Work-Life Balance

5 Struggles Every Solopreneur Understands (And How to Make Peace with Them)

In my last post, I shared a number of benefits of being a solopreneur because, let’s face it, it has to be worth it or else I and all of the other solopreneurs out there wouldn’t likely take this type of career route. However, no matter how much you like what you do for a living as a solopreneur, working for yourself and by yourself isn’t always easy. Especially if you truly … [Read more...]

Staying Healthy When Your Work Keeps You at a Screen Most of the Day

It crept up on me slowly. It started with a few aches and pains when I woke up in the morning. Then it turned into some occasional stiffness throughout the day. However, it really caught my attention early last winter when I actually yelped in pain as I attempted to look over my shoulder to make a lane change while driving. By this time, I had developed a full-blown neck and … [Read more...]

How to Boost Your Productivity While Working From Home

When you decided to work from home, it’s likely you were drawn to the flexibility and the independence it provides. You can set your own schedule, perhaps working nights and weekends for a big project one week and then sleeping in the next day or two. You can take a break when you want, allowing you to be there for your kids’ recitals or to take advantage of a perfect … [Read more...]

Learning from Millennial Business Owners: Radio Interview with Amy Friedrich

A recent survey of American small business owners concluded that Gen X and Baby Boomer business owners can learn a great deal from Millennial business owners. Amy Friedrich of The Principal Financial Group, discusses the survey results with Dean Rotbart in this episode of Monday Morning Radio. According to Friedrich, the Millennial business owners who were surveyed are … [Read more...]

Creative Perks to Offer Your Employees

On August 12th, 2016, Catalyst published a list of somewhat frightening statistics about employee turnover and retention. Among them are: In 2015, 33.4 million U.S. employees left their jobs. Voluntarily. An additional 37 percent are considering taking this same action themselves. For each employee that must be replaced, it costs the company roughly 21.4 percent of … [Read more...]