October 31st, 2007
Whether you have solely an online business or conduct one from your home that features a walk-in store but utilizes a web site and blog, you will need to become familiar with some of the online tools. These will help you promote your business and make life easier for you as you maneuver online.
Shai Coggins […]
October 30th, 2007
Halloween or Harvest Time at Your Home Business
Most businesses, especially those with walk-in customers in the United States and Canada, recognize Halloween. However, in some places, this is called a Harvest Festival because a number of people don’t celebrate the season of ghosts and goblins. Many of the same decorations and colors are applicable to both.
Festivities surrounding these occasions may involve […]
October 29th, 2007
Are you always looking for new tips and ideas for promotion? You know, that new source of inspiration…
Why not try MySpace, as Kevin at Buzz Networker suggests?
I haven’t set myself up on MySpace yet, although I must do this…especially after reading Kevin’s post. In Using MySpace to Drive Traffic: a One-Month Test, he sets out to […]
October 26th, 2007
Biz Chicks Rule, one of the new blogs at b5media’s Business Channel, written by co-bloggers Bridget Wright and Kristen King, features topics of interest to women in business. Bridget, in Really, Really, I DO Really Work! , touches upon one of the topics I’ve often addressed over the years. Moms with home businesses really do work.
In her post, […]
October 25th, 2007
Headlines and titles are extremely important. They catch the readers’ eyes or cause them to pass over. They come into focus when search engines are roving the Internet.
So…how do you write them? Are there certain words that work better than others? Are there words that make them seem contrived so that readers and search engines ignore them?
October 24th, 2007
Some may consider press or news releases a relic of the past. But, according to Dorothy Thompson, of Pump Up Your Book Promotion PR (an online promotion service), You Can Double Your Profits With Free Press Releases. She has some suggestions for formatting your press releases so they’re picked up by major search engines. Dorothy also gives ideas […]
October 22nd, 2007
Home business owners are self-employed. If they or their spouse don’t have another job with a retirement plan, they may find themselves lacking when they want to slow down. It’s also often very puzzling to know what to select.
Miranda at Yielding Wealth, discusses this in her post, Retirement Plans for the Self-Employed, and gives specifics […]
October 20th, 2007
My previous post about e-mails for your home business and personal communication, Keep Your E-mails Professional, has drawn a number of comments, here and sent to me personally. Readers have shared with me and given additional information about e-mails.
In general, they have agreed we often don’t spend enough time on our e-mails, a factor that could have […]
October 17th, 2007
Writing careless, unprofessional e-mails may turn off customers. Take time to use the proper English (or other language) you’ve hopefully learned in school.
I’ve even seen writers express the idea that they don’t need to proof their e-mails. “After all, that’s not serious writing,” they comment about casual e-mails.
However, just about any writing on the Internet […]
October 15th, 2007
“On the Ball,” a sports related Promo Day at the Business Channel features posts from the various blogs that connect to this topic and the recently revived b5media Sports Channel. Editor Kelly Erb compiled the round-up of articles.
Home Biz Notes participated with Mary Emma’s Working Successfully as a Home Business Team. “When husbands and wives develop […]