HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR BUSINESS AS A MOMPRENEUR
If you are a business owner and you just had a baby, then one of the things that will probably have crossed your mind is how will you be able to take care of your business and your lovely baby?.
When you are finally ready to get back to work, you need a system and a plan to help you work this out. Don’t worry, you don’t have to lose your mind; this can definitely work out! Wink! You may find yourself overwhelmed at the moment, just remember that you are not alone. Here are some useful tips to help you from a fellow Mompreneur:
1. You don’t have to do it alone: Don’t forget that being strong also means you can ask for help when you need to. You don’t always have to do everything on your own. There are people in your family, network, and among your trusted friends that are waiting to help you if you have the courage to ask.
2. Have a schedule: It is important to have a realistic schedule in place so that you can achieve more during your day. Remember the word ‘realistic’ so you don’t overwhelm yourself in a day.
3. Outsource: Like I mentioned earlier, you don’t have to do everything on your own. You need to outsource some of you business tasks when you can so that you can focus on the creative side of your business.
4. Invest in tools: There are several tools you can invest in that would help you do your job better and faster. Research some of the tools available and invest in the ones you need and can afford.
5. Set boundaries around your business: Know when to say “no” and when to stop. You also need to have a target closing time, even if you are working from home. You need to set healthy boundaries.
6. Know your priorities: What are your priorities at any given moment? What is the most important thing you need to do right each moment?
7. Find time for yourself: Even if you are a mompreneur, you are still a person. And so, it is important to always find time for yourself and give yourself a break of the “me-time” you need
Ayishat Olanrewaju is a Professional Writer, a Brand Strategist, & a Certified Digital Marketer. She is the Founder of Corporately Lucid, a full-service Digital Media firm in Nigeria, and also African Freelancers; an online community of freelancers in Africa. She is passionate about helping individual and corporate brands communicate their values and writing effective content that sells. She had her B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Caleb University, and her M.Sc. in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos.She blogs at ayiwrites.com and you can find out more about her brand at ayishat.com. She is also a voracious reader, content developer, and a design enthusiast.