Just as a regular working schedule can help set limits for others, having a fixed place to work from will help you to remain more focused on your work activities. A home office can be easy to set up - ensure you've got all your essentials close at hand. Even if it's just a corner of the living room, try and designate a clear space that really is just for work.
As a business and enterprise coach I am frequently asked about the kinds of skills and qualities I think new business owners need to develop. Now, everyone is different and we all come with a unique skill set. But there are three skills I believe to be universal if you are going to flourish as a freelance, self employed person or entrepreneur.
Justine Roberts is the Founder of Mumsnet.com. She created the site in 1999 as a forum for parents to swap ideas and views. It is now the UK's biggest network for parents, generating 55 million page views and 10 million visits per month. I caught up Justine to talk about how she manages to run such a successful site, whilst juggling family life.
Four and a half months in and I am finding having a decent telephone conversation hard enough, never mind a full night's sleep. So why would a mere mortal mother bother to compare herself with a mumpreneur?
On Wednesday frombabieswithlove.org went live and I can't help but reflect that starting my social enterprise has been rather like motherhood!