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August 7th, 2008

Thursday Thirteen - 13 Travel Related Home Businesses


Since August represents Travel Month here at Home Biz Notes, I’ll take time today, Thursday, to mention 13 travel related home businesses that come to mind.  Of course, there will be more, and you may be involved in a type I’ve not discussed here.  Feel free to mention it in the comments.
These may be […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

August 5th, 2008

Getting the Most from Your Home Business “To-Do” List


If I didn’t make my “to-do” list each evening, I’d never have any semblance of organization or accomplishment.  At the end of the day, I often find I didn’t get everything done, was interrupted by unexpected tasks,  could become more organized.  However, if I didn’t make my lists, I’d be batting near zero!
Here’s a great post, 7 […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments

June 20th, 2008

5 Tips For Setting Up A Home Business


When setting up a home business or thinking about it, there are many aspects to think about.
Here are five to consider:
1. Choose a business that’s timely.
2. Do your market research.
3. Decide whether your business will be online, offline or a combination.
4. Develop a business statement.
5. Do I need a computer; if so, what type?
What did […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

February 28th, 2008

Thursday Thirteen - 13 Things On My Business “To Do” List

I imagine most business people have their lists, and an important one notes their tasks or items to get done TODAY.  Some people prioritize and put the urgent tasks at the top; others arrange alphabetically; or you may designate them with times (like appointments) during the day. 
You might have a notebook and jot down your list daily […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments

January 24th, 2008

Thursday Thirteen - 13 Types Of Home Business To Consider

Home businesses range from small one-person operations to larger ones with employees and equipment.  They may be operated solely online or completely off line in a portion of your home. Also, you might have the office in your home, but your service is performed at your customer/client’s house or business. 
Here are just thirteen possibilities, if […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 5 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 11th, 2008

Push & Pull Factors - Making The Jump To Start A Home Business

Lucy Martin, author of Make It Your Business: The Ultimate Business Start Up Guide For Women says
“Whatever your situation, there is likely to be a combination of ‘push’ factors (propelling you out of current jobs and situations) and ‘pull’ factors (which attract you to self employment).”
Home business is not just a cushy job. Making […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 3 comments

January 3rd, 2008

What Would You Like To See At Home Biz Notes in 2008?

What Would You Like To See At Home Biz Notes in 2008?
My co-blogger, Mary Emma Allen and I have lots of ideas for the direction of Home Biz Notes, building on the wonderful information and community that already exists here. I know I speak for both of us, when I say we’d love to hear […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 2 comments

December 17th, 2007

9 Guilt Free Resolutions For Home Business Owners

Celebrate your successes, small and large
Take time for you. It’s not only allowed. It’s good for your business (and you)
Take time for your friends & family away from work
Give yourself permission to make mistakes, or be grumpy sometimes
Start or expand your online presence or try something new or creative
Remember why you started […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 2 comments

October 17th, 2007

Keep Your E-mails Professional - Personal & Home Business Ones

Writing careless, unprofessional e-mails may turn off customers.  Take time to use the proper English (or other language) you’ve hopefully learned in school. 
I’ve even seen writers express the idea that they don’t need to proof their e-mails.  “After all, that’s not serious writing,” they comment about casual e-mails. 
However, just about any writing on the Internet […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 7 comments