Is work life balance a myth when you run your own business?

Work Life Balance work at home mum struggles

The balancing act between life and running a small business is a fine line. I’ve read all the blogs about being your own boss, running your own business and working around your family and life commitments. How it’s so easy. You can work your own hours, get paid and life is great. Heck, I’ve even written a blog or fifty about it. Well the last few weeks I have been the centre of that exact subject. And to say it’s been a challenge is generous.Continue Reading →

This is Why I do What I do

this is why i became a virtual assistant

This blog is not being written for SEO or page rankings because, well, the simple fact is there won’t be a key word in here that people will want to search Google for! That is unless someone Googles “why did Belinda Owen start her business?” Jokes aside, sometimes you just need to write a blog to share a bit of yourself. In a virtual world it is hard to really know people. And while I am not an advocate of sharing every little detail (sorry folks), I do think there is an element that is relevant to my business and journey.Continue Reading →

Generating an Income From a Start up Business is Impossible!

generating an income from a start up business

So often starting your own business or working from home is presented as being an easy option to make some extra money. Contribute to the family income while looking after your kids or between jobs. In reality, this is one of the hardest times to start a business. Your odds of generating an income from a start up business in the first few months are low.

In my experience, the best time to start your own business is while you are still receiving an income from another source.Continue Reading →