Category: Work-Life Balance

9 Entrepreneurs Share Creative Strategies for Juggling Business and Family at Home

Running a business is hard enough without the added pressure of a full-blown economic crisis many are facing. There are always fires to put out, whether it’s pressures from clients or customers who are also likely under stress, trying to stay productive when every day feels the same, juggling personal and business expenses with fluctuating income, or trying to find small business loans at a time when many lenders are pulling back. But now many entrepreneurs are working from home… Read More

How to Be Married to a Small Business Owner

Getting caught up in work can be easy to do, and even the most balanced spouse can bring an unhealthy serving of work frustrations to the dinner table every day. But for small business owners, or more specifically, their spouses, work can quickly become the third partner in a marriage, and in this case, three can certainly become an unwanted crowd. Being married to an entrepreneur has its perks, though, and seeing a loved one turn their dreams into a reality,… Read More

How to Handle Employee Vacation Requests

Vacations are an important piece of the workplace puzzle. They revitalize employees, making them happier and more productive. In fact, studies show that 77% of human resource managers believe that employees who take most or all of their vacation time are more productive in their jobs than those who do not (that includes you, boss person). That said, scheduling employee time off, especially during peak vacation times, can be a headache for even the most organized employers. However, there are ways you can… Read More

7 New Year Resolutions You Can Make for Your Business

A new year is upon us, and for many of us, that means taking inventory of our lives, deciding where we can improve, and making resolutions to guide us through our journey to improvement. While we typically think of resolutions as personal promises, the sentiment can and should extend to professional organizations. By making companywide resolutions, small business owners, managers, or individuals in other leadership roles can promote growth, increase the bottom line, and improve company morale. Not sure what… Read More

Global Entry vs. TSA PreCheck vs. CLEAR: Which Is Right for You?

Modern aviation is quite miraculous in many ways. It wasn’t that long ago that the thought of routinely flying at 500 miles per hour at 40,000 feet would have been the stuff of science fiction. At that altitude, the air outside is too thin to breathe and it could be 60 degrees below freezing, but we’d think nothing wearing everyday street clothes during our journey through the stratosphere to our next business meeting. Yet if there’s one aspect of air… Read More

4 Times It’s OK to Multitask

Everyone seems to have an opinion on getting things done – especially through the art of multitasking. With new studies and opinions coming out on the topic every year, the consensus on whether it works is mixed: “It’s counterproductive.” “It’s necessary.” “It’s dangerous.” Some even choose to believe that it doesn’t really exist. No matter which school of thought you choose to follow, the reality is that trying to do more than one thing at a time is common, and… Read More