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Balancing stress in the workplace when running a business

Running a business can be satisfying, but can also come with many challenges.

We spoke with Kimble Richardson, Manager of Business Development and Community Behavioral Health at Community Fairbanks Recovery Center, about how to manage stress while running a successful business.

“It’s when it’s either too much or unrelenting that we find ourselves tipping over that edge and then it becomes stressful. I really appreciate it when business owners can not only have intelligence about their business and products, but what we call emotional intelligence which means let’s keep in mind, the health of your employees also has a financial aspect to it,” Richardson said.

Richardson says it’s important for business owners to think about their employees. Many people involved in smaller-sized businesses are usually very driven, but it’s important to not neglect your mental health.