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Plenty of Helpful Advice Available for Small-Business Owners

Starting a small business, or being a small-business owner, can be overwhelming and complex. Statistics show that 20% of small businesses fail in their first year, while 50% fail after five years. Despite the grim numbers, only 22% of small-business…

Cannabidiol (CBD) — What We Know and What We Don’t

Cannabidiol (CBD) has been recently covered in the media, and you may have even seen it as an add-in booster to your post-workout smoothie or morning coffee. What exactly is CBD? Why is it suddenly so popular? How is Cannabidiol…

Are Employees Walking Away with Your Business?

Protecting your business assets using noncompete, confidentiality, and separation agreements Two employees of a hair salon walked out and set up shop several blocks away, taking the majority of their clients with them. This could be a devastating loss to…

Journey to Your Fittest Future Self

What would you say is the biggest setback women meet on their journey to a healthy lifestyle? Ourselves. We tend to be our own worst enemies. We use belittling and shaming self-talk. We compare ourselves to others versus thriving in…

Could Your Employee Handbook Use a Quick Makeover?

When was the last time you updated your employee handbook? Running an effective business entails having updated policies and procedures according to the laws of the state in which you live and the goals of your organization. These policies, procedures,…

Financially Helping Your Adult Children Can Be a Bad Idea

By BARRY SPARKS It’s only natural to want to help your children financially, even when they become adults. Parents don’t want to see their adult children struggle with day-to-day expenses or long-term debt. Nearly 3 in 4 parents with adult…

Canine Leadership Quiz

I don’t have children, no employees — plants, I have plants. My plants love me and they create oxygen for me to breathe. They are pretty and I love them back. I also pick species that are low maintenance — pothos…

Growing a Tree: Building a Social Media Presence

“There’s no magic pill in social media,” said Rachel Strella, founder and owner of #Strella Social Media. “It’s more like growing a tree. You plant a seed and watch it grow to reap the benefits.” Strella is clear about the…

Everyone Experiences Stress and Anxiety

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had people say this to me after hearing that I help those with anxiety and panic attacks. While it’s true that everyone experiences stress in their life — which, by the way,…

How to Choose a Summer Camp Your Kids Will Love and You Approve Of

Whether you’re looking for enrichment for your child, a way to keep your kids occupied and supervised while you work, or a short reprieve from parenting, there’s sure to be a summer camp that’s the right fit for your child…