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Archive for December 2006

December 22nd, 2006

Blogging to Promote Home Businesses

Authors, quilters, other craftspeople have realized the importance of blogs, as well as web sites, to get their names out there and promote their businesses.  Blogs also can personalize the business owner, make him/her seem like a friend down the street, someone more than a face behind a counter or name over the Internet.
However, it […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments

December 22nd, 2006

What’s Different About Being an Entrepreneur?

J. Timothy King recently became a home based entrepreneur and began a blog.  He posted, at the Carnival of Entrepreneurs, his “Ten Things That Are Different Now That I Am An Entrepreneur, relating some of the situations he’s experienced about being self-employed.
If you have become a home entrepreneur or are thinking about being one, you […]

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December 20th, 2006

HomeBizNotes Featured in Carnival of Entrepreneurs Round 2

One of the HomeBizNotes posts is among those featured in Carnival of ENtrepreneurs Round 2 hosted by Ben Yaskovitz StartUpSpark. 
Thank you, Ben, for all the great information for entrepreneurs found among the contributions from bloggers participating in your carnival. 
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December 19th, 2006

Finding Time to Recharge in Your Home Business

When you operate a home business, getting the work done depends on you, your family members or partners.  If you take time off, products won’t get produced or services completed.  So….where and when do you find time to rest or recharge?
That’s a problem I have and my family often says, “Mom, take some time off.”
Perhaps […]

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December 18th, 2006

Bookkeeping for Quilting & Craft Home Businesses

One of the small businesses that can evolve out of a hobby is quiltmaking or fabric art.  If you are involved in this type, you may find my post about bookkeeping for this business on my Quilting and Patchwork blog.
Some of the resources suggested may be of interested for other businesses as well.  Computer bookkeeping […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

December 17th, 2006

Christmas Gifts for the Home Business Owner

In a previous post, I described gifts the home business owner might give at Christmas time.  Now…what would the business owner like?
Each business owner has different interests and needs, so it’s difficult to find many common gifts.  However, a bookkeeping system or system update comes in handy.  Since most small business owners do much of […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments

December 15th, 2006

Spin-offs for Home Businesses - Giving Talks

As you develop a home business or your hobby evolves into one, you may find occasions to give talks to groups about what you do.  Of course, some businesses lend themselves more readily than others as topics for talks.
However, you may have a fascinating interest, non-business related hobby, unusual trip you can talk about to […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 4 comments

December 14th, 2006

Regarding Changes That Affect Home Businesses

In a previous post, I discussed the fact that changes, often beyond your control, can affect your home business, even putting you out of business in extreme cases.  At least, the changes (in regulations, materials, location, taxes, zoning, your health, etc.) may cause you to rethink how you’re producing and conducting business.
That other post mentioned the […]

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December 13th, 2006

Home Biz Notes Included in Carnival of Entrepreneurs

Ben Yoskovitz of StartupSpark.com has started up a Carnival of Entrepreneurs on his site and unleased the first one this week.  I was pleased he included a post from HomeBizNotes.com, “Home Businesses Benefit from the Internet”.
You’ll find many interesting and informative posts from business and entrepreneurial blogs on the web.  This carnival is something everyone can participate […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

December 12th, 2006

Home Biz Notes Participates in First Biz Channel Theme Day

The Business Channel at b5media held it’s First Theme Day posted by host, Tris Hussey at Pimp Your Work. 
The theme for December was, as you might guess, gifts and gift giving as it applies to businesses.  Tris has done a great job of summarizing the posts at the various Biz Channel blogs and giving you links to […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments