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Archive for the ‘HomeBiz/Changes’ Category

October 28th, 2007

Home Business Owners Make Home Visits & Give Personalized Service

 In this age of often less customer contact, with a great deal of shopping taking place over the Internet, some home business owners find an increase in their business if they make home visits.  This doesn’t mean being a salesperson who stops by the home, only to find no one there.
Make appointments to conduct your services at […]

By Mary Emma -- 0 comments

October 2nd, 2007

Hello from Yvonne Russell - Co-blogger at Home Biz Notes

Thanks for the warm welcome, Mary Emma. I’m really looking forward to working with you on Home Biz Notes.
About Me
I have owned a number of businesses, including an award winning bookstore and home based businesses. I own a small training and development business and am an accredited Myers Briggs trainer. I also have […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 10 comments

September 7th, 2007

5 Ways “Back to School” Affects Your Home Business

Most youngsters are back to school and you may find this affects your home business, either because you’re a parent or your customers are.  Have you noticed any changes in your business?
 *You can keep on a stricter schedule, working at your business while your children are at school.  Or if your business depends on customers stopping in, […]

By Mary Emma -- 2 comments

July 31st, 2007

Caregiving vs Work Affects Home Businesses

Many caregivers must balance job commitments with responsibility for their family member.  What happens when these two areas…caregiving and work…conflict?  What happens when the home business owner has employees who develop caregiving responsibilities…whether for a child, spouse or parent?
As caregiving becomes more of a major issue to those with jobs, employers and employees are facing […]

By Mary Emma -- 8 comments

July 30th, 2007

Wariness Grows About Using E-Cards for Home Business Greetings

E-cards or postcards proved a handy way to send a greeting or thank-you to online customers or those with e-mail.  However, business owners have become increasingly wary of using them, as Des Walsh explains at Thinking Home Business in his post, Email Greeting Cards R.I.P.
Because spammers have begun using e-cards or postcards, business owners as […]

By Mary Emma -- 6 comments

July 26th, 2007

More Info on How Increased Minimum Wage Could Affect Home Businesses

Laura Spencer, at Work from Home Momma, mentions my previous article, Will Increased Minimum Wage Affect Your Home Business?, and gives additional information she’s researched for The Minimum Wage Increase and the Work-at-Home-Mom (WAHM).
One interesting question Laura poses…Will the WAHM, who is working at home to earn specific amount of money (Laura uses $500/month) have to go […]

By Mary Emma -- 1 comment

July 25th, 2007

Will Your Family Farm Home Business Survive?

A family farm actually is a type of home business, one often involving many family members working together to make it succeed.  I grew up on a family farm which was our home and business.
However, family farms are disappearing from the scene, like the one of my childhood.  This wasn’t because my father failed to […]

By Mary Emma -- 0 comments

July 24th, 2007

Will Increased Minimum Wage Affect Your Home Business?

If you have employees and pay minimum wage, you’ll definitely find yourself paying more due to the new law, going into effect today, July 24.  The Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007 begins by increasing the current $5.15 to $5.85 per hour.  Then the minimum wage will increase over increments until it reaches $7.25 hourly as […]

By Mary Emma -- 3 comments

July 21st, 2007

Moving Your Home Business

With the traditional store, whether home based or not, that depends on customers stopping in to purchase, you lose business when you relocate.  An Internet home business continues wherever you may move.
Of course, with a business that’s entirely operated on the Internet, like Dorothy Thompson’s,  with no inventory, or one like Mark Allen’s business with […]

By Mary Emma -- 0 comments

July 12th, 2007

Promotion for Home Businesses Has Changed with the Internet

“I’ve always considered myself a PR pro,” comments Barbara Brabec in her current e-newsletter bulletin, “but what I was particularly good at in years past was getting print publicity.  Things are different today and, thanks to Traci’s teaching [Traci Vanover]  I’ve learned a lot about the special resources and strategies needed to get publicity on […]

By Mary Emma -- 0 comments