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Archive for November 2006

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 [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

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 [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

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 [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

November 26th, 2006

Seasonal Home Businesses

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 [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

November 25th, 2006

Work at Home Moms Are Professionals

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. [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 3 comments

November 23rd, 2006

Does Your Home Business Prepare for Christmas Shopping?

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 [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

November 22nd, 2006

Various Types of Promotion for your Home Business

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. [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

November 20th, 2006

Home Businesses Benefit from the Internet

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 [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments

November 17th, 2006

Planning a Home Business Exit Strategy

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 [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments

November 15th, 2006

Ideas for Arts & Crafts Home Business Owners

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, [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments