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Archive for the ‘Changes’ Category

June 21st, 2008

Graduation Time - Starting Home Businesses In A Changing Economy


In today’s changing economy, with graduates looking for jobs, I’ve found a number of them considering home businesses. They are venturing into the “real world” of earning a living. It’s a time for new beginnings.
While giving thought to developing a home business, you probably will be working as an employee for someone else […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments

May 19th, 2008

When the Web is Down, Does Your Home Business Stop?

 “Help!  Help!  My server’s down.” 
(Or my computer crashed.  My e-mail has a zillion spam.)
When you’re depending solely on the Internet to operate your business, what do you do when you have problems, can’t access it, or can’t fill your customers’ requests?  Are there solutions?
*Use the phone…Make sure your regular customers have a phone number they […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

March 8th, 2008

Criminalizing Home Schooling…Does This Affect Home Businesses?

If you’re a home business owner who home schools one or all of your children, working this into your business schedule, or even incorporates your home business into your schooling lessons, you may want to learn what’s happening in California.  You also could be affected if you provide, through your home business, supplies and services […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 6 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

January 28th, 2008

Is Your Business Fueling Childhood Obesity & Poor School Performance?

HomeBizNotes.comDepending on the products you sell or the services you provide, you may find an additional tax on these items if you live in New Mexico (USA).  According to an article at Levine Breaking News, US State Wants to Tax TVs, Video Games to Fight Fat, Fund Education, a Democratic lawmaker, along with the Sierra Club, […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

January 22nd, 2008

How Do You Become An Expert?

HomeBizNotes.comIn previous posts, I discussed working with an expert to help you in your home business and facing the fact that You May Be the Expert. You’re still uncertain you’re an expert. How do you become one…in a skill, a hobby, your home business?

Finding that unique skill or talent. Perhaps it’s even a new one.
Learning […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

January 12th, 2008

Social Security & The Home Business Owner…What Should We Do?

   Odd Couple Project
Bob Turek, at ProjectManagement411, is partnering with me in a b5media Business Channel Odd Couple project. Our assignment is to consider:  At current rates, Social Security payouts will exceed payments made into the system within the next ten years. What should we do about Social Security?
He mentions possible solutions as he […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 16 comments

October 28th, 2007

Home Business Owners Make Home Visits & Give Personalized Service

In this age of often less customer contact, with a great deal of shopping taking place over the Internet, some home business owners find an increase in their business if they make home visits. This doesn’t mean being a salesperson who stops by the home, only to find no one there.
Make appointments to […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

October 2nd, 2007

Hello from Yvonne Russell - Co-blogger at Home Biz Notes

Thanks for the warm welcome, Mary Emma. I’m really looking forward to working with you on Home Biz Notes.
About Me
I have owned a number of businesses, including an award winning bookstore and home based businesses. I own a small training and development business and am an accredited Myers Briggs trainer. I also have […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 10 comments

September 7th, 2007

5 Ways “Back to School” Affects Your Home Business

Most youngsters are back to school and you may find this affects your home business, either because you’re a parent or your customers are.  Have you noticed any changes in your business?
 *You can keep on a stricter schedule, working at your business while your children are at school.  Or if your business depends on customers stopping in, […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments