Work-Life Balance

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Don't Be a Cheapskate and Other Must-Read Business Tips

A look at how to treat your employees well, use language to address problems, make valuable hires and more advice for business owners.

How American Workers Use Their Vacation Time (Infographic)

A recent survey finds that most people connect to the office at some point during their vacations.

Get a Life. It Might Just Be the Best Thing You Can Do for Your Business

No time for your personal life? If so, you could be slighting your business.

How Happy Are Small-Business Owners? (Infographic)

Do you take vacations? Work more than 40 hours a week? Worry about the cost of health care? See how your experiences and concerns as a small-business owner stack up.

How to Deal With the Dual Demands of Children and Elderly Parents

Sandwich-generation entrepreneurs -- those in their 40s and 50s -- are juggling more family demands. Here's how to keep your sanity and your business.

4 Cellphone Etiquette Mistakes You Make Everyday

You might be doing more harm than good when you answer your phone in a public place. Here are four things you might not know about the way you use your phone.

Why You Need to Love Your Startup

Are you creating a dream -- or just working on a business?

Need a Vacation? How to Make Your Company Run Without You

Entrusting employees with running your business so you can take a break this summer is important for your wellbeing. Here's how.

Welcome to the Real World, Now What?

Now that school is over and you’re entering the workforce -- and possibly starting up -- you may find the new journey jarring. Here are four ways to ease the transition.

How to Stay Focused When the Summer Heat Saps Your Stamina and Your Startup

The summer is notoriously slow for certain businesses -- people are on vacation, summer hours kick in, sales slow down. Here’s how to keep your vision laser focused on your startup.

Richard Branson on Business Lessons From Parenting

The CEO of Virgin has seen a lot of challenges in his career, but perhaps none as big as becoming a dad. Here he discusses the similarities between parenting and running a business.

Launching With a Loved One? Five Lessons From Successful Startup Couples

If you're thinking of starting up with your significant other, consider the tips of those who've made the plunge before you.

The Great Debate: Should You Let Employees Work From Home?

Yahoo and Best Buy may have concluded that telecommuting doesn't work for their companies anymore, but it could still make sense for your business.

Why Entrepreneurs Choose Freedom Over Money

Starting your own business often means thankless hours, measly pay and the stress of being at the helm. Yet entrepreneurs report greater job satisfaction than their employed counterparts. Here's why.

Richard Branson on Parenting and Work-Life Balance

Running your own business and raising a family often go hand-in-hand, but finding a balance can be challenging. Virgin's CEO on how he managed to raise two kids while building a business.

A Look at Modafinil and Getting an Entrepreneurial Edge, the Natural Way

While "smart drug" Modafinil has recently been in the limelight, we wanted to provide tips on how to naturally get energized.

3 Ways Meditation Can Make You a Better Leader

How to break bad habits, become your best self, and trust your innate wisdom.

4 Secrets for Lifelong Success From Martha Stewart

The celebrity entrepreneur discusses her philosophy on what it takes to lead a long and prosperous career.

Kitten Races, Ping Pong, Naps -- and Productivity?

Startup life doesn't have to be all work and no play.

How Your To-Do List Can Boost Your Bottom Line

You became an entrepreneur for the freedom, yet find yourself chained to your work more than ever before. Here are six steps to help achieve better work-life balance while growing your business.

How Kitten Races, Ping Pong and Napping Can Help Make Your Startup More Productive

Startup life doesn't have to be all work and no play.

Why Your Startup Should Celebrate March Madness

To build a strong company and attract employees who want to work with you, taking time to bond or just yell at the TV screen is a must.

Spring Break Plans? Open Your Mind and Rekindle Your Love of Entrepreneurship

Spring may be in the air, but you've got a lot of work to do -- on your business and your soul. Here are five tips for meeting your business challenges with a clear, open mind.

4 Leadership Skills That Hobbies Help Build

To be a better in business, spend some time outside of the office cultivating personal interests.

Richard Branson on Sheryl Sandberg, 'Leaning In,' and Balanced Workplaces

Virgin's founder gives his thoughts on Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's new book, and shares how to make your workplace a more balanced environment.

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