How can a business owner create boundaries to maintain a healthy work-life balance?

Many entrepreneurs fall into the trap of working around the clock, sacrificing weekends, sleep, family meals, and breaks to keep their business going. Establish the following boundaries:

  • Time: Set and publish “regular” operating hours and adhere to them. Determine which days you’re going to take off and stick with them.
  • Space: Designate a room inside your home as “the office/shop” and try to maintain a separation between workspace and living space.
  • Access: Determine when you will be accessible for professional and personal inquiries.

—Your Personal Business Trainer

Read more about managing a home-based business in the August ’19 issue of A&E.

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