Children in the Home Business Environment

Written by Stone Evans

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If you have a toddler running aroundrepparttar house while you are operating your home business, then you may find that your hair turning gray or disappearing altogether. But, gray hair is a sign of character, right. ;-)

I am venturing to guess thatrepparttar 117023 person who devisedrepparttar 117024 door lock forrepparttar 117025 inside ofrepparttar 117026 house did so because he had toddlers in his own home. Inside door locks should only be utilized when you are making that important phone call and your toddler is screaming for your attention. At all other times, your door should remain unlocked with your door open.

Develop a routine with your children for meal times, naptimes, and play times. Work these times into your work schedule and adhere to them. If you fail to keep appointments with your children, your children will have less respect for your work and do more to prevent you fromrepparttar 117027 completion of your work.

Don't be afraid to let your children sit in your lap while you are working. It helps them to feel wanted and it helps them to be a part of your daily life. There are times when it is okay for them to be sitting in your lap while you work, and at other times you need them out of your lap. Don't be afraid to tell them to get down and go play or read a book so that you can resume your work.

Permit your children to have their toys in your office. Often they will sit contently and play while you work. Just knowing you are near is enough to keep them happy.

Be prepared to take an hourly break to deal with your toddler. Try to do potty breaks at your hourly break and to do drink refills. This can help your child grow into a routine that will work well with your home business. At each break, spend a few minutes with your child giving hugs and kisses and talking with your child about what he or she wants to talk about.

Toddlers don't always do well withrepparttar 117028 routine, so be prepared to take a few minutes when needed to giverepparttar 117029 attention that your child so desperately needs inrepparttar 117030 moment.


I hope these tips serve to help you inrepparttar 117031 challenge of operating a successful home business.

My home business permits me to fulfill my financial obligations *AND* see my children grow up. I would never contemplate trading my home business for another kind of business. Even withrepparttar 117032 added challenges of dealing with toddlers in my home office,repparttar 117033 upsides far outweighrepparttar 117034 downsides.

Growing my own home business with children around has definitely given me a new respect for all people who successfully run a home business with kids inrepparttar 117035 work environment. I tip my hat to you... You deserve it!

About the author: ----------------------------------------------------------------- Stone Evans owns the Home Business Resource Directory where you can find everything you'll ever need to start, run and grow a home based business at: -----------------------------------------------------------------

Networking Your Home Business within Circles of Influence

Written by Stone Evans

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300 multiplied by 300 equals 90,000. By usingrepparttar analogy of doodles inrepparttar 117022 previous section,repparttar 117023 average person can actually network with up to 90,000 people! Even factoring inrepparttar 117024 overlap, one can still probably network with 50,000 people through their own circle of influence!

Simply amazing, isn't it?


There are 300 people on this planet whom you have a reasonable amount of influence. Take advantage of this fact. Make darn sure that every person within your own circle of influence KNOWS that you are in business for yourself, and make sure they understand what your business offers.

When your friend is asked to make a referral, they will recommend you.


When people ask your friends for a referral and your friend mentions your business, that is passive referral networking.

Active referral networking is when you can get your friends go directly to their friends and say "Hey, I have a friend who just started a business. If you are in need of what he offers or you know someone who will need his services, would you please give my friend a call or makerepparttar 117025 referral to his business?"

If you can get even a portion ofrepparttar 117026 people in your own circle of influence to actively refer your business, then you have builtrepparttar 117027 foundation to build an advertising campaign even more effective thanrepparttar 117028 average local television advertising campaign.

Think about that for a moment.

Most people only dream of reaching 50,000 potential customers with their television advertising dollars. You now haverepparttar 117029 knowledge to reach 50,000 people without spending a single penny.

About the author: ----------------------------------------------------------------- Stone Evans owns the Home Business Resource Directory where you can find everything you'll ever need to start, run and grow a home based business at: -----------------------------------------------------------------

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