Launching and growing a small business is a tremendous amount of work under any circumstance. When you combine the challenges of entrepreneurship with the daily struggles of being a single parent, it requires near super hero abilities to seamlessly orchestrate tasks, schedules, responsibilities, and finances.

Single parent business owners are a unique segment of entrepreneurs who are typically motivated by far more than just money. Often, they choose to go into business for themselves so that they can have more flexibility in their schedule for parenting. For many, starting a business also means the chance to regain control and make a better life for themselves and their children.

What these hard-working business owners have in common is that they are inspired and motivated each and every day by their children. With a family to support and only 24 hours in a day, it’s amazing what single parent business owners are able to achieve.

We were able to catch up with a few busy single parents and wanted to share their tips for achieving success when you’re doing double duty as parent and entrepreneur.