Work-Life Balance: Tips From Successful Small Business Women Entrepreneurs

| February 8, 2010 | 2 Comments

When you start a business, the pressure of making the business work may compel you to work 24/7. You are hungry for new business
and you feel the strong urge to prove that your business idea works. More importantly, you need to get the business start earning some money – and fast.

As a result, may find yourself working non-stop from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m, even answering emails during mealtime. During weekends, you may be on the phone with your clients, or meeting with them, if not writing reports for your business.

With products or services to deliver, clients to deal with, a business to maintain and income to generate, you find it so hard to unplug from the business. More so if you are working as a solo entrepreneur from your home.

However, balancing work and personal life is an important element in the success of a home-based business. Not working is just as important as working. You need to find some downtime to nurture other elements of your life, including your own personal self, your family and relationships. Gabriela Chavez, Founder of, explains

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  1. Jen says:

    It always excites me whenever I see women put up their own businesses and become independent. Mompreneurs have great insights into marketing gaps and the effort they put in to juggle their time to balance home and business is really amazing. Cheers to all the moms who give it a go! I hope we will continue to see the rise of mompreneurs as future leaders of our businesses and communities.

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  2. Jayne says:

    I love seeing the topic of work life balance for business women raised. So many women, moms in particular, start their own business to get more flexibility and better work life balance. But when starting up your own business you can really come unstuck trying to get everything done and work life balance can go out the window.
    So I think it is important for women considering starting a business to get really clear about the boundaries they will set for themselves and their expectations – are they realistic in the time you will have available to focus on business? I’ve found that many business moms take the slow route – it doesnt stop them from being successful and they can enjoy their children growing up- just may take longer.

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