August 22nd, 2007
The appearance of your blog and your business say much about you. First impressions are important. Whether it’s a shop in your home or web site or blog, do they give the impression you want customers to perceive?
The old adage, “You only have one time to make a first impression,” still holds true. Even in […]
August 17th, 2007
My post, Don’t Let Your Home Business Domain Name Expire, about keeping track of expiration dates, sparked an idea with Miranda Marquit at WorkShak. She wrote on this topic for her readers, quoted me and linked back to my post.
You’ll find some additional information on the importance of holding onto your domain name in, Keeping Track […]
August 14th, 2007
It’s so much easier nowadays to keep business records, as well as personal finance records, with the use of software programs designed especially for this use. I recall those days, before computers and business software, when I had to keep ledgers by hand for a larger business my husband owned, as well as for the […]
August 13th, 2007
A friend frantically spent the night transferring posts and e-book links to other sites or blogs because she found her two main web site domain names had expired. The company she purchased them through said they couldn’t do anything about it because someone had purchased them as soon as they expired.
So whenever someone clicks on those original […]
March 30th, 2007
When I wrote the meme post, Simply Successful Secrets for a home business, I mentioned having fun. Comments I’ve received let me know that others feel this is important, too.
Often we get so caught up into the challenges of our business, the busyness, the pressure of meeting deadlines, and the balancing act between business and family that […]
February 24th, 2007
Tammy Powley, who writes b5media’s Jewelry & Beading blog, has written at least two posts recently about getting the information ready for her taxes. It’s sometimes interesting and informative to learn what someone else is doing.
“This [taxes] is one of the things a lot of jewelry makers [and other home business people] don’t think about […]
February 23rd, 2007
Depending on the type of business you’re operating from or in your home, your office space and needs will vary. However, there are some basic needs most everyone has when determining their office space and the equipment you’ll be using.
More and more home businesses these days are operating out of a smaller space in the […]
December 18th, 2006
One of the small businesses that can evolve out of a hobby is quiltmaking or fabric art. If you are involved in this type, you may find my post about bookkeeping for this business on my Quilting and Patchwork blog.
Some of the resources suggested may be of interested for other businesses as well. Computer bookkeeping […]
December 4th, 2006
As we listen to weather reports, or experience it ourselves, we discover that the weather affects businesses everywhere, including home based businesses. The weather can have a good or drastic effect. Also, what can be drastic for one business can be a boon for another…from the same storm or disaster.
So when you’re in business, you […]
December 2nd, 2006
No matter what kind of home business you’ve established, you’ll need some type of home office for record keeping, appointment making, and correspondence. Whether this is a separate room or the corner of a room depends on space available. Also, it would concern the amount of space and privacy you need.
Don’t put off starting a home […]