Work-Life Balance

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...]

Sleepless Nights & Jam Packed Days? How to Manage

Ever have those nights when you’re lying in bed trying to will yourself to sleep because nothing else seems to be working? And don’t they always seem to occur when you have so much to do the next day that even a full night’s sleep wouldn’t necessarily be enough? Unfortunately, that’s where I was just a few weeks ago. It seemed like no matter what I did, I would find myself … [Read more...]

Transitioning a Family Business: How to Do It and Keep the Family Intact

Statistics compiled by Johnson Cornell University tell us that 40 percent of all U.S.-based family businesses, of which there are approximately 5.5 million, are passed down to the next generation. From there, about 13 percent keep their doors open long enough to be transferred to the third generation, and a mere 3 percent are ever held in the fourth generation’s hands. While … [Read more...]

How to Survive Working from Home: Advice From Other Entrepreneurs

When people learn that I work from home, one of the first things they generally say is, “You’re so lucky! I wish I could work from home too”. I usually just smile in return when what I really want to do is tell them exactly what it’s like to work in the same place where you eat, sleep, socialize, relax, and take care of your family. Yes, I readily admit that there are many … [Read more...]