mums in business
Mums running businesses is BIG business - according to a report from Development Economics, commissioned by eBay; "mumpreneurs" generate £7.2bn for the UK's economy and over 200,000 jobs.
Having it all sounds like a bit of a dream. Sure - if you've got an army of nannies and PA's, you might just be able to juggle your business and your family - but for the rest of us working mums? Pah! Forget about it.
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.
There is an activity that goes on in the houses of women business owners around the world on a regular basis - it involves staring into space, wringing of hands, chewing of nails and various expletives and I'm pretty sure it's been the cause of a fair few grey hairs.
It did seem a bit mad though to pack everything up myself and just as I was thinking how on earth I would manage this myself, I bumped into some of the mums from my daughter's old school at our local Co-op and after telling them about my cacao butter sorrows, they immediately offered to come and help. So the next Monday morning three mad mums, armed with a digital radio, hammer, chisel, hair nets and gloves were ready to rock and pack!