In reading, Marketwatch’s article on mom’s and entrepreneurship the first paragraph grabbed my attention:
“Every mom is an entrepreneur by nature,” says Ianthe Mauro, founder of Objects With Purpose, a company that makes nontoxic candles that are sold online and in 200 stores across the country.
Being a mom is a full time job, that requires constant creativity and attention. Entrepreneurship is very similar, with business development constantly in need of nurturing and positive influence. Any mom can start a business today, whether your skills lean on the creative, technical, health & fitness, math, or analytics. To be a successful mompreneur, a commitment to one’s passion is necessary to cultivate a business.
“According to the most recent Survey of Business Owners, conducted every five years by the U.S. Census Bureau, women-owned businesses generated $1.4 trillion in receipts in 2012, up 18.7% from 2007. Not all female small-business owners are mothers, of course,” but there is a growing network for mom’s in business including The Founding Moms and Business Among Moms.
To make your business work, keep in mind that your time is precious. Don’t bite off more than you can chew, keep business and family separate, and outsource as much work as you can to prevent overworking.
For more tips, check out the Marketwatch article below!