Presented by FreeEnterprise.com, Anne Marie Ludovici-Connolly, M.S. details how and why to offer an employee wellness program in your organization.
The benefits of deploying and sustaining a workplace wellness program are well documented.
Studies have shown that for every dollar invested in a comprehensive wellness initiative, employers could glean a $3.27 return on that investment (Health Affairs, 2010). Research has also revealed myriad other benefits associated with workplace wellness initiatives, including increased productivity, improved job satisfaction and morale, and attraction and retention of talent.
Steve Strauss, founder of www.theselfemployed.com, reminisces of an era when women were forced to choose between family and business and praises mompreneurs who now juggle both.
Q: My wife is both a terrific mom and a terrific businesswoman. So on this Mother’s Day, I would just like to say thank you to her, and to all of the great moms out there who juggle life and business.
Portland, Oregon business owners Carol Ellis and Serge Ouattara discuss how they've made their venture, Tré Bone, prosper and expand despite ending their marriage. SCORE Portland helped the pair develop a solid business plan, replicate that model in a second location and obtain financing.
“Serge had a viable business model and a good track record,” says Joanna Mehaffey, a West Coast Bank vice president. “I was also aware that Serge had worked with SCORE, which can be a very helpful tool for business owners.”
Q: My wife convinced me to hire her nephew. He did a good job for us – until he started dating my assistant. They broke up last month. Now there is tension in the air, he’s heartbroken, he’s not concentrating at work, and he is missing work. But how do I fire him without getting divorced? Help!
Like many, I’ve been a victim of the recession. My family has suggested I consider starting my own business, but I’m not sure whether I’m cut out to do that. What does it take to be a successful entrepreneur? Read more.....
Steve Strauss, founder of www.theselfemployed.com, explains why so many people choose the self employment route and why it may be right for you.
Q: Hey Steve, I have a friend who has been unemployed for about two years. His unemployment insurance is about to run out and he has this kooky plan now to go the self-employment route. I have tried to explain to him that this is no time to start a business. He won’t listen to me. He likes your column – can you steer him on the right path. Thanks, Jerry
Small Business expert Rieva Lesonsky shares her experience and insights on balancing the demands of home, family and work life.
Truthfully, I don’t believe that work/life balance is possible—especially for small business owners. And when you’re passionate about your business, if it’s more than just a paycheck, it’s easier to accept this and enjoy the ride.