As the name suggests, a Mompreneur is a woman who is both a mother and entrepreneur. These motivated ladies don’t choose between family and career. They strive to be a great parent and business owner.
More and more moms are starting their own businesses. Raising a child is hard work but it’s also empowering. The experience can make you feel like you can accomplish anything. It also gives you the desire to provide your kids with a great life and do whatever you can to make the world a better place for them.
Also, many 9-to-5 jobs aren’t as accommodating as they should be to mothers. The gender wage gap still persists in many companies and flexible work schedules can be hard to come by. These realities combined with the fact that it has never been easier to start your own business makes being a Mompreneur an appealing endeavor.
In this business guide, you’ll learn how you can conquer the challenges of running a business and raising a family.
Motherhood and business ownership on their own require serious commitment. Combine both responsibilities and there is a lot that has to be organized, managed and cared for.
That being said, it can certainly be done. Here are some tips that can help you have a thriving business and happy family.
These tips can help you get started at being a great business-owning mom. There are also active communities of Mompreneurs online that share great ideas and offer support. It’s also worthwhile to see what organizations in your area can help you connect with like-minded women.
You’ll learn a lot on your own as you gain experience as a Mompreneur. There are many lessons parenthood can teach you about running a business – and running a business can teach you about parenthood. Here are a few examples:
There will be times when you feel stretched too thin. You might think about giving up on your business and getting a 9-to-5 or focusing completely on your family. When you get to these crossroads, think about what inspired you to become a Mompreneur in the first place. Whether you made the decision for your kids, yourself or both, don’t lose perspective.