Are you a stay at home Mum, or perhaps a Mum on the go and you’re starting to think about getting back into the workplace? Perhaps you are giving “traditional” work the old heave ho and are going to make a go of it for yourself with your own home business idea. If this sounds like something you’re interested in then you may be wondering how you could take the plunge from only idea to full fledged running business. Read ahead for a couple of great suggestions for Mums just like you starting out as their own bosses in the world of entrepreneurship.
As a mother, you know that scheduling can sometimes go out the window, especially with younger and younger kids or with older kids who may have a plethora of after school activities that they need to be chauffeured to and from. Add into these already hectic schedules, plus school runs and grocery shopping, cooking dinners and finding time for yourself and your partner, it can mean that you don’t have the time or the energy to work on your big business idea. Experienced entrepreneurs know that sometimes strength is in flexibility, and if you are able to schedule an hour a day to working on your business, it’s a step in the right direction. So when your baby is down for its nap, your kids are at daycare for that blissful hour between school and pick up time, or your partner has volunteered to cook dinner tonight, use your time wisely and always remember that your golden hour may not come at the same time every day. A common theme amongst ‘Mum-preneurs’ is working when the kids are in bed… sometimes well into the evening!
Taking Advantage Of Your Support Networks
Obviously taking advantage of your support network is key to achieving small steady steps in your new business venture. If you have free babysitting on demand through the utilisation of grandparents or friends, take advantage of it! Arrange play dates with other mothers to allow you some time to work on your business and then return the favour when the other mother needs time to do something of her own. Perhaps you could even be business partners and take turns with the kids so the other can work on their parts of the project. There’s always ways to free up your time!
Set Realistic Goals For Finances and Perfection
Setting realistic goals in terms of your success expectations is equally important to gaining that success. Small, measurable goals and milestones will help you achieve more success over a longer period of time, but with staying power, rather than going for one giant milestone in one fell swoop. This helps you accurately gauge how your business idea is doing, and how well its being responded to by your client or customer base and also helps you make adequate plans for expansion, if required
So there you have a couple of great suggestions for Mums like you who are looking to create a new and brilliant business from home instead of heading back to the traditional workplace. So get started today with your brilliant business plans. Good luck!