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June 9th, 2008

Should You Use Credit Cards To Help Fund A Start Up Business? Positives & Negatives

Let’s take a look at the positives and negatives of using credit cards to help fund a start up business.
Starting a new business is always more expensive than you plan on. There are the fit out costs, staffing, goods and property leasing costs. But then there are often unexpected costs that catch you out.
Positives […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 2 comments

June 8th, 2008

Cartoon - How Many Dollars Does It Cost You To Save $1?

This can be all too true. Cost things carefully, before spending money to save money.
Have you had this experience?
Cartoon Reprinted with permission from Its NGenius.com

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By Yvonne Russell -- 2 comments

May 27th, 2008

“Not So Fun” Outlook on Gas/Petrol Prices From the Business Channel

Last Friday, our so-called “Fun Friday” at the Business Channel, we took a look at the various ways the higher price of fuel oil and gasoline/petrol is affecting our lives and businesses.  You may find it interesting to check out the posts at the different blogs. How
Many Miles to the Gallon is That?
How Much is […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

May 16th, 2008

Fun Friday: Where Do Items For Your Home & Home Business Come From?

 Here at the b5media Business Channel, we’re having a Fun Friday post consisting of a listing of where various products used in our home and business come from. 
On some business and financial blogs, there has been chatter implying the US economy would be better off if residents purchased products made in this country. 
So….bloggers here are checking around […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 5 comments

April 30th, 2008

Are Your Home Business Finances Separate from Your Personal Finances?

By Miranda Marquit
One of the toughest things for me to get used to, in terms of running a home business, has been the fact that there needs to be separation between my business finances and my personal finances. This became painfully clear when I talked to an accountant about transforming my home business from a […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 4 comments

April 29th, 2008

Tips For Getting Paid


By Jean Murray
If you want your home business to succeed, there are only two things you need to do:
1. Find customers/clients
2. Get them to pay you.
There are lots of reasons why people don’t pay:

They don’t have the money
They don’t have the money […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 1 comment

April 8th, 2008

Accounting Solver To The Rescue

While I need to know math for accounts, the whole finances thing is not something I enjoy, except for the banking part, of course. I suspect a lot of home business owners are the same.
Luckily, Ren Garcia has some great tips at Accounting Solver, another b5 media blog. Ren’s blog specializes in looking at cash […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 2 comments

April 3rd, 2008

Home Biz Notes Author Guest Posts At Power Seller King

eBay is a perfect selling opportunity for home business owners. Many make a full time living from eBay. Others dabble in eBay part time.
International Shipping Costs
One of the most contentious issues on eBay is shipping costs, especially international shipping costs.
As I am based in Australia, Power Seller King author, Suzanne Wells asked me to give […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 4 comments

March 22nd, 2008

High Gas Prices Change Business Methods & Stimulate Creativity

 Are we facing a recession?  Are we in the midst of one?  Or is it simply media generated based on a few facts?
Whatever else you think, you’ll find that oil has reached a new high on the world market. Thus, with this increasing price of fuel, whether for transportation or heating,  and translating into higher costs […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 4 comments

March 18th, 2008

$600 - Mine To Spend As I Please And All Guilt Free

Thanks to Jennifer at My Organized Biz, I have $600 play money to spend.
As I’m not a US citizen, I don’t qualify for the actual $600 tax rebate, but I’m going to spend my $600 anyway. Because it’s virtual, I don’t have to pay it back and I can spend it on anything I like […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 5 comments