Posts Tagged ‘husband’

DAN!

Friday, June 3rd, 2011 by by

The hubs has been working later nights and weekends a lot this month. Because of this, I chose not to give him too hard of a time when the following occurred:

Dan had to work late last Friday. Then, he had to get up early the next morning and work another 7 hour day. Good times. I did my usual Saturday routine and alternately played with Haeden, did laundry, and cleaned the house.

Once I got everything crossed off my to-do list, I decided I had enough time before lunch to run to Target and exchange some shorts for the 5K I was running that afternoon (more on this later). When I got out to the car, I realized Dan had taken out the car seat the day before to allow more room for his photography equipment. Knowing what a pain in the ass it is to simultaneously watch Haeden and install his car seat, I yelled out “DAN!” in exasperation.

Have I mentioned that Haeden is in the repeating stage? Yeah. I’m so glad I only yelled out his name and nothing else. This is not usually the case. Haeden immediately copied me, which made me laugh, which made him want to do it more. We went back to the front door and realized (because nothing is ever easy) the lock was stuck. Again. I stood there for a good 5 minutes jimmying (is that a word?!) the handle and banging on the door for good measure. Haeden joined in on the banging while yelling… you got it… “DAAAAANNN!”

I ended up having to go around back to get inside the house. Luckily, Haeden stayed close, and I installed the car seat without incidence. I jumped in the front seat, turned on the car, and then saw that the gas gauge was on empty. The nerve of that man!

“DAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNN!!!!”

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Family Business

Saturday, May 28th, 2011 by by

Not all mom entrepreneurs are sole proprietors… No, many mom entrepreneurs are actually partners in a business with their significant other or other family members. Sometimes, this makes a great solution for moms who need more flexibility with their work, who wish to work in a business that requires more time commitment than is possible while caring for a family full time.

Right now, this is what my husband and I are looking at. I love doing the training I provide here at CrunchyBusiness, but it basically just pays for itself right now – there isn’t a lot of profit yet. It will come in time, I suppose, but I’m making real differences for mom entrepreneurs, and I feel that matters more for me than the bottom line.

Hubby and I have always had a dream – we’ve always wanted to run a campground. Dismissing the romantic notions of being able to sit around and make money while camping, we actually want to organize activities for campers, renovate, maintain, manage, schedule, decorate, and do the day to day operations of a campground. We love being outdoors, so this would be a great business.

It is also a business that costs $500,000+ cash (and a few million in capital from lenders or investors) to actually start – something we, like most of you, don’t exactly have just laying around.

To make that dream a possibility, we’re looking at what we can do together.

What strengths of his can I compliment? What passions do we share? What experience do we have that works with the other person’s experience?

Running a family business with your significant other gives you more time, more flexibility, and possibly a more profitable business (given the time resources available).

Have you ever considered running a business with your significant other? Do you? Share in the comments!