What to do if your family are not supportive of your business endeavours?
As a parent, setting up a business can be just as worrying a time as exciting. You will want to make sure that your business is a success, not to mention that it doesn’t have a detrimental effect on your family.
You are likely to hope that your family are 100% behind you for your business ideas and efforts, and if they are then it will definitely make things easier. That said, not everyone is lucky enough to have the support of their family when it comes to setting up and running a business.
So, what can you do if you find that your family are not supportive of the things that you hope to achieve when it comes to your business? Here are some of the things that you can consider.
Don’t argue with them
There is a good chance that the lack of support from your family will make you feel frustrated. Unfortunately, the last thing that you are going to want to do is try to argue with them in order to get your point across. Arguing is never beneficial. In fact, it can make the situation even worse. You can end up saying things that you don’t mean to one another, and there is a much lower chance that you will listen to one another’s point of view.
Get your vision across
Just because you should avoid arguments with those unsupportive family members, that doesn’t mean that you should just give up trying to get them to understand your point of view. Instead, it is a good idea to sit down with them and talk calmly about your business idea. You can show them how you see the business progressing and developing, as well as the end goal. If you can show them your vision, then there is a much greater chance that they will get on board and give you the support that you need.
Know what is a genuine concern
Hopefully, you will have plenty of positive people around you to support you when you are setting up and running a business. If you do, and these people raise a concern that they have about your plans, then it is probably on good grounds. You may find it hard to listen to any concerns that are brought up, but if you don’t then this could cause you a problem in the long run. Sometimes it is a good idea to take on board things that people say from outside, as it could highlight things that you are too close to see.
Keep on going
It can be tempting, when you have no-one behind you, to just give up on your dream. But, if you can, then keep on going. You may be surprised by just how much you can push yourself and that you can reach your end goal. And when you do, you can show your doubters that you were always going to get there!
If you’re a parent who’s got a great idea for a business or perhaps you’ve already taken the first steps, PIB HUB is for you. Whatever the shape, size, and nature of your business, and whatever sort of idea you’ve got, community is a great place to evolve, develop, and grow.
Our community will be particularly helpful if you:
- Feel like no one understands your position and don’t have anyone to turn to
- Lack the tools and resources to drive your business forward
- Aren’t making any or very little revenue
- Are feeling overwhelmed
- Are struggling to juggle your business and family life