Like it or not, employees’ personal lives will impact their general well-being and professional performance. With divorce rates hovering between 40 and 50 percent in 2018, managers, owners and HR personnel will not have to wait long before they get word that an employee needs to change their insurance or contact information because they are getting divorced.
Small business owners take on a wide variety of roles. This can include everything from sales calls to accounting to fixing the copier. Some owners like to keep their shops small with a dedicated staff who similarly handles a range of tasks within the company.
There has been a lot of discussion in the media about parental leave plans and how taking the time affects the careers of the parents. Many reports claim that women’s careers can stall if they take leave to have children, particularly in male-dominated professions.
No perfect way to predict the future exists. You can certainly make plans and projections and hope that the outcomes you desire are the ones you reach, but those end results do not always take place. In the business world, you certainly know that you will have to contend with the downhill periods along with the successes.
You finally did it. You said good-bye to your dull, nine-to-five job, and you've decided to branch out on your own. You're starting up your own company, and you'll be doing something you love. It's an exciting time, and you can't wait to get started.