What a busy lead-up to Christmas and now the New Year.
How are you coping?
Small businesses have a challenging road ahead of them, especially in this recovering economy. Small businesses that were already in operation when the recession began were hit hard and struggled to stay on their feet if they did not go under entirely.
Small business owners who have entered the market since that time, or are thinking of entering it, have had more hardships than any other small business owners in history.
Managing stress as a small business owner can be a monumental task, but it is so incredibly important to the business and to the individual in question.
The stress that can pile up on small business owners can be overwhelming. New businesses are often not fully staffed when they are just breaking ground, so every operation task on every level falls on the owner. It is not uncommon for a new small business owner to work 70 hours a week or more. Often, families run small businesses together, which can become highly problematic if the business struggles or family relationships are unhealthy.
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