How 'Having It All' is a Myth for Entrepreneurs

January 22, 2016
Hosted by Marcia Zidle

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Most people are familiar with the phrase, “You can have it all.” Some believe this is an accurate possibility; however, having it all isn’t always a possibility for entrepreneurs. You can be a mother/father, wife/husband and business owner, but you can’t do it all by yourself. Apart of growing your business is learning how to delegate responsibilities to others, along with surrounding yourself with trustworthy people. Entrepreneurs need to learn how to compartmentalize their time, while knowing that running your own business is not a nine to five job. Even though it is rewarding to help people and be your own boss, becoming an entrepreneur is not meant for everyone. Running a business requires a lot of time, energy and money as well as juggling multiple roles within a company. Deborah Gregory, former IRS attorney and co-founder of Gregory Law Group, will share with us how she balances her role as a co-founder of a tax law firm, along with her role as a wife and mother to two boys.

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Your entrepreneurial vision has taken hold. Your business is growing. It's everything you hoped for and more. Or is it? With growth come bigger headaches: more hiring, more capital, more customers to satisfy, more employees to deal with, more plates to juggle and more demands on your time. Whether you realize it or not, you are experiencing Growing Pains!

On The Business Edge, with host Marcia Zidle, The Smart Moves Coach, you will hear how to make the leap from running a stressful business that is always putting out fires to leading a successful company that operates like a finely tuned management machine. You will meet savvy, street smart entrepreneurs and business leaders who’ll share their stories of success and even missteps as well as practical solutions to the unique challenges faced by growing companies.

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Marcia Zidle

Marcia Zidle

Marcia Zidle, The Smart Moves Coach, works with entrepreneurial ventures and small to medium size companies to build and leverage their leadership foundation to move from Start-Up to Scale-Up to Successful Enterprise. In other words, she helps them take the growing pains out of growth.

Coming from a unique entrepreneurial and corporate background, she’s both street smart and strategic as she guides CEO’s and their management teams to focus on the right priorities - the right talent - the right alignment - the right performance to get the right results that will satisfy their investors, customers and other stakeholders.

With 25 years of management, business consulting and international experience, she brings an expertise in executive and team leadership; employee engagement and performance; personal and organization change; emotional and social intelligence. Her clients range from privately owned businesses to mid-market professional firms to divisions of global companies in the following industries: healthcare, financial services, insurance, manufacturing, transportation, high-tech, hospitality as well as governments and nonprofit agencies.

Marcia's "claim to fame" is as a global citizen, living as an expatriate with her family in Scandinavia and Australia. In fact, one of her children is an "Aussie.” She’s traveled in over 30 countries throughout Europe, the Middle East, Far East and South Pacific.

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