Being a mum is hard work. Being an entrepreneur is hard work. When you combine the two, the level of difficulty multiplies exponentially. This fact has not stopped countless women, also mothers, from joining the ranks of successful entrepreneurs in recent years. There’s even a name for the phenomenon: mompreneur. This refers to those brave and tireless women who juggle the responsibilities of full-time parenthood with running their own business.
The internet, in particular, has been a factor in the growth of mumpreneurship, as it allows busy mums to operate successful businesses from the comfort of home. This enables these hard-working mums to focus on work while also caring full-time for their children. Of course, the life of a mumpreneur is anything but easy. Here are some tips to make it work for you.
- Be passionate about your business. Mumpreneurs don’t work just for a paycheck. They work because they love what they do and are passionate about their businesses. When you are passionate about your work, you will be better equipped to balance the demands of motherhood and running a business.
- Be willing to fight to achieve your goals. In the often male-dominated world of entrepreneurship, women have to work harder to prove that we are a force to be reckoned with. This sometimes means fighting to get your business message across.
- Learn to separate work from home life. This can be especially difficult when you’re working from home. However, no matter how strong the temptation to check your business email or go over those figures just one more time while simultaneously rocking the baby and preparing dinner, just remember that in order to be effective in either sphere you must separate work from family life as much as possible. If you divide your attention too much, you won’t be at your best as a mother or a business owner.