So you are not a startup. You are “just” a parentpreneur. You are a parent and an entrepreneur. Building your family and your business at the same time. Building your business.

You want to learn more about growing your business?
Follow these free series of podcast by Seth Godin. Okay, it is no secret that I am a fan of Seth Godin. There are plenty of his books in my room.

Seth Godin and Amber Rae

Read more School not for startups by Seth Godin

Ever since I have slowly migrated to the topic Family and Business Balance for entrepreneurial coaches I wanted to write a manifesto about it. A document that shows how I think about it. A document that can be shared freely with all coaches.

The first time I learned about manifestos was by Seth Godin’s The Bootstrapper’s Bible. The second time, when I really thought I can do this too, was with Chris Guillebau’s A Brief Guide to World Domination.

Boy reading manifesto

Read more Proposal for a manifesto

If you want to learn how a real business connects with clients and hosts using the internet, watch this story told by Tan Lam.

Tan Lam (@tantlam) is the Social Media Manager at airbnb.

Airbnb was founded in August 2008, a global community marketplace for unique spaces located in over 182 countries. Connecting with a global audience of both travellers and hosts in real-time.

Tan Lam TSC13 photo by Bibi Veth

Read more Connection Hyperinflation – where’s the value? – Tan Lam #TSC13

Web psychology consists of a lot of different factors.

You can think of, neuroscience, behavioral economics, human-computer interaction, cognitive psychology, cross-cultural psychology, user experience, social psychology, neuroaesthetics.

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Nathalie Nahai shared insights and examples with the audience at The Social Conference. One of the most interesting presentations that day in Amsterdam.

Why Social Media?

Read more Web Psychology your Roadmap to Online Success – Nathalie Nahai #TSC13

One of the presentations that really surprised me at The Social Conference was that of Richard Millington from Feverbee.

The title should have triggered me upfront, but it didn’t. However, the presentation on building successful communities touches your business and mine.
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As a business owner we want to build a community of potential clients and clients around our business. Keeping our clients connected and active with what we do. Persuading potential clients to buy something from us so they become clients.

Read more How to use social science to increase activity in a community – Richard Millington #TSC13

This is a great tool that you can use to analyse your Facebook fan page. It will even give you tips and recommendations to improve your Facebook business page.

The tool is LikeAlyzer:

LikeAlyzer - improve your Facebook page

Read more Tips and recommendations to improve your business Facebook page

We (80% op the respondents) are optimistic about 2013, that it will be a better year than 2012. Where 49% of the respondents believe that the global economy will improve in 2013.

We (80%) take matters in our own hands with some personal resolutions ‘I will make some personal resolutions to do some specific things for myself or others in 2013’.

What do we focus on to make things better? Money.

Personal financial situation 2013

Read more In 2013 we want to improve our personal financial situation

During our international mastermind call, my friend Pieter van Osch asked for tips how he could get more speaking engagements. So we, Becky McCray, Stephanie Ward, and myself shared our tips.

Speaking is a great way to introduce your ideas as an expert to potential clients. Similar to publishing your thoughts, speaking is a great way to be seen as an expert in your field.

Speaking engagements

Read more How to get speaking engagements

In our last mastermind call, Becky McCray mentioned a post she read about how Work/Life balance is a myth.

She triggered me to write a post about how you can have a family and business balance as entrepreneur. Read my thoughts about this below.

Mom and kids photo

It’s not a myth

Of course when you look at the word balance, like a scale that has to be balanced all the the time it will be pretty difficult. Sometimes a crisis situation with the kids require your full attention. Other moments there is a crisis with a client that requires your attention.

Read more Balance your business and family is not a myth

LinkedIn is the most important online business networking platform. It has 187 million members in over 200 countries and is available in 19 languages.

It is a great platform if you want potential clients to find you especially if you work in a business to business (B2B) environment. Maybe you are a career coach and work with employees, or you are a business coach and work with small business owners. Or you are a management team coach and work with teams and CEO’s.

Coaches connect with clients networking

Read more 5 LinkedIn improvements for coaches your clients will notice immediately