Raising Young Kids While Building a Business

There’s running a business, and then there’s running a business when you have small kids, which is a totally different ballgame—and one that I’m talking about today with my good friend, Bill D’Alessandro. Bill is right in the thick of it with this two-year-old and five-month-old, and we’re going to be keeping it real and dishing about the struggles of trying to balance parenthood and entrepreneurship.

Listen in as we give our honest thoughts on what it’s like trying to run a business while raising young kids, how to maintain some level of productivity, and how to find a balance between family and business that works for you. We also share one of the best investments that you can make to balance work and family life, as well as some of the things anyone who has kids (but especially entrepreneurs!) should consider doing financially for their children while they’re young. 

You’ll learn:

  • What it’s been like for Bill balancing parenthood and running a business. (4:20)
  • The key to productivity while working with kids. (9:45)
  • How Bill’s productivity has been since having children. (14:15)
  • Why kids are the ultimate compounding investment. (27:00)
  • The financial steps you can take now for your kids that will pay off in the future. (32:45)
  • When you should consider leaving wealth to your kids. (43:30)
  • Some tips to help your kids have a healthy perspective on money. (49:20)

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(With your host Andrew Youderian of eCommerceFuel.com and Bill D’Alessandro of ElementsBrands.com)


What Was Mentioned

  • Bill D’Alessandro: Website | Twitter
  • eCommerceFuel Forum
  • One Click Upsell – Increase Sales 15%+ with Pre-and Post-purchase Upsells. (On average, Shopify users increase sales 15% immediately after installing the app!)
  • A2X – Simplify your bookkeeping, eliminate the guesswork, and automate.


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Andrew Youderian
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Andrew is the founder of eCommerceFuel and has been building eCommerce businesses ever since gleefully leaving the corporate world in 2008.  Join him and 1,000+ vetted 7- and 8-figure store owners inside the eCommerceFuel Community.

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