At 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 9 of this year, Americans nationwide – with the exception of those in Arizona and Hawaii – will together spring forward as part of the biannual ritual dubbed Daylight Saving Time. Continue reading
Maybe dozens of things. Some are pretty persuasive too. Life happens. But other times, excuses are … well, just excuses.
Here are some common thoughts that derail good exercise intentions—and tips for what to do about them. Continue reading
Getting a good night’s sleep.
Due to the demands of running a business, sleep often slips off the priority list. National Sleep Awareness Week – which this year is March 2 through March 9 – is designed to spotlight the importance of getting sufficient z’s. Continue reading
While the proverbial playing field between small businesses and big-box retailers may never be completely level, there are a host of new technology tools that at least help make significant strides in that direction. Here are some tips to make sure your business is in line and getting the most from technology. Continue reading
Earlier this month, we looked at what a living trust is and why you might need one. Now we examine the standard will. Share this information with your employees, and think about including information or a reminder in your next employee benefits session. Continue reading
This dangerous disease is caused by bacteria found in soil almost everywhere. And it can enter the body through injuries as small as a pinprick. Continue reading
While this year’s Super Bowl was a scoreboard bust, it was a boon for Fox, which pocketed some $4 million for each 30-second-advertising spot. Whether those big bucks were well spent is debatable, but there’s no question that small-business owners must pursue marketing strategies that don’t come with Super Bowl price tags.
Fortunately, there are plenty of tools that can increase business without breaking the bank. Continue reading
When a cold or the flu strikes, conventional wisdom has long given a treatment nod to chicken soup. As it turns out, the healing powers of chicken soup actually are steeped in science. And when it’s just plain cold outside, hot soup not only warms you, but it also serves up health benefits. Here are some facts on soup and a tasty recipe. Continue reading
Chronic stress, however, has no upside. In fact, continual stress can put you at a heightened risk for serious health problems such as heart disease. Share these facts and tips with your employees.
February is Wise Health Consumer Month – an observance designed to help business owners, employees, individuals, and families better understand their health-insurance options. This year’s Wise Health Consumer Month is particularly timely, because open enrollment in the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplace – as well as in state health insurance exchanges – ends on March 31 of this year. Continue reading