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Archive for the ‘Networking’ Category

August 11th, 2008

Try Elizabeth Gordon’s Networking Suggestions for Your Home Business

Networking has become the popular “buzz word” in the business and social arena today.  “Making friends,” I like to call it.  We see it discussed everywhere nowadays.
Elizabeth Gordon, author of The Chic Entrepreneur, who visited Home Biz Notes recently, has an interesting post at her blog, What Are the Best Ways to Network?.  Some of […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

August 4th, 2008

The Power of Networking According to the b5 Business Channel Bloggers

Networking, in today’s world, whether you’re focusing on online business, walk-in clientele, or a combination, has power in moving you forward. 
The b5Business Channel bloggers present their takes on networking in this Promo Day post, The Power of Networking.
Home Biz Notes chimed in with The Power of Networking (”Making Friends”) for Your Home Business.
You’ll also learn […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

August 3rd, 2008

The Power of Networking (”Making Friends”) for Your Home Business


Networking has become a buzz word in today’s business world. Depending on whether you’re talking about the Internet or having a traditional business.
However, even though the word is taking on a new meaning, the good old-fashioned term, “making friends,” covers it all.
When we network, we experience the enjoyment of meeting people, finding their interests, […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 6 comments

July 6th, 2008

Check Out Yvonne Russell’s Writing Blog For Great Writing Advice

Since we’re discussing writing and publishing this month, I’d like to tell you about a writing resource…my co-blogger’s blog, Grow Your Writing Business. Yvonne Russell has a great deal of information there for writers.
Most weekends, Yvonne features the Writer’s Cafe where you’ll encounter lively discussions about various writing and blogging topics.
As well as being […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

June 24th, 2008

A Quilt for my Social Media Photo

The big question mark looms there instead of my photo on social media sites. So my granddaughter is helping me rectify that.
As she showed me the pictures she’d taken of her quilts, I thought, “That’s it! I’ll have a quilt photo instead of the question mark. This is characteristic of me because I […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

June 20th, 2008

5 Tips for Better Customer Relations in Your Home Business

Customer service and customer relations are very important for maintaining your business.
*Encourage customer feedback and learn to handle it in a diplomatic way.
*Sometimes, no matter what you do, you won’t satisfy a customer and are better off without them. However, try, as much as possible, to have the parting amicable.
*Develop […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

June 20th, 2008

Fun Friday: Home Businesses & Charity

FUN FRIDAY at the Business Channel
Many businesses become involved in charitable causes, either by donating outright or participating in events. Often community businesses band together to hold an event that’s fun and raises money. Sometimes a business donates an item or items. Or you might provide your time.
* I‘ve donated my […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments

June 6th, 2008

Do You Have A Child Centered Home Business? Partnering Opportunities With Likeminded Businesses

As it’s Family Month here at Home Biz Notes, we’re also highlighting child centered businesses, or businesses which cater at least, in part to families and children.
How can you raise your home business profile in the community?

Small businesses can share the load and increase the impact by partnering with other businesses.
If you had a children’s […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 2 comments

May 26th, 2008

Any Quilters at Home Biz Notes? Check Out a Drawing for Quilting Booklet!

Are there any home business owners who are quilters or involved in a quilting related business?
I’m sponsoring a drawing over at my Quilting and Patchwork blog for a quilting booklet, Bonnie Leman’s How to Make a Quilt - 25 Easy Lessons for Beginners.
Click on the title above for guidelines for the drawing.
Also, if you […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

March 29th, 2008

Using Twitter to Boost Your Home Business

Twitter…how can you use this popular social media site to boost your home business?  It’s all the rage and many people find beneficial for networking.
Over at Copyblogger, guest blogger Nathania Johnson has written a very informative post about this social phenomenon, Three Ways to Maximize Your Twitter Time for Networking, Marketing and Fun.  Thus, you’ll […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 13 comments