Okay — I admit it — I’m back on my fitness and healthy living kick. I’m tired of not feeling strong and on top of my game. But getting in shape isn’t just about looking and feeling better, it’s actually smart business. Unhealthy lifestyle habits increase your risk of illness. And when you aren’t feeling your best, it impacts your productivity and limits your ability to achieve your goals.
“The fastest way to succeed is to double your failure rate.” Thomas J. Watson
No one likes to fail. So when you start your own small business and it doesn’t work out, it’s a difficult pill to swallow. I know because I’ve had my share of business failures. After sacrificing so much of your time, energy, passion and resources, a failed business venture can make you feel like crawling under the covers and never coming out again.
Starting and growing a small business is stressful. No doubt about it. A recent survey from ComPscyh Corporation found more than half of all workers find it tough to stay focused on their jobs because of stress.
Stress affects us mentally, emotionally and physically. Between 75 and 90 percent of all primary care doctor visits are stress-related, and stress is linked to most of the leading causes of death. Clearly when you let stress take control of you, it significantly minimizes your ability to succeed in your business. April is National Stress Awareness month so I thought I’d share some tips on how you can get a grip on stress in order to enhance your business success.
It’s tax time. Something none of us can avoid. But what we can avoid is paying more than what we rightfully owe to Uncle Sam. Here ten tax deductions for small businesses that you may overlook. Make sure you review them before you submit your filing this year. And it’s always smart to double check with a professional
What were you doing eight years ago? On the campus of Harvard University a few students huddled in a dorm room to create a social media platform site which became known as Facebook. From those humble beginnings the site has soared to success making founder Mark Zuckerberg possibly the youngest billionaire in the country. And that’s just the beginning of the story. Recently, Facebook filed for an initial public offering that could put the value of the social media site between $75 and $100 billion –one the biggest U.S. stock-market debuts in history.