Is It Possible to Run a Home Business While the Kids are on Summer Break?
If you run a home business and have kids who are home for the summer you're probably coming up against some concerns this time of year. Although this can be stressful, Small Business Trends shared some tips on how to make the most out of this situation.
First, start with a plan. Author Nellie Akalp suggests that you “Decide whether you can afford to cut back on the hours you work so that you can spend time with your kids, or if you just need to shuffle things around so that you can devote time to both of these major forces in your life.”
Enlist the help of others. This might mean hiring someone to babysit for half-a-day, or sending the kids to camp! Accept that you might not be able to work an 8-5. Use the quiet time in the morning or in the evenings to focus on getting work done. If you can, try to work ahead. Spend extra time one week completing projects so you have more free time the next week.
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