Starting a Business

Balancing Your Work And Family

Homebased business owners often let their work intrude on family life. Here's how to stop that from happening.

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  • Define your work hours and stick to them.
  • Create a specific work plan for each day.
  • When necessary, keep yourself focused on your work.
  • Set up good support mechanisms-equipment, phone lines, fax machine, an account with a delivery service-so you don't waste time running errands.
  • Take breaks during your workday.
  • When you're finished working at the end of the day, close the door, if you can.
  • Don't talk about business during family time.
  • Schedule quality time with your family.
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