Everyone will talk about how problems in the workplace abound for women in business: day-to-day discrimination, the fight to secure funding for endeavors they’re passionate about, and queen bees buzzing about waiting for other girls to succumb to burnout. Each workday is a statement against sexism and a delicate balancing act — one that every woman who’s made any headway in business has learned to take in stride. What no one will tell you is that when women entrepreneurs leave the office, the struggles don’t stop. They just follow us home. And no one ever tells you what happens there.
~by Brandon Greene~ . Many small business owners, entrepreneurs and professionals struggle with balancing their family life and achieving their career goals. Some people get frustrated and give up on their dreams altogether, while others push their families to the wayside in an effort to further their careers. Neither one of these situations is ideal or completely beneficial in the long run. Without a balance of both family and career, you will most likely end up with one or the other — not both. I think it’s important to have both in your life in order to be truly happy
~by Brooke Chaplan~ . Everyone experiences life hardships from time to time. These circumstances are just a natural part of life. Unfortunately, many employees feel they must choose between keeping their job and handling their business during times of hardship. As a business owner, it’s important that you show concern for the health and well-being of your employees, rather than contributing to their stress. With employee hardships, there are a few ways you can show your support in a professional way: 1. Offer Counseling Services One way to show your support is by offering an employee assistance program. These programs
~by Emma Sturgis~ . The phone call with the cranky client. The lunch meeting that goes until four. The last-minute project that gets dumped on your desk before the weekend. All these situations and more represent just some of the stresses you’re likely to feel at work. Unfortunately, it’s usually not possible to work without at least some stress getting you down. However, it doesn’t have to knock you out. Here are 3 tips that will help you reduce stress, relax and work more efficiently. 1. Be Sure to Unplug While it’s tempting to just eat lunch at your desk
~by Jenn Bovee~ . Since about the early 1990’s I have been infatuated with the concept of balance. Sometimes it feels as mystical as a unicorn. You know, the very minute you think you have grasped it, POOF, you are overwhelmed and overcommitted to things again! The experience I have just described is only magnified when you throw in parenting and working and other obligations. It is also my belief that women struggle significantly more with achieving and maintaining balance than men do as a whole. My experience in working with people over the last twenty years, is that there
~by Rachelle Wilber~ . If you have to travel for business, there are certain things that you can do to make your trip more comfortable. Just because it’s a business trip doesn’t mean that you should have to sacrifice a lot of comforts or a sense of enjoyment. Here are a few of the best ways to enhance your business travels. Save Time Going Through Airport Security Lines Airport security lines are often long and disorganized, and this can create another burden while you’re trying to travel for business. One of the best ways to avoid these lines is to
~by Brooke Chaplan~ . While the world of business is usually one that focuses on work above all else, it’s important to take time out during the year to celebrate. Your teams have worked hard and your investors have kept the faith even during hard times – so it’s up to you as the person in charge to reward them. If you want to create great corporate events, you’ll want to take the three tips below into consideration. Make the Space Special One of the best ways to make an event special is to use a special space. If you
~by Anica Oaks~ . Just because you’re traveling on business doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself and make your trip as comfortable as possible. There are many ways to add luxury to any business trip. It just takes some creative planning before you leave home. Let’s look at some of the best ways to make sure your next business trip is more like a vacation. Combine Business and Pleasure If your business trip is to an exciting or scenic destination, you may be able to plan a vacation around it. After the business part of the trip is over, you
~by Haley Lynn Gray~ . It’s normal to want our businesses to grow without having to hustle to get them to start growing. In the beginning it takes a lot more energy to get a business up and running and off the ground than it does to keep it going and growing once it is more established. Sometimes we think we’re doing the right things, but instead, we are inadvertently sabotaging our businesses. Here are some common mistakes that could be sabotaging your business. I see these all the time, and I’ve made almost every one of these mistakes myself.
~by Jason Galaif~ . Do I want a job that brings me happiness or a big paycheck? It’s a question we all must ask ourselves at some point, but it’s not one that often brings about good answers or results. Ideally, a job that can do both would be great, but in today’s economy, getting a job in the first place is an accomplishment. The choice is ultimately up to you, just make sure that it’s one with which you will be satisfied when you are looking back on your life. What is Success? Everyone’s personal definition of success changes