March 31st, 2009
It’s been only a few months since I took on Home Biz Notes, but I have enjoyed it tremendously. But my own home business is taking off, and I need to devote more time to it. In addition, I have been doing the daily Small Business blog on Bizzia, b5media’s business portal. It’s time to [...]
March 27th, 2009
Home Business Idea - Typing Service
If you are proficient on the computer and you want a great home business job, consider operating a typing service. Now, the word “typing service” is kind of a misnomer these days, since no one uses a typewriter any more. So a typing service is really a service that produces documents on a computer.
I had [...]
March 27th, 2009
Do you run your home business from a PDA? I don’t mean that you have a PDA, but that your entire business is managed using that PDA.
My new hairdresser runs her shop from a Blackberry. She uses it as her business phone, she keeps appointments and all her customer contacts information on it, and she [...]
March 24th, 2009
Doing Your Home Business Taxes - There is Still Time to be Early
If you plan on getting a refund, you may have already completed your income tax return. If not, I have some suggestions to help you get through this process with minimal pain:
Gather Business Information. This is probably the most difficult part, if you haven’t been keeping track. When I did my business taxes, it took [...]
March 23rd, 2009
A few days ago, I talked about the easy part of starting a new business - getting the legal and financial part setup. Today, the difficult part - getting your first customers.
The first customers are the most difficult to get, because you don’t have anyone to tell them about you. So you’ll have to do [...]
March 20th, 2009
I get asked this question all the time. Someone just asked me about starting a medical coding or billing service at home, and I decided to answer her in a post, so everyone can see the answer. So here it is:
Starting a Home Business - The Easy Part. It’s easier than you might think. [...]
March 19th, 2009
Starting a Home Business? Start Now - Start Small
With the downturn in the economy expected to last a while, it may seem that this is not the time to make your dreams of owning your own business at home a reality. But if the only reason you are hesitating is fear, then put that fear aside and get started. If you start now [...]
March 17th, 2009
Home Business Idea - the Closet Sale!
Hard times make people inventive. One of the newest and hottest home business ideas around is the used clothing store-in-a-closet idea. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that women are selling their used clothing directly from home.
When I first read the title, I thought these women were selling on eBay. Nope, they are selling their [...]
March 13th, 2009
With the downturn in the economy, more of us are working more hours and harder than ever. And those of us in small home businesses are working even more than that, if possible. How many days a week do you work?
Since I left my full-time job in December to work on my home-based business, I [...]
March 10th, 2009
When Your Children Don’t Support Your Work
Last week I wrote about un-supportive spouses/significant others/partners. But un-supportive children are a different story.
An adult has a choice and two adults can have a meaningful, if spirited, conversation and come to some conclusion. But can you persuade a child to be understanding and supportive?
Well, I guess you can bribe them, but I’ve found that [...]