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Archive for the ‘Personal Experience’ Category

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

September 11th, 2008

9/11 - Remembering Today & Yesterday


Remembering 9/11 occurred across the country today. 
 At the school where I was substitute teaching, the students and faculty gathered at the flag pole in front of the building.  Police and firemen from the community, along with other citizens joined them for a short talk, pledge of allegiance, and to sing “This Land is Your Land.”
On […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments

September 11th, 2008

Everyone Needs “Feel Good” Moments to Sustain Them in Life & Business

We all need something to uplift us when we’re discouraged in life and in business…and even when we’re not.  One of the places I’ve found for “feel good” or thought provoking moments is Nancy Kirk’s The Monday Minute.  You have the choice of listening to it or reading it. 
Nancy is a quilter/business owner who specializes in […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

September 9th, 2008

Acts of Kindness Have Far Reaching Effects in Business and Life


Author/illustrator, Tasha Tudor, was a very gracious lady who gave me, an aspiring children’s writer, (as well as parents and aunt) an afternoon of her busy life many years ago.  I’m sure this wasn’t with the idea of promoting herself and her books when she invited us to tea at her farmhouse home.  However, her kindness has […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments

August 26th, 2008

When I Take My Home Business On The Road

Yvonne Russell, in her post, Do You Take Your Home Business On the Road, asked if others bloggers operated their businesses while traveling.  I’ll expand upon her post and give some insight into how I operate my writing/blogging business from home and during my travels. 
Perhaps others will share some of their business/travel tips. 

I do find a […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

August 17th, 2008

When Text Messaging & Cell Phone Calls Drive Away Customers


Text messaging and cell phone calls have their place in business, but there can be times when they drive away customers.  They’re part of our modern technical world and can be an assistance in business.
However….there is a time and place!
This is something you must be aware of and enlighten any employees.  When a customer is […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

August 5th, 2008

Getting the Most from Your Home Business “To-Do” List


If I didn’t make my “to-do” list each evening, I’d never have any semblance of organization or accomplishment.  At the end of the day, I often find I didn’t get everything done, was interrupted by unexpected tasks,  could become more organized.  However, if I didn’t make my lists, I’d be batting near zero!
Here’s a great post, 7 […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments

July 31st, 2008

Mary Emma Allen Publishes a Children’s Anthology - Part 2

Yesterday, I related how I self-published my children’s anthology, Tales of Adventure & Discovery. This covered why and how. Today, I’ll discuss illustrations for the book and choosing a cover.
I also realized I needed some illustrations for the book. I do some sketching and painting. I’ve actually sold paintings, posters and greeting cards. But […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 4 comments

July 29th, 2008

A Drawing/Giveaway for Mary Emma Allen’s Anthology

I’m featuring a drawing/giveaway (in conjunction with the Bloggy Giveaways Carnival) for a copy of my self-published children’s anthology,Tales of Adventure & Discovery, described in the post, Mary Emma Allen Publishes a Children’s Anthology .It contains fun stories for youngsters, ages approximately 6-10. I also illustrated the anthology.
Authors (generally considered home business owners) may find […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 39 comments

July 18th, 2008

Turn Your Love Of Writing Into A Money Making Blog - Part 1

Apply the Profit + Passion Principles to Choose a Niche
(Part 1)
By Lindsay Buroker
(Lindsay left a comment on one of my posts here at Home Biz Notes. When I visited her blog, Writing for Your Wealth, I thought, “This information is great for online writers.” So I invited her to write a […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments