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How to Successfully Establish and Maintain Work-Life Balance


Akim Vann is the owner and founder of The Bakery on Bergen, a very popular and busy spot that’s known for its delicious and creative cookies, cakes and pastries. The Bakery on Bergen just celebrated its second anniversary and Vann couldn’t be more proud. But as a busy mother of four energetic children, Vann knows firsthand just how difficult it can be for small business owners to achieve a healthy work-life balance.

Watch this quick video and you’ll see that Vann’s attitude toward work and family is a big part of the reason why The Bakery on Bergen is so successful:

When you’re a busy entrepreneur, achieving a healthy balance between work and family life can be a daunting task. But there are things you can do to make it easier. For starters, be sure to respect the boundaries that you create for yourself.

If it makes sense, leave your work at work. But if you’re like many people and also have to work from home, try to work only during pre-scheduled times, and create a workspace that’s separate from the rest of the goings on in the house. By setting and respecting boundaries, you’ll reduce stress and your family will always know when it’s work time and when it’s play time.

You should try to maintain a positive attitude—just like Vann does—because that will always benefit your business and family.

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