How 10 Small Business Owners Manage Work-Life Balance

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Learning how to negotiate work and the demands of "real life" is a struggle for everyone. Maintaining focus, excitement, drive, and being "successful" (whatever that means to you) is even more of a challenge when you're the boss. How do you make sure any employees you have are able to do the work to the best of their ability? How do you separate professional time from personal time when you're responsible for both? And is there really any down time for people who are running growing businesses?
We spoke to 10 entrepreneurs — with nine different companies that run the gamut from parenting resources to beauty to swimwear — about their wins, struggles, and ongoing outlooks. We wanted to know: What does work-life balance mean when you're the boss? Here's what they had to say.