What health advice would you give to retail entrepreneurs under constant pressure? Have you dealt with such pressures yourself during your career? If so, what did you learn from the experience?

Interactive Edge’s CEO, Zel Bianco comments, featured on RetailWire’s Braintrust :

It depends on whether the competition can get creative with their offers. Perhaps Walmart and Amazon, and maybe Kroger can compete with Amazon. I hope, but smaller retailers will not unless they really get innovative and creative and it can be done.

It is easier said than done. When you are the boss, work doesn’t just turn off at 6:00 p.m. It prevents you from falling asleep and wakes you up in the middle of the night. It oftentimes gives you dreams or I should say nightmares that has you exhausted in the morning. What entrepreneurs must learn to do, and I am still trying after 25 years of having my own firm, is to try to turn it off when you get home to your loved ones.

Read books that have nothing to do with your business. Watch Netflix or Prime series that have nothing to do with your business and enjoy your family. As I said, easier said than done but if you don’t at least try, you will burn out. What could that do your business and more importantly, your family? Giving yourself a break from our current ugly political discussion will also help.

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