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Archive for the ‘Success Stories’ Category

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 23rd, 2008

Susan Gunelius Explores The Harry Potter Marketing Phenomenon

I’ve often wondered about the marketing behind the Harry Potter phenomenon that caused a book to skyrocket to sales and an author to fame to the point where it has taken on a life of itself. I imagined there was superb marketing strategy behind it that caught the market and readers at the right […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments

April 7th, 2008

A “Birthing The Elephant” Strategy To Business Success

Although Karin Abarbanel’s book, Birthing the Elephant focuses on women entrepreneurs, much of the information has general application for men and women and various businesses. 
Subtitled, The woman’s go-for-it! guide to overcoming the big challenges of launching a business, Birthing the Elephant, encourages women to design their destinies and gives stories from real people who have […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 11 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

February 26th, 2008

4 Ingredients Cookbook - A Self Publishing Home Business Success Story

Australians Kim McCosker and Rachel Bermingham have a best selling cookbook on their hands. In fact, 4 Ingredients is the fastest selling cookbook in Australia. In an era of cookbooks sold on the names of celebrity chefs, Kim and Rachel have had a self publishing success.
The concept is that every recipe has only 4 ingredients […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 4 comments

January 10th, 2008

Home Biz Notes Listed Among Women Bloggers of 2008

I was thrilled when I saw Home Biz Notes and my name listed as one of the Women Bloggers of 2008 at Virtual Women’s Day Celebrations.  This included a list of 25 women’s blogs and bloggers for January. 
Biz Chicks Rule , another b5media Business Channel blog, also was one of those named.  Congratulations Kristen and Bridget!
According […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

December 27th, 2007

Celebrating 2007 - Looking Back At Your Home Business Successes

We are often so caught up with running our businesses, that we don’t take time to celebrate our successes.
Take a moment to reflect and enjoy your 2007 Home Business successes. They may be small milestones or major landmark successes.
Enjoy! It’s these successes that are not only affirming, but form the building blocks for future refinements, […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 0 comments

December 21st, 2007

“My Mother, The Country Grocer” Wins This Round of Business Channel Challenge!

The Home Biz Notes post, My Mother, The Country Grocer, won this round of the b5 Business Channel’s “Apprentice” type challenge, an ongoing 8-week contest, with a different version each week.  This week we were to tell the prototype business owner, Kay, a success story. 
I chose to relate the story of my mom, who influenced […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 4 comments

December 19th, 2007

My Mother, The Country Grocer…Success Isn’t Always What You Think

In the apprentice challenge this week, we’re to relate to Kay, our prototype entrepreneur, a success story that might inspire her.  I discovered recently that success isn’t always what you think it is, Kay.
My Mother, the Country Grocer
When I consider business success stories, I now think of my mom, who, with no experience, took over the operation […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 12 comments

December 8th, 2007

Fun Story About A Tie Tying Home Business

Family businesses operated from home take on many aspects.  This is a fun story about the Christiansen family in Utah, who have developed a web site with instructions on how to tie a tie along with ties you can purchase.
This story, at PowerHomeBiz.com, A Real Family Home Business:  Utah Family With Knot Problems Creates a Website […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 3 comments