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March 10th, 2008

Business Blogging Basics - Free White Paper

Most businesses can benefit from a business blog.
If you haven’t started a business blog, this free white paper on blogging for business from Kendall Copywriting is well done and worth a look.
It’s comprehensive enough to get you thinking and get you started. It goes beyond the practicalities, and ventures into basic social media. I’ve […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 5 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 26th, 2008

Consider Blogging & Social Media In Your Business PR

Blogging and social media (the interaction of people on the Internet) can affect your business and sales, even if you’re currently not utilizing these outlets yet. According to Susan Gunelius at BrandCurve, Target encountered a negative situation when they disregarded bloggers. (See her post, Target Dismisses Bloggers (& Customers) as Insignificant & Irrevelant.)
You’re not likely […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 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 24th, 2008

10 Ways Blogging Helps With Business Promotion

Blogging has come into it’s own as more than an online journal to records one’s thoughts and activities. As we’ve mentioned in previous posts, it can greatly enhance the promotion of your home business.The following 10 ways blogging can help with business promotion were written for a writer’s home business and a blogging class I’m […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

February 20th, 2008

A “Thank You” to Home Biz Notes Readers

A big THANK YOU to all our readers for being patient and sticking around during the technical difficulties we’ve encountered at b5media the past couple of weeks.  The Internet and blogosphere, like amost anything you’re involved with, can be affected by situations beyond one’s control.
For instance, where I live in New Hampshire (USA), we’ve encountered blizzards […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 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

Why Do Certain Bloggers & Blogs Stand Out From The Crowd?

Someone asked the question recently, “Why do certain blogs/bloggers stand out in your mind? Why do you return to their blogs?”
I started “pondering” and making a list.

Sometimes it’s the topic, because we interrelate with it or can link to their blog more […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 7 comments

January 15th, 2008

Does Your Home Business Blog Measure Up?

We’ve mentioned here that blogging has become a great promotional tool for businesses, home enterprises included.   In Boost Your Home Business with Blogging I’ve given you suggestions for using a blog for your business.  Then in What Should Home Business Owners Blog About presents more ideas on how a blog can work for you.   At Tips on Maximizing a Blog […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

January 14th, 2008

Social Security Follow-Up

Based on the comments received and the discussion that has ensued, regarding the Odd Couple Blog Project Bob Turek and I participated in at the Business Channel, I realize Social Security, and the possibility of it’s running out, is a complex issue. There isn’t an easy solution that satisfies everyone.
You’re also likely to hear more […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 3 comments