Entrepreneur Overkill: 7 Reasons Your Business Needs Office Hours
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

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As an entrepreneur, we work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and sometimes 25 hours a day, 8 days a week. More hours equal more money, exposure, social media engagement; we can be where our competitors are not because we are all #TeamNoSleep.  Customer service is immediate, email response times are flawless, and we put the “instant” in instant message.

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However, there’s a case to be made for limiting your time at the office even if that office is your home (it is eleven p.m. and I’m writing this before I head to bed).

We all know we need to sleep and there’s plenty of research that says we should do that on a steady schedule, but there’s more to office hours for the entrepreneur than that.  Here are reasons your business will thrive if you implement office hours.

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Ella Rucker is the co-founder of Weekend Startup School and director of operations for #MentorMonday with Paul C. Brunson, both of which serve minority entrepreneurs. She has made her living for the past three years working as a writer, editor and content producer with some of the most successful personalities, brands, and blogs. She has also written an eguide for Blogalicious entitled Tick Tock Goes The Blog Clock: The What, Why and How Of Creating 365 Days Of Content TODAY. Ella tweets at @ellalaverne and blogs at BestBlogContent.com.

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