My Tips on becoming an Entrepeneur?
- Do a budget and figure out what your base living expenses are each month.
- Would one income cover that expense?
- Do you have savings to fall back on if needed?
- Also consider what kinds of start-up expenses there would be. Moreover, can you afford to make that investment?
- On a positive, there are some start-up expenses which are tax-deductible. But, don’t forget that you still have to be able to make the purchases and investments now.
Are you ready to become an Entrepeneur?
Do you have the time?
Is there an area you can use that can become your workspace?
Have very young children who aren’t even in preschool yet, do you have plans for how you will work around them?
Do you have family who can help or will you have to pay childcare costs?
- Need to work full-time and your kids are in school, how will you adapt once the are home or ill or on holiday?
What changes will I need to consider if I become a business owner?
- Are you ready to work at home?
- Can you handle the isolation?
- Think you can be a work at home mom and still see to your family’s needs?
- Some mums decide to become a WAHM for their children. Plonking them in front of the television so you can work, then you haven’t succeeded in your mission.
Lamb and Bear who states“Here I am, a degree under my belt, 2 young children and a self-employed business owner. It’s not easy, but do you think I should just give all that up because I’m struggling? Or should I power through, seek a little more support? Come up with a plan that means I can continue with my career and show my sons that the women of the world can provide too. And not that women are just meant for the home. You know, if we told all working mums to give up when things got too much. We’d end up with a world dominated by powerful men and inequality. Oh wait… “
Jemja Bella who comments“I’ve been a work at home mum – or “WAHM” – for over 5 years now. My desk is the dining table. My workspace cluttered with children’s debris. My computer mouse frequently sticky from accumulated food gunk. Still, working from home is a lifestyle choice that works for me. “who believes “Being a work at home mum is challenging at times. But also, so fecking rewarding and fun (If it’s not fun find a different approach). Amazing things are happening and all the work is going to pay off big time!”
gives some fabulous tips this is one of them “Let go of the idea that you can do it all. This should’ve been number one. You can’t clean the house (plus all the noses) and do all the laundry. Run the errands, pay attention to your husband and answer 100 emails per week. Plan & prepare dinner every night, print pics out for the nana, grow your business…all by yourself. Get over being perfect. Hire a virtual assistant if you can. Ask your husband for help with a couple of things around the house. Hire someone to help clean it, for that matter. Feel OK about these things–they keep you focusing on your family.”