The number of women owned businesses keeps growing. So how do these women do it? They juggle a business, coupled with a family life, and also usually are part of the sandwich generation. Here are 6 tips that will help you master entrepreneurship and achieve a work-life balance.
Co-working spaces are the modern take on business networking, collaboration and productivity. As a solopreneur, they are a great alternative to the home office, and certainly more cost effective than leasing traditional commercial office space.
You might wonder when is the right time to start delegating responsibilities. The answer might be immediately, for some solopreneurs. Just because your company is small enough to be handled by one person, doesn’t mean it needs to be. If you haven’t already started delegating, you need to.
There are a few things you should know about leaving your corporate job and jumping headfirst into becoming an entrepreneur. Let’s look at five to start.
A virtual assistant schedule can be frantic. Finding time to spend with family and to recharge is important in between working at the office, traveling to conferences and meeting with potential clients. Not much time is left for writing, though, but you must do it nonetheless. For the best return on the time you invest, try to write deliberately – think about what and how of your writing. Don’t just write to teach others or to boost your business, write to become an improved leader. The rest – authority, clients, business – will come naturally.
Stress and lack of sleep are very comfortable bedfellows, and their impact on our health is very similar. Mental health problems, increased risk of cardiovascular disease and a severely lowered immune system are just some of the side-effects of living a stressful lifestyle and not getting enough sleep. If you own a business, or are in the process of starting up a new business, then the chances are very high that you have experienced both at some point.
It is easy to imagine that what drives serial entrepreneurs is the excitement of launching something new, and watching it grow and become successful. It is a feeling we all experience, perhaps on a smaller scale, whenever we tackle a new project, or start planning something new. What drives us is not the idea of something new, but the idea of the finished product, and therein lies a problem; in only focusing on the idea of the end result, we can easily gloss over what is needed to achieve this.