Justworks is a business service platform that helps simplify your business needs! And since you’re a thriving business owner, it’s perfect for you! They offer payroll, access to benefits, HR, and compliance all in one place – basically all the boring stuff you don’t want to worry about. 🙂
2019 is going to be all about productivity for me. Whereas 2017 was about, well, admittedly, dealing with pregnancy and keeping my business going, and 2018 was about raising a newborn and keeping my business going, 2019 is going to be a career double-down year for me.
In some ways, running a business is an easier career than others for being a mom. For instance, one day, some stay-at-home moms (SAHMs) I’m friends with wanted to get together midday with the children. So I was able to move a four-hour block of “heads down” work to that night, once the baby was asleep. I’m also able to move my schedule for doctor’s appointments, and basically anything else that comes up.
But in other ways, I think it’s harder. No matter what goes wrong with a business, if you’re the CEO, it’s your problem. Day or night. There have been times things have gone wrong — our toner bottles were leaking, there was an issue with a media/advertising client, etc. — and I’ve had to deal with a lot of three-to-six hour emergencies or unexpected tasks. So that part of it is more unpleasant than a traditional 9-to-5.
At the end of the day, though, I think it comes down to prioritization. As the saying goes, we all get 24 hours in a day — even Beyonce. So it’s about figuring out those core things that only you can do as an entrepreneur and a mother, whether it’s sales calls or playdates, leading management meetings or tucking the baby in at night, and outsourcing as much of the rest as possible.
That’s one reason why I agreed to do a sponsored post here with Justworks. Justworks is a business service platform that helps simplify your business needs! They offer payroll, benefits, HR, and compliance all in one place – basically a big portion of the stuff that isn’t necessary that *I* personally do. One of the best parts of Justworks is that their services can be scaled up or down depending on your business size, needs, and personal preferences. I’m a huge fan of what they do, and I highly recommend using a service like theirs to anyone who wants to simplify the start of their business.