Small businesses matter, and it doesn't take a lot of research to see why. According to Forbes, these businesses are responsible for more 65% of new jobs since the 1970s. However, as quickly as they provide new jobs, small businesses fail at an even greater rate. Nearly 80% fold within the first two years, which discourages many from starting at all. Of course, we would say that most of these "failures" are caused by the business owner getting tired from remaining on the business treadmill for too long, but you get the point.
While life as a business owner can be very busy, it is important to maintain your fitness level while balancing work and life. This can be especially difficult when traveling for business. However, with a little bit of planning and a commitment to stay active, you can stay fit while living your dream. Read on for some tips on how to get your fitness in while on the road
As a business owner, you might feel like caution is necessary and you would be right. There are times when you have to be careful—when you're hiring employees, when you turn over your books to an accountant, when you come up with a new product with unique features etc. You do need to protect yourself and your company to make sure that you're not cheated or embezzled. You don't want to have your trade secrets stolen. At the same time, you can't take this caution too far and withhold information from your customers
This is our favorite health tip to give people: Snack and snack a lot. We like it so much because it is something everyone already likes to do and it is good for you. You need to snack. Eating a little something throughout the day is very good for you.
Being a small business owner requires not only technical skills but soft skills, as well. The accumulation of these soft skills is referred to as having high emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is defined as the ability to understand what you and others are feeling and to appropriately respond. It's one thing to understand that someone else is having a problem, but knowing how to respond appropriately is a completely different issue. It is here that people often struggle. However, business owners need to rise to the challenge of developing their emotional intelligence skills so that they can be more effective leaders. Here are 3 tips to enhance your emotional intelligence.
In 2018, B2B is becoming less about coming to terms with emerging communications technology, and more with coming up with fresh ways to leverage established concepts through new approaches.
Here are 3 emerging B2B trends perfect for small business operations in 2018 that exemplify this shift from getting in on a new idea early, to perfecting established concepts in exciting ways:
On average, the typical internet user spends 135 minutes per day on social media. Establishing an effective social media strategy can optimize how you do business. Use these five simple social media tips to change how you connect with your community on and offline.
Being a business owner is not always easy. Taking action will allow you to address customer concerns, be a better employer, and lead the industry.
Ask for Feedback Don't be shy about asking for feedback. Ask team members what they would like to see you do differently. Send out surveys to your customers.
As a busy business owner, you might spend all of your time running your company. This can leave you with little time to take care of yourself, and it might result in you not focusing on fitness and otherwise taking care of yourself.
You have a home-based business. You have homeowners insurance. Most likely, it covers your business, right?
Well, maybe not.
Depending on the type of company you have, your insurance might not fully address your business needs. You might require more extensive coverage.
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