4 Risks and Payoffs to Running Your Own Small Business

For most of the risks that you face in running a small business, there tends to be a corresponding payoff that goes hand in hand with it. Business insurance will deal with some risks that can damage your company and work on ways to mitigate them, but there are more general risks that a business faces that are far from insurable. Luckily, these less insurable risks do normally come with a silver lining to balance things out.

Risk: No financial security
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It’s Not About “Surviving” As a Working Woman But Keeping a Great Attitude

My mom and me!

One of my earliest and strongest memories from when I was a little girl was watching and getting ready for the day every morning with my mom. Mom got ready for her work day while simultaneously making breakfast and helping me get ready for school. My mother ran the Anesthesia Laboratory at UCLA and it was a job that took up a lot of her time. Despite the constant hubbub at the hospital she dealt with, I also have vivid memories of her still attending each one of my cheerleading games and of her picking me up after school every day, without fail. Even later in life, when I had my own kids, she graciously watched them one day a week for me up until she retired – and now she’s at least two days per week!

All throughout my childhood and young adult life, there was no other option in my mind to be when I grew up than a hard-working career woman. My mom taught me from a very young age how to be strong in the workplace as well as in every other facet of my life.
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Finding a Unicorn: The Quest for a Work/Life Balance

By David Nilssen, CEO & Co-founder of Guidant Financial

The work/life balance topic is always a hot one with entrepreneurs–especially today when Smartphones keep us connected at all times. Now more than ever, professionals are faced with the impossible challenge of cultivating a healthy personal life while striving to reach their entrepreneurial goals.

So, how can you balance your personal life and your professional life?
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