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December 23rd, 2007

Check Out This New Year’s Resolution Contest - Deadline Dec. 29

 You’re probably making New Year’s resolutions or setting goals for 2008, so why not enter a contest with them? Celine Roque, blogger at Pimp Your Work, has a contest underway.  It’s open to bloggers and blog readers.  It’s even open to those who don’t have blogs.
Check out Pimp Your Work’s “New Year’s Resolutions” Contest for details […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

December 23rd, 2007

A Roundup of Best Home Biz Notes Christmas Business Posts

These Home Biz Notes posts have some great Christmas ideas for home businesses. If too late for this year, you might like to put them in your ideas swipe file for next Christmas.
Preparing For Christmas In Your Home Business

Christmas Gifts For The Home Business Owner
Does Your Home Business Prepare For Christmas Shopping?

It Feels A Lot […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 2 comments

December 21st, 2007

Christmas Day In Australia - Cultural Differences

Cultural Differences At Christmas - An Australian Christmas
As we have an international readership, and your home business may have a potential global client base, I thought I’d share some Christmas traditions from the land Down Under, where I hail from.
We sometimes forget about cultural differences and situations in business.
Christmas Lunch
Because it is so hot, few […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 6 comments

December 20th, 2007

Last Minute Gifts & Gift Giving…Home Biz Notes Inspiration

As you scurry about filling last minute orders, getting gifts prepared for family and making other holiday preparations, you might like to take a look at some previous Home Biz Notes gift giving posts for inspiration. 
Christmas Gifts for the Home Business Owner
Your Children & Your Home Business Leading Up To Christmas
Gift Giving Suggestions for the Home […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

December 19th, 2007

Buy Something Just For Yourself This Christmas

I’m looking for inspiration. Can you help me?
I discovered I have 2 Amazon Gift Certificates, and thought I would treat myself for Christmas. I haven’t decided on my choices yet. Any suggestions?

My co-blogger Mary Emma Allen has some great suggestions in her recent Thursday Thirteen roundup - Thursday Thirteen - 13 Books […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 3 comments

December 18th, 2007

Healthy Eating During The Holiday Season For The Home Business Owner

So often it’s difficult to stay on track with healthy eating during the holiday season.   What we eat may affect how we feel and thus how we deal with our customers, with stress, and with our family.  In other words, when we’re trying to balance too many plates in the air, we may lose sight […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

December 15th, 2007

Value Add By Gift Wrapping Your Products - Add A Fancy Cellophane Plume

Customers love great presentation, especially when choosing gifts for special occasions. And don’t you love receiving a beautifully presented gift too?
If you want to do some value adding, just bundle some themed products together, wrap and add an easy to make fancy bow. You can make a gift basket or wrap a gift in cellophane […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 7 comments

December 13th, 2007

Thursday Thirteen - 13 Tips for Easing Customers’ Stress

So often your customers are rushed and stressed this time of year as they finish their shopping, attend school holiday programs, do extra baking, wrap up year-end reports at work and often deal with stormy weather.
How can you make them smile and feel less stressed when they shop with you or visit your online store?
1. […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 7 comments

December 10th, 2007

Wrapping Up With Readers’ Comments At Home Biz Notes

Throughout the year, our readers have visited and added their comments to the various topics we’ve presented. It’s always enjoyable to learn what you’re thinking and have you share with us.
So we’re “wrapping up” with some comments here at Home Biz Notes.
1. Celebrate Universal Children’s Day in Your Business

Bridget Wright at Biz Chicks Rule shared […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 10 comments

December 9th, 2007

Are You Gift Wrapping Challenged? Follow These Basic Video Steps

Do you need to wrap thank you gifts for clients? Do you gift wrap for displays or giveaways? How about for customer orders?
The Senior Editor at Style At Home shows you how to wrap a gift. This is one of the better videos available, with clear, easy to follow steps for the gift wrapping challenged.

Presentation […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 7 comments