November 30th, 2006
Documenting Your Home Business
Des Walsh, of b5’s Business and Blogging blog (www.businessandblogging.com ) , brought up an interesting idea, when he commented on one of my posts. He mentioned documenting what you do in your home business…possibly eventually writing a manual. Des was talking about this in reference to possibly selling your business or the process [...]
November 29th, 2006
Checking on Insurances for a Home Business
A home based business owner must consider various types of insurance for protection against losses and liability. A homeowner, and usually a renter, will have property and liability insurance on their residence. The property insurance is for property (inside and out) and the liability insurance is for injury to those coming to your [...]
November 27th, 2006
Virtual Blog Tours - Successful for Promoting a Home Business
One of the newer methods of promoting your home business, particularly if you’re a writer/publisher, consists of a virtual book/blog tour…or virtual book signing. I just hosted a visit from author/editor/publisher Dorothy Thompson on my personal writing blog, http://maryemmallen.blogspot.com .
Dorothy has been visiting various blogs throughout November on this virtual book tour and says this [...]
November 26th, 2006
Some people operate their home business seasonally and are open or online only during specific times during the year. This is an advantage of a home business. You aren’t paying rent and other overhead on a business location for which you’ve had to take a year’s lease. Thus, you don’t have those [...]
November 25th, 2006
A big complaint from “work at home moms” is the idea that they can be room mothers, volunteers for field trips, PTA organizers, and errand “gals” for family members (their immediate and extended)…because “you don’t work.”
Their family and outsiders often consider that someone working at home isn’t really working and their time isn’t important. [...]
November 23rd, 2006
Some home business owners find the holiday season a very busy one. Others aren’t focused on seasonal or holiday business. This depends on your type of business. If you do have a holiday focus, this is a very busy time of year for you, beginning with the day after Thanksgiving.
*Craftspeople may have [...]
November 22nd, 2006
Promotion of your home business is important if you’re to get word out about your products or services. Sometimes this is rather low key; or you may conduct rather intense marketing and advertising. Also, promotion will depend on the type of business you operate.
Some means of promotion are costly while others are inexpensive. [...]
November 20th, 2006
Operating a home business has become easier in many aspects since the advent of the Internet. Even if your business isn’t connected directly with Internet sales and promotion, you can utilize the Internet to make your work easier and your business run more smoothly.
*E-mail - Communication is much quicker with e-mail. You can [...]
November 17th, 2006
I mentioned, in a previous post, that sometimes you may find a particular aspect of your business is no longer viable and you have to make changes. Or perhaps you may decide to give it up entirely, feeling it has fulfilled its purpose in your life.
Des Walsh of b5media’s Business and Blogging suggested that it’s [...]
November 15th, 2006
Many people involved in or thinking of home businesses practice some type of art or craft. They work in their homes and often sell their products in a home shop, one outside the home or online.
In addition to this blog for b5media, I also write one on Quilting and Patchwork, www.quiltingandpatchwork.com. Occasionally there, [...]