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September 22nd, 2008

Is This a Tough Time For Home Businesses?

We’ve been discussing, in previous posts, ”signs of the times” to look for that indicate your business or others you’re dealing with are beginning to feel the stress of the current tighter financial times.
Shannon Cherry, in a current blog post, Tough times for entrepreneurs and startups?, at Startup Spark, discusses this topic, too, and indicates areas […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

September 15th, 2008

Is Experience Necessary For A Home Business?

Our theme for Promo Day at the Business Channel is “Is Experience Necessary?”  That seems a “no-brainer” for starting a business or keeping it going.  You need to be familiar or at least have acquired some knowledge about the type of business you’re starting or operating from your home.
Often this grows out of something you […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 4 comments

September 3rd, 2008

Enjoy Creativity With The Arts Bloggers Home Business Owners


With the beginning of September and the youngsters back in school, we become very busy in our home businesses.  However, there are times we need to take a break and do something completely different. 
So why not browse as the Arts Bloggers share their weekly inspiration?
They all also are home business owners, either as bloggers or […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

August 25th, 2008

“Taking a Break” May Be Different for Home Business Owners


“Taking a Break” is our promo theme at the b5 Business Channel. Generally that means taking time away from your job or business…getting a breather…taking time to regroup…enjoying a different atmosphere. 
However, for home business owners the “break” may mean getting back to work.
You’ve been busy all summer, if you have school age youngsters, juggling your business and […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

August 18th, 2008

Do You Take Time To Celebrate Little Successes? Don’t Get Caught In The Hype Of Big Wins

With the Olympics, it’s all too easy to get caught up with Gold, Gold, Gold! A gold medal is wonderful, but the notion of failing if an athlete doesn’t win gold is an unhealthy one.

Unfortunately, it is becoming quite prevalent with commentators and in the news reports. This attitude often spills over into business too. […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 1 comment

August 6th, 2008

Success In 8 Words - Video

Here’s an interesting and entertaining video (3 minutes) from Richard St. John answering the question “What Leads To Success?”
It’s from the TED Conference. TED = Technology, Entertainment, Design.

1. Love what you do
2. Fun - Have fun
3. Be good or get good at something
4. Focus
5. Push yourself
6. Serve others something of value
7. Ideas
8. Persist

Richard St John […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 1 comment

August 4th, 2008

Guest Post - How to Up the “Chicness” of Your Home Business


Today, I’m hosting Elizabeth Gordon as she stops by Home Biz Notes on her tour of the blogosphere. Elizabeth is the author of The Chic Entrepreneur: Put Your Business in Higher Heels, a delightful book with many great suggestions for women interested in taking their business “from flats to stilettos.”
I asked Elizabeth about advice for […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 9 comments

August 1st, 2008

Do You Feature Specials on Fridays at Your Home Business?

As I browse the mail coming to my e-mail box, I’ve noticed, over the course of time, that Fridays seems to be a day for special deals…special prices, special combinations of “stuff” (depending on what you sell and offer), exclusive offers, special incentives for doing business with you.  Generally these offers are one day […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 5 comments

August 1st, 2008

Travel - Our August Theme at Home Biz Notes


Travel in its many variations is our August theme at Home Biz Notes. 
However, we will have other home business information for you.  So, if you’re not involved in travel or don’t like to travel, you won’t feel neglected.
In the travel area, we’ll feature:

Travel Writing
Traveling for business and recreation
Travel books
Bed and Breakfast businesses
Travel agency at home
Travel […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments

July 31st, 2008

Mary Emma Allen Publishes a Children’s Anthology - Part 2

Yesterday, I related how I self-published my children’s anthology, Tales of Adventure & Discovery. This covered why and how. Today, I’ll discuss illustrations for the book and choosing a cover.
I also realized I needed some illustrations for the book. I do some sketching and painting. I’ve actually sold paintings, posters and greeting cards. But […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 4 comments