Improve Your Work-Life Balance

Many small business owners will tell you the rise of the internet has changed how they work. Newer entrepreneurs may not even be able to imagine moving about their day without email, social media or mobile banking.

But while these tools make it easier to do business in many ways, the pressure of always being “on” can amplify stress for small business owners. Time management can be particularly challenging for entrepreneurs who may be building a business while keeping another job, raising a family or pursuing education, just to name a few examples.

If you’re feeling the pressure, try one or more of these time-management techniques to help you balance work alongside everything else.

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Team-Team-Team

Our friend, Zach Shulman is a partner at Cayuga Venture Fund. In this recent blog post, he talks about the importance of the entire team, not just the management group or the superstars. 

You all likely know that most VCs consider the management team to be the top measure of potential success of the venture.  This post is not about that point, at least not directly.

I want to instead focus on the importance of the entire team (not just management) and the importance of making sure that the team can play together.   I am going to use my past weekend’s soccer experience as an analogy.

I organized and played on an Over 40 soccer team this past weekend in a small tournament in Ithaca.   There was no Over 50 bracket or I would have played in that!   So, there were 4 total teams in the Over 40 bracket.  Two teams from Ithaca (one of which was mine) and then one team from Vermont and one from Binghamton.  You are going to have to trust me that no matter how in good shape you might be, playing 4 soccer games in one weekend when you are over 40 means that you can barely walk come Monday.  Advil turns into candy.  

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Getting Enough Sleep

(Editor's Note:  Like many of us, our friend Zach Shulman sometimes doesn't get enough sleep. From personal experience we know the results aren't pretty.)

Kathy Savitt, the CMO of Yahoo, gave a presentation at the Cornell Entrepreneurship Summit NYC on October 11, 2013.  All the presentations from Summit will soon be up via video on the website.

Kathy presented a bunch of her personal rules of the road for startups.  Yahoo clearly still considers itself a startup (the world's largest!).  Her last rule was to get enough sleep.  I can relate to that completely.

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Shortcuts to Success

Are there any shortcuts to success?  Nope.  None that I know of.  However, you can be on the fast-track to results, if you first, embrace some powerful principles or core values. This is the kind of stuff that I often think about.  For I am a firm believer, the right beliefs and values are the greatest influencers of success and achievement.

While what you do is crucial.  That is merely a reflection of who you are.

And perhaps, the best summation of these principles, I found unexpectedly.

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Top Computing Center eNews Articles 2012

What did our readers read in 2012?  We did a review of all the articles published in our monthly Computing Center eNewsletter as well as everything posted on the Business EDGE News site on the web.  Here's a list of the top five articles viewed in both which is a complilation of our web and email management stats.  Thank you for reading!  We're always looking for good story ideas for us to research and good articles to publish.  Send your story ideas and articles to: Lisa@compcenter.com

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