Being a mom and an entrepreneur at the same time can be challenging, but it is also fulfilling to see your business grow while taking care of your family. In the Philippines, there are many mompreneurs who are juggling their roles as a mom and a business owner, and they are thriving in their respective industries. Let’s take a look at what it’s like to be a mompreneur in the Philippines.
My day as a mompreneur starts early. I have to wake up earlier to prepare breakfast for the family, prepare my kids’ packed lunch and baon, send them to school, and then finally attend to my business’ needs. For some, they have to work from home, while others have a physical store to attend to. For those who work from home, you have to make sure that you have a dedicated workspace where you can work without distractions. I can’t stress this too much.
One of the biggest challenges of being a mompreneur in the Philippines is managing our time between work and family. We have to make sure that we are giving enough attention to our family while still attending to the demands of our business. It can be challenging to find the right balance, but with proper time management and organization skills, it is possible to do both. It does not happen overnight though. You have to find your rhythm and be prepare to adjust on days that are just beyond your control.
Another challenge that mompreneurs face is the lack of support from their families and communities. Starting a business is already challenging, but doing it while raising a family can be overwhelming. Mompreneurs need the support of their family and friends to succeed. This is why it’s important for mompreneurs to join support groups and communities where we can get advice and guidance from other entrepreneurs who have gone through the same challenges.
Despite the challenges, being a mompreneur has its rewards. It allows moms to have the flexibility to manage their time and still be able to provide for their families. It also gives opportunity to pursue their passion and turn it into a successful business. Many mompreneurs in the Philippines have become successful in their respective industries, such as fashion, food, services, and technology.
Lastly, being a mompreneur is not an easy feat, but it is possible. With the right mindset, time management, and support, mompreneurs can thrive in their respective industries while still taking care of their families. It’s inspiring to see moms who are passionate about their businesses and are able to make a difference in their communities.
It’s even greater to know that there are award giving bodies who recognize Pinay Mompreneurs who excelled in their fields and are inspirations to many.