I am living proof that the lack of money or financial resources should not be an excuse for any mom trying to start their own business. After my daughter was born and I decided to quit my career as a TV producer, the recession hit my house. As tough as those moments were, I am thankful for the motivation that hit my spirit. I was not going to allow our dire straits to bring us down now that we had a child. So with no money to spare or invest, and the debts starting to pile up, I turned to the internet for inspiration.
Four years later, I own one thriving boutique social media agency (the first of its kind), a successful blog that has even churned out a book, and several other business deals in the works.
Since everything I have done has had absolutely no funding or financial investment, I’ve had to be very creative and resourceful in how I invest my time and the money that comes in from the work that’s done. Bootstrapping your business — meaning you self-finance with the money generated from your own work and not external investments — has its joy in the fact that it all belongs to you and your partner, if you have one. But it also means that you need to be extra savvy in finding the right tools and resources to keep you productive, organized and financially fit.
Fortunately for Mompreneurs, the internet and mobile are beaming with free and useful tools to handle our finances and productivity.
I use so many tools that make it that much easier for me to keep track of it all. Here’s a list of 6 financial and productivity tools to get you started.
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