When you have children, life doesn’t suddenly stop so you can bring up those beautiful babies. For many mums, a career still plays an important part of your life while you bring up the kids. This doesn’t mean that relationships have to change or there is less development between mother and child, as many women are taking their careers to the next level and becoming their own boss. The term ‘Mumpreneur’ was coined a few years ago, and is basically just a way of describing a mum that has developed her own idea and grown a successful business while looking after their family. These superwomen have shown everyone that women can do both the stay at home parent job plus work a successful career in harmony.
Take a look these handy tips to help you take the plunge and start your own business alongside bringing up children.
Find your niche
Successful mumpreneurs don’t just have to spot a gap in the market for products to be successful. If they have skills and talent that they can hone in on, this also makes the perfect career avenue. However you define success, starting your own business doesn’t mean you have to have hundreds of clients to fulfil the success quota, you could have a few clients, and that’s enough to support your family and live a comfortable lifestyle. It’s always best to go into business with something you have a passion for and that way, it will come easy to you, and you’ll have tons of passion already.
Taking calculated risks
With all businesses, taking risks is part of the process. These types of risks could be when you are deciding to take the next step into entrepreneurship, and you are worried about finances and logistics. It could also mean finding investors to help bring your ideas to fruition but not knowing where to turn. If you already have logical mindset and are used to making bets, whether you like to bet on your favourite football team from Unibet or like to throw yourself into brand new activities and see where it takes you, such a personality is great for those looking to start a new career.
Don’t be afraid to be bold
Leaping into business can sometimes be a scary process. There will be times that people may think you are making the wrong decision, while others will support you to the end. Getting the balance right and not being afraid to stand up for what you believe in is key to starting a business. Respecting advice, but using this constructively, allows you to grow as a person and a businesswoman. During the process, you may also feel overwhelmed, so its important take a step back and appreciate how far you’ve come. In short, don’t be afraid to stick up for your product and service, and if people who are close to you act negatively towards your ideas, be bold and brave, take their feedback on board, and proceed positively to the next stage of business and life development.