Tips for single parent entrepreneurs
Being a parent and being an entrepreneur isn’t always easy, but things can get a whole lot harder if you are trying to balance being a single parent as well as creating your own enterprise.
That said, just like many things in life, simply because something is hard, it isn’t impossible.
With this in mind, we have put together some of our top tips for single parent entrepreneurs. Ways that you can effectively run your business, whilst still managing to look after your family.
Make sure you are organized
If you are running a business and taking care of your kids, then your diary is going to be your new best friend. Whether this is a virtual calendar or a good old fashioned write it down approach, you need to be on top of your time.
Realistically look at all the thing that you need to achieve each and every day, both at work and in your home, and use that as your organizational tool, planning out your time.
That way you can be sure to achieve more with the time that you do have.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help
Even superheroes need a side-kick and single parents who are trying to juggle their time will also need some support from those around them. Even if you are raising your children alone, there is a good chance that you will have a network of friends and family around you to lend a hand.
This could be occasionally picking the kids up from school when you need to attend a meeting, or even helping out with some admin tasks to keep your business on track.
Sometimes you just need to swallow your pride and simply ask for help.
Always try to be positive
There is a good chance that sometimes things will be hard. Try not to let these things get on top of you. Instead remain positive and keep your chin up.
We all face hardships, but it is how we react to them and pull ourselves through that shapes who we are. Remember all the great things that you have going on, and how much of an inspiration that you are for your children, and soon things will seem that much brighter.
Remember that things will change
Nothing stays the same forever, especially in the world of parenting and business. Your kids will get older, and therefore easier to care for and as your business grows you will see the success that you deserve, and you may even be able to expand with more staff members.
You should be flexible and adaptable to these changes and think of them as exciting developments for the future.
Just because you are a single parent, it doesn’t mean that you cannot have career and business aspirations. Instead, you can find a way to balance the two perfectly, giving you the best of both worlds.