All about “Thank”

Episode #4 – All about “Thank” Happy Thanksgiving Y’all!  Do you know the history of Thanksgiving?  I am still learning so tune-in to The Meru Experience podcast to listen to a very short episode as I discuss All about “Thank”.  I learned 15 Thanksgiving Fun Facts that you will want to share on Turkey Day with your loved ones to keep the conversation going and enlighten all with the information they may not have known before. “What Are you thankful …

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Do you feel something is missing from your life?


Episode #3 – Do you feel something is missing from your life? Most of us, if not all of us feel something is missing from our lives and we live in this world with some level of discomfort whether it is being sick, emotional trauma, childhood experience, relationships, grief, etc. and in need of some form of healing. Join me as I learn and discuss “energy healing” topic with my guest Renu who is the owner of Renu Your Life …

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Everyone says I am busy, are you really?


Episode #2 – Everyone says I am BUSY, Are you really? Everyone says I am busy.  Do you notice?  When you ask someone “how are you?” – most of the time the answer is “busy” / “things have been really busy” / “I am so busy”.  Busy is a trend of the current age that is associated with being successful, possibly feeling of importance for some people and/or using it as an excuse to avoid someone or something – “outsourcing your …

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I am not Chinese nor Russian


The Meru Experience podcast is created to discuss the “Currency of Life” by a girl who looks Chinese with a Russian Accent, originally from Kazakhstan but currently living in America. Episode #1 – I am not Chinese nor Russian “Are you Chinese?” and/or “I hear a Russian accent, where are you from?” are the questions I get quite often.  Join me as I discuss where I am from and the challenge of which box to check.  Also, learn how to …

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Reducing Expenses Without Making Cuts

How can a business increase profits without painful spending cuts? Most common “go-to” strategies in business for reducing business expenses called for either doing with less or taking something away from someone, involving pain.  Here are the most common strategies listed… Cutting Travel Expenses Hiring Freeze or Hiring Reduction Layoffs Cancelling holiday parties and events Reducing “perks” Salary Freeze or Salary Reductions Reducing or Eliminating Year-end Bonuses Cutting Workers’ Hours Forced Unpaid Vacations or Furlough Program Increasing Telecommuting Four-Day Work …

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What is Specialized Tax Incentives?

The complexity and length of the federal tax code hide many great opportunities for businesses to save money.  The length and complexity that allows the largest corporations with their army of attorneys and accountants to take advantage of tax incentives that small businesses might be missing. Most small businesses rely on CPAs to get their tax prepared and filed but most CPAs may not have the proper expertise and experience to help their clients capture complicated tax incentives. What are …

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Savings is the Easiest Path to Profit

What is overlooked when it comes to improving profit? Reducing cost is vastly overlooked in many organizations when they want to be more profitable. This is due to: The lack of expertise in specific areas of the business Budget constraints i.e outsourcing the project Busy personnel primarily focused on top-line growth There are many wasteful activities and spending happening continuously that could be streamlined to enhance profit.  The bigger the organization, the bigger the opportunities. For example: A typical business …

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Healthcare cost is depleting our pockets

We are all aware that the United States currently ranks highest in health care spending among the developed nations of the world.  Lack of transparency in pricing can cause inflated billing, especially in emergency situations.  Houston Business Journal did a survey asking business owners: “What keeps them up at night?” where 75% of business owners are concerned about the costs of health insurance. An executive order There might be some hope for the future with improvements like the newly signed …

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What is Cost Reduction Anyways?

As a Cost Reduction Advisor, I get asked this question a lot.  Most fear that cost reduction is about making drastic cuts, kind of like getting on an extreme diet to lose weight. Who loves that? Personally, I do not. Anything extreme always ends in failure. Cost reduction is the process used by companies to reduce their costs and increase their profits. Depending on the company’s products or services, their strategies can vary. Why cost reduction strategies fail The majority …

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