There are many parents who take the big step of starting a business. Most people would think it would be impossible to do so when you have kids, but it can oftentimes be quite the opposite.
Kids can be such good entrepreneurs. Thanks to their youth, they can come up with amazing ideas and actually have the patience to make them work. I know for sure that all of us have had a good idea at some point into our childhood, but maybe not everyone had the support or the means to make it work.
Starting a business with your kids can be an amazing way for you to help them evolve their creativity and promote their growth. When combined with your life experience and practical knowledge on many different topics, their ideas can not only come to life but also be profitable.
If you’re a parent looking to start a business, here are a few ways in which your kids can help you develop and launch one even more successfully.
Create products that are kid-centric.
Kids make up for a large part of the market, if not the largest. They are young and impulsive and parents usually can’t resist getting them that one item they “really” want. This is something that you can use to your advantage if you’re a parent.
Let your child show you what they would be the most likely to want. Let them pick the colors and the materials that look the most interesting to them and incorporate them to your products.
The key to this situation is to start seeing the world around you through your kid’s eyes. What are the problems for a kid when it comes to toys? Are the colors too dull or is the toy too complicated? In any case, let your child show you the way and you are bound to find a good idea to get you started.
Use their ideas to your advantage.
The minds of children are always full of ideas. They love to talk and they love to share what’s on their minds. You will be pleasantly surprised by the way the see things as it can often be quite unrealistic or outside the box.
Even if you’re not developing a product but you are intending to offer a service, the impact of your child’s imagination can be large. If, for example, you decide to start an interior design service, have your kid help you pick decorations, patterns and colors. Ask them where they think each piece of furniture should go and then try to adjust their ideas to your original ones.
This will help you take risks and be daring when it comes to trying new things. It is also bound to help you stand out from your competitors.
Let your kids know about your business.
You will very quickly start to notice that your kids will become more and more interested in your business, especially if you’re a mum who works from home. This is a great opportunity for you to start teaching them about the job and how you get things done.
Since you are using their ideas as your inspiration, it is only fair you show them the basics of the business. In any case, having your children by your side can motivate you and help you want to get more things done so you can show them even more.
On top of that, don’t forget that your child’s interest in your work can also help it grow into a future entrepreneur. Let your child ask questions about the techniques, show them your working space and simplify what you do so they have a better idea of what it is. Show them that they are a part of what you do and they are bound to want to be more involved.
Be both a parent and a businesswoman.
While it’s great to have your own business and work on your own terms, you need to let your kids know that they should not consider your work as something that keeps you away from them.
Encourage your kids to help you with simple tasks and help them feel included in whatever you do. That way, you are definitely going to be more successful in both your job and your relationship with your young ones.