School is out… Summer Symmetry is IN!
For most mompreneurs, summer can be the most difficult time of the year to remain in balance and keep a home business flourishing. DON’T PANIC. Summer is supposed to be fun for everyone… remember?
Putting things into place ahead of time can help you battle the burden of multi-tasking your biz with your summer babies.
Here are some summer survival tips that will give you the summer vacation that you deserve without blowing the school-in-session-momentum of your home business.
1. Work then play, every day.
In other words… Bribery!
“Mommy has some important work to get done today. If you can play quietly in your room until noon, I’ll take us to the pool for the rest of the day. Deal?”
2. Auto response that email.
Years ago I received one from a co-worker that had me jumping up and down with gratitude. I stole her message right away:
“Thank you for your message. I dedicate most of my year to my clients, but summers are for my kids. Therefore, please expect delays on my email replies. Thank you for understanding that I do what I do for my family.”
Boom! No expression of remorse in sight for this proud momprenuer!
3. Hire Your Kids.
Depending on the age of your kids, there are a variety of ways to get them involved and feeling like proud contributors of the family business. Don’t trust them with a task? Fake it. Have your little ones place stickers on notecards for a few pennies while the older kids help you edit some fun online videos for the big bucks.
4. Get up Early!
Mornings are perfect for catching up with emails, lining up some scheduled social media posts, or writing press releases.
5. Trade time with other WAHMs.
Call a town meeting with your mom friends and work out a weekly schedule in which you trade hours for hours. Once in place, put work time in your online scheduler and book clients accordingly.
Got some tips of your own?
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On Today’s show…
My dear friend, Val Neighbors will be visiting the studio —all the way from New Jersey!!– as my guest co-host. You will not want to miss the energy that happens when Val and I get together! Together we ‘ll be interviewing and introducing you to the fabulous Mom Inventor, Sari Crevin-Davidson, owner of The Booginhead Corporation. Most likely, you may already have many of her unique products in your home! Booginhead strives to make your life easier as a busy multi-tasking modern mom.
Val Neighbors is a larger than life personality and ability to lead and inspire others makes her a sought after speaker, international best selling author, TV host and consultant. Val has spent the last 20 years educating new business owners on their sales and operational efficiency. She has become a strong leader featured on NBC 10, 6 ABC, and Fox 29 out of Philadelphia and has been recognized nationally on HLN/CNN and MSNBC.com.
Val ran the complete cycle of business; business plan, start up, build, profit and successful exit over a 6.5-year period. According to a Wall Street Journal article, Val is in the 1.8% class of women business owners to have built a million dollar plus business, which she accomplished in just over 24 months.
Val believes success comes from ones ability to brand themselves and their ability to create string relationships both in the professional and personal community.
Sari Davidson-Crevin is a mother-of-two and the CEO and Founder of the BooginHead Corporation, which is changing the world by bringing products to parents to make their lives easier. Sari came up with the term BooginHead to describe her two sons that oftentimes did things they knew they shouldn’t do, but they did them regardless and it made her laugh. For example, her son was being a little BooginHead when he threw his sippy cup to the floor over and over again just to watch her pick it up! To fix the problem of her son constantly throwing his sippy cup to the floor, Sari invented the SippiGrip.
Sari and her BooginHead Corporation invent fun and functional products that help parents solve the BooginHead factor and simplify their lifestyles. Other great BooginHead inventions are the Squeez’Ems reusable food pouches that allow kids to bring their fave pureed foods to school with them in their lunch boxes, as well as Pack’Ems reusable and sustainable snack bags for wholesome snack-time munchies.