Making Work at Home Work: Successfully Growing a Business and a Family under One Roof

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Baker Books, Apr 1, 2009 - Business & Economics - 224 pages
As of 2004 nearly three million self-employed women worked at home, and women continue to start home-based businesses at twice the rate of men. Many of these women left the workplace by choice in order to stay home and raise their children. And though their numbers increase each day, resources for this growing market of entrepreneurs are scarce.

Making Work at Home Work shows moms how to develop an entrepreneurial mind-set without sacrificing their families. It covers important topics such as developing a successful business philosophy, balancing time between work and family, setting realistic goals, and handling the challenges of being both "Mommy" and "CEO" while running a profitable home-based business. In addition to including her own experiences, author Mary Byers profiles real moms with home-based businesses who offer their hard-won advice.

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This book is full of good ideas - practical and easy. It also helps you work through the 'why' am I working from home questions. Once you know why you are working then the book helps you set goals and ... Read full review

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Many people would rather work at home than leave the home every day for work. I know that I would certainly rather stay home with my family each day than go to work at an outside location. However ... Read full review

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Relying on Faith to Get You Through
Preserving Your Profit
Accepting the AtHome CEO Mantle
You Dont Have to Know It All to Be a Success
RecordKeeping and Deductions
Ensuring You Have the Tools You Need
Surrounding Yourself with a Winning Team
Lessons in Working Less and Making More

The AtHome Entrepreneurs Worst Enemy
Creating the Perfect Team
Child Care Strategies for Every Season of Your WorkatHome Life
Client Crisisor Is
Systematizing Your Business for Maximum Effectiveness
Learning the Art of Taking a Break
Facing the Daily Dinner Dilemma
Spend a Morning Plan a Year
Creating Peace of Mind from Your Profit
Feathering Your Own Nest
Giving Yourself Permission to Make Your Business a Reflection of
Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes for WorkatHome Moms

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About the author (2009)

Mary M. Byers successfully juggles both a freelance corporate writing and speaking business and her responsibilities as a wife and mother of two school-aged children. She is the author of The Mother Load: How to Meet Your Own Needs While Caring for Your Family and How to Say No . . . And Live to Tell about It. She is also a columnist for two professional trade journals and edits two others. Byers lives in Chatham, Illinois.

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