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Home Biz Notes

Archive for January 2007

January 31st, 2007

When Your Home Business Is at the Whims of Nature

Natural conditions can affect so many home businesses…not just farmers and those working in the out-of-doors.  The supplies you use for craft and other businesses also may be in short supply because of adverse natural conditions.  If you have a business remotely connected with the weather, you can be affected when there are changes.
When you’re [...]

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January 30th, 2007

Producing Effective Newsletters for Promoting Your Home Business

Many home business owners us e-mail and print newsletters to share their news and work.  These newsletters vary in style and content, depending on the type of home business and what you want to share.
Generally you use e-mail newsletters if you desire to reach customers beyond the area where you live.  If you have an online shop, or traditional [...]

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January 29th, 2007

Wood Quilts Become a Home Business

Developing a craft or hobby into a business, operated out of the home, or at craft shows and by mail order is the dream of many people.  The Werts’ wood quilt business now is in the second generation.  It evolved from Jewell Wert’s classes in folk art painting.  Reading their story, on their web site, [...]

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January 29th, 2007

Getting Paid in a Hobby Turned Home Business

In a previous post, I discussed the pros and cons of turning your hobby into a home business. Readers agreed this was ideal when you can do it, turning something you like to do into a business. One mentioned that it really didn’t matter how much you got paid…the money was just a [...]

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January 27th, 2007

Turning a Hobby into a Home Business

Perhaps you thoroughly enjoy a particular hobby. You decide, “Why not make money doing what I love?”
I heard someone discussing the “dream job” and he described it as a hobby you turned into a money making venture.
This often is how many home businesses start….expanding upon a talent or hobby to earn a living. [...]

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January 25th, 2007

Home Biz Notes Featured in 7th Carnival

The 7th Carnival of Entrepreneurs has gone “live” and a Home Biz Notes blog post was featured.  This one concerned my 2007 goal of learning more about the Internet and the technical computer world.
In order to keep pace with what’s going on in today’s Internet world, writers, bloggers, and people in general will feel a [...]

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January 23rd, 2007

Keeping a “To Do” List for Your Home Business

How do you keep track of what you need to do each day, week, month in your home business and your life?  Yes, you have goals and a master plan.  However, what do you do to focus yourself for the day or week to accomplish what you need to and reach your goals?
*Some use a [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 3 comments

January 22nd, 2007

Home Biz Notes Selected as a Weekly Personal Favorite

Mark at Digital Money World featured Home Biz Notes on My Weekly Personal Favorites .  The post he selected to highlight concerned the b5 Business Channel bloggers’ 2007 goals round-up.
You’ll find information regularly about the world of online currency and digital money at Mark’s blog to help you stay updated about this topic.
Tags: b5media, business+channel, business+goals, Digital+Money+World, home+based+business, Home+business

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January 21st, 2007

Health Insurance - a Concern for Home Business

Affordable health insurance becomes a huge concern for home based businesses or the self-employed business person. Generally you must come up with your own health care insurance, unless you or your spouse has it at another place of employment.
When you leave your employment to concentrate full time on your home business, you most likely [...]

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January 20th, 2007

Tax Info Book for Home Business Authors

Free lance writers, who work from a home office, even though they may go into the field for their research, interviews, and promotion, often don’t consider themselves business owners or that the income they receive is taxable…unless they receive a 1099 Misc Income form.  Even then I’ve heard some mention that they didn’t realize they had [...]

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