In my last post, I featured Tammy Huinker who has successfully built a Molly Maid franchise while working just three days a week so she could spend plenty of time with her three boys.
I’m very close with my family (including my mom, dad, two sisters, and brother) and enjoying spending time with many friends. But I haven’t experienced the blessing of children yet so I thought I would turn the floor over to Tammy and two other mompreneurs for their tips on balancing their mom and business duties.
Tammy’s Work/Life Balance Tips after 14 Years as a Franchise Owner:
Set Your Hours: Tammy decided up front that she wanted to work strictly 8-5, and once she had twins, she decided to work three days a week. By making and keeping her goal of reducing her hours from corporate life, Tammy focused on “working smarter, not harder” and experienced her dream lifestyle.
Find and Keep Great Employees: At the beginning, Tammy brought in an employee that could cover for her when she was out of the office. By training and trusting her staff, Tammy gave herself the flexibility to work less.
Keep Expenses Low: To purchase the franchise, Tammy took an SBA loan but made it a personal goal to pay off the seven-year loan in just five. The first “fleet” car she bought was brand new, but she “never did that again.” Now Tammy purchases used cars and rented for 12 1/2 years before building her own facility.
Her advice for building a business without burning out: “Start Small and Work Up.”
Sounds brilliant to me! Stay tuned for Work/Life BrillianceTM tips from two more mompreneurs!
P.S.–If you’re interested in taking control of your business so you have more time with your family, contact me to set up a consultation.
To find out more about Molly Maid, go to: www.MollyMaid.com. If you’re in the Ankeny, Iowa, area and are interested in house cleaning services, you can contact Tammy at Molly Maid Ankeny at 515-964-4111.
Elizabeth Grace Saunders is a time empowerment coach who frees business owners to achieve their dream lifestyles. She specializes in empowering women business owners to achieve work/life brillianceTM
Inc magazine, NBC, and The Chicago Tribune are just a few of the places where Elizabeth has appeared, and she’s happy to be interviewed for your publication or broadcast.