Saturday, January 26, 2013

Me? An Entrepreneur? How EveVenture Helps Everyday People Become Their Own Boss

At EveVenture, we are a team of independent contractors providing basic advertising, marketing and account setup services. Whether you are familiar with the 9 to 5 grind of working for someone else OR already enjoying the freedoms of contracting or owning your own business, EveVenture can be a great complement to your career and financial future.

We have a simple, yet empowering approach to work from home that features these benefits:

  • Simple Training - Our four step Getting Started Training can be completed in just two hours or less and we have both online and conference call Continuing Education modules to help you map out a clear, realistic business plan for achieving your goals with the team.
  • Flexible Scheduling - Days? Nights? Weekends? As an independent contractor with EveVenture, you get to decide when you work, where you work, how quickly you work and so on. We offer time leverage tools all throughout the work week to help save you time and stay on track.
  • Personalized Mentoring - We don't expect you to know everything when you get started. We walk you through your training, guide you in creating realistic and attainable goals, and provide hands-on support where you get to learn by doing basic tasks together (as opposed to just reading or listening to how-to's).
  • Team Support - You get to utilize the existing experience and expertise of a vibrant team of real, live people are already earning supplemental OR career-level incomes from home. That experience really helps you to jumpstart your own business and receive helpful guidance all along your career path with the team.
These benefits make it possible for that dream of being your own boss to finally become a tangible reality.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

EveVenture is THE Summer Time Management Answer for Moms

Summertime is a great reminder for me of just how much I love working from home with EveVenture! Scheduling business appointments around family summer fun is such a huge blessing.

It's especially important for Work At Home Moms to have clear, focused business goals and a daily action plan during the summer so that September doesn't roll around and leave you feeling guilty and puzzled at where the time actually went.

I think it helps to visualize that your work at home business is very much like a traditional brick & mortar business such as a donut shop, hair salon, dry cleaner, or ice cream shop. That helps to put in perspective that consistent work hours are what keeps any business open and profitable.

Here are the top 4 tips that have helped me with summer time management:
1.   Personally communicate the priority of your business to each family member individually.
When you work at home, you are sacrificing family time right in front of your children. They need to know why you are doing that in order to support you. How you communicate this obviously varies based on the age of your kids. Here are some ideas:
a.   Future goals…Share your vision of what your work from home is going to create for your children in the long-term. Is it a trip to Disney? Is it a solid college fund? I believe we need to share our dreams and goals with our kids & family and help them learn how to dream and set goals as well.
b.   The Now…Do your kids know about the immediate benefits of your work at home as well? Examples that even very little children understand include the lights, the A/C, food, toys, etc. "We are able to have these things because Mommy works from home."
c.   Rewards… Can you build in rewards for your kids when you reach your goals in your work at home business? These could be daily, weekly or monthly goals. Working from home is a family effort, so why shouldn't the whole family reap rewards for each milestone of success? 

2.  Set hours and stick to them as if your life depended on it.
Established, consistent business hours are the difference between a work at home hobby and a work at home career. Determine the activities that are most critical for your success and get them on your daily calendar. Be sure not to let your feelings dictate your hours. 

And, b
e sure that you honor your hours the way you want your family to. I find in my family that consistent rules are MUCH more easily enforced (i.e., we go to the pool each day at 2pm when mommy wraps her her business calls, etc.). When your hours are haphazard, you can inadvertently create a situation where your kids are hoping for your appointments not to show up just so they can get you to the swimming pool faster. Help give your kiddos clues that success is a good thing! We all need to be routing for successful, effective appointments throughout the work day.

3.  Schedule Everything.
Taking a shower, giving the kids a snack, handling mail and bills, spending time with your spouse, conducting business calls, etc. wear so many hats throughout just one day! When you work from home, in order to figure out how things will actually fit into your day, you've got to schedule it all in and actually write things down in your calendar that you may have never considered scheduling before.

4.  Clearly define your non-negotiables.
What needs to happen in your day for you to feel like you are really living? What are the things that absolutely must happen?
a.   Is it spiritual growth? (like the concepts presented in the book Ordering Your Private World)
b. Is it family dinner time or bedtime stories with the kids?
c. Is it working out?
d. Is it a weekly date night with your spouse?
I love the concept of the "Big Rocks of Life" by Stephen Covey. This concept helps your prioritize and schedule the most important things to you.

-Mary Lee

Friday, March 16, 2012

EveVenture Promotes Home Safety Awareness for Poison Prevention Week (March 18-24, 2012)

National Poison Prevention Week is a great reminder to think about what you really have in your home and how it may impact your own health and that of your children.

In his book What's Gotten Into Us? Staying Healthy in a Toxic World, author McKay Jenkins strives to push us to a new state of awareness about our water, our bodies, our homes and our yards. He suggests the following:
"Rather than mindlessly reaching for a product, we might...pause, just for a moment, and ask: What do I know about this product? How do I know what I know? Who told me? Can I believe what I have been told, what I think I know? A pause at that moment is critical, because it offers the chance to replace mindless action with conscious choice and genuine responsibility. No longer am I automatically, unthinkingly filling my shopping cart. Now I am mindfully choosing this, or choosing that, or choosing nothing at all. There's power in that pause."
At EveVenture, we promote poison prevention by helping consumers get the harsh chemicals out of their homes and start using effective, efficient products that outperform mainstream grocery store brands without any harsh or caustic chemicals. We believe poison prevention goes beyond keeping chemicals locked up and away from young children.

Just take a look at the Seasonal Spring Tips on the Poison Help web site. You'll notice those tips contain references to the hazards of windshield wiper fluid, baby oil, furniture polish, pesticides and more. It's time to take that pause that McKay Jenkins suggests...a pause to know that prevention can go a step beyond locking up those harsh chemicals. The best prevention may be replacing harsh chemicals with alternatives so that your family is never exposed to the risk in the first place.