With women owning 10.6 million of U.S. firms, it’s no secret that the childbearing population has a desire – and quite often, a financial need – to sustain a successful career.
Moms in business need resources different than those for traditional entrepreneurs – a support system that understands how tough it can be to calm crying babies during business calls or keep crayon off an important presentation,” Little ones are then often left with a third party, which can take both an emotional and monetary toll on moms. This complex cultural conflict brings the need for a new, more family-friendly career concept: the rise of the Mompreneur® – a female business owner who is actively balancing the role of mom and entrepreneur.
Here are tips if you are a new mom entrepreneur...
- Have a Plan. If you leave work time to chance, it will never happen, so have a clear idea of when and how you are going to be able to get the work done.
- Be Flexible. Sick kids, childcare issues and other “surprises” can frequently disrupt your productivity plan. Learn to expect the unexpected and roll with it.
- Stay Organized. Your time is precious; you don’t want to waste it by searching for supplies or wondering what tasks take priority each day.
- Remember What’s Important. Both your kids and your new career will top the list. You may need to let go of some “stay-at-home-mommy luxuries” like making cupcakes for your child’s class.
- Make Baby Steps. You won’t be able to get everything done that you hoped to in a day. As long as you make consistent progress, you’ll eventually get to where you want to be.
Moms in business need resources different than those for traditional entrepreneurs – a support system that understands how tough it can be to calm crying babies during business calls or keep crayon off an important presentation. If you aren't sure what to start, consider a FIT4MOM Franchise .