Beating the Business Blues

JESSICA OMAN | August 26, 2013

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Running a business can be elating and depressing – sometimes at the same time. Maybe you received negative feedback from a client, or maybe sales just aren't what you expected and you're not sure how to fix the problem. Perhaps an employee just quit.

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