(PRWEB) April 22, 2014
April is Stress Awareness Month, and, with that in mind, National Purchasing Partners is releasing four tips for business owners to help reduce their stress levels. Stress can have serious physical and psychological effects, and for these reasons NPP believes it’s important for business owners to actively try to manage their stress levels. A happy and healthy business owner is an important part of a company’s success.
During its work with business owners and managers, NPP has discovered these four tips can help to reduce stress levels:
1. Save money by joining a group purchasing organization (GPO). Budgets can be a top cause of stress, and GPOs allow businesses to combine forces to negotiate for deep discounts that are only available to large corporations. GPOs can help businesses with purchasing essential services like office supplies, wireless contracts, furniture, and much more.
2. Use a 3G/4G router backup service (like CradlePoint) that keeps your network online, no matter what. Nothing is more frustrating that losing Internet service. Without the Internet, many companies can’t proceed with their daily activities and valuable time and revenue is lost. With peace of mind resulting from secure Internet service, business owners can help reduce their stress levels.
3. For every 60 minutes of work, take a five minute break and walk around, go outside, or do some exercises at your desk. Regular stretching, working on a crossword puzzle for a few minutes, listening to music, or taking a break to grab a healthy snack can lead to increased productivity and good health. These short breaks clear your mind of stress so you can return to work with renewed energy.
4. Take a vacation. Nothing helps with stress reduction more than spending a few days out of the office. National Purchasing Partners now offers discounted rates with Expedia, so members can save big while still taking a relaxing vacation.
“Stress is a serious concern in the workplace,” says Nick Roberts, Communications Manager for National Purchasing Partners’ and small business expert. “We pride ourselves on fostering strong relationships, and helping businesses. We hope our advice comes in handy.”
About National Purchasing Partners (NPP)
NPP offers discounted contracts for businesses and nonprofits, as well as government entities. NPP serves thousands of companies nationwide in a wide variety of industries, among them construction, transportation, fire and rescue, government, energy, legal and hospitality. Membership is free, and there is no obligation to purchase.
NPP is owned entirely by non-profit hospitals and as such NPP’s revenue directly supports medical research and other healthcare initiatives. NPP also partners with several organizations and associations, including the International Association of Fire Chiefs and various other nonprofits.
Registering to become a member is easy. Visit http://www.mynpp.com to join. If you would like more information or have questions, contact NPP at customerservice(at)mynpp(dot)com, or call 800.810.3909.