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Archive for October 2008

October 31st, 2008

Jean Murray to Blog at Home Biz Notes

Introducing Jean Murray 
I’m pleased to announce that Yvonne Russell and I leave you in good hands here at Home Biz Notes with Jean Murray starting on November 1.  As we pursue other ventures, Jean will provide you with helpful home business tips and news.
Jean is a business consultant, as well as blogger at b5media’s Small Business Boomers.  [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments

October 31st, 2008

Mary Emma Allen Bids Adieu to Home Biz Notes After Two Years

My last day at Home Biz Notes
There come times in our lives when we must close one door and open another.  That time has come for me at Home Biz Notes.  This has been an enjoyable two years, but family illness and commitments have caused me to take a look at where I must place [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 6 comments

October 31st, 2008

Helping Others - Is It for Them or Your Business & Personal Glorification?

Is Yours Anonymous Help or Giving to Benefit You?
Helping others ultimately can promote your business, your career, your reputation.  However, are you helping others to benefit them or mainly to further your business/career and put youself in the limelight?
This was brought to mind when I read the headlines that a current Democratic candidate offered support in a recent tragedy.  Apparently [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

October 30th, 2008

Offer Something Free at Your Blog or Web Site

Free Classes, E-book, Bookmarks 
In addition to giveaways, something that’s become very popular at blogs and web sites nowadays, you can offer other items to viewers.  These might include free e-mail classes or something you can download and print off, such as free e-books, bookmarks or activity sheets.
Lindsay, blogger at Writing for Your Wealth, where she writes about [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

October 30th, 2008

Farewell From Yvonne Russell At Home Biz Notes

Hello all
I just wanted to say what a privilege it has been to blog here at Home Biz Notes with Mary Emma Allen, my co-blogger. It has been a wonderful journey.
The b5 Business Channel team are a fabulous team. Some of my b5 colleagues have now become great friends. I have loved interacting with you, [...]

By Yvonne Russell -- 5 comments

October 29th, 2008

Add Interest To Your Talk or Workshop With a “Trunk” Show


Quilters often add interest to their talks and workshops with “Trunk Shows.”  They carry their ”show and tell” items in an antique trunk.  When on stage, before a group, or at a booth, they drape some of the items over the trunk and display in the trunk (or trunks).
However, this idea could carry over to almost any type [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

October 29th, 2008

How Long Have You Been In Home Business? Poll Results

We were keen to know more about you as Home Biz Notes readers so asked
How long have you been in home business?

Thinking about starting a home business
12% of all votes

Less than 1 year in home business
12% of all votes

1-3 years in home business
6% of all votes

4 or more years [...]

By Yvonne Russell -- 0 comments

October 29th, 2008

Kathleen Walls on Promoting and Marketing Your Self-Published Books

Book Promotion and Marketing 
In previous posts, From Author to Self-Publisher to Publishing Business and Choosing a POD for Your Book Publishing, I discussed with Kathleen Walls the process in developing a home based publishing business from her Florida home and how to choose a printer or POD.  Today, Katy will share some of her experiences in [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

October 28th, 2008

Kathleen Walls Discusses Choosing a POD for Your Book Publishing

In a previous post, From Author to Self-Publisher to Publishing Business, I discussed with Kathleen Walls the process in developing a home based publishing business, Global Authors Publications (GAP) from her Florida home.  Today, Katy will expand upon choosing and working with a POD publisher and getting one’s books distributed.
Katy founded (GAP) for publishing her books and soon [...]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

October 27th, 2008

The Ultimate Kitty Cat Home Office Desk Accessory

One of the perks of working at home is having your pets around.
But what if you have a cat who like to dance on your keyboard? Or be within arm’s length for a scratch on the tummy? The clever folks at Refined Feline realize it’s the cat who’s boss and needs a special perch [...]

By Yvonne Russell -- 3 comments