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September 16th, 2008

Signs of the Times: Advertising - Slow Payments May Indicate Business Downturn

Advertising plays a big role in supporting newspapers, magazines and online publications and networks.  When there’s a slowdown in the economy businesses cut back in advertising, may become slow in paying, or don’t pay. After all, the ad has run, now why jump to pay if there are other more pressing bills to keep their company […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments

September 14th, 2008

Signs Of The Times To Watch For In Your Home Business

In recent months, there has been a downturn in some areas of the economy in the United States and Canada.  Has your home business been affected? 

How can you protect your business?
My husband and I have lived through a number of ups and downs in the ecomony and business.  When I begin to see certain signs […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 3 comments

June 20th, 2008

Working at Home Not Always Convenient

Working at home, although it’s your dream, does have some drawbacks.  Consider them and how you can overcome them.
*Friends and family often don’t take you seriously.
*Children frequently  interrupt.
*You’re considered the “on-call” classroom mother for parties, reading stories, and volunteering.
*You find it easy to get distracted by work around the house or simply take too many […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

June 20th, 2008

Avoiding Burnout In Your Home Business

Even though you’re excited about your home business, you still may get bogged down by the routine, some boring tasks, dealing with disappointments (yes, no business is entirely a positive experience), satisfying difficult customers, and juggling family and business. There are times when you may feel like giving up.
Susan Martin, in her article, 12 […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

May 23rd, 2008

Increasing Fuel Costs…Ban or Boom to Life & Business In the US?

 Increasing fuel costs affect so many aspects of our life.  Will this create a ban or boom to business in the US, as well as other countries?  (See co-blogger Yvonne Russell’s post, Rising Gas Prices in Australia Affect Business Owners.  Where Will It Stop?)
Here’s a check list of ideas:
*We’ll have to do more carpooling for business, […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

May 23rd, 2008

$6.40 Per Gallon For Gas - Rising Gas Prices In Australia Affect Business Owners. Where Will It Stop?

How would you like to pay $6.40 per gallon for gas? Well, that’s what we pay in Australia.
There are a few things different about gas in Australia compared with the US. For a start it’s not called gas. It’s petrol. We fill up at the petrol station, also known as the garage.
The thing […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 9 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

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

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

February 9th, 2008

5 Tips For Solving Challenges & Overcoming Mishaps

When I wrote the post the other day, Can Internet Mishaps Affect Your Home Business, I had no idea we’d be experiencing a bump in the blogosphere so soon at b5media and Home Biz Notes.
Fortunately we have a super tech team here, so we’re up and running with some more great posts for […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 4 comments