How to Take the Stress Out of Business Management

It is common knowledge that business management, in general, is a rather stressful endeavor. When you have to deal with so many things at once – all the while ensuring that the people you work with are performing adequately – it can be quite hectic. It can be all too easy to get carried away with one aspect when several others require just as much focus and attention.

The result is typically a worn down and stressed business owner, especially if they are running a startup. Budding companies are notoriously challenging to grow in a competitive business landscape, which further piles on the stress. That said, there is no reason to allow the stress to pile up and get worse. Here are a few ways to take the stress out of business management.

Reduce the risk of being blindsided with the necessary insurance

It might seem like an odd notion to talk about insurance when it is mandatory before you even get started. However, going for just the bare minimum leaves your company vulnerable, and those who are well aware of the policies of your company could take advantage of such a vulnerability.

It might be tempting to go with just any type of insurance that meets the criteria, but it pays to be attentive when it comes to coverage. Finding the essential insurance policy for your business is an involved process and one that is worth doing right. Otherwise, you will always have the nagging feeling at the back of your mind that the potential for legal issues is more likely than it should be.

Hire professionals to accomplish different tasks

While your business already involves many moving parts, it definitely pays to make use of specialist companies to get the job done. For example, hiring a skilled accountant is not just about keeping your paperwork in order. Such a professional is more than capable of providing invaluable business advice, and it is not a stretch to say that they could very well help you dictate the future of your business.

You can also use specialist companies to outsource tasks such as IT services. Most startups cannot handle the rigorous process of an in-house team, which is why outsourcing can net you the benefits without the risks.

Give yourself the same schedule as your employees

One of the most significant problems that come with business management is the likelihood of business owners to push themselves too hard. If you spend every waking moment trying to steer your company in the direction of success, it is only a matter of time before you suffer from burnout. Give yourself time to relax, and ensure that you are prepared to handle the responsibilities of business management by getting at least eight hours of sleep.

Running a business is no simple matter – it requires passion, diligence, and a willingness to see things through. However, it also requires an understanding of your limits, and a willingness to delegate. The tips above will help push your company to success while simultaneously keeping stress levels low.

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Frank Parlato is an investigative journalist.

His work has been cited in hundreds of news outlets, like The New York Times, The Daily Mail, VICE News, CBS News, Fox News, New York Post, New York Daily News, Oxygen, Rolling Stone, People Magazine, The Sun, The Times of London, CBS Inside Edition, among many others in all five continents.

His work to expose and take down NXIVM is featured in books like “Captive” by Catherine Oxenberg, “Scarred” by Sarah Edmonson, “The Program” by Toni Natalie, and “NXIVM. La Secta Que Sedujo al Poder en México” by Juan Alberto Vasquez.

Parlato has been prominently featured on HBO’s docuseries “The Vow” and was the lead investigator and coordinating producer for Investigation Discovery’s “The Lost Women of NXIVM.” In addition, he was credited in the Starz docuseries 'Seduced' for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

Parlato appeared on the Nancy Grace Show, Beyond the Headlines with Gretchen Carlson, Dr. Oz, American Greed, Dateline NBC, and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, where Parlato conducted the first-ever interview with Keith Raniere after his arrest. This was ironic, as many credit Parlato as one of the primary architects of his arrest and the cratering of the cult he founded.

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