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September 13th, 2008

Do You Let Others & Their Opinions Hold You & Your Business Hostage?

All of the discussion about Oprah apparently refusing to have Republican Vice-Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin on her show got me thinking…does it matter? 
Oprah can back whichever candidate she wishes and have whomever she wants on her show.
So why should it matter to Sarah Palin if she appears on Oprah’s show or not?
Oprah’s show, admittedly a very […]

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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 […]

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September 7th, 2008

Will Sarah Palin Give Women Encouragement in Their Lives & Businesses


With the choice of Sarah Palin, Alaska’s Governor, as the Republican Vice-Presidential nominee, will more women be encouraged to seek more in their lives and businesses?  Will they say, “I CAN achieve and attain my dreams!”

Will women decide to pursue home businesses and to higher levels?
Will they realize they can raise a family and pursue […]

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August 11th, 2008

Try Elizabeth Gordon’s Networking Suggestions for Your Home Business

Networking has become the popular “buzz word” in the business and social arena today.  “Making friends,” I like to call it.  We see it discussed everywhere nowadays.
Elizabeth Gordon, author of The Chic Entrepreneur, who visited Home Biz Notes recently, has an interesting post at her blog, What Are the Best Ways to Network?.  Some of […]

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July 6th, 2008

Check Out Yvonne Russell’s Writing Blog For Great Writing Advice

Since we’re discussing writing and publishing this month, I’d like to tell you about a writing resource…my co-blogger’s blog, Grow Your Writing Business. Yvonne Russell has a great deal of information there for writers.
Most weekends, Yvonne features the Writer’s Cafe where you’ll encounter lively discussions about various writing and blogging topics.
As well as being […]

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July 5th, 2008

Mary Emma Allen’s Self-Publishing Adventures

When I mentioned, in a previous post, that I’ve been involved in self-publishing, Anne Wayman, of A Golden Pencil, asked me to share my experiences about MEA Productiions.
Here is a brief overview and I’ll go into detail about each in future posts.
Manuals – My first self-publishing venture consisted of manuals to accompany (or […]

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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 […]

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May 15th, 2008

Thursday Thirteen- 13 Types Of Home Businesses For Mom Entrepreneurs

 Work at home moms become involved in many types of businesses.There’s so much opportunity out there…on the Internet and offline in a traditional business, or combining the two. Some businesses may involve working entirely from one’s home; others include going to places outside the home, yet using your home as a base.
Here’s simply a […]

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May 11th, 2008

Take a Chance - Develop Your Home Business

Taking a Chance
When anyone decides to leave their current job and develop a home business or turn their hobby into a money making venture from their home, they’re taking a chance and jumping into the exciting entrepreneurial field.
 Over the next few days, we’ll be learning from Debbie Yost about developing a daycare business in one’s […]

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April 17th, 2008

My Thoughts On The Future Of Self-Publishing

What’s the future of self-publishing?
 Many authors and small press are wondering now that Amazon appears to have altered its rules.  (See Anne Wyman’s Amazon, BookSurge and the Future of POD  and Yvonne Russell’s Is The Future of Self-Publishing In Doubt?)
I think self-published authors will need to become even more creative and not depend simply on one outlet…or […]

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