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5 Reasons Why a Retreat Is Good for Your Business

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This story appears in the March 2014 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Although her jewelry-supply company is called Blue Buddha Boutique, Rebeca Mojica wasn't feeling particularly Zen at her first entrepreneurial retreat.

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"I spent the first few hours feeling antsy because it wasn't moving fast," the Chicago-based entrepreneur recalls of her experience at Big Rock Valley, the Edward Lowe Foundation's property in rural Michigan. "The session was very conversational and cerebral. I was, like, 'No, we should be doing things, lots of activities! Boom, bang, c'mon guys, let's go!'"

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