3 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Robin Williams, Depression, & DNA That No Else Is Talking About

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Health & Fitness / August 27, 2014

As entrepreneurs, we know there are going to be ups and downs.  Lots of them. It’s an inevitable result of our responsibilities and occupation.  Sometimes though it feels like there’s a lot more downs than there are ups.  In a community that made it “pick yourself up by your bootstraps” cool (and then turned it into a popular verb for growing our businesses without outside funding with “bootstrapping”),…

The Entrepreneurial Strategy To Overcoming Depression

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship Health & Fitness Personal Finance / December 16, 2013

It’s no secret that the high-pressure world of business can have some unfortunate effects on our health. Aside from the constant stress that comes with being a successful entrepreneur, there’s the ever-present risk of debt. We’ve all seen it happen – an investment goes awry, your forecasts turn out to be off, or a global recession puts the boot into your business plans. When this happens, it can…

Tips for Motivating Depressed Employees

by / ⠀Startup Advice / December 28, 2012

A recent study found that nearly a quarter of the global workforce suffers from depression. Depressed employees have a difficult time maintaining productivity and performing to their employers’ satisfaction. You will need to understand how to help employees who are suffering from depression. Here are some factors you can take into consideration to keep them motivated. Be Proactive Depressed employees are unlikely to come to their boss to…

Downturns Can Be Fair Weather For Business Liftoffs

by / ⠀Startup Advice / September 21, 2010

The official unemployment rate today hovers around 10 percent — far higher if you include those who have given up looking.  Still . . . things have been worse.  The U.S. unemployment rate during the Great Depression reached a high of 25 percent in 1933 and remained above 15 percent through 1940. Nobody in their right mind would have thought of starting up a business during a rocky,…

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