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Black Women in Business: Transitioning from 9 to 5 Black women have long been a driving force

Black women have long been a driving force behind the small business community in the United States. The most common reasons black women pursue entrepreneurship include being their own boss and achieving greater earning potential. Yet, some would-be entrepreneurs still hesitate to take the leap. To help make this transition easier, here are a few tips.

Find the right balance between your 9 to 5 and your business. You're probably already aware of how much time you can devote to your business, but it's important that you be realistic about your goals. If there are tasks that can be delegated, then do so! For instance, you can trust a task to a person who is better at it than you are and has time on hand.

If you do not have anyone to help you, then learn how to manage your time more effectively. These are great time management tools. By setting aside some time each day or week specifically for work on the side, the project becomes less likely to get lost among all of life’s other responsibilities (like family and friends). So, try not to cross lines here unless necessary; overworking yourself can lead down dangerous paths such as missed deadlines, unhappy customers, and burnout.

It may not seem that easy to make the transition from working for someone else's business model to creating your own, but with determination, you can do so.

Join Women Professionals and Business Owners “Women into Networking W.I.N” to network and get more support on the way to your own business!

Written by Svetlana

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