Many Mumpreneurs believe their business must suffer during the holidays.
I’ve been hearing lots of Mumpreneurs say that during the summer school holidays they slow down their business. In fact my last post showed some ways to counteract this.
This usually has a negative financial impact on the family income, one that many of these Mumpreneurs can’t afford, yet they feel that because their children are no longer in school they can’t devote the time required to working on their business and that if they do their children will suffer.
It IS possible to keep growing your business during the school holidays.
Most of the Mumpreneurs I am in regular contact with have a business that revolves around family in one way or another.
They provide clothing, beauty products, craft products, baked or cooked goods or educational products.
One of the main reasons they do this is because it allows them to work around their children’s needs.
The one thing many of them have not done is met up face-to-face and the summer holidays are a perfect time to do so.
Children might not know each other, however it is usual for children to include each other in play activities if encouraged.
A great place to meet is in a play centre and there are many of them in industrial estates around the country, all of them have a small cafe area for the parents to sit and have coffee while their children play.
This is an ideal place for Mumpreneurs to meet and cement their online relationships.
Arranging a picnic in a local park (on a good day) is another good way to meet up.
The benefits of doing this during the summer holidays is two-fold;
You get to connect with another Mumpreneur(s) who you’ve already met online and who is likely to recommend you and your products/services to her family and friends.
Your children get to have a surprise day out, make new friends and hopefully the smaller ones will tire themselves out.
Suggested places for meet-ups are varied and all depend on your willingness to meet, usually somewhere midway between you all is good;
* A swimming pool
* A local playground
* A park
* A play centre
* A summer camp activity that some of your children will be taking part in.
These are just some suggestions.
There are no doubt many, many more places where Mumpreneurs can meet up, network, swap ideas and cement their online relationships offline.
Please add any you think are good that I’ve not mentioned in the comment box below.
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