Tips on How Women Can Manage Owning a Business while Having Children.
It used to be that being a mother and a business owner was mutually exclusive. Thankfully, this concept has changed and today there are countless moms who own and run successful businesses.
So, how do they do it? Here are a few tips.
Join a Network of Business Owners Who are Moms.
Let’s face it, being a mother and a business owner is difficult and you need all the support and encouragement you can get.
Being part of a group or network of other business owners in a similar position can help. Other members might inform you about a solution to a problem you never thought possible, or they could simply be a shoulder to cry on when things get tough.
Delegation is Key.
As a mother and a business owner, you are probably always busy. Remember that you don’t have to do everything, and if you want to get everything done, you’ll need to delegate tasks.
At work, don’t be afraid of saying, “no” to tasks you don’t have time for, and delegate tasks to staff members who are capable.
Instead of doing everything at home yourself, give your kids chores. Not only will this help you remain on top of housework, but it will also teach your kids a great life lesson.
Be Open to a Flexible Schedule.
As a mom, you never know when your kids will get sick or need a ride somewhere. Since these are things, you simply cannot plan for, you need to have a flexible schedule where you can drop things at short notice.
It’s a good idea to structure your work in such a way that you have a buffer and won’t let down clients if you need to attend to your kids.
Whether you get most of your work done in the early mornings or late at night, this will allow you to have more flexibility during the day. You can do this, start today not tomorrow.