|An increasing number of "mumpreneurs" are succeeding|
- You need to be adaptable
If you're thinking about starting your own small business, one important lesson is the importance of being adaptable.
Whether it’s through the need to adapt to a change in the marketplace, or a change in regulations, or a change in technology – you’ve simply got to be able to embrace change and remain open to facing new challenges.
- Choosing what's right for you
But when you become a parent and have a young family, it's not easy juggling your different responsibilities ..... and this can be particularly challenging for women. Some women choose to forego their business and their careers, feeling uncomfortable about the prospect of being a "working mum". But it's all about choosing what's going to be right for you.
One mum's story - starting a business, selling the business, then starting another one!
Possible business opportunities for stay-at-home mums
Here's a short video clip featuring a mum who shares three ideas for possible business opportunities that stay-at-home mums might consider .....
The importance of trusting yourself ....
And here's another inspiring short video clip that features a mum, Nicole Roberts, sharing her experience of starting her own business from home (called "The Unleashed Mum") ....... She makes an incredibly important point about the need to trust yourself and your vision, in order to persevere - despite possibly facing discouragement from well-meaning family and friends ......
About the author
Brian Carroll is the founder of Performance Development, a corporate training business in Melbourne, Australia. He is a qualified psychologist and experienced management coach with a passion for helping people reach their full potential. You can find out more about Brian at his Google + profile