Creative Business Quick Tip - Build a Support System

We want to do it all, run our business, take care of our family, and hang out with friends. As we know it can be very challenging to do it all and do it all well.

Building a support system will help you to better meet your goals, and still have time for family and friends.

Here are a few ideas for building a support system.

Family - If you have family close by, tap into those sources to help with child care, run errands, pack orders, maybe just to bounce ideas off. My sister lives in another state but we talk about ideas, she helps me make plans, shares her ideas, I relay on her and her support daily.

Friends - Sometimes they are just as good as family. They will support you when you need it and give you a place to vent when needed. I have several friends in my support system and each one helps in different ways. A friend of mine who lives in New York is trying to start his own business and we have set up weekly phone meeting to help support each other in our business ventures.

Neighbors - They are close by and most of the time willing to help. Sometimes it can be hard to ask for help, but if your in a spot, they are there to help.

Don't forget to also include business contacts in you support system. Choose people that you can talk shop with and share business ideas.

It is important to remember to pay back the favor with your family, friends, and neighbors when ever possible. It can be difficult to ask for help, but if you build a support system you may find that you are able to get more things done and see your business grow.
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