said 1 year, 4 months ago:
@rlmosca and @davidwalizer Here’s my take on it (check my bio if you want to see my credentials).
Have your friend with the personal account just change the name of his personal account to his real name. That is really simple to do. Then have him Turn On his Subscribe button. Now he can continue to create Public posts that *support* his business. He can do this without violating any of Facebook’s TOS.
Facebook will not have a problem with any of that. No need to migrate – no need to close accounts — no need to notify anyone of anything. He will need to learn how to create Public posts that are supportive for his business, not push marketing.
Then if he wants, he can go through all his personal account Friends and unfriend the ones that are not really friends and those people will become his Subscribers. Anyone that has requested to be his Friend and he ignored will now also become Subscribers.
He can also go to his business Page and tell his 400 connections to go to his personal profile and “Subscribe.” Once they have done that he can close his business page. If he wants to keep the business page (so he can create ads) then just let it sit. Every time he creates a Public post on his personal account, he can Share it to his business Page.
I am happy to continue this conversation with you if you need more help with it. Check my bio for contact information.
You can create a Timeline Cover image that represents all aspects of your life — personal and professional. I have good examples of this I can send you.