Category Archives: Mental Health in Business

Camp Bonfire: From a Dream of Summer Camp for Adults to a Thriving Business…

Jacob Winterstein and his partner founded Camp Bonfire (http://campbonfire.com/ ) in 2015 to provide affordable adult summer camps enabling grownups to relax wholesomely with nature. Before committing to the business, Jacob wrote his business plan in The Wharton Small Business Development Center’s Strategic Business Planning (SBP) workshop with Instructor John McAdam in late 2014.  Equipped…
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How to Make Tax Time Easier Next Year

How to Make Tax Time Easier Next Year Isn't tax time the most wonderful time of the year? Yeah, right. During tax season, I know some small business owners who amaze me with their ability to procrastinate. They cram weeks of tax preparation work into days. Tax time reminds me of college, when some people…
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Tips for Working with Angry Business Partners

Tips for Working with Angry Business Partners Did you ever have to work with a person that you were mad at? Years ago, I heard men threaten to take their problem outside at work, and on occasion I've heard women literally scream at each other in the office. But that was a long time ago.…
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Time Management for Business Owners

Time Management for Business Owners Did you ever finish your workday and wonder, “What happened to my time? Where did it go?” One of the hardest parts about being a small business owner is to manage you. We often ignore managing ourselves. Let’s face it; one of the reasons many of us own small businesses…
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What Should You Do When Employees Bring Personal Problems to Work?

I've been managing people for years, but I continue to be conflicted about how to deal with employees who bring personal problems to work.  According to recent research, by Bensinger, DuPont & Associates concludes that forty-seven percent of employees say that problems in their personal lives sometimes affect their work performance. We all know that…
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Getting Through a Dark Business Situation

Did you ever feel like you were in a truly dark business situation? So far deep into the woods that you wondered, “How did I get here?” That you asked yourself, “How do I get out of this mess?” I’ll certainly share my dark business situations with you, but I would rather illustrate this point…
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Five Things I Wish I Knew About Business at Age 18

Do you ever wonder what it would be like to have the knowledge that you have today, but at a younger age? Being older and wiser, then going back to an earlier time, would remove a lot of stress from life—and it could even be fun! The formative years of middle school, high school, and…
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How Do You Deal With Being Ignored in Business?

Have you ever sent an email or left a message with someone and only heard crickets? How about that proposal you wrote at the request of a prospective client? You sent it on time and followed up with emails and telephone calls, only to receive no response. How did it make you feel—angry, disrespected, ignored,…
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