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?
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.
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
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.
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.