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Archive for July 2009

July 31st, 2009

Round-up of July Posts at Home Biz Notes

Throughout each month, I’ll have posts I particularly enjoy researching and writing.  Also there will be posts that draw responses from readers.  I’m attempting to select a round-up of 5 posts at the end of each month.  I also enjoy having my readers letting me know about any that were their favorites.
For July, we have:
Concentrate on Your [...]

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July 29th, 2009

Spin-Offs from Your Home Business

In a post at Small Business Boomers, Should You Pursue One or More Businesses, I wrote about small or home business owners being involved in a number of businesses, some at the same time and in other instances at different times in life.  I posed the questions whether this was a good idea, or should a [...]

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July 27th, 2009

Keeping Your Accounts Online…Good or Not So Good

Occasionally my husband’s desktop goes down.  Recently our son-in-law’s computer failed and is in the shop.  Sometimes my laptop decides to take a rest.  Or our server has problems.  What if someone decides to hack into your computer?  Or your computer gets a virus?
Whatever the reason, when these things happen, it’s impossible to access checking [...]

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July 26th, 2009

Featuring Work from Home Blogs

Do you have a work from home blog…or blog for your home business?
If so, let me know about it and I may feature you here at Home Biz Notes.  Also, let me know how you consider a blog important for your business.  Obviously, if you have a blog associated with your business, you have a [...]

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July 25th, 2009

Expanding a Scrapbooking Business - Finding a Need and Filling It

I mentioned in a post at Blisstree, Scrapbooking with Alzheimer’s Patients, that I had taught a workshop at nursing homes.  A reader inquired whether I sold kits so individuals or nursing homes could do it on their own.
Yes, I do put together the kits, but I hadn’t actively promoted this business because I’ve been wondering [...]

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July 24th, 2009

60 Time Management Tips for Home Businesses

Having trouble with time management and being productive in your business…and your life?  You may want to read my post at My Organized Biz, “Time Management in an Instant” Book Tour. 
Here I check out the book, Time Management in an Instant, 60 Ways to Make the Most of Your Day, by Karen Leland and Keith Bailey.  They [...]

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July 23rd, 2009

Unique Business - Personal Dresser/Wardrobe Consultant

This weekend I learned about an interesting business…Personal Dresser or Wardrobe Assistant/Consultant. 
If you like clothing, coordinating colors and styles, selecting make-up and determining closet arrangement, perhaps this is a business you could consider.  You might only want to do one phase of it, but becoming someone’s personal dresser, shopper, or wardrobe coordinator may be just [...]

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July 22nd, 2009

Should You Hire an Organizer for Your Business?

There are people out there who will help organize you.  These consist of people, whose business it is (Hey!  a home business idea!) to come into your home, business or office and set up an organizational plan for you.  Some even will do the organizing.
You’ll also find online programs, where you answer a questionnaire, and [...]

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July 21st, 2009

Providing a Personal Touch

This era of e-mails, online ordering, and contact with people around the globe has provided  a boost for many businesses and has enabled new businesses to crop up.  However, we can’t get so caught up in the enthusiasm of online business and that we forget the importance of the “personal touch.”
In one of my home businesses, customers [...]

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July 20th, 2009

Home Businesses Utilizing Etsy.com

Many home businesses consisting of some type of handcraft often utilize Etsy.com for promoting and selling their wares. Here’s a place for the home business owner, as well as the hobbyist.  Some even expand beyond Etsy and start up small businesses outside the home, like Keara Sexton and her business, OAK,  on Newbury Street in Boston. 
To [...]

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