How Small Business Counseling Helps CEO Manage Stress - Doug Jaeger

In Chapter 7 of 12 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, designer Doug Jaeger shares how he learned to manage stress dealing with the highs and lows of being an entrepreneur. Jaeger encounters compounding challenges - accounts receivable, office lease payments, canceled clients, and partner tension - and turns to SCORE (, a government-backed small business resource, to navigate through the them. The group, comprised of retired CEOs, helps Jaeger organize and prioritize the steps he then takes to resolve the stress-inducing issues. Jaeger is a partner at design firm JaegerSloan - - and is also president of the Art Director's Club - . Previously he founded thehappycorp and has served in creative director leadership roles at TBWA/Chiat/Day and JWT. Jaeger holds a BFA in Computer Graphics and Art Media Studies from Syracuse University.