As of 2004 nearly three million self-employed women worked at
home, and women continue to start home-based businesses at twice
the rate of men. Many of these women left the workplace by choice
in order to stay home and raise their children. And though their
numbers increase each day, resources for this growing market of
entrepreneurs are scarce.
Making Work at Home Work shows moms how to develop an entrepreneurial mind-set without sacrificing their families. It covers important topics such as developing a successful business philosophy, balancing time between work and family, setting realistic goals, and handling the challenges of being both "Mommy" and "CEO" while running a profitable home-based business. In addition to including her own experiences, author Mary Byers profiles real moms with home-based businesses who offer their hard-won advice.
"Mary Byers motivates us to fully embrace how we can manage
excellent mothering and effective work at home."--Elisa Morgan,
CEO, MOPS International
If you're struggling to balance your home business and your family, you're not alone. Mary Byers has been where you are and shows that it can be done! She will challenge you to face important questions, such as: How do I fit my business into my family life? How much income is enough? What are my priorities?
She'll also teach you how to
•schedule your time effectively
•manage your business expenses
•know when and how to take a break
•avoid strain on your relationships
•arrange effective child care when needed
•plan for the future and retirement
•work smarter and make more
Whether you're a small business owner or work in direct sales, home business success is a reality! Keep your professional and personal lives in harmony with Making Work at Home Work.
"By following the guidelines in this book, I've reduced my workload from 40 to 30 hours a week while increasing my net income by nearly 30 percent! I'm less stressed and able to take better care of myself physically. Mary has helped me take back power."--Sharon Hewitt, owner, sharonIDesign
Mary M. Byers successfully juggles both a freelance corporate writing and speaking business and her responsibilities as a wife and mother of two school-aged children. She is the author of The Mother Load: How to Meet Your Own Needs While Caring for Your Family and How to Say No . . . And Live to Tell about It.
Mary M. Byers successfully juggles both a freelance corporate writing and speaking business and her responsibilities as a wife and mother of two school-aged children. She is the author of The Mother Load: How to Meet Your Own Needs While Caring for Your Family and How to Say No . . . And Live to Tell about It. She is also a columnist for two professional trade journals and edits two others. Byers lives in Chatham, Illinois.