Yes, You Can Start a Business While Pregnant — Here’s How
Guest blog by Daisy Jones of SafestBaby.org
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Conventional wisdom suggests that you not start a business when you’re expecting. After all, you have plenty to think about as you plan out the details of your new home life, and your body will be acting quite differently throughout your pregnancy. However, if you’re worried about going back to work and spending time with your newborn, starting your own business while you’re expecting is a great way to stay home, be your own boss, and earn money at the same time.
Sure, it could be challenging. But you’re a mom, and you balk at adversity. Nonetheless, if you are going to get your dream company up and running with a bun in the oven, you need to strategize your startup. Fortunately, Best Birth Hawaii is here to help with these simple tips!
Find a Routine
Routine is critical to any successful life, but it’s downright mandatory when starting a business. The average work-balance routine may not work for you while you are preparing to bring a child into the world, so take time to develop a schedule that works for you that can be adjusted as needed. Figure out which hours of the day you can perform most productively, and make sure you leave room for relaxation, de-stressing, and other self-care practices.
Set Up a Business Structure
Whatever type of company you are planning to launch, you will need to select a legal structure that will dictate how you pay taxes, your level of liability protection, how much paperwork you need to keep up with, and many other factors. Many small business owners form an LLC because it comes with several advantages, and it tends to be simpler to start and manage than some other structures.
You must be sure that your LLC complies with all regulations and laws in your state. Fortunately, you can hire an online service to handle most of the legwork of forming your Hawaiian LLC.
Come Up With Your Name and Branding
Few things are more important than developing a good marketing strategy for your new business. But before you promote your new brand, you must have a brand to promote! Start by brainstorming business names and choosing one that is catchy and unique. Once you’ve come up with a business name, begin designing a logo for your company.
A thoughtfully designed logo can make a stellar first impression on first-time customers, help your company stand apart from competitors, and ultimately help build brand awareness. Some small business owners hire graphic designers to design their logos, but if you do not have the budget, you can use a logo maker tool to make your own creative, attractive logo.
These tools offer a wide range of icons and styles and allow you to customize logos to fit your company’s needs quickly. Do a web search for “free online logo maker and download” to get started!
Additionally, consider any other tools that could prove helpful in your venture. There are many website builders, business plan templates, social media platforms and engagement tools, accounting software, and task management apps on the market.
Surround Yourself With Support
Finally, you are going to need support during this adventure! When getting your company up and running, don’t hesitate to elicit help from friends, family members, and potential business partners and team members. Go ahead and start looking for freelance virtual assistants, web designers, content writers, and marketing professionals you can hire. And consider working with a doula like Best Birth Hawaii to ensure a safe and enriching birth experience.
It might not be easy, but you can certainly start a business while pregnant. Remember to keep your goals in perspective and to find a routine that works for you. Choose a legal structure that will benefit your company, and take time to develop your business name and branding. And, of course, surround yourself with people who can support you and help you position yourself for long-term success!
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