One of the great things about people who run their own business is they can make the most of flexible hours. So although the work can be challenging, they can balance it with the demands of being a parent, and as this article demonstrates, creating that balance can be good for small businesses. The networking contacts parents make as part of their parenting social circles can be valuable to them as a business owner. Not only that, but if they can network with other parents who are also small business owners, they can share strategies and ideas. Even the decision to start a small business can have benefits for people with young families, because the flexibility allows them to work around the demands of their kids. So the next time a chat with your small business customers turns to the challenges of running a home and a business, turn them on to this article – they’ll find it quite inspiring.
Read the full article at: www.theguardian.com