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March 20th, 2008

Thursday Thirteen - 13 Thoughtful Follow-up Tips

Following up on customer sales and services helps with satisfied customers or repeat sales and visits. 
Have you tried any of these 13 Thoughtful Follow-up Tips?  Some tips will work better than others, depending on your customer, your product, and the nature of your business.

Send an e-mail, asking if they have any questions.
Write and mail a […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments

March 17th, 2008

Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s Tips To Spark Your Media Releases

  Carolyn Howard-Johnson, known as a frugal book promotion specialist, offers six tips to help you make your media releases more effective.  Even though Carolyn’s tips focus primarily on book promotion, see how you can adapt them to your business.
Carolyn is the author of The Frugal Book Promoter, The Frugal Editor and the Great First […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 8 comments

February 29th, 2008

A “Great Green Leap Day” At Your Home Business

“Going Green” has begun to affect just about everyone and everything.  At least we see the term more and more.  Now there’s talk of going green for Leap Day, February 29 (and carrying it on throughout the year).  Check out Alison Kriscenski’s post, Great Green Leap Day Encourages Volunteerism, at Greener Assets.
Have you begun to incorporate […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

February 27th, 2008

Can Blogging Harm Your Home Business?

 (Oops!  Somehow this title got posted instead of saved.  So I’d better finish  and let you know what I was thinking. So if you saw only the title, here’s “the rest of the story.” )
Generally we regard blogging as a method to help promote a business by informing customers, providing added information resources, bringing a more personal side […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 9 comments

February 24th, 2008

Are You Going “Too Green” in Your Home Business?

If you’re joining in all the hype about “going green” in today’s world, do you ever consider that you might turn some of your customers off if you’re focusing too heavily on this to the exclusion of other important aspects of your business or their needs?
Also, as Bob Turek says, at Project Management 411, Green Hype […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 4 comments

February 13th, 2008

Crisis Management - Tips For Home Business Owners

No matter what business we’re involved in, there are bound to be times of crisis.  Having some idea what to expect and how to react helps us get through these situations more smoothly.
With the technical challenges here at b5media last week, along with my having problems with my browser communicating with Home Biz Notes, I was made […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

February 7th, 2008

We’re Back After Adventures In The Blogosphere

Welcome! I hope you didn’t get discouraged if you knocked at HomeBizNotes‘ door and found it closed the past day or so. The b5media network has been down periodically, so even though we wanted to welcome you, we couldn’t make connections all the time.
We’re here now.  So stop by, read our posts, leave your comments […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

February 2nd, 2008

The Pen That Tracks Your Emotions - Good Fun Or Scary Stuff?

The New Scientist reports that electronic giant, Phillips has a new pen in the works - one that tracks your emotions as you write, including level of enthusiasm.
What the standard pen does not do so easily, Philips notes, is record the mood of the writer at the moment of writing. So it has developed […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 0 comments

January 25th, 2008

Keep Your Sense Of Humor In The Midst of Daily Routine

  This has nothing to do with anything…except to remind us we need to keep our sense of humor in the midst of our daily routine, chaos, and challenges.  Take a few minutes each day to smile, to grin, to laugh.
Sometimes friends send you endless e-mails that seem senseless and a waste of time.  However, I have one […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment