We don’t need to tell parents out there how tough it is to balance a career and home life when you have children. Which is is shame because having children is one, if not the most inspiring things to happen to us. Often starting a family is the catalyst we need to change our working lives for good.
Ella Mag interviewed local mum (to us) and businesswoman Stephanie Adams. She runs the networking group Motivating Mum East Hertfordshire and has plenty of ideas for those of you thinking of setting up your own business.
Allow yourself some dedicated child-free time to plan and research what business ideas may be of interest and work for you, even if it is just a few hours in the week. It will allow you the the time to focus more clearly.
Do your research
Talk to other mums and your family and friends about your ideas and what they think.
Work out how much time you can realistically spend on your business and then be aware of not taking on too much. Your business can always grow as you have more time available, your children are at school or you have established yourself more.
Do your maths
Consider how much you will need to spend to set up your business and don’t spend too much money at the start. For your marketing there are so many ways to publicise and promote your business through social media, all free of charge.
Use supportive networking websites for mums and take advantage of resources, links, articles, opportunities, offers, networking events and much more.
For more info see www.stephanieadams.co.uk
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