If you ask small business owners (especially women) what they love most about being in business for themselves, the majority of them will tell you it’s being able to work at home, having flexible hours, and being able to spend more time with their family. In fact, these are some of the biggest reasons people leave the corporate world to join the ranks of small business owners.
They’ll tell you they love being able to schedule their work around the needs of their family, being there when the kids get home from school, and not having to stress about having to take time away from the j.o.b. when someone gets sick or they are needed at home. What they don’t tell you, however, is how hard it can be to balance work and home life now that the two are so entwined.