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April 27th, 2008

Taking Your Home Business Out of the House


By Thursday Bram
Many of us choose to work from home because we want to run our own businesses, avoid the stress of the office or create a more flexible schedule. Very few of us work at home to entirely avoid people. If we aren’t careful, that’s just what we end up doing, though. But most […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 4 comments

April 20th, 2008

Inkthinker To Share Home Office Secrets At Home Biz Notes

Kristen King writes the Inkthinker blog, a great resource for freelance writers. She is also a fellow blogger here at b5 media with Lively Women and Biz Chicks Rule.
We’ve been talking productivity here at Home Biz Notes this month, and home offices are a big part of that. Here’s your chance to take a peek […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 0 comments

February 23rd, 2008

Round-up of Business Organizing Tips

Most of us desire to be more organized in our business and our lives.  One of the new blogs at the b5 Business Channel, My Organized Biz, by Jennifer Hofmann, offers a round-up of organizing posts, Sublime to Ridiculous: Organizing tips from business gurus.
Included in this round-up from around the Business Channel is Yvonne Russell’s […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

February 14th, 2008

Being Disorganized Costs You Money

Productivity, organization and time management are the mantras of small business. But how good are we at it, really? I like to think I am reasonably well organized, but I still seem to have endless piles of paper around me, even though I work mainly online.
Do you need a professional organizer? Can’t afford it? I […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 9 comments

January 17th, 2008

500 Teens Gatecrash Party - Is Your Home Business Safe When You’re Away?

Is your home and home business safe when you are away? This is an extreme example of what can happen when you are away from your home.
Teen Corey Delaney put out a party invitation on Facebook while his parents were out of state on vacation. 500 people turned up, causing an alcohol fuelled nightmare for […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 5 comments

August 22nd, 2007

First Appearances of a Home Business Are Important

The appearance of your blog and your business say much about you. First impressions are important. Whether it’s a shop in your home or web site or blog, do they give the impression you want customers to perceive?
The old adage, “You only have one time to make a first impression,” still holds true. […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments

August 17th, 2007

Additional Domain Name Information for Home Businesses

My post, Don’t Let Your Home Business Domain Name Expire, about keeping track of  expiration dates, sparked an idea with  Miranda Marquit at WorkShak.  She wrote on this topic for her readers, quoted me and linked back to my post.   
You’ll find some additional information on the importance of holding onto your domain name in, Keeping Track […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

August 14th, 2007

Software for Keeping Your Home Business Records

It’s so much easier nowadays to keep business records, as well as personal finance records, with the use of software programs designed especially for this use.  I recall those days, before computers and business software, when I had to keep ledgers by hand for a larger business my husband owned, as well as for the […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

August 13th, 2007

Don’t Let Your Home Business Domain Name Expire!

A friend frantically spent the night transferring posts and e-book links to other sites or blogs because she found her two main web site domain names had expired.  The company she purchased them through said they couldn’t do anything about it because someone had purchased them as soon as they expired.
So whenever someone clicks on those original […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 4 comments

March 30th, 2007

Have Fun With Your Home Business

When I wrote the meme post,  Simply Successful Secrets for a home business, I mentioned having fun.  Comments I’ve received let me know that others feel this is important, too. 
Often we get so caught up into the challenges of our business, the busyness,  the pressure of meeting deadlines, and the balancing act between business and family  that […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments