Being a mother is no easy task.Sometimes – to be mother is as same as to be freelancer. And while it manages to be a business can become a hell if they do not follow some guidelines to organize their lives as entrepreneurs.
If you’re a mom, you have a business, and your child does not yet know just wipe ass, you might think that we can manage a successful business is complicated. Sure you have friends who have a successful business, and live happily with their families. Staying on top in family life, social life and the life of entrepreneur is not impossible, just need to follow these five tips.
1. Setting priorities
Being a mother is to know to make decisions and set priorities. It is not unlike a business empredender to take decisions and set priorities. Each decision-in any of the two areas, must be taken in relation to our priorities.
If you have not thought about it, now is the time. For example, is important for you to accompany your child to school? If so, the meetings early in the morning will be discarded. At first these little decisions appear to limit their options, but they will allow them to discover others.
Setting priorities will guide day to day decisions made as “mother-entrepreneur” and help them develop a working method.
2. Communication and limits
This point is to communicate and set limits with your spouse, children, employees and anyone who may be affected by the dedication to your business (especially if your office is inside the house).
Be sure to make clear what it is for his office and what not. Communicate their meetings, what time are and if other arrangements need to be managed (a nanny or mobility, for example).
If you do not plan to work on weekends (because that set as a priority) that their customers know. If your customers are informed, respect their decisions. If not, you probably do not want to work with them.
Mobile telephony is changing the way we do business. If you want to launch your company, you will need to buy a “smartphone.” Immediate access to their email and other information available on the Internet will increase its efficiency in managing their business.
These new technologies will help them better manage their time. They can use Google tools to manage their email, contacts, calendar and documents. GPS functions not to be missed and will always arrive at meetings. Communication tools such as Skype will be useful to talk with customers and colleagues, locally or internationally, at no cost.
4. The office: a machine productivity
Rule: If you are not comfortable in your office, do not work well. If you hate your workspace, migrate to other areas of the house.
For starters, they have to avoid the clutter of documents, get a filing cabinet and a shelf where they can keep all your papers. Note that your computer has a good performance, and do regular maintenance. And get a comfortable chair to endure several hours sitting at work.
If you are passionate about what they do, it will be easy to be absorbed by your business, all day, seven days a week. Do not forget to take time for you to get distracted doing something they like.
As usual mom take jobs and commit to help the family. But do not forget they need to take a break, so do not hesitate to go out with friends for coffee or a drink from time to time. Come out with your partner, will be massage, or a movie, or Register at the gym. No matter what business is, what matters is to help renew your energy and focus back to their main tasks.