Running a business is hard work. Growing a business is even harder. It takes commitment, a vision, & an investment.
You’re a mom & business owner. You have two jobs & you need to be successful at both.
With children to care for, young or old, you’ve got a lot on your plate. Being a mom should be your #1 priority. Children grow up so fast & before you know it they’ll be grown & out on their own. You don’t want to look back & feel like you put your business before them, but you have to invest in your business in order for it to be successful.
Well today I’m sharing how you can invest in your business & invest in your children at the same time! Whether you have a newborn, a toddler, a school aged child, or a teenager. Enjoy!
Babies & Toddlers
- Use them as product models
- Read a business book out loud while they listen
- Put them in a bouncy seat while you write your blog post
- Play with them while you listen to a podcast
- Let them draw or color while you create your products
- Let them carry your packages into the post office for you
- Let them bring you papers from the printer or supplies you need
- Get them a child computer so they can work along side you
- Let them hand out free samples at craft shows
School Aged Children
- Let them help you package your products
- Let them help you organize your studio
- Let them create something along side of you
- Ask their opinions on colors for products
- Let them help you style your photos
- Take them with you to buy supplies
- Teach them to sort your receipts by month to prepare for taxes
- Let them design a product of their own
- Teach them to automate certain social media updates
- Have them contact business owners for wholesale inquiries
- Take them with you to business meetings so they can learn
- Have them pull orders & package them
- Have them answer emails
- Teach them to take photos of your product
- Let them write blog posts about your business
- Let them file taxes with you to learn
Help me expand this list! Share your tips & tricks when it comes to including your kids in your business below in the comment section.