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Avoid Small Business Burnout

burnout

Small businesses are started for any number of reasons, but most entrepreneurs agree that they wanted to be their own boss and found a way to make a living doing something they already enjoyed doing. Starting your own enterprise, or finally being handed the reigns to a family business can require courage and sacrifice. This is expected, but over time, having to stress about every detail in your business can wear thin. If you find yourself in that situation, you might want to read this. As time passes, it may get tougher to cheer yourself up or create work/life balance. This could lead to long-term small business burnout, a condition describing the desire to not run your business anymore. Some owners close down their small business in order to work for somebody else so they can work fewer hours.

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October 25th, 2019 by Client Advocate Team | No Comments »

Active Listening Makes Good Leaders

Active Listening

There is a lot of talk in leadership theory now about conventional or hard leadership skills vs the modern demand for soft skills. Traditional skills include the ability to sell, calculate and understand numbers, writing, speaking, and marketing. While all of these skills are indeed useful, they may either not address leadership ability or they serve very specific purposes that don’t always require upfront interaction with people. Soft leadership skills, such as active listening, have a lot to do with relational dealings within our company, which can include co-workers as well as clients.

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October 16th, 2019 by Client Advocate Team | No Comments »

Should a Business Owner Have a Personal Blog?

Dream Blog

If you are still wondering if you should have a blog at all, read this. If you are wondering as a business owner, should I have a personal or business blog, think about what each of those are. Blogging has become a common way of posting stories, articles and musings about a variety of subjects. It’s done by corporations, businesses, governments, and private organizations and charities.

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October 11th, 2019 by Client Advocate Team | No Comments »

To Blog or Not to Blog

It’s tough to go on some websites or online articles and not run into somebody’s blog. There are many kinds of blogs, but for business, they range from personal blogs to industry-related to community interest. Do you need a blog for your company? Do you want one? You’re a busy small business owner; we get it. If you’re going to do something that takes your time, you want to make sure it’s useful.

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Great Marketing Blog Topics

There is a common misconception about what a blog actually is. They started out being an avenue for personal expression which developed followers who had the blogs sent to their newsfeeds, like having a magazine or newspaper delivered to your front door. Today, your best blog content starts on personal and company websites, not blog sites and you don’t find them by category in chat rooms or forums so much as on social media.

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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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