Episode 153 - Being a small business owner doesn't have to be lonely


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As a solopreneur or small business owner, it is common to get caught up at your desk and as the digital world makes it easier to work from home. It can lead to chronic loneliness. Join Kristin and Jeff as we talk about the signs of loneliness and what we can do to avoid the seclusion.

Signs of loneliness

  1. Trouble sleeping
  2. Spending lots of time on social media
  3. Binge-watching TV
  4. Taking lots of long, hot showers
  5. Increased spending on "stuff"
  6. Weight gain
  7. Increased frequency of illness
  8. Experiencing symptoms of depression

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Tips for fighting loneliness

  1. Meet with a person or small groups
    1. Virtual coffee break
    2. Meetups
    3. Coworking space
    4. Online hangouts
  2. Larger groups of people
    1. Networking groups
    2. Chambers of Commerce
    3. Kids playgroups
    4. Industry groups
  3. Civic groups
  4. Nonprofit volunteering


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