The Eyes Have It, Especially as You Age

old lady_Eye docUnlike fine wine, our eyesight decidedly does not improve with age. In fact, precisely the opposite occurs. Here are the basics on how your eyes age, and what you need to do to take care of them.

 

In your 40s

If you’re age 40 or above, chances are good that you’ve experienced this phenomenon firsthand. That’s because – on average – most people start noticing changes in their vision in their early to mid-40s. Continue reading

Smart Business Owners Keep Their Admins Happy

hisp_woman_callcenter-CMYKThey can be thought of as a business’s human hard drive – the keepers of a company’s most crucial information – the go-to search engine for organizational answers. And – like a computer’s hard drive – if these individuals aren’t functioning at full capacity, it’s bad for business. Continue reading

It’s Tax Time – Protect Your Business by Being Prepared

business images for Susan copy copyWith April 15 looming just around the corner, small-business owners nationwide are likely scrambling to shore up their Schedule C’s. As painful as that process is, there’s another income-tax-related issue that’s actually much, much worse: Getting audited.

 

That seeming simple phrase sends shivers up any small-business owner’s spine. No one in their right mind ever wants to be face-to-face with an IRS agent. The first goal, therefore, is to take every conceivable step to avoid this dreaded possibility. Continue reading

Why You Should be Building Your Business 140 Characters at a Time

Biz guy and woman at computerIf you’re a small-business owner, chances are – given that it’s 2015 – you’ve already done the digital basics; meaning, you have a website and a company Facebook page. Many business owners, however, have yet to take the next logical social-media step and join Twitter. Continue reading

Are Your Employees Happy?

happyA typical business owner’s to-do list is epic in length, scope, and overall ability to induce record-setting headaches. Consequently, rare is the business owner who has time to contemplate whether or not his/her employees are happy. What many business owners don’t realize, however, is that this would be time very well spent. Continue reading

Colon Cancer: Preventable, Treatable, Beatable

ColorectalCancerAwarenessMonth_4x3Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths among men and women in the United States. In fact, it’s estimated that – this year alone – some 137,000 Americans will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and another 50,000 will die from the disease. As startling as those statistics are, it’s even more shocking to learn that: Continue reading

Employees Who Eat Right Bolster your Bottom Line

casual coworker lunchFrom managing inventory to making payroll, business owners have enough on their plates without worrying about what workers are putting on their actual plates. This may well be worth worrying about, however, because there’s a connection between employees’ diets and businesses’ bottom lines. Continue reading

Snoozing as a Winning Business Strategy

200067117-001You snooze, you lose.

 

The time has come to turn this well-worn expression on its head, particularly in the business world. Wave goodbye to the notion that hard-driving, sleep-deprived, Type A’s hold the keys to success. In fact, research has shown that inadequate sleep is costly from several perspectives, and it’s virtually a national epidemic. Continue reading