Balancing Business with the Home Life

balancing work and life

Business owners often have to form a juggling act when it comes to trying to balance their business responsibilities with their home life.  In order for a business to do well it takes a big time commitment and a whole lot of enthusiasm.  Sometime especially when getting a business off the ground it demands more time than has to be taken from the home commitments.   This can potentially create a lot of problems for the business owner that has a family.

One of the most important aspects about the business is the finances.   As long as these are solid then it gives some breathing room to deal with all of the other business issues.   The thing is though that having a solid financial situation is dependent on how the business is functioning.

The finances are not only important for the future of the business but most likely is what the family has to depend on.   There is no doubt that this type of circumstance with this type of responsibility weighs heavily on the family.

With a business that is doing well the family reaps the benefits of it and often without realizing it, or in other words taking it for granted.   They love their lifestyle but may be putting pressure on the parent running the business to be home more often, or to take more vacations.   Forgetting to realize that if the business isn’t kept secure then there may be no money for vacations.

The business owner also has to realize the family’s side as well and put some plans in place to help balance both responsibilities.

If the company is doing well there should be no reason why some hiring can’t take place to help lift some of the workload.   Many business owners have great difficulty giving up any of the business responsibility.  They know they have to keep a watchful eye on the finances.   More often than not any down time they have is given to monitoring and recording the finances of the company.   This way they feel in control.

The bookkeeping and financial accounting of a business is a big task and a time consuming one, especially for the individual who has not financial expertise.   This is a task that can be put into the hands of a quality accountant, but in no way means that the business owner is losing control.   In fact, it can put them into better control.   The accountant is the expert at financials and is able to provide a totally accurate picture of what is taking place with the company.   This frees up a lot of time for the business owner which can now be dedicated to the family.   Whenever necessary the company owner only has to review the financial records prepared by the accountant to know exactly how the company is doing.   With this kind of accurate information decisions can be made for the right and necessary changes.


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Sam Seidman, CPA, CA, LPA
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