why it’s not always about your vision. Learn more about his key entrepreneurship learnings in Off the Cuff episode 16! In this episode: What White Rabbit is and how vibrancy and harmonization play into it Sales enablement and following market demand How Rob found himself working from graphic design to AI Taking and pushing through risks Supporting yourself and allowing the people around you support you Testing yourself to the absolute limit Listening to the market and pivoting to Plan B Why the saying, “If we build it, they will come.” is not true according to Rob
47 minutes | May 20, 2021
Ep 15 | From Corporate America to Entrepreneurship with Barry Flink
From working for corporate America to establishing a management firm, Barry Flink has seen it all. He’s a man who places great importance in learning and helping people thrive, and it’s some of the values he’d held dear to him throughout his life as an entrepreneur. Learn how Barry Flink was able to create a business that thrived because they built it in an unorthodox manner. Listen to the whole Off the Cuff episode today! In this episode: Barry’s entrepreneurial foundation Entrepreneurship to help others The importance of making mistakes Why money shouldn’t be the core of entrepreneurship Why Barry thinks sales is wasteful Why the way you treat people matters The top 3 most important lessons Barry learned Steps to recover from failure How Barry's firm helps other businesses
36 minutes | May 6, 2021
Ep 14 | The Fine Art of Salesmanship
Sales can be a tricky thing and there’s a lot to consider. From networking and getting leads to implementing systems that will get you closer to your prospects to taking data in consideration as you transform your company into a more profitable one. Learn more in this 14th episode of Off the Cuff! In this episode: The zigzag road towards successful networking Why getting personal goes hand-in-hand with networking well What is a CRM system and how does it get you closer to a client? Looking for and implementing CRM systems Adapting your sales system according to your team How important is software integration? Why having experience still also means you need to improve The ROI of data transformation Why it’s important to digitalize at least one part of your company
39 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
Ep 13 | Building Communities and Tapping the Alumni Network with Rob Finkelstein
Being the former President of the South Florida Alumni Club, Rob Finkelstein knows a lot about building communities and networking. He helped to grow membership and create a passionate affinity for the Blue Hen community and on top of that, he’s an established business professional with over 30 years of management experience. Rob learned the importance of developing innovative and creative solutions. He founded the Alumni Direct to connect university alumni to meaningful and rewarding experiences—with the ultimate goal to develop strategic partnerships to help benefit all those involved. Listen more to his story in Off the Cuff’s 13th episode! In this episode: · How Rob started developing innovative and creative solutions · What is Alumni Direct and how helps forge relationships and create communities · Building communities and opening opportunities for alumni · Alumni Direct’s relationship with the alumni organizations in universities · Seeing opportunities in the market and pushing past the challenges · The importance of surrounding yourself with the right people Links: https://www.myalumnidirect.com/ https://www.facebook.com/AlumniDirect/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/alumnidirect/?viewAsMember=true https://twitter.com/alumnidirectllc?lang=en About Alumni Direct: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIdOiWagegA&feature=youtu.be
34 minutes | Mar 4, 2021
Ep. 12 | Breaking Down Mental Barriers to Achieve Rapid Growth with Maeghan Duckett
Maeghan Duckett is not your average realtor. She’s passionate about growth and life transformation, debt freedom and wealth growth, and educating others about real estate. She’s also the author of Inhale Courage, Exhale Fear—a book that embodies how she was able to reach real estate business success at such a young age. Listen to the 12th episode of Off the Cuff to learn more about how Meaghan’s drive to push against her mindset barriers and how this action led to her rapid growth as a real estate business owner. The MWM Team website: https://www.themwmteam.com/ Buy Meaghan’s book: Inhale Courage, Exhale Fear Book a free consultation with Meaghan In this episode: · How Meaghan Duckett found her passion in real estate and turned it into a business · Highlights in Meaghan’s real estate career · Expanding from a solo realtor into a team · Facing mental barriers to achieve career and business growth · Setting boundaries as you grow at a rapid speed · How Meaghan’s relationship with God guided her throughout her achievements · What it means to inhale courage and exhale fear · Why celebrating the little wins matter more than instant success · Why staying in your lane is okay
30 minutes | Feb 25, 2021
Ep 11 | Behind-the-Scenes of the Aepiphanni Rebrand and Company Growth
New year, new opportunities to embrace change... something that perfectly fits the 11th episode of Aepiphanni’s Off the Cuff! You’ll get an inside look into the whole Aepiphanni rebranding process and what pushed the company to go through this change after having the same branding for 15 years. You'll also learn more about how the whole rebrand represented the company’s development as a whole, and why you should embrace the fact that growth is actually a journey and not a linear process. Join the giveaway: Tell us all about your rebranding story and you’ll be one of the lucky winners of the new Aepiphanni hoodie! DM us on @aepiphanni on Instagram or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline to submit your entries is on March 20, 2021 and we’ll reveal the winner by the end of March! Check out the new branding and website: https://aepiphanni.com/ In this episode: · On Aepiphanni’s rebranding and how it represents the company’s mission · The whole branding process and accepting changes · On expanding to other countries and being open to opportunities · How Aepiphanni’s internal growth shined through the rebrand · How trusting specific processes to the experts can contribute to your company’s growth · Advice to companies who are going through their own transformation
