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Archive for January 2009

January 30th, 2009

Winner in Brother Printer Home Business Contest

The contest is over and a winner has been chosen.  I used the Random Number Generator website to generate the number.  I counted down to 108, beginning with the first day of the contest as the beginning, and skipping the “pingback” in the list of comments.  I have contacted #108 and she has responded.  Congratulations!  [...]

By Jean Murray -- 0 comments

January 28th, 2009

Brother Printer Contest - LAST DAY (and Pros/Cons of Printer)

Today is the last day of the printer contest; it ends at 11:59 tonight. Here is the link of the post to use to enter the contest:
Home Business Printer Contest
Please do NOT respond to today’s post - go to the contest post and comment, so your comment will be counted.
I also described more features [...]

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January 26th, 2009

Professional Organizer - Work Cluttered with Joy

I talked with Dee, the professional organizer who is helping me get organized in my home office. I asked to tell her story about being a professional organizer.  Here it is, in her own words:

My choice to become a professional organizer has evolved out of my desire for a new career and out of necessity [...]

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January 24th, 2009

More about the Brother Printer in the Home Business Print Contest

I’m running a Home Business Brother Printer contest here on Home Biz Notes. Go to my January 21st post to see the rules, comment and enter (please do NOT comment on today’s post, just on the Jan. 21st one.). Be sure to let me know how you would like to use the printer [...]

By Jean Murray -- 1 comment

January 23rd, 2009

Professional Organizing as a Business - An Interview with Ellen Faye, CPO

In recognition of “Getting Things Done” and professional organization this month, I interviewed Ellen Faye.  Ellen is the owner of Straighten-Up and she’s a Certified Professional Organizer.  She’s been working in the professional organization business since 1999, and she is a key person in the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO).  Here’s the interview:
1.  How [...]

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January 21st, 2009

Home Office Brother Printer Contest on Home Biz Notes

I am very excited to announce a new contest on Home Biz Notes.  Between now and the end of the month (next Friday), I’ll be telling you about a printer from Brother, and you will have the opportunity to win this printer!
First, the contest: Leave a comment on THIS POST telling me the first [...]

By Jean Murray -- 224 comments

January 20th, 2009

What Does Your “Organized Day” Look Like?

What is your “dream” organized day?  How does being productive look to you?
My new professional organization expert asked me this question and I had to stop and think… Here is just part of what I thought about:
Start of the Day. First, my day would start with my having before me a list of the things [...]

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January 19th, 2009

Inauguration Day Work for Home Business Owners

You want to watch the Inauguration tomorrow.  After all, history is being made and TV makes it possible for us to be there.  But you have a home business to run.  There must be some things you can do so you can move your business forward while still being involved in this historic occasion.
I have [...]

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January 18th, 2009

Getting Things Done - What You Need to Get Started

David Allen’s book Getting Things Done is our January “Book of the Month.”  I have been reading through it and finding lots of inspiration to get going.  Today, I wanted to give you a list of stuff that you will need to get started, but before I do that here is something he said that [...]

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January 16th, 2009

MasterMind Groups - Home Business Catalysts

I heard about the concept of MasterMind groups many years ago, when I read Napoleon Hill’s book Think and Grow Rich. Participating in a MasterMind group can be a great way to get support and creative ideas for your business and the group can be a catalyst to the growth of your home busines.  To [...]

By Jean Murray -- 3 comments