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Archive for June 2007

June 30th, 2007

More Considerations About Music & Your Home Business

In a recent post, Do You Listen to Music at Your Home Business,I mentioned the part music might play in your business…whether it’s one you operate solely on the Internet or whether you have a shop in your home that customers frequent. Sometimes you might play the music for your own enjoyment while you [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments

June 29th, 2007

Do You Listen to Music at Your Home Business?

  As Jim and I browsed in a shop in Sedona, AZ, Native American flute music played in the background.  Actually, the music first caught our attention while still outside.  We heard it wafting through the air as we approached the shop, and the captivating music lured us inside.   This was our introduction to the Native [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 4 comments

June 29th, 2007

Do You Need Advice Before Starting a Home Business?

Many home business owners (and traditional businesses, as well)  start their venture without seeking advice or learning much about the various aspects to consider about a business.  Some businesses require more business accumen than others, yet some basic business knowledge is beneficial.
Nowadays, operating a business by utilizing the Internet often requires much less investment and stocking [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 5 comments

June 28th, 2007

7 Tips for Promoting Your Home Business

In my previous post, Promote Your Home Business Every Single Day, we mentioned a few strategies for doing something each day to market or promote your business, ways to get your name  (business and/or personal) out there where you’ll gain recognition or become a brand (that popular buzz word nowadays).
What are you doing?  What can [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

June 26th, 2007

Why Leave Home? Start a Home Business!

Jennifer, at OffBeat Homes, visited a Home Biz Notes post and mentioned something I’ve been thinking about since.
“Once you’ve got your home nice and decorated, why would you ever want to leave?”
So why not start a home business?
Here’s why many people start home businesses:
*Convenience of staying at home
*Children or elderly family member to care for
*Working at [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

June 25th, 2007

Home Business an Opportunity for College & Non-College Graduates

I have to agree, for the most part, with Sean regarding his post,  Wise Up! Skip College.  Buy a Franchise!  A college degree isn’t the end-all as far as earning an income or developing a career.  However, you might want to develop a home business other than a franchise. 
When I first heard the idea, several years ago, that college might [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments

June 24th, 2007

Home Business Owners - Take a Look at Your E-mail Signature

When you send e-mail, as a business owner, make sure your signature it tells something about yourself that is pertinent to your business.  (You can use another signature if you have a separate e-mail for personal use.  And that’s probably a good idea.)
Your signature is the information at the end of your message, after your name.  [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

June 23rd, 2007

Home Biz Notes Blogger Interviewed

It was exciting to see Yvonne Russell’s article, The Web - Your Partner in Promotion, at Grow Your Writing Business and discover it included an interview of me, with mention of Home Biz Notes.  She also referred to my interview of Dorothy Thompson and her author blog tour business.
Although Yvonne writes for writers, many of [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 5 comments

June 22nd, 2007

Home Biz Notes Participates in Business Channel Theme Day

Graduation and New Beginnings!  That’s our theme for the Business Channel’s Theme Day with the round-up of posts hosted by Darlene McDainel, of Interview Chatter, hosted this month.  You’ll find a great deal of business information and insight from the Business Channel bloggers.
At Home Biz Notes, I discuss, Will Graduates Start Home Businesses? with suggestions if this is [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

June 21st, 2007

Will Graduates Start Home Businesses?

May and June signify graduation time in the United States, when students are leaving school…whether high school, technical school, or other places of higher learning.  Most are venturing into the “real world” of earning a living.  Or they may have received a degree they hope will take them into a higher earning level.  It’s a time for [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 5 comments