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May 11th, 2008

The Different Drummer & Taking Chances

Henry Thoreau said

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
It’s much easier to follow the crowd, but if you hear that different drum, it’s important to be true to yourself. […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 2 comments

April 29th, 2008

Tips For Getting Paid


By Jean Murray
If you want your home business to succeed, there are only two things you need to do:
1. Find customers/clients
2. Get them to pay you.
There are lots of reasons why people don’t pay:

They don’t have the money
They don’t have the money […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 1 comment

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 -- 3 comments

April 25th, 2008

The Mommy Blogging Wars - Do You Own Your Business Name?

Eliza Ferree at Baby Lune writes about two blogs with similar names - Momologue vs Mamalogues.
Mamalogues trademarked her name in 2004. A trademark is different to registering a business name.
The trademark give the owner of Mamalogues the right to use the name in the same way as Coca Cola owns the trademark to that […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 0 comments

April 13th, 2008

Productivity In Business A Frequent Theme

Productivity in one’s home business, the April theme at Home Biz Notes, seems to be a topic on other blogs as well.  I found a very useful tip at Slacker Manager by guest blogger, Sandy Renshaw, Know When You’re In The Red. 
It’s one of those simple measures that makes one wonder, “Why didn’t I think of that?”  I […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

April 11th, 2008

Twitter As A Research Tool - Some Tips

I’ve been exploring how Twitter could be used as a business tool. It’s been interesting learning from others and observing how they use it too. Laura Spencer of Business and Blogging and Work From Home Momma has been using Twitter as a research tool.
She posed questions (tweets) in the Twitter conversation thread about co-working, the […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 6 comments

April 11th, 2008

Tips For Writing Effective Press Releases For Your Home Business

Press releases “shout” the news about your business and provide free promotion.  However, there are various techniques for writing press releases that catch attention and gain you recognition.
So…how do you produce press releases for various occasions that will be most effective?
Joan Stewart, at The Publicity Hound web site, provides a series of tutorials and tips for writing […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments

March 27th, 2008

Non-Profits Can Be Home Based Operations

When discussing various types of home based businesses and writing about them, I’d never thought to include non-profits.  Tom Durso, at 501 (c) Files made me aware of this in his post, A Great Resource for Home-Based Nonprofiteers.
How many nonprofits, I wonder, start at someone’s kitchen table, with a couple of committed people hatching an […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

March 22nd, 2008

High Gas Prices Change Business Methods & Stimulate Creativity

 Are we facing a recession?  Are we in the midst of one?  Or is it simply media generated based on a few facts?
Whatever else you think, you’ll find that oil has reached a new high on the world market. Thus, with this increasing price of fuel, whether for transportation or heating,  and translating into higher costs […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments

March 13th, 2008

Do You Do Something Each Day To Move Your Home Business Ahead?

 Take One Step Forward Every Day
Sometimes we get so caught up in extraneous activities and commitments that we struggle to find time to do more than maintain our home business.  We scurry through the routine, but wonder if we aren’t simply treading in place.
Yvonne Russell, co-blogger here and blogger at Small Biz Mentor, has a […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment


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