36 minutes | Jan 1, 2021
Ep 10 | Navigating Team Dynamics with the Aepiphanni Team Members
In this special Off the Cuff episode, Rick and Ingrid sat down with three other Aepiphanni team members—Stephanie Torres (Digital Marketer), Hazel Haygood (Project Manager) and Mariana Skafi (Community Manager)—to talk about how the year 2020 played out for them as professionals and for the team as a whole. Episode 10 dived deeper into the Aepiphanni team’s dynamics, the kind of leadership Rick practices and how COVID-19 had been pivotal to each of the member’s lives. In this episode: · How COVID-19 became the best time to grow as an entrepreneur · Having an inclusive and fun team environment · Interacting with different cultures, accents and nationalities · How having a remote team can help you create an agile workplace · How to handle multiple projects and how having a shared team vision can move everything forward · Working together and delivering results as a global team · How COVID-19 pushed leaders to grow and develop · The importance of delegating work
40 minutes | Dec 10, 2020
Ep 9 | How to Start Engaging Your Online Community with Charles Collins and Danica Vince Cruz
Danica Vince Cruz and Charles Collins are the founding team behind Danica VC Media, a creative marketing strategy agency with locations in Frederick MD, Chattanooga TN, and West Palm Beach FL. The driving force behind their effective marketing approach is their ability to blend out-of-the-box strategies and cultural fluency to create marketing campaigns that engage audiences on a deeper level. And now, they’re here to share their own insights with you. Value-packed with marketing advice and motivational pushes, Off the Cuff’s 9th episode is for every business owner—whether you’re already an Instagram maven or a budding newbie exploring options —who wants to leverage the power of authentic social media marketing and consistent content creation for your own business. Listen now!
58 minutes | Nov 26, 2020
Ep 8 | Bringing a New Perspective to Lifestyle Brands with Eddie Brumbaugh
For the past 15 years, Eddie Brumbaugh has been running her interior design and furniture business through her brand, Jackson Charles. Through those years, she went from offline to online, ran different kinds of events that brings people together in a new way, and started a lifestyle brand that stemmed from her belief that mistakes are what help you progress. Her path has not been as picture perfect and luxurious as what you may expect from someone with a lifestyle brand but, in Eddie’s words, she’s been “owning it!” Listen to Eddie’s full journey to owning a life unstyled in Off the Cuff’s 8th podcast episode! In this episode, you will discover: · How Eddie transitioned her interior design firm from offline to online · Carving her own niche and process in the interior design world · Career pivots and finding more about what actually drives her · Owning her passion and the road to realizing what really matters · The opportunities COVID presented · Merging and pursuing different interests · A refreshing look at break-ups and relationships · Creating a different setting for events and how it ties to her interior design business · Managing different brands and businesses · What it means to be “Unstyled” for Eddie · Being okay with not being the best and just wanting to be better
41 minutes | Nov 12, 2020
Ep 7 | Building an Entrepreneurial Legacy with Nakimbe B’aobab
When it comes to digital marketing, Nakimbe B’aobab is a woman who truly knows what she’s doing. Not just for her own marketing, but also for the businesses big and small that she serves , as well with her digital marketing and mobile application company, Mappdom International. Her passion for the field shines through her work and personal life—so much so that this gained her the opportunity to become a TED Talk speaker at the TEDxUTSC event. Other than being an accomplished digital marketer and CEO, Nakimbe is also a motivational speaker, self-improvement coach, sales trainer and author. However, behind the marketing campaigns she had built and the support she offers businesses, lies her true inspiration and motivation—building an entrepreneurial legacy for her children and the chance to create a life well-lived and well-loved. Listen to her whole story today by checking out Episode 7 of Aepiphanni’s Off the Cuff! Watch Nakimbe’s whole TED Talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDg4sX4j5VI Nakimbe’s website: http://www.nakimbebaobab.com/ In this episode: · Why Nakimbe chose digital marketing · Creating a job for yourself and attaining total freedom · Facing financial challenges as an entrepreneur · Creating an effective marketing formula for both big and small businesses · The formula behind Nakimbe’s TED Talk and tapping into people’s psychological needs · Motherhood, entrepreneurship and leaving a legacy for her children and grandchildren · Being a black entrepreneur in North America · How digital marketing can help small businesses · How growing organically on social media will benefit a business more · Nakimbe’s mission statement and leading by example · Reprogramming herself and creating the person she is now Quotes: “Running a business and being an entrepreneur is like a whole other being of existence.” “I’m really about the people looking to leave a legacy for their kids.” “One of my goals in life is to be one of my children’s hero or one of their idols.” “Technology is going to keep expanding and it’s going to be more and more rapid. So if I don’t get comfortable with it now, I’m going to fall further and further behind.”
