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June 27th, 2008

Fun Friday Post: What Influenced Your Career/Business?

Your Business Epiphany: What one moment influenced your career or business more than any other?

Each Friday we have a quote, comment, picture, etc. as a springboard for thought at the Business Channel. Then we can take it in any direction we wish.

 What influenced me? I’ve had or have many careers (author, […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

June 27th, 2008

Travel “Green” On Your Business & Family Jaunts


Traveling “green,” without harming the environment has become very popular. Liz Lewis, my co-blogger at Alzheimer’s Notes, writes a very interesting and informative new blog on this topic at b5media, Traveling the Green Way.
Going “green,” traveling “green,” wearing “green”, in fact, anything “green” that helps save the environment has become a very popular word. […]

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 7th, 2008

Discrimination Against Women in the Workplace - Prelude to Starting a Home Business?

The Playing Field is Not Equal Between Men and Women in Business, Bridget Wright maintains at Biz Chicks Rule.
The business playing field is, unfortunately, not equal in business and probably never will be. Women have always been the primary caregivers in the family. Women have always been the ones expected to adjust to any situation […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

May 25th, 2008

Finding Niches For Your Home Business

My love of children’s and young adult books, as well as writing stories for young people, has flowed over to One Book Two Book, a blog for book lovers and readers at here at b5media. As a children’s author, I find writing this blog with Karen Weideman very fulfilling. 
This also is a way to find […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

May 21st, 2008

Am I Too Picky About Business Dress?


As I sat in the airport watching passengers deplane or hurry along the concourse toward their gates, I wondered at the state of dress these days. Even people who obviously were carrying business briefcases or computer bags seemed to delight in baggy sweatshirts and jeans with holes.
Yes, there were a number in business dress, either professional or […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 4 comments

May 18th, 2008

Inspiration From The 100 Mile Diet

The 100 mile diet is one restaurant’s experiment with providing only foods and products sourced from within 100 miles of their restaurant.

Claudia Swan reports
The idea, in a nutshell, is to only eat food grown within 100 miles—160.93 kilometres in metric terms, which is decidedly less catchy—to decrease carbon footprint, to support the local farming […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 2 comments

May 5th, 2008

WAHMS - Why Don’t More Businesses Use Them?

Susan Gunelius, a work at home mom, blogging at Women On Business, asks the question, Why don’t more companies hire stay-at-home moms as consultants, freelancers or as telecommuting employees?
She has an interesting post on this topic, Tapping into the Experience of Stay-at-Home Moms at Women on Business. 
Are you a stay-at-home mom?  Are you considering staying […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments

April 9th, 2008

What’s The Weirdest Job You’ve Ever Had?

As home business owners, we can think back fondly or otherwise to jobs we had in the workforce.
In a fun group writing project, Robert Hruzek at Middle Zone Musings wants to know about your odd job experiences… weird jobs, strange jobs, unusual jobs.
You may have done the job for years, one day… even a few […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 6 comments

February 27th, 2008

5 Ways To Brag…Discreetly

If you grew up in an era that I did, you might feel self-conscious about “tooting your own horn.” My mother called that bragging and felt it was for others to tell about. She was proud of us when we received recognition, but the general feeling was to downplay it.
However, when we’re in business, our […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments