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Once upon a time, most families were in a position where only one parent had to work. The harsh reality of modern life, however, is that the vast majority of households do not have this option. Thanks to modern technology, though, working from home is more accessible than ever. For many families, this is the ideal way to combine business with parenting duties. If you’re going to take this option it’s important that you do it in the most effective manner.
Avoiding the business pitfalls is as crucial as creating winning innovations. Here are three areas where many moms (and dads) go wrong with their home-based ventures.
Staying Exclusive To The Virtual World
The growth of digital technology opens a plethora of doors. However, human interaction is still a vital element of all business relationships. Whether it’s connected with remote staff or global clients, establishing a personal touch is highly beneficial. Not only does it build a stronger connection with those people, but it also goes a long way to boosting your happiness and sanity.
Whether the company is a localized venture or serves a global audience doesn’t matter. Embracing the human interactions and need for customer care and empathy will keep the venture on a far smoother road to success. Many mompreneurs focus on growing their customer bases. However, securing the loyalty of existing clients is the true hallmark of a success story.
Overlooking The Need To Empower Themselves
You have all the tools needed to create a successful and sustainable business. Unfortunately, this will become infinitely tougher if you fail to grab hold of every opportunity. Becoming a better businesswoman should be top of the agenda, and an online BBA is the best ticket. Many people fall into the trap of thinking that qualifications are simply a way to get jobs. In reality, the skills gained are the real reward.
Another issue to consider is your self-confidence. While it’s important to appreciate your mistakes, doubting your capabilities is not an option. Besides, parenting is the most demanding job that you’ll ever have, and a sense of perspective will serve you well. On a separate note, building a suitable workspace will give you the best chance to draw a line between work and leisure.
Failing To Master The Financial Elements
Whether it’s a home-based business or not, money is the integral element that will decide whether the venture has a future. Without commercial success, it’s simply not worth your time or effort. There is no magic spell to ensure low overheads and high sales, but you can make things a lot easier. The first step is to find a small business accountant. Their expertise will inevitably bring huge rewards when filing the annual taxes.
Meanwhile, you should look for the most cost-effective ways to complete the various business tasks. From finding cheaper packaging and delivery to better web hosting services, every saving is a step in the right direction. Aside from removing some of the pressure, this will help maximize the profit margins. If that doesn’t boost your hopes of becoming one of the success stories, what will?
2/16/18 Happy Friday! It’s actually sunny today which such a nice change. I think we will put together deck furniture that was delivered 🙂
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.