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Home Biz Notes

Archive for November 2007

November 30th, 2007

Popular November Home Biz Notes Posts You May Have Missed

Here are some popular November Home Biz Notes posts you may have missed.
Home Business Know How

Thursday 13 - What Is A Home Business? 13 Answers
Young Entrepreneurs - Starting The Home Business Tradition Early
5 Tips For Recovering From Disappointments & Losses In Your Home Business
Health Insurance Tips For Home Business Owners
Thursday Thirteen - 13 [...]

By Yvonne Russell -- 4 comments

November 30th, 2007

Home Biz Notes Participates in Week #4 of the “Apprentice”

Kay’s problem for week #4 involves her business expanding too rapidly for her to fill her Christmas orders. (Kay has started a business producing chef’s aprons and hats for children.)
What’s she to do to solve this challenge, which actually is a good one to have?
Rachel Clarke, at Behind the Buzz, hosts our entry this week. [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

November 29th, 2007

Thursday Thirteen - 13 Books to Inspire the Home Business Owner

  Books to inspire, books to inform, books to help you work with people, books simply to enjoy…many of these you’ll find helpful as a home business owner, as well as simply a soujourner on our planet.  Not all of these books will appeal to everyone.  However, you may want to check some of these [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 5 comments

November 28th, 2007

Poll Results - What Difference Would a Million Dollars Make To Your Home Business?

Our poll asked - “What Difference Would a Million Dollars Make To Your Home Business?”
Home Biz Notes Poll Results
* I’d expand my home business -43%
* I’d employ staff -17%
* I’d move to a storefront -5%
* I’d buy out the competition - 0%
* I’m outta here… wanna buy a business? -35%
Poll Insights & A Surprise
It looks [...]

By Yvonne Russell -- 6 comments

November 27th, 2007

“Apprentice” Type Competition into 4th Week at b5 Business Channel

The “apprentice” type competition, at b5Media’s Business Channel, goes into it’s 4th week as we follow Kay through the trials and triumphs of launching a buisness producing and selling chef’s hats and aprons for youngsters.  Yvonne Russell and Mary Emma Allen of Home Biz Notes have been contributing their ideas to their team, the Pros. 
If [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments

November 26th, 2007

5 Tips for Recovering From Disappointments & Losses in Your Home Business

Everyone faces losses and disappointments in life, whether personal or business. Sometimes you even feel like giving up on a project or dream. However, somehow we generally “get ourselves up, brush ourselves off, and start all over again!”
Celine, at Pimp Your Work, has 5 great tips for facing a loss or disappointment. [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments

November 26th, 2007

Can Your Business Learn From Movie Product Placements?

It’s no coincidence in the movies, when you see a character sip from a Starbucks or Coke. This is product placement. Product placement is big business in the visual media.
Product Placment In The Movies
Have you noticed the brand name cereal and milk on the breakfast counter in your favorite TV sitcom?
These products are not [...]

By Yvonne Russell -- 2 comments

November 25th, 2007

Health Insurance Tips for the Home Business Owner

You’ll find many things to consider when choosing health insurance when you’re self-employed…or when you desire to change health insurance if your premium skyrockets.  Sometimes, too, you’ll be priced out of your health insurance, as we were, because you’ve entered an age bracket that generally has more health problems.  Even though my husband and I hardly [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 5 comments

November 24th, 2007

Herb Farming - Home Business Resources

When I posted 13 answers to what constitutes a home business, Mary Emma Allen, my co-blogger here at Home Biz Notes, reminded me about farming as a home business.
Herb Farming
It made me think about those who have green fingers but don’t have the space, finances or motivation for full scale farming.
If you have green fingers [...]

By Yvonne Russell -- 3 comments

November 23rd, 2007

Thanks & Thoughtfulness in Our Home Businesses

    This season of Thanksgiving and the upcoming December holidays have us considering ways to show our thanks and throughtfulness throughout home business…giving thanks, being thankful, and letting customers know they’re appreciated.
Several of our Home Biz Notes posts have touched upon this theme.  Perhaps you’d like to browse them again and consider how you can [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment