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How Not to Hate Your Job

Most people have to work to support themselves and their family. It’s easy to understand why many people get stuck in a job they don’t love but need in order to afford their lifestyle. They go in, do their work and then go home to an outside life. Is it possible to be the owner or CEO and still hate your job? If you suspect that’s you, think through how excited you are to get in to the office or to your desk at home in the morning. If you’re burning the candle at both ends and still feel behind, chances are you aren’t very satisfied. You might hate your job at this stage very much. For an owner, this is a real problem.

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Relax Your Way Into Being A Better Business Owner

Fighting fatigue, stress and burnout is a common goal for a small business owner, but often an elusive one. Nobody cares about your business as much as you do, and you have a lot riding of it’s success. Naturally you’ll be tempted to spend too much time at the office, try to meet with everyone, and be involved in every aspect of running the business. It’s important in the midst of everything, to find ways to recharge so you can inspire your employees, stay enthusiastic and keep your goals on target. How can you do this?

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Ways to Keep a Creative Mindset

A big part of keeping your business in a creative mindset starts at the top. How creative are you as a small business owner? Typically, creativity is a useful, perhaps essential, characteristic of being a business leader. We all get bogged down in the minutia of daily issues, focusing on tasks and work, rather than remembering what the company began as – an exciting new venture with new ideas and such promise! If you’ve found your business getting stale, stiff, and lacking motivation, take a look at how excited you are to come in to work every day. Not so much? Get your head back in the game before finishing this blog by doing as suggested in this article.  After you’ve taken a break, continue on to get your creativity back for you and your employees.

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Become the Local Expert in Your Field with Social Media

Chances are, if you’ve worked hard and risked a lot to start or run a business in your community, then you are likely a true expert in your field. You have a great product or service, and you have many satisfied customers to show for it. None of that does your company any good unless it translates to more business. Word of your quality service or product needs to get out so that customers know you are indeed the right company to go to if for great quality and service at a fair price. Customers need a company that operates with integrity. Let them know that you are the ones to contact when they wish to be educated or need help solving a problem. You need to be known as their personal & trusted local expert and social media can get you there.

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Taking Care of Yourself Will Help Your Business

It’s a common theme that entrepreneurs and business owners put a lot of hours in to make their business work. Hiring a good VA can take some of your daily tasks off your plate, but even then, owners often spend too many hours on the job. While hard work is certainly a virtue, not caring for yourself so you get burned out is not. Not only can “burning out” or focusing only on making your business work hurt your relationships and your health, eventually, it will hurt your business. Sometimes a little effort on your part to de-stress after work will help. Burn-out on the job isn’t helped by “doing more.” Ever hear the phrase, “work smarter, not harder?” Taking care of yourself is part of how that works.

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How to Start a Business

When you decided you wanted to be your own boss, you came up with a concept; an idea that has fluttered around in your mind but hasn’t seen the light of day, yet. A business idea is just that—an idea. It takes momentum and forward thinking to turn your idea into an action and then your action into reality. It can get overwhelming. Where do you start?

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