No, you are not insane for wanting to start a business while pregnant. It does not matter if you are heavily pregnant or due next month. There is always a way. Here are 10 ways you can start a new business while expecting.
- Do Your Research
You may be thinking that people are in need of the product or service you will be offering. However, you cannot know for sure until you conduct a market research.
- Write a Business Plan to Suit Your Schedule
Apart from writing a business plan that will suit your future “busy mom” schedule, it should also be a custom plan that will suit the model of your business. Hiring business plan writers can make things easier for you.
- Do Not Waste Time Waiting
Think of what you can manage to do at present based on the stage of your pregnancy because you will have less time as a nursing mother.
- Do Not Rush Things
As much as you would not want to engage in some activities before delivery, you need to take things easy with work. Slow and steady wins the race.
- Consider Crowdfunding
It is difficult for women to get funding from investors or traditional lenders such as banks than men. Instead, you can try crowdfunding as a source of raising capital. Applications are made with ease since it all happens online. Two examples of such sites are GoFundMe and Kickstarter.
- Think of “Baby” Ideas
As an expecting mother, you can think about business ideas related to products and services for babies, nursing moms, and expectant moms. Your experience can inspire you to nurse an idea for a venture.
- Plan for Your Baby’s Care
If you are starting a new business, the care of your baby while you are busy with work should be put into consideration. Think about nannies, daycare centers, and so on.
- What to Do As an Aspiring Solopreneur
Being a solopreneur means that you are handling the tasks on your own. Still, you should consider can hiring people to perform some tasks for the meantime—especially when you start nursing your child. They do not have to work with you in your office space. They can be working from any location in the world.
- Consider a Partnership
This may be the best decision you can make as an expecting mother trying to start a business. A partner will share the workload with you, and may handle most of it if he or she is not as “occupied” as you are. A female partner who has experience handling a business as an expecting or nursing mother should be preferred.
- Surround Yourself with Supportive People
Apart from outsourcing some duties, you can also seek the help of your significant other, family members, and friends in handling some tasks.
Your pregnancy does not have to disrupt your life and the dreams you are trying to realize. Rather, you should be motivated to disrupt the industry you are targeting. You can be a super mom!
Have a safe delivery.