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Work Life

Your complete resource for expert recommendations and sustainable solutions for implementing and maintaining a healthy work life balance.

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Advice
What is the best time management software?
By Sara Eveland | 14 Answers | Last Activity on November 26, 2020

I have been writing and reviewing my to do list every morning and mapping out my day, but I never seem to be able to stick to my planned schedule. I am thinking that there might be a reminder tool...

Advice
What's the best scheduling app for a small business?
By Christina Reale | 11 Answers | Last Activity on November 26, 2020

I have a wellness business and a portion of my business is working with individuals one on one. I'm looking for an affordable scheduling app.

Article
10 Ways to Build Morale While Working From Home
By Daglar Cizmeci | November 25, 2020

Morale is a fundamental aspect of productivity and employee engagement. Without it, output drops, operation costs increase, and staff turnover racks up.

Advice
What's the best marketing/CRM tool for a startup?
By Anonymous User | 5 Answers | Last Activity on November 25, 2020

Hi All, We are looking for a product that fits our marketing requirements but many of those available are typically geared towards sales CRM. Do you have some suggestions on any tools? We don't...

Article
How to Learn From Your Failures: 4 Valuable Lessons
By Thomas Griffin | November 25, 2020

As an entrepreneur, you'll encounter failure. Here's how to maintain a healthy perspective

Advice
Is multitasking good or bad for productivity?
By Tom Torrence | 28 Answers | Last Activity on November 20, 2020

I have always been good at multitasking, but I have recently had a debate with a friend who said multitasking is actually inefficient. I believe that I can get a lot more done when multitasking, but...

Advice
How can I manage multiple web projects with a deadline without outsourcing?
By Godwin Anyamele | 15 Answers | Last Activity on November 16, 2020

I don't have money to invest in outsourcing. Beside outsourcing, what is the most effective way of complete 20 website design projects that are fully monetized and traffic generation optimized on or...

Article
Why Your To-Do List Isn't Working (and the Agile Tools You Should Use Instead)
By Andrea Fryrear | October 30, 2020

Traditional to-do lists can't help us navigate an ever-shifting mountain of work, because they don't force us to focus on what really matters. Here's the Agile way to really get things done in four...

Advice
How do you balance working from home while also taking care of your children?
By Skye Schooley | 14 Answers | Last Activity on October 30, 2020

How do you navigate a new work-from-home policy while also taking care of children at home? Please list any tips or resources that have been helpful for you to teach (and tame) your kids while also...

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Tricks for Memorization: Wow Them With Your Next Speech
By Anthony Metivier | October 26, 2020

For some, the prospect of delivering a memorized public speech seems nearly impossible. The Memory Palace method, however, can be an indispensable tool for delivering a focused, effective speech.

Article
How to Create a Happy and Productive Work Culture
By Rachita Sharma | October 16, 2020

Investing in a happy culture reaps benefits beyond giving team members a better work-life balance and a sense of purpose. It also boosts productivity and a company's bottom line.

Article
How to Avoid Burnout When You're Working From Home (and Can't Leave)
By Kiely Kuligowski | October 13, 2020

Burnout is a serious result of prolonged, severe stress. Here's how to spot and avoid it.

Advice
What is the ideal number of hours to work a week?
By Jack Kemper | 19 Answers | Last Activity on September 26, 2020

As a new entrepreneur I am finding that I can spend 24/7 on my business. I know time away is good but every startup also has limited resources and a limited runway. What is the idea amount of time...

Advice
What is the best time tracking software for a business with contract employees?
By Kendra Steinmetz | 8 Answers | Last Activity on September 19, 2020

I work for a small consulting firm and am in the process of implementing a time tracking software for our contract employees to enter hours worked on specific projects. Because the number of...

Article
How a Divorce Can Affect Your Business
By Chris Porteous | September 16, 2020

There are options to ensure the dissolution of your marriage doesn't disrupt your business. You can sell part or all of the business, make a binding agreement to offer other assets in place of the...

Article
How to Transition to Long-Term Work From Home
By Kiely Kuligowski | September 15, 2020

Working from home has become the reality for many American workers. Here's how to transition into long-term remote work.

Article
Workplace Stress and Anxiety After COVID-19
By Shawn Singh | September 11, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has compounded existing workplace stress and anxiety. This article explains the primary causes of that stress and how to manage it in a post-COVID world.

Article
How to Manage Anxiety in the Workplace
By Shawn Singh | September 11, 2020

Work can be stressful, whether you work in a physical environment or remotely. These common stressors are experienced by professionals everywhere, and managing them is essential to work-life balance....

Article
Teamwork: Assessing and Strengthening a Team
By Rachel Krug | September 08, 2020

Implementing collaborative processes can improve overall productivity by 20 to 30%.

Advice
Do you think a four-day work week is a good idea?
By Bennett Conlin | 13 Answers | Last Activity on September 03, 2020

I've seen a lot of articles circling around about the benefits of a four-day work week, and I'm interested to hear the business.com community's thoughts on the idea. Would your business ever consider...

Article
Distributed Workforces Are Here to Stay: How Companies Can Adapt
By Andrew Hoag | August 31, 2020

Whether you reopen your office or not, long-term changes from COVID-19 are inevitable. Listening to, engaging and empowering your employees is the key to making a remote-first culture work.

Article
How Thinking Like a Founder Can Help Intrapreneurs Achieve Success
By Stephany Lapierre | August 24, 2020

There are a few characteristics and skills that can be adopted to help intrapreneurs in the corporate world looking to enact change.

Article
How Viable Is a Physical Office Space These Days?
By Andrew Martins | August 24, 2020

Thousands of businesses went from physical to virtual work environments since March because of COVID-19. What is the future of physical office spaces?

Advice
What are your best productivity tips when you're running on no sleep?
By Caitlin Flannigan | 16 Answers | Last Activity on August 11, 2020

I am currently working my full time job and working on my children's books on the side as much as possible. I've found that I either have the choice to sleep or work on my startup. I am determined to...

Article
Embracing the Future of Remote Work
By Brian Wallace | August 05, 2020

The transition to remote work was abrupt, but some changes made during this time will be permanent.

Article
A Beginner's Guide to Navigating Survival Emotions in Today's New Normal
By Nichole Kelly | July 17, 2020

Your emotions are probably in survival mode right now. Here's how to successfully navigate them through a crisis and in your everyday life.

Article
Redefining Agility: Marketers Need More Focus, Not More Speed
By Andrea Fryrear | July 17, 2020

What marketers really need, and what Agile marketing provides us when we get it right, is focus.

Article
Are Employees More Productive Working From Home?
By Baruch Silvermann | July 14, 2020

The current COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the possibilities of working from home. Traditional roles have always been shackled to the office, but are we more productive from home?

Article
Pets Go to Work: How to Create a Pet Policy for Your Office
By business.com editorial staff | July 09, 2020

Creating an office pet policy for your business? Here are five crucial points to include.