#PIB36 How to turn your passion into a business


How to turn your passion into a business

This episode covers how to turn your passion into a business. Maybe It’s time to monetise that hobby of yours. It starts with starting today, not tomorrow. Looking for opportunities and making the most of them. To make your business more productive and progressive, it is essential to have a good and clear mindset that emphasises on opportunities.

Links mentioned:

Will if Fly by Pat Flynn

Episode 26 How to prepare for the journey of starting up in business

Running a business is a marathon not a sprint

How to ask for help checklist 

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Make Sure You’re Not Making These Mistakes in Your Business


Make Sure You’re Not Making These Mistakes in Your Business

No-one is an instant expert in business. Chances are, no matter how great you think you are doing, you might be making some mistakes along the way.

Of course, everyone makes mistakes, that is how we learn and grow, but if you can minimise the mistakes that you make, then you can try and make sure that your business has the success that it deserves. All without too many bumps along the way.

But what are these mistakes? Let us take you through some of the most common ones that people often make.

Not delegating

Delegation has to be one of the hardest things to learn how to do. But it is also one of the best things that you can learn how to do. Delegation means that you are confident in those around you completing tasks. This could be within your business, or, if you are a parentpreneur, this could be in your family life.

Time is limited, and you are simply not going to be able to spread yourself around in all the corners that you need to. So, by delegating things out to others, you can make things that little bit easier on yourself.

Not sticking to your boundaries

It can be hard to impose boundaries when it comes to your business. Especially in those early stages when all you want to do is grow, improve and succeed. Recognising your own boundaries is the first step, and then sticking to them is the next.

Not only is this key with your customers, particularly if you are the type of person that wants to please but also with your family too. Having boundaries helps you to recognise when you need to concentrate on your business, and when you can have some family time.

Not asking for support

No-one can succeed alone. Which means you need to be able to ask for help and advice at times. This can come in a number of places. You may find someone who wants to help with the business sides of things, allowing you more time with your family. Equally, you may have someone who is happy to take on some of your childcare commitments, allowing you to focus on your business.

There is no shame in asking for help. You may be surprised that someone around you will have simply been waiting for you to ask.

The important thing to remember is that everyone makes mistakes. Even the most experienced business people. The best thing to do is not to dwell on these mistakes. Instead, you should learn and grow with them. This will make a huge difference to how much of a success your business is.

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3 Business Areas to Automate to Increase Productivity


3 Business Areas to Automate to Increase Productivity

We all love the idea of making our lives easier. This is why plenty of us will try out life hacks, all to make sure that things take less time such as cleaning, as well as less effort.

What if there were ways that you could make business that little bit easier? Great if you are a parentpreneur and already short on time.

Well, we present to you, 3 areas of business that you can automate. That’s right, you can set them up to do things on your behalf, saving you plenty of time!

Social media and blogs

Social media and blogging have become vital parts of effective marketing campaigns. They are both known to have a real impact on how successful your business is. The trouble with social media is that it can take some time to log in, create posts and then share them.

This is where automated social media and blogging is a huge help. Whilst it can’t write the posts for you, it can post them onto your profiles or pages. All you need to do is create a whole load of posts and blogs, tell the platform when to post them (date, time etc) and then, just like magic, your posts will appear.

Customer service

Customer service, especially great customer service is very important for your business. However, that doesn’t mean that this isn’t something that can be given an automated touch. The hard thing about this is making sure that you don’t lose the personal touch.

Automated customer service, in particular apps or live chats, are great for those businesses that have tech-savvy, younger customers. But those that target to an older crowd might find that they need to still take an old-fashioned approach. This is why it might be a good idea to try and offer both an “actual person” and an automated option to your customers.

That way, they can try out an automated approach, but still, have the chance to speak to someone if that isn’t giving them the answers that they need.

Scheduling

Some business owners only have themselves to think about and organise. But others have staff that they need to keep track of too. Scheduling is important, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t without headache.

Thankfully, it seems that some companies have seen this issue, and designed automated scheduling tools that make this side of business all the easier. You can find out where your staff are, and when they are available, as well as organise shifts and rotas. All using a few clicks of the button.

Better than spending hours trying to figure things out on a pad.

Business will always be hard work, but it doesn’t have to be “hard work”. By looking at ways that you can make things simpler for yourself, you can free up some more time to spend with your family or making moves to make your business even more of a success.

I use Acuity Scheduling you can try it here

For social media scheduling I use Smarter Queue you can try it here

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3 Mindset Changes Every Parentpreneur Needs to Make


3 Mindset Changes Every Parentpreneur Needs to Make

Mindset is more important that you may think. This is particularly true for those people who are running their own business as well as raising a family.

The life of a parentpreneur isn’t an easy one, and there is a need to share your time between these two important parts of your life. This can be tricky, however, you can make life that little bit easier for yourself by adopting some positive mindset changes, rather than negative ones.

To help you to change the way you think, we have put together the 3 mindset changes that every parentpreneur need to make.

Make time for your partner and your children

One thing that every parentpreneur discovers is that time isn’t always something that you have plenty of. This means that you really need to make sure that you spend it wisely. Your business is important, of course, it is, but your family are just as important. This means that you should always plan to make time for your partner and for your children.

Even if you are busy, and have lots of things that you need to do, you still need to factor in this valuable family time. This means turning off the phone or laptop and focusing on those important people instead.

Make your income passively

It isn’t only your business that can make you money. There are also some passive ways that you can make money too. Some of the best ways to make your income passively include:

  • Try out property
  • Blog
  • Make YouTube Videos

Banish guilt

Guilt is a natural feeling for those that are not focusing all their time on their children. However, it is definitely a mindset that needs to be changed. There is no reason to feel guilty, you need to remember that you are doing your very best for your family by setting up your own business.

You may be spending less time focused on your family, however, in the long run, you will be able to spend much more time with them.

Thinking about the long-term goal is key when it comes to banishing guilt, as this will give you something to look forward to.

So, now you know, the 3 mindsets that every parentpreneur needs to adopt when it comes to making a success of their business. Why not try them out for yourself and see if you can change the way you think, and the way that you behave when it comes to business.

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#PIB35 How to cope with stress


#PIB35 How to cope with stress

As a parentpreneur managing your own business is stressful, there is no two ways about it. Add into this the stress of having a family to take care of, and you could be left feeling a little frazzled and at times stressed.

This episode covers how to cope with stress, and make sure that you are coping perfectly well with both your business and personal stress.

Links mentioned:

Episode 27 Share your journey: Lucy Parsons

7 Day self-care challenge for entrepreneurial parents

PIB HUB

Daily greatness journal

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#PIB34 3 Tips to make you a better parentpreneur


3 Tips to make you a better parentpreneur

Being a parentpreneur means that you have plenty to think about. How to run your business, how to increase sales and of course, how to balance all of that with spending time with your family. This episode covers 3 tips to make you a better parentpreneur!

Links mentioned:

Why Self-Care Is Important for Busy Parent Entrepreneurs

How Parentpreneurs Can Find Work-Life Balance

Making Time for Family Fun

5 simple tasks you can delegate to a virtual assistant

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#PIB33 5 things you need to know as a startup


#PIB33 5 things you need to know as a startup

Starting up a business isn’t always easy but things get a whole lot harder when you’re a parent starting up. With this in mind I have put together 5 things you need to know as a start-up. Whilst still managing to look after your family.

Links mentioned:

Mentors Me

My Top Favourite 4 Podcasts

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