These days, everything is so fast and hectic that it seems like there is never enough time to cater to all the needs of my children and run my small business at the same time.
It can be discouraging. There are so many chores involved when trying to cultivate their education and after school activities. These events can also come at times when a small business owner needs to be able to meet with clients.
Maintaining a Competitive Edge
So, to some extent, it seems as though parents are at a disadvantage when it comes to parents that run their own small businesses. For these reasons, I always try to remind myself that it is important to find business performance improvement strategies that will actually help me to maintain a competitive edge within the industry.
Growing popularity in all of the various digital media platforms can be both a curse and a blessing, as it give a company access to more clients but also adds to the pool of competition at the same time.
Developing a Work Schedule
One of the most important aspects of running any business lies in the fact that managers will need to develop a work schedule that allows for the best corporate performance.
A recent survey of analyst experts from the New York Times suggested that most businesses are able to exceed most of their own revenue expectations when early resources are devoted to avoiding scheduling conflicts with clients and employees.
My Own Journey in Business
My own journey is business has led me to some interesting conclusions about he work/life balance as it relates to families. For my own experience, it relates businesses in the biotech industry and this can be a fairly time-intensive topic when it comes to the amount of research that is needed to remain at the top of my game.
But when one of my children recently brought home a school project that said she “loved the way my mommy does hard work,” it truly warmed my heart and made me realize I should never quit, no matter how hard it gets.