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September 26th, 2007

Home Biz “9 Business Mistakes” Mentioned at Work Shak

Miranda at WorkShak referred to my post, 9 Mistakes Home Business Owners Shouldn’t Make,  She mentions that it’s important to avoid these pitfalls.
One that she often fails to consider is factoring in her expenses when determining what she should charge.  Check out her interesting comments here…..
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September 23rd, 2007

9 Mistakes a Home Business Owner Shouldn’t Make

We frequently find advice about what you need to do to maintain a successful home business, how you can build it up, how you can have happy customers.  Are we ever warned about some of the worst mistakes we can make…so we can stay away from them?
Not usually…so, Business Channel bloggers will be giving you […]

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August 25th, 2007

Develop a Marketing Plan for Your Home Business

We’ve often talked about setting up a business plan for starting your home business.  However, you also need a marketing plan.  If you’re in a business, then that assumes you need customers or clients.  You need someone to purchase your products and/or services.
Over at Startup Spark, Steve discusses this topic, Writing a Marketing Plan - […]

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August 25th, 2007

Look Before You Leap into a Home Business

We’ve mentioned here several times the need to check out zoning regulations pertaining to your home before you decide to set up a home business, particularly one that involves customers/clients coming to your home.   (However, online business might be affected, too, in some areas.)
 I just read a news item, License Denied for Existing Home Business, […]

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August 9th, 2007

Does “Back-to-School” Affect Your Home Business?

  This time of year, throughout the month of August, the “back-to-school” idea is in many people’s minds….students who will be going back to school of some type, parents who will be involved in getting them ready, grandparents who may be helping raise grandkids, and businesses that provide products and services in some way connected […]

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July 27th, 2007

Looking for a Home Business?

You’re fed up with your regular job…or you need to earn some extra money, so you’re considering a home business.  What should you do?  Where should you start>
Do you have a hobby or special talent you can develop into a business?  When our daughter was small, I wanted to be a stay-at-home mom, but we needed […]

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July 4th, 2007

5 Reasons to Work at Home (or Develop a Home Business)

We’ve covered this topic before, but it’s always good to think about, “Why am I working at home?” when we’re beset by interruptions, your family (or friends) think you don’t have to keep on task, you’re tempted to get off track yourself and a myriad of other frustrations.  Take stock of the advantages you enjoy.
Laura Spencer, […]

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June 29th, 2007

Do You Need Advice Before Starting a Home Business?

Many home business owners (and traditional businesses, as well)  start their venture without seeking advice or learning much about the various aspects to consider about a business.  Some businesses require more business accumen than others, yet some basic business knowledge is beneficial.
Nowadays, operating a business by utilizing the Internet often requires much less investment and stocking […]

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June 28th, 2007

7 Tips for Promoting Your Home Business

In my previous post, Promote Your Home Business Every Single Day, we mentioned a few strategies for doing something each day to market or promote your business, ways to get your name  (business and/or personal) out there where you’ll gain recognition or become a brand (that popular buzz word nowadays).
What are you doing?  What can […]

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June 5th, 2007

Tips on Maximizing a Blog for your Home Business

Frequently, over the past month, I’ve discussed the advantage of using blogs for a home business…to inform your customers, publicize your products and services, and simply to add interest to what you offer.  I feel blogs are going to become more and more popular as an effective PR method.
How does one learn to maximize a blog […]

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