Professional Parents Businesses in The Netherlands

It's now been more than three years since I relocated from Australia to The Netherlands.  In my new "second home" country, I've been really pleased to see that there are also many parents here who choose to start a business to fit around their family. I started Professional Parents in Australia in 2009 and so …

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How to create an easy but effective business plan – for busy Professional Parents

If you run a business (or would like to), do you have a written business plan? Do you refer to it often? Or does the question make you cringe? This post will explain how to create an easy but effective business plan - that's actually even fun! Did you know that the concept of Professional …

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Business Travel with Kids: Make Your Next Trip a Success

Taking your children along while you travel for work can be challenging if you are not Angelina Jolie, but taking a business trip with children doesn't have to be something that is reserved for the rich and famous. With a little planning, you can transform your next business trip into a fun-filled mini-holiday for you …

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Three ways to finance your startup business

Now that you have created the problem-solving product that consumers have been waiting for, it's time to bring it to the marketplace. Regardless of your plans for marketing and distribution, you will undoubtedly need financing. While it may seem to be the biggest hurdle on your way to entrepreneurial success, there are several options available …

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Mobile Mums: How to Manage a Small Business From Digital Devices

  What takes cunning entrepreneurs one step above a work-at-home job? Running a business from a mobile device. While juggling parenting duties. Sound outrageous? Technology has bred a new generation of business owners — savvy "mum-trepreneurs" who run a company supported by mobile technology. This tech allows you to make the most of naptimes and …

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Tele-Coffee: Connecting Home-Based Business Mums

As parking station fees and petrol prices continue to rise, home-based business mums feel the crunch. Staying connected to prospects and clients without the high costs of traveling for meetings can be challenging. Nearly one million home-based businesses are run in Australia. With a percentage of Australian businesses being managed by busy mums amidst economically …

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2012 Global Entrepreneurship Week

November 12-18th is Global Entrepreneurship Week and a big thank you to Sara Guiel from The Mumpreneurs Networking Club in the UK for sharing this national celebration. Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human …

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