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Top 5 LinkedIn Groups for Entrepreneurs

LinkedIn is the professional version of Facebook. It is an excellent professional networking resource. Many people use it as a job search tool; and entreprenuers use it as a powerful resource in the development, launch and success of their ventures.
On LinkedIn you can join up to 50 user-created groups from a list of thousands, absolutely free of charge. Not only do these groups allow you to connect with group members who could become future partners, customers, investors and employees of your business; but you also have access to the group discussion boards and news sections which provide more networking opportunities, answers to your questions and great advice!

Here are the Top 5 LinkedIn Groups that I believe will be beneficial for entrepreneurs.

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How Should I Handle This?


There are times when I’m not feeling the love; times when I give so much I’m not trying to give anymore.

My children all have their agendas and needs. My husband, God bless him, works 10-12 hours a day in restraurant management. His first love, calling and passion is Pastoring. But since the congregation is still growing he has had to go back to the restraurant to supplement his income.

This means that I’m primarily the one who chauffers, delegates, disciplines, cooks, cleans, oversees, yells, and takes care of the house, children, garden, landscape and homeschool. (He does handle the groceries and finances.) All of this in addition to my coaching business. So on Saturdays I want to leave the home to go sit at my other office-WholeFoods-and plan my week, veg out, catch up on some work….breathe. He usually has that same plan for himself.

Most of the time our oldest son has something going on, so he’s not home to babysit and because we live away from our family we don’t have a family member to drop them off. I don’t like asking friends to babysit our 5 kids all day on a Saturday. (Yes, I’m gone ALL DAY, from noon until 8pm, when I can get away with it.)

So the question is how should we handle this? I don’t want to alternate weekends and to be honest I don’t want to compromise-which is a very RARE stance for me. So every Saturday I leave and don’t care. Am I being selfish? Leave your honest comments.

All Hail To The Entrepreneur!! Quick Videos

Here are some great videos that will encourage your heart. These are all from abcnews.go.com.

This first one is Dave Ramsey giving great advice on how and why to start a biz NOW. It’s only 3 min long.
http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=7643151
The next one is Rich Sloan, the owner of Start-Up Nation, and he’s talking about the success of mom entrepreneurs. It’s only 6min long.
http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=7537939
Here 2 new entreprenuers talk about how they built their businesses. It’s about 6 mins.
http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=7465701
Here 3 women talk about their buisness and marketing challenges. It’s about 7 min long.
http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=7580714

Open Mike Night helps entrepreneurs develop their ideas. It’s 6 mins.
http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=7465673

My First Free Audio Program!


Finally, I posted my first free audio coaching program! It’s my desire to have 8-10 free down loadable audio programs and then several that are available for purchase. But doing it takes time. It took me more than a month, but I’m going to get better and better and it will take me 1-2 weeks to shoot out a program…I hope.

The free coaching program is available on my website and it’s called Cat Eye Focus, Helping You Maintain The Vision for Your Business. As mom entrepreneurs we have so many things to juggle and we tend to take care of everyone and their schedules first so our “thing” gets put on the back burner. Sometimes we do this even with our business plans and we try to make up for it in the middle of the night.

Even as I type this I just received a call from my 2 older sons asking can they go bowling with some friends. They were told to go to the friends’ house for 2 hours and come back. I was going to cook dinner, feed the babies and when they returned I would leave to go to my “other office”-the coffee shop around the corner. However I just agreed to them going bowling so my “other office” will be closed when they return. That means I won’t get much done today and I’m still tired from the weekend, so I won’t be able to stay up late tonight!

Events like this occur to entrepreneur moms several times a week, so when you finally get a chance to work you’ve lost some of the great ideas, lost some of the enthusiasm, or you have so many little things to catch up on that you become inefficient.

If you have this struggle than you’ll want to go to my website The Business Coach for Moms.com and download the free Cat Eye Focus audio coaching program so that you can maintain your vision even in the midst of distractions!

But before you go to download your free audio coaching program, leave me a message here: how do you handle the many distractions that cause you to lose your momentum?

Girls Rule!

I have 4 boys and a sexy man/boy/husband, so I hate to brag about women but…WE ARE AWESOME!!! We Rock!

I just read in Ikea’s newsletter that (and I am going to plagerize here, cause it will just take me too long to try to say it differently and I’ll lose all of my enthusiam):
While it doesn’t often make the news, business isn’t slowing down for American women. They hold the majority ownership of 7.7 million small businesses and, including co-ownerships with men, own 10.4 million, or nearly half of all businesses, according to the Center for Women’s Business Research. Employing almost 13 million and producing $1.9 trillion in sales, women-owned businesses have grown almost twice as fast as all firms in the past decade, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.

How many times have you “saved the day” for your family? Again, the women save the day; but this time it’s for the country!
So,on March 13th, 2009, President Obama signed an executive order creating the White House Council on Women and Girls. The mission of the council will be to provide a coordinated federal response to the challenges confronted by women and girls and to ensure that all Cabinet and Cabinet-level agencies consider how their policies and programs impact women and families.

Yeah baby! We’re awesome! WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS are changing the world!

Encourage us here, how are you “saving the day”  for your family?