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Archive for September 2007

September 30th, 2007

Success Stories in the Home Business World - Share Yours

Spread word of your success.  Don’t keep it hidden under a bushel.  You can do this without seeming egotistical…simply let others know wherever appropriate. 
This is difficult for some of us because we may come from the generation where I still hear my mom saying, “Don’t toot your own horn.  People will think you’re bragging. ”
However, if [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 4 comments

September 28th, 2007

More About Tax Deductions for Home Business Owners

Kelly, at Taxgirl, gives us something to think about today on her Fix the Tax Code Friday question.  She extends the discussion about deductions that she initiated on her Problogger guest post.
Should there be a separate Standard Deduction alternative for self-employed persons?
She also has another very good post on deductions for home businesses here….  Some of [...]

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September 27th, 2007

Tax Deduction Advice for Home Businesses

“What can businesses deduct?” Kelly Phillips Erb, from Taxgirl, says is one of the most frequent inquiries she receives.
Kelly has answered this in a guest post at Problogger, 46 Tax Deductions that Bloggers Often Overlook.  Even though this post is directed at bloggers (one type of home business), most of the deductions are applicable for any home business…whether [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments

September 27th, 2007

Are You Bogged Down by Repetitive Tasks in Your Home Business?

Many business owners have tasks to perform, especially if they’re producing items, that become very repetitive, and thus boring.  We may tend to put them off, thus getting behind with deadlines.  We may find ourselves doing them mindlessly, so that we make mistakes.  We may be so glad when the task is over that we [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

September 26th, 2007

Home Biz “9 Business Mistakes” Mentioned at Work Shak

Miranda at WorkShak referred to my post, 9 Mistakes Home Business Owners Shouldn’t Make,  She mentions that it’s important to avoid these pitfalls.
One that she often fails to consider is factoring in her expenses when determining what she should charge.  Check out her interesting comments here…..
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September 26th, 2007

Jump Start Your Business Contest Deadline Gone By

The deadline for the Jump Start Your Business contest was reached last night, September 25.  I hope, if you’d planned to enter, you didn’t let this opportunity slip by to be considered for around $2,000 in prizes offered by the b5media Business Channel bloggers and others.
We’ll be awaiting announcement of the Grand Prize winner and [...]

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September 24th, 2007

Promo Day at the b5 Business Channel Features Business Mistakes

99 Ways to Kill Your Business highlighted the b5Media Business Channel Promo Day post.  Here you’ll find a round-up of 99 ways to “trash your business.”
However, if you’ll avoid these mistakes or reverse them, you could be on your way to great success. 
Home Biz Notes participated with 9 Mistakes a Home Business Owner Shouldn’t Make.
Let us [...]

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September 23rd, 2007

9 Mistakes a Home Business Owner Shouldn’t Make

We frequently find advice about what you need to do to maintain a successful home business, how you can build it up, how you can have happy customers.  Are we ever warned about some of the worst mistakes we can make…so we can stay away from them?
Not usually…so, Business Channel bloggers will be giving you [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 12 comments

September 22nd, 2007

Writing Jobs for Freelance Writers…a Type of Home Business

Are you a freelance writer, working mainly from home, who’s looking for information on job availability?  Check out The Golden Pencil at b5media’s Arts and Design Channel.  Anne Wayman regularly posts writing, editing and translation jobs.
She’s posted 157 jobs this week alone.  If you don’t see anything that interests you here, keep checking because Anne [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 5 comments

September 21st, 2007

Deadline for “Jump Start Your Business” Contest Looming

    Do you have your entry finished for the “Jump Start Your Business” contest?  The deadline is Tuesday, September 25.  There will be a Grand Prize winner with two runner-ups. Prizes and consulting total more than $2,000.
This is a great way to get your small business off the ground or to give your new (within the past [...]

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