hello! im a puzzled nurse and a cake decorator. puzzled because i dont know how to manage my home-based business and at the same time keep a balance between my family and work. i have a full time work as a nurse (luckily i work only during day hours) and im a mother of a 10-month-old baby (with a nanny). previously, i only accept a very limited cake orders per week when my husband is still employed abroad. however, now that my husband is jobless, i must take this business very seriously in order to sustain our needs. my problem is that, we are only living in my parents' house and we only have a small production area. i told my husband that we should hire a helper for our business, however, he disagreed because we are just living in my parent's house,and he doesn't want to hassle my parents with additional persons coming in and out of the house.
how do you manage your cake business and keep a quality time with your loved ones? if its not too much to ask, can somebody please share your family and cake business routine everyday? do you freeze your cakes? is it okay to decorate a fondant cake 1-2 days before the date of pick-up/delivery?
i still could not figure out how to do it. this business is really time consuming, and its very possible that my time for my family will be lessened. i really need to take more cake orders and at the same time, keep a balance between my family, work and business.
please help! thanks in advance.