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Archive for the ‘HomeBiz/CheckList’ Category

October 17th, 2007

Keep Your E-mails Professional - Personal & Home Business Ones

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 […]

By Mary Emma -- 7 comments

October 5th, 2007

Networking For Home Business Owners - 20 Ways To Find Others In Your Niche

Miranda Marquit at WorkShak reminds us that long after National Work At Home Week celebrations have finished, the networking and connections can continue all year round.
Networking - It’s All About Mindset
For effective networking and developing relationships, you first of all need the right mindset. Accept that your competitor does not necessarily have to be an […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 6 comments

September 27th, 2007

Are You Bogged Down by Repetitive Tasks in Your Home Business?

Many business owners have tasks to perform, especially if they’re producing items, that become very repetitive, and thus boring.  We may tend to put them off, thus getting behind with deadlines.  We may find ourselves doing them mindlessly, so that we make mistakes.  We may be so glad when the task is over that we […]

By Mary Emma -- 1 comment

September 26th, 2007

Home Biz “9 Business Mistakes” Mentioned at Work Shak

Miranda at WorkShak referred to my post, 9 Mistakes Home Business Owners Shouldn’t Make,  She mentions that it’s important to avoid these pitfalls.
One that she often fails to consider is factoring in her expenses when determining what she should charge.  Check out her interesting comments here…..
Tags:home+based+business home+biz Home+biz+notes Home+business home+business+mistakes […]

By Mary Emma -- 0 comments

September 23rd, 2007

9 Mistakes a Home Business Owner Shouldn’t Make

We frequently find advice about what you need to do to maintain a successful home business, how you can build it up, how you can have happy customers.  Are we ever warned about some of the worst mistakes we can make…so we can stay away from them?
Not usually…so, Business Channel bloggers will be giving you […]

By Mary Emma -- 12 comments

August 25th, 2007

Develop a Marketing Plan for Your Home Business

We’ve often talked about setting up a business plan for starting your home business.  However, you also need a marketing plan.  If you’re in a business, then that assumes you need customers or clients.  You need someone to purchase your products and/or services.
Over at Startup Spark, Steve discusses this topic, Writing a Marketing Plan - […]

By Mary Emma -- 0 comments

August 25th, 2007

Look Before You Leap into a Home Business

We’ve mentioned here several times the need to check out zoning regulations pertaining to your home before you decide to set up a home business, particularly one that involves customers/clients coming to your home.   (However, online business might be affected, too, in some areas.)
 I just read a news item, License Denied for Existing Home Business, […]

By Mary Emma -- 0 comments

August 9th, 2007

Does “Back-to-School” Affect Your Home Business?

  This time of year, throughout the month of August, the “back-to-school” idea is in many people’s minds….students who will be going back to school of some type, parents who will be involved in getting them ready, grandparents who may be helping raise grandkids, and businesses that provide products and services in some way connected […]

By Mary Emma -- 1 comment

July 27th, 2007

Looking for a Home Business?

You’re fed up with your regular job…or you need to earn some extra money, so you’re considering a home business.  What should you do?  Where should you start>
Do you have a hobby or special talent you can develop into a business?  When our daughter was small, I wanted to be a stay-at-home mom, but we needed […]

By Mary Emma -- 0 comments

July 4th, 2007

5 Reasons to Work at Home (or Develop a Home Business)

We’ve covered this topic before, but it’s always good to think about, “Why am I working at home?” when we’re beset by interruptions, your family (or friends) think you don’t have to keep on task, you’re tempted to get off track yourself and a myriad of other frustrations.  Take stock of the advantages you enjoy.
Laura Spencer, […]

By Mary Emma -- 2 comments