You can be a mother and own a business. All you need is some faith in your own skills and an idea. Here are some small business tips to set your path
Mothers are typically busy. They have to take care of so many things, from their own health to the baby’s health to food. However, this does not mean that a mother cannot run a business.
You can easily be a working mother if you know how to. There are so many mothers out there who have not one by several babies yet successful businesses.
Small business experts, ‘Lend’ state, “around a third of small businesses in Australia are now owned or operated by women, and the trend has been increasing over the last two decades – slowly, but steadily. The number of women business operators increased by 46% in the last two decades. Women operating their own businesses now make up about 13% of employed Australian women”.
You too can join the list of such mothers. All that you need is some faith in your own skills and an idea that sells. The idea is definitely the most important thing. Brainstorm something. Think of what you’re good at. There are hundreds of ideas, such as:
- Offer Services: You can offer a variety of services from writing to graphic designing. Jump into something you are good at and you will be able to find success.
- Get a Blog: You can start your own blog. Run a search on the internet and you will find hundreds of mommy blogs that cover details regarding pregnancy, babies etc. You can do something similar and share your own experience with the world via your blog. However, if you want to try something different, you can do that as well. One good thing about blogging is that there is no limitation on what you can do. There are thousands of ideas and you can pick anything you are good at.
- Start Selling Something: You can start your own online store and sell products. It can be anything from accessories to paintings. You may even be an intermediary, which will remove the need to produce your own goods as you will only buy goods from one person and sell to another at a margin.
Remember To Start Small
When we think of starting a business, most of us want it to be big. However, this is a mistake that can end up costing a lot. You need to start small, even if you have money to start a big business. This is important especially if it is going to be your first business.
Going small would allow you to minimize risk while also leaving you with free time to concentrate on other activities, including taking care of your babies.
Most of our ideas included online businesses as e-commerce is the future with e-commerce businesses making over 400 billion dollars in 2017. Starting an online business has a lot of benefits. Firstly, you will not have to spend money on renting office space, buying furniture etc.
You can start a business from your home and watch it grow. You can eventually, however, have office space.
Take it Seriously
It does not matter how big or small your business is, you must take it seriously. Pay attention to all your customers and make sure you deliver products and services as desired. This is important even if you want to start a business just as a hobby.
You will not need a lot of money if you’re starting a small business, but you would still need a few hundred dollars to get started. Firstly, look at your state requirements to know if you must register your business or not. If your business is at a very small scale then you might need to get it registered.
Now, move to the next step. Assuming you’re starting an online business, you would need to buy hosting and domain. This can cost about $50 per year. Next comes marketing, which can be expensive based on how you market.
Speak to a marketing agency about the cost and look for a business loan if you do not have enough savings.
Keep a Record of Everything
Keep a record of everything from financial transactions to client conversations. They will not only be helpful during tax times but can also help you improve your business and sort out client issues.
Follow these simple tips and you will see your business grow in no time.
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