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When the lone mother starts as an entrepreneur by

wife Seifert, there is an ideal time for the step into self-employment? If you are waiting for the ideal Moment to start is probably never. For me, the circum

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When the lone mother starts as an entrepreneur by

wife Seifert, there is an ideal time for the step into self-employment?
If you are waiting for the ideal Moment to start is probably never. For me, the circumstances were anything but ideal. When I founded my company, I was a single mother of a small daughter and pregnant with your second child.

Why they made the Venture in spite of difficult circumstances?
It is good that you know in advance exactly what everything is – otherwise would not have the courage I may. I had started a year after the birth of my daughter, to work in addition to freelancing as a nurse. I wanted to determine, after 18 years of shifts with night and weekend rates in psychiatric hospitals and control over my working hours to my mother's role in better exercise. And I wanted to do. after nine years of strenuous work in the closed ward of the Psychiatric University hospital of Zurich, out of the stationary support

How is the transition managed?
It went so well that I quit after half a year of freelance work my tenure. The health insurance companies emphasize more and more bed days, but people with mental illnesses are healthier why not. Therefore, the demand for outpatient psychiatric care has increased in the last few years. Then when I was pregnant with my son, I had to decide for myself whether I'm not looking for a representation, so as not to lose my new customer again, or if I hire a company of reasons, and staff.

you put on the card the risk.
Yes, I opted for the escape to the front and founded his own psycho-social nursing service in Dietikon. What this meant in Detail, I realized, as mentioned, only after and after. Each step was a challenge. I took care of the operating permit, was a graduate in nursing women, a significantly higher number, as I had orders to be present, wrote a business plan, bought an operating system for nursing documentation, organized a business car, printed flyers and designed a Website. The all cost a lot of time, nerves and money. Fortunately, I had learned from my mother that in Zurich the club GO! there, the small entrepreneurs supported with loans.

And when the company was established, they enacted the maternity leave?
(laughs) The Timing was extremely tight but it went on just On 1. July 2016, met the operating permit, at the 8. July I was accepted for the credit over 15'000 francs, and at the 9. July, my son came to the world. My company started once without the managing Director, but a few days after the birth, I have turned on me then, too. In retrospect, it was all helpful, that it had to work at the beginning without me. It helped me to delegate faster and more consistently, to give my staff more responsibility.

After three years, you already employ 16 employees with 750 points which is a percentage. How good is the management of the company, with the childcare to arrange?
Due to the rapid growth became the game room bigger. I take care of only a handful of customers yourself. Monday and Tuesday I'll be there for my children. On the other days, my mother, a day mother, and my Ex take man care. Basically, the good to go. But, of course, has never quite free as an entrepreneur, the phone rings on Monday and Tuesday, and the work's never far away.

the bill Was also financially for you? Many entrepreneurs are in the first years no or only little pay.
Yes, the debts are paid off, and I was paid very soon, a proper wage, among other things, because the landlord would have me terminated or else the apartment. The financial pressure and the desire to be quickly, independently, were an extra motivation when establishing the company. Today, we are well positioned solid, but there is certainly potential for further growth. Numerous Doctors, therapists, and actors of the social work in the Region are not familiar with our offer, or want to personally be convinced. I don't want to push growth, but they will also not stand in your way – even if it carries with 16 employees is another responsibility on the shoulders, as if you just need to pay their own bills. But it is also very satisfying to be able to other mothers, an attractive part-time offer.

Would you recommend re-entering the step into self-employment?
The need to decide every woman. I have never regretted to have this path chosen. I think it is vital that no one makes too much of the fear of making mistakes brakes. It is perfectly fine to take something and have no success – we can always learn a lot in Failure. I was impressed by how much support I have experienced in the last few years. The decision whether or not we accept the help, and from whom, we ask, is with us. As soon as we no longer believe, to do everything on your own, we can see how valuable our network.

you Could not be able to cope with this better than others because you work with clients, the the life force?
I am my profession is certainly aware of such issues. If you care for addicts or people suffering from Depression, help you to find a stabilizing structure their day, to put in perspective the own Worries and calls on them one at a time, to themselves, to worry and to take good care of stress signals. At the Moment I experience the many challenges as very positive. The step from employee to entrepreneur, I discovered the joy of working again.

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Created: 07.12.2019, 09:06 PM

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