An entrepreneur caught in the body of a housewife – if that is what you think explains your plight then here is a piece of information for you. You will be glad to know that there are several ways which you can start your own business. Since you have young children to look after, you are not very likely to move out of the house quite often, as your baby would need you more often and being a loving and caring mother, you would not like your child to miss you. But at the same time, you would also like to make use of your entrepreneurial skills. In such a situation, a home business can be the best answer for you. As it is, there are a number of home businesses that you can opt for. Some of them are as follows:1. Online Home BusinessIn recent times, home based online business, have come up as a major boon for people who wish to work from home. Whether it is content writing, or SEO/directory submission, or simply data entry jobs, the internet can be one of the best sources of income. What’s more appealing is the fact that you are not even required to venture out of your house. You can receive your payments right at your home. This way, you will not miss your baby’s first step, his/her first words or the first tooth as well. Watch both your baby, as well as your bank balance grow in front of your eyes.2. PhotographyAs has been rightly said, turn your hobbies into your profession and you will never have a single working day in your life- so it is in this case, what once used to be your hobby can now be turned into your profession. If you have a hand for photography and you have ample space at your home, then in that case, you can start your own studio at your home. Depending upon your skills, you are likely to find yourself with a good bank balance.3. Day Care CenterStarting up your own day care center can be another good option. However, you will be required to hold a proper license for this. Once you meet the requirements, you can start up your own day care center.4. Homemade Bakery productsYou can also make use of your culinary skills and sell homemade bakery products. Let others enjoy the cookies and chocolate cakes that your family has been enjoying all these days and earn money as well.Apart from the above mentioned options, you can also opt for Nanny Service, Scrapbooking service, Pet Services, Making Gift Baskets and several other moms home business avenues. However, it is always better to choose a business that matches your skills as seen on this very successful video.
As a family small business owner you have a lot at stake, you need to make sure your family gets along while they are working together and you also need to make sure they don’t feel like you are attacking them if you feel the need to say… “hey you aren’t doing what I need or you are not acting in the best interests of the business’. A dreaded conversation for anyone, let alone family, but there are some ideas here that may help you deal with it if/when the time comes.Here is a list of my business tips for your family business that could just push your business into excellence.. want to see that happen?
Create a set of values, put them where everyone can see them and ensure everyone in your business knows what they are and what they mean to you
Ensure everyone in your business knows exactly what you expect from them
Give everyone in your business a duty statement, this means a list of tasks they are expected to do in their role
For each staff member (even if it is your wife/husband) set goals and performance indicators that need to be reached in order for the business to thrive
Praise excellence, and offer encouragement for under performance
Give warnings for incompetence, obviously you have to do this nicely, but it still needs to be done, especially if it happens regularly
Find out what the hopes and dreams are of your team members. Maybe your son/daughter would love to study social media and marketing and they could contribute from that point of view instead of doing the accounts, which they hate
Set clear boundaries as to who has what authority to do what task (ie. delegation, signing, talking to customers…)
When creating a new position (business is growing) always ask your team if they are interested in that role. If they are skilled and experienced enough to do the role, or happy to undertake formal training that would help with their satisfaction level and feeling like they are contributing
Ensure your team know what you want to achieve with the business and how important they are to you making that happen, asking them for advice and tell them to come with their advice when they think it is necessary.
Can you think of any more strategies for running a smooth operation in your family business, if so, I would love to hear them. Comment on my blog and advertise your business for free under my partner page.Please RT to share with business owners in your network, family or friends to help them achieve greater success.
Starting out on the Internet can be a challenge to most of us specially since it is a world of so many things that can be quite confusing. Many of you are probably interested in earning income on the Internet but never seem to find the right way to approach this. The best way to earn a true income online and get started on learning about the Internet is to join a home based business. This article will give you 3 home based business tips that you can use to get started in this industry.How To Find A Home Based BusinessThis is a basic question but also a good tip that you should always keep in mind. The challenge for most people is always having to find a good home based business that suits them best. The best way to begin searching for a home based business is to do research on search engines such as Google or Yahoo. The Internet is full of many businesses but the key is to find out as much information as you can about each one that you like before making a final decision.Use Article MarketingNow I am assuming that you are new to the Internet and have no idea what article marketing is. Basically it is a way to promote your business utilizing the power of creating unique content that people search for online. The best way to describe it to you is for you to take a step back and look at what you are reading at this moment. This is an article and you can simply do the same thing I am doing and believe me you will get results.Be ConsistentNow that you have a business and a way to promote the business it just requires time and consistency. Many people stop being consistent and this is what costs them their success so is very important for you to focus on being consistent with what you do.