Thursday, October 27, 2016

Making the Most Use of Your Time

If you’re a mother and a small business owner, you know all too well how important managing your time is.

That said time management can oftentimes be overlooked, especially with all that one has on their plate.

For those moms running small businesses, having the best technology software to operate their companies can be a true blessing. Not only does it streamline the work process, it allows for more free time to devote to one’s family. Ask any woman, they will rightfully tell you that being a mom is a full-time job itself.

So, are you making the most use of your time as both a mom and a small business owner? If not, what can you do to change that as you move forward in 2017?

Software to Manage Time is Huge Asset

In the event you are looking for a better way to manage your business and mom time, where should you start?

On the business side, finding salon software to better manage time doesn’t have to be a daunting task.
Along with word-of-mouth from some other small business owners you may be in contact with, put the Internet to work for you. By doing a simple Google search geared around software for your business, you are all but guaranteed to find something that works.

Whether you operate a hair and/or nail salon, tax office, law firm etc. the ways such software can help are endless. Best of all, you will for the most part work better with your clients, clients that maybe have a tendency to run late or miss appointments altogether.

Also note that such software doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. Some software providers will have deals for first-time small business customers, so keep your eyes and ears open for such specials.

Review What ‘Typical’ Day is Like

Given how easy it can be to become flustered with being a full-time small business owner and a mom, reviewing your daily schedule on occasion is important.

Whether you get help around the home or not, you’re likely the go-to person when your child or children needs something. When you add in a partner that isn’t always as dependable as you would like, that can make things even more challenging.

For your business, are you spreading yourself too thin? Is it time to consider hiring some full or even part-time help? Do you have the funds available for such a hire or hires? If you are working out of your home, would renting an office space for everything from running a salon to an accounting business be in your best interests?

Another important facet of your business is making sure you get paid on time for the services and/or products you provide. Once again, the right software system can make things so much better, especially in terms of recording each and every financial transaction made.

Finally, see if there are some shortcuts you can take on the business side of things, shortcuts that won’t have a negative impact on your business.

Might it be better to get away from the standard 9-to-5 type of business and make available evening and/or weekend hours? If so, your husband might be able to watch the kids then, allowing you to better focus on work at night. This can be especially true for business moms with really little ones at home that are not ready for school just yet.

Being Successful at Pair of Full-Time Jobs Not Impossible

As any mom also running a small business can tell you, there never seems to be enough time in the day for everything.

No matter how much your business demands of you, put the best plan in motion to ease the stress and anxiety that is likely to arrive.

In the end, being essentially a full-time individual in two lines of work can be accomplished (and oftentimes is over and over again).

If time management has been a challenge for you, clock-in for better times ahead when you have the right software backing you up.



Janet W. said...

I'm not a small business owner but I do understand how important time management is, especially as a mother and a former teacher.

Maryann D. said...

Time Management is tricky for me. I am a full time working mom and I do need any advice regarding this.
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