Harried, With Children

Testing, testing

Can you handle working without child care? Take this quiz to find out. The more "yes" answers, the better your chances of survival.

  • Are your kids in school full time?
  • If not, are they easy to manage and good at entertaining themselves?
  • Do you do the type of work that can easily be interrupted?
  • Can you do most of your work while your kids are sleeping? Do you have the stamina to keep this up?
  • Does your business require very little phone time?
  • Does your business require very few face-to-face meetings?
  • Can you bring your kids with you when you pick up or drop off work?
  • Are you in a laid-back industry where clients are apt to be fairly kid-tolerant?
  • Are you in a field (such as toy-selling or children's fashions) where having kids around is actually a plus?
  • Do you have a business partner to rely on when you're in a bind?

--Excerpted with permission from Mompreneurs: A Mother's Practical Step-by-Step Guide to Work-at-Home Success

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This article was originally published in the December 1999 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Harried, With Children.

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