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Archive for March 2008

March 31st, 2008

Stay At Home Mom’s Guide To Successful Ebay Selling - Video

My colleague and friend, Suzanne Wells is a successful ebay selling coach. She is an ebay Power seller. Suzanne blogs at Power Seller King and Ebay Selling Coach.
She is the author of The Stay At Home Mom’s Guide To Successful Ebay Selling available from Amazon. Watch the video to learn more if this is a [...]

By Yvonne Russell -- 1 comment

March 30th, 2008

Creativity By Necessity - Partner With Other Businesses

When I ran my bookstore, people often remarked about how creative we were with our promotions and approach. As a small business competing with chain bookstores, it was often simply a matter of necessity.
Mary Emma Allen, my co-blogger at Home Biz Notes in High Gas Prices Change Business Methods & Stimulate Creativity suggests partnering with [...]

By Yvonne Russell -- 3 comments

March 29th, 2008

Australia Kicks Off Earth Hour - Will You Take Part?

Australia kicked off Earth Hour in 2007 when 2.2 million Sydnesiders switched off their lights for one hour at an agreed time.
In 2008, Earth Hour has gone global. At 8 p.m. March 29th in your time zone, the idea is you hit the lights at home or at your business, and switch off any non [...]

By Yvonne Russell -- 4 comments

March 29th, 2008

Using Twitter to Boost Your Home Business

Twitter…how can you use this popular social media site to boost your home business?  It’s all the rage and many people find beneficial for networking.
Over at Copyblogger, guest blogger Nathania Johnson has written a very informative post about this social phenomenon, Three Ways to Maximize Your Twitter Time for Networking, Marketing and Fun.  Thus, you’ll [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 13 comments

March 28th, 2008

Outsourcing For A Work Life Balance


We feel comfortable with outsourcing tasks to specialists such as attorneys and accountants because we don’t usually have the required skills.
Outsourcing for home business owners does not have to mean high end business tasks.
Outsourcing is equally valid when you

want or need more time to focus on other work tasks
don’t have an interest in a [...]

By Yvonne Russell -- 7 comments

March 27th, 2008

Non-Profits Can Be Home Based Operations

When discussing various types of home based businesses and writing about them, I’d never thought to include non-profits.  Tom Durso, at 501 (c) Files made me aware of this in his post, A Great Resource for Home-Based Nonprofiteers.
How many nonprofits, I wonder, start at someone’s kitchen table, with a couple of committed people hatching an [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

March 26th, 2008

Taming My Email Overload - Early Steps Are Paying Off

Earlier in March I vowed to take small steps to tame my email overload. I’m pleased to report it’s going well.
Step 1:
I’ve unsubscribed to most of my RSS and email feeds. I notice some don’t have an unsubscribe option, so these are proving more tricky.
Step 2:
I’ve also unsubscribed to all my Google Alerts. This [...]

By Yvonne Russell -- 23 comments

March 26th, 2008

Keep It Simple - Productivity & Common Sense

Jennifer Hoffman at My Organized Biz hosts a roundup of b5 business channel posts about Elegant Simplicity In A Sped Up World.
There’s some great information here about keeping things simple in business, plus some great productivity tips.
Jennifer also features our Home Biz Notes post, Smiles & Thankyou’s - The Low Tech Way To Positive [...]

By Yvonne Russell -- 1 comment

March 25th, 2008

Media PR for Your Business…Plan a Strategy

You can develop a business, acquire products and be ready to provide services.  However, if no one knows about your home business, you’ll simply sit there.
So you need to develop a PR stragegy.
Over at Biz Chicks Rule, you’ll find a great post by guest blogger, Shannon Cherry, concerning Why every woman should seek out media [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

March 24th, 2008

Bed & Breakfast Business - Do You Have What It Takes?


Many of us who work from home go elsewhere for meetings because we don’t want our home on show, or don’t want clients in our house for any number of other reasons.
There are 20 000 licensed Bed and Breakfast owners in the US alone.
Their home is their business in every sense. Clients don’t come for [...]

By Yvonne Russell -- 9 comments