Establishing your own business is empowering while welcoming a baby is a beautiful and life-transforming experience. But both have their fair share of challenges that can be harder to overcome when the two are happening at the same time.
Still, new or expecting mothers are increasingly finding satisfaction in the opportunities entrepreneurship offers. The tips here will help you as you prepare for your own “mompreneurship” journey.
While designing a startup budget is always a wise move, it’s all the more crucial as you prepare for your baby’s arrival. You’ll have to add a lot of detail, too, while making sure to reconcile the budget with the funds you’ve put aside for the baby.
A baby’s arrival and launching a business are both events that can be fraught with unforeseen expenses. That’s why you should set a healthy buffer aside in case of emergencies. If you’re having trouble seeing where to allocate money for this, reevaluate your business startup fund. Look for areas where you can reasonably cut costs without compromising on quality.
Outsource Some Aspects of Launching Your Business
Your brand’s logo is an essential part of ensuring a strong market entry, so consider hiring a freelance illustrator if you lack the experience to design one yourself.
You may also need to find a freelance web designer and social media marketer. You can find and hire these professionals through online job boards or marketplaces such as Fiverr and Upwork job boards. These platforms enable you to evaluate potential candidates based on experience, past projects, client reviews, and pricing.
You’ve hired a social media marketer—now you’re ready to create your Facebook ad. Save by using a free ad template that you can customize with your own text, logo, color schemes, and layout.
Free Your Time and Do More Using Technology
Using modern apps and gadgets can enable you to do more with the limited time you’ll have. Virtual assistants such as Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant can help you perform simple operations hands-free.
Likewise, robot vacuum cleaners will help keep your office space and home tidy. And wearable tech such as smartwatches can make answering calls easier when caring for your baby would otherwise make it inconvenient to do so.
With working mothers reporting burnout in recent years, using technology to lighten your load will preserve your energy.
Perform the Most Time-Consuming Tasks While You’re Pregnant
You likely won’t have as much time once the baby arrives, so take care of the tasks that require the most time and energy before then. Of course, make sure not to strain yourself too much. And, if you’d like to plan ahead, find a sitter so you can pick up the pace again as soon as you’re ready.
Brisbane and most major cities have services that do thorough vetting to find nannies who are qualified to care for infants.
In many ways, welcoming a baby equips you to be an even better entrepreneur. Use these tips to ensure you can balance enjoying precious moments with your baby and the demands of launching a new business.
By Courtney Rosenfeld