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August 8th, 2008

If You & Your Family Are Following the Olympics…..

Travel, our theme this month at Home Biz Notes, can be experienced vicariously at home if you don’t have the opportunity to attend an event or visit a country.  This is what many people are are doing during the Olympics.
So, if you and your family, perhaps your customers and clients, too, are following the Olympics and […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

July 19th, 2008

When Working at Home Becomes Frustrating

Overall, those who work at or from home desire this over working at some other type of occupation. However, this, too, has it’s frustrations.
Check out 8 Tips on How to Work from Home by David Zinger at Slacker Manager. David has had 28 years of experience working at home midst raising children and […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

July 4th, 2008

Happy Fourth of July From Home Biz Notes

In the United States, we’re celebrating Fourth of July, or Independence Day. There are parades, fireworks, community activities, and for many a weekend off from work. Some businesses are closed; yet others must operate to provide services for the celebrations and celebrants.
When I was growing up, our home business was the  […]

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July 2nd, 2008

Fourth of July Activities to Keep Business Owners’ Tots & Teens Busy

As the Fourth of July approaches, many communities will hold parades and fireworks. However, you also may want quieter activities for youngsters at home…to keep them busy over the long weekend, especially if your business is open.
Why not check out some of those at One Book Two Book, where I’m a co-blogger.

Fourth […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

June 29th, 2008

Productivity Tips for Home Business Owners with Families

Whenever youngsters are home from school, it’s often challenging for moms and dads (and even grandparents) to continue operating their home businesses, keeping up deadlines, filling product orders, waiting on customers.
I’ve worked worked at home businesses with two generations of youngsters swirling around me…first my daughter and her cousins, now my grandchildren and grand nieces […]

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June 26th, 2008

Come On Now… Does Your Child Really Need Their Own Business Card?

Toddlers with business cards?
Well, I’m all for young entrepreneurs and encouraging children to learn from a parent’s home business, but business cards for toddlers? I don’t think so. Let children be children.
The Courier Mail reports that “growing numbers of parents are investing in business cards for their children.” The idea is that all contact […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 6 comments

June 25th, 2008

Do You Have Work You Can Take To The Beach?

 It’s Beach Week over at One Book Two Book.  So home business moms and dads, who need some ideas for the youngsters or who want to relax at the beach, too, stop by and see what we and Camp Weary Parent have in mind.
Taking Your Work to the Beach
When our daughter was […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 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 15th, 2008

Happy Father’s Day To Home Business Owner Dads!

Whether you’re a home business owner dad, a supportive dad, anyone’s dad in the business world and elsewhere…I wish you a Happy Father’s Day!
This is a time to celebrate dads and remember our dad. Even though my dad is no longer living, this day brings memories of him. It’s a […]

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June 14th, 2008

Want To Write A Children’s Book Or Collect Family Memories?

Parents who are interested in writing for children have a wealth of “teachers” in their own home.
Everyday situations, what children say and how they talk, the funny things parents say plus the full gamut of emotions families experience are all at your fingertips. Add a touch of imagination, some writing savvy and away you go.
Writing […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 3 comments