32 minutes | Oct 8, 2020
Ep 6 | Inside the Mind of a Serial Entrepreneur with Hazel Haygood
Curious to know how a serial entrepreneur thinks? Meet Hazel Haygood—Aepiphanni’s own Project Manager. However, unbeknownst to a lot of people, Hazel is not just someone who leads the team to the finish line. In actuality, she’s had a total of four businesses before she even reached the age of 24! Hear more about her experiences as an Entrepreneurship major in college, how she started young, and how growing up in a family of business owners impacted her own entrepreneurial journey. In this episode: Growing up among a family of entrepreneurs and how this led to Hazel handling four businesses The main reason why Hazel chose a degree in entrepreneurship Registering a business at age 18 and pivoting afterwards Starting multiple business while still in college Becoming an independent project manager and business consultant Networking and pitching in events and how this pushes you out of your comfort zone The main skills Hazel gained from being a serial entrepreneur The importance of being multi-skilled to boost your value What it means to have an entrepreneurial mindset for Hazel Quotes: “If you’re not feeling that 100% YES then make it a solid NO because that means your intuition is telling you that it’s not the right path.” “We need to start listening to our intuition and make it our compass.” "It’s very important for us to constantly improve ourselves, constantly identify, acquire and refine our skills that would amplify our value.” “The beauty of having an entrepreneurial mindset is that it means constantly evolving and constantly improving yourself.” “One (business) challenge that I had to overcome is when I had to say no to someone.”
45 minutes | Sep 24, 2020
Ep 5 | Balancing Instinct and Statistics in Entrepreneurial Decision-Making
As an entrepreneur, you’re most likely making a hundred and one decisions on a daily basis. It’s easy to get overwhelmed or to have that fear of making the wrong one. Another thing to factor in is the reality that choosing the next move is not as objective as one would like to think. What you want and what your instinct is telling you will also play a major role in the whole process. How will you maintain a balance between data and emotions? Rick and Ingrid explore the answer to this question and the responsibilities of entrepreneurial decision-making in Off the Cuff’s 5th episode. In this episode: Making decisions and keeping yourself accountable as a leader The rewards of tough decisions Why you need to take care of yourself first as an entrepreneur The steps to take when making a decision Why you should factor in what you want when taking the next step Balancing gut instinct with data and statistics On risk aversion and getting the ball rolling
41 minutes | Sep 10, 2020
Ep 4 | How Culture Influences Business with Ana Karina Lázaro
How does culture influence business? If you want to know the answer to this, then our guest for this week may be the woman to listen to. In this episode of Off the Cuff, we learn more about Ana Karina Lázaro, a bag business owner based in Colombia. Her journey started when she was fresh out of college and dreaming to go to China for so long. She ended up staying in the country for 8 years and her time there taught her a lot about culture—not just about a country’s culture but also the locals’ business culture. This inspired her to establish her own venture, finding purpose in helping indigenous communities in her hometown with her handwoven bag business. Learn more about her journey and see how a country’s culture plays into how they do business, the ups and downs of working for different multinational and foreign countries from all over the world, and how experiences can shape an individual as an entrepreneur.
29 minutes | Aug 27, 2020
Ep 3 | Surviving COVID-19 as a Business with Gregg Harden
Coronavirus shook the way people live their lives. From businesses shutting down to social distancing, these changes prompt organizations in various industries to be flexible and to adapt fast. In Episode 3, Rick and Ingrid talk to Off the Cuff’s guest, Gregg Harden—the creator of the Harden Transformation Model. He recently launched his book, COVID Strategic Adoption Framework, where he talked about what schools must consider before reopening their programs for the new year, as well as recommendations to implement. He expounds more on this framework in the newest podcast episode. Along with this, he also shares his thoughts on the most crucial factors businesses should consider and how doing so will help them stay in business, the positive and negative long-term impact of COVID, and why adaptability and having a people-first business mindset can help organizations thrive.
39 minutes | Aug 12, 2020
Ep 2 | Taking the Leap: Starting the Entrepreneurial Journey
With opportunities waiting to be explored and the chance to be your own boss, the entrepreneurial journey can be a fun venture that is worth exploring. But what does it really take for one to take the leap, to start on this path, and to maintain a sustainable business? Following that entrepreneurial call is a road riddled with challenges but it’s a fulfilling journey nonetheless—something that Ingrid and Rick will expound more on this in Aepiphanni’s 2nd Off the Cuff podcast episode. Listen to know more about the actions they took to get started in the industry, their good and bad experiences of running a company, and what helped them and their respective business ventures thrive over the last few years.
32 minutes | Jul 30, 2020
Ep 1 | Meet Rick and Ingrid
Aepiphanni Business Consulting’s latest “Of the Cuff” Podcast will be an excellent resource for answers and perspectives on the most interesting questions business owners are asking answered by seasoned entrepreneurs. With the mission of educating, equipping, and inspiring business leaders, through our episodes we will be meeting business owners and entrepreneurs where they are and talk about challenges and opportunities. On this first episode, Rick Meekins, Aepiphanni’s Director and Ingrid Ahumada, Aepiphanni’s Business Consultant, open this savvy conversation about the world of business and entrepreneurship.
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