Dousing the Flames of Burnout

Strategic adviser Michael Staver says the best thing entrepreneurs can do for themselves is to know when it's time to take a break

The weather is lousy, holiday memories have faded, and tax time is fast approaching. It's not surprising to find that many entrepreneurs suffer burnout at this time of year, says Michael Staver, CEO of Amelia Island (Fla.)-based The Staver Group (www.thestavergroup.com). Staver, a strategic adviser whose clientele is 90% entrepreneurs, has come up with some tips for beating the March blahs. He shared them recently with Smart Answers columnist Karen E. Klein. Edited excerpts of their conversation follow.

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