School not for startups by Seth Godin

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

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

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

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Web Psychology your Roadmap to Online Success – Nathalie Nahai #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.

Nathalie Nahai TSC13 Bibi Veth

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?

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How to use social science to increase activity in a community – Richard Millington #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.
Richard Millington TSC13 Bibi Veth Amsterdam

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.

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Tips and recommendations to improve your business Facebook page

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

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How to get speaking engagements

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

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5 LinkedIn improvements for coaches your clients will notice immediately

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

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Tell your story and attract your listeners

You are strolling at the market and you see a young man standing on a platform. He shouts about creating a better world. “Things have to change. We can not continue this way. We must consume less! Therefor, I have….”

Everyone walks by and nobody seems to listen or looks interested in his story. You also keep on walking. “When nobody stops to listen, it probably is not interesting”, are your thoughts.

A bit further you see a young lady. She is sitting on a bench and more than ten people are sitting close to her and listen. She is telling a story, but you can’t hear it. You move a bit closer.

Luisteren naar verhaal

You can hear what she is talking about, but it still is difficult to understand everything she says. Slowly you move closer, until you are almost uncomfortably close to some other listeners.

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Anything you want [book review]

What do you want? You can have anything you want. First read the 40 lessons for a new kind of entrepreneur.

Derek Sivers is the founder of CDBaby. I head never heard of CD baby until I read some posts and the website of Derek Sivers.

Derek Sivers Anything you want

The thing that surprised me the most of this story that, he had it ‘all’ and gave it away. Let me rephrase that, he had it all and give it to charity.

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Earn more money trick for entrepreneurs

Of course I have no trick or scam or anything like that for you to make more money. It is a matter of creating less and promote more what you have created.

This way people will find your new products, and buy it if they like it and trust you.

As an entrepreneur I love creating new things. A new webinar, a new e-book, a new program, a new book, a new something. It just feels great to start producing something new.

Spend Time, energy and money on sales and marketing

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