Women have made great strides in the past century, and we’re more present than ever in the workforce. With most households needing two incomes, and with the rising number of single-parent households, most mothers find themselves not only wanting but needing to work. Yet, despite all of our political progress, society doesn’t make it easy for moms to balance work and family. That’s why so many of us are starting our own businesses from home. We’re becoming our own bosses and creating work environments that allow greater flexibility and benefits, such as:
A flexible schedule. Bosses aren’t always so forgiving when you need to attend school meetings or leave work early to pick up a sick child. When you’re your own boss, you make the rules. You can schedule work around your appointments, and working from home allows you to be present for sick children. Running your own business also means you get to take family vacations when it’s convenient for the family – not when it’s convenient for your boss.
Eliminate the commute. How many hours per year do most parents spend just driving to and from work? Not to mention the expensive wear and tear on your vehicle! When you run your own business, you get back all of that wasted time, lower your stress level, and save money on gas.
Family time regains its quality. Once they make that long commute home after a long day at the office, many parents are too exhausted and stressed out to actually enjoy time with the family. Becoming your own boss allows you to balance your workload and cut down on stress levels, so you can really enjoy your down time.
Save money on on sitters. Since most parents can’t take their children to work, they either miss work (and pay) or have to hire sitters any time children are out of school. There’s also the regular cost of after-school care and various other help that becomes necessary under such a restrictive schedule. When you run your own business, you can work from home or other locations, and save tons of money on childcare.
Starting my own business was the best thing I ever did, for both myself and my family. I’ve also had the pleasure of helping other parents find the same joy and life balance. If you have any questions about starting your own business from home, please contact me. I’d be happy to help you in the same way I’ve helped so many others.