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Work-Life Balance

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burnout
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8 Ways to Avoid Burnout When Starting a New Business

We’ve all felt burned out at one point or another — that feeling of total fatigue, both mental and physical, which comes from working ourselves too hard. Soon we’re experiencing symptoms like depression and exhaustion, feeling cynical and adrift. It’s ironic that at the point of burnout, the harder we work on something, the more...
female entrepreneurship
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25 Intriguing Facts About the State of Female Entrepreneurship

Female entrepreneurship has made great strides over the past 20 years, but we’ve got miles left to go, and many challenges to face along the way. In spite of these challenges, women entrepreneurs report a high level of well-being and express optimism for the future. Here, we’ll explore 25 intriguing facts about women business owners...
culture
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Culture Predictions: How to Build an Award-Winning Startup Culture

While every organization works hard toward meeting its business objectives, this year we will see workplaces taking a greater interest in promoting work-life integration along with emphasizing employees’ pursuit of goals outside of the office. Rather than putting stress on employees and rewarding those who put work before everything else, employers will look to adopt...
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What Roles Should Your Startup Outsource?

Times change, including how entrepreneurs run a business. Between the internet and technology, it is possible to avoid leasing an office space for you and your employees. Instead, many are using online resources to hire a remote staff and save the cost of renting an office space. Many startups outsource tasks to companies and freelancers...
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Staff: How to Find the Right People to Accelerate Your Startup

In the early stages of building a startup, your staff is everything. They are responsible for your output, set the company culture and can be the missing ingredient needed to take your business from fledgling to fully funded. Angel investors will often tell you that they are just as interested in the people as they...
Digital Nomad
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If You Could Work From Anywhere, Would You Embrace The Digital Nomad?

Do you dream of living in paradise, only occasionally having to open your laptop (while in your hammock, of course) in order to support your flip-flop lifestyle? If you are good at what you do and have managed to build a steady flow of freelance work, you may want to take the next logical step and become truly “location...
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Setting Limits with Commitments

Across most of the country, summer, I mean spring has arrived.  After an unseasonably mild winter for many, like me, it seems as though summer is here bright and early.  While I don't doubt that we may still get some spring rain-filled and cooler days, the heat and sun is prompting an early summeritus season. This week...
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The Business of MOM and Entrepreneur

This week an article on CNN Money about Jack Dorsey caught my eye, and I could not help but to be fascinated with it.  Jack Dorsey, Twitter Co-founder and CEO of Square, works TWO 8-hour shifts every day.  Dorsey works 8 hours for Twitter and then 8 hours for Square (his latest startup in mobile...
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Mommy CEO – Is it Possible?

Six months into launching Glamajama I was driving home from a playgroup with my nine month old son.  I caught Dr. Laura on talk radio telling some frazzled work-at-home Mom that there was no way she could be both a full-time Mom and a successful Entrepreneur.  Her argument was simple, one would suffer and all...
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A small business startup needs that work life balance

When we launched the entrepreneur forum in the StartupNation community pages on our website we did a whole lot of planning & strategizing in advance. After a month of the beta version of our community going public, there is a great deal that we have learned. Much of what we anticipated is happening just as...