March 31st, 2008
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 [...]
March 30th, 2008
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 [...]
March 29th, 2008
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 [...]
March 29th, 2008
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 [...]
March 28th, 2008
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 [...]
March 27th, 2008
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 [...]
March 26th, 2008
Earlier in March I vowed to take small steps to tame my email overload. I’m pleased to report it’s going well.
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.
I’ve also unsubscribed to all my Google Alerts. This [...]
March 26th, 2008
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 [...]
March 25th, 2008
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 [...]
March 24th, 2008
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 [...]