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September 24th, 2008

Home Business Word of the Week

Over at One Book Two Book, my co-blogger, Marcie, posts a word of the week and a quote of the week.  Since business terms sometimes aren’t understood by everyone, I thought I’d begin this practice here.
Today our word or term is net profits (net income).  This refers to the amount of money left after you’ve deducted […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

September 24th, 2008

Video - Spectacular Sticky Note Experiment - When You Have Over 2000 Sticky Notes & Too Much Time

Sometimes I feel like I’m surrounded by sticky notes… but never this creatively. Enjoy the video!

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September 11th, 2008

Everyone Needs “Feel Good” Moments to Sustain Them in Life & Business

We all need something to uplift us when we’re discouraged in life and in business…and even when we’re not.  One of the places I’ve found for “feel good” or thought provoking moments is Nancy Kirk’s The Monday Minute.  You have the choice of listening to it or reading it. 
Nancy is a quilter/business owner who specializes in […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

August 20th, 2008

While We’re Talking About Harry Potter - Check Out “Beedle the Bard”

While we’re on the topic of Harry Potter (see the post about Susan Gunelius and her book on the Harry Potter global phenomenon), why not take a look at a related book by J.R. Rowling?  This is just another example of the expert marketing and branding that Susan mentions. Harry Potter fans are intrigued by any reference to a […]

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August 19th, 2008

Giveaway of the Harry Potter Phenomenon Book by Susan Gunelius


To celebrate the U.S. release of  Harry Potter, The Story of a Global Business Phenomenon by Susan Gunelius, we’re conducting a random drawing giveaway of a copy of the book.  (See my interview of Susan at Home Biz Notes for more information about the book and why Susan wrote it.)
Simply leave a comment below telling us […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 127 comments

August 15th, 2008

Susan Gunelius, Author of Harry Potter Marketing Phenomenon Book to Visit Home Biz Notes


Susan Gunelius, author of Harry Potter, The Story of a Global Business Phenomenon, will visit Home Biz Notes, on Tuesday, August 19, the day her book is launched in the United States.
You won’t want to miss this upcoming interview with Susan, also a b5 blogger at Brand Curve.  We learn how and why she wrote the […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments

August 13th, 2008

The Power of a “Smiley Face” in Business


As I stood in line at the grocery check-out today, I observed the power of a “smiley face.”  The couple ahead of us had a little girl with them, about five years old, I’d guess.  She was well-behaved, but chatty and wiggly.
As her dad taked with the bag boy and her mom wrote a check, the cashier […]

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August 11th, 2008

Winner of the Book Giveaway at Home Biz Notes Announced

We have a winner of the book giveaway, Tales of Adventure and Discovery. 
Sarah B’s name was selected in the random drawing at random.org.  Congratulations, Sarah !
This giveaway was run in conjunction with the Bloggy Giveaways Carnival.  There were so many who entered the giveaway, left comments and shared with us about reading to their children, grandchildren, […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

August 8th, 2008

If You & Your Family Are Following the Olympics…..

Travel, our theme this month at Home Biz Notes, can be experienced vicariously at home if you don’t have the opportunity to attend an event or visit a country.  This is what many people are are doing during the Olympics.
So, if you and your family, perhaps your customers and clients, too, are following the Olympics and […]

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August 6th, 2008

Do You Know 30 US Teens Are Participating in the Olympics?

If you’re a fan of the summer Olympics in Beijing and plan on following some of the events, you’ll find Char Polanosky’s post, 30 US Olympians in their Teens of great interest.  Char also includes a number of videos of the young men and women.
What’s your favorite event in the summer Olympics?
Also, Many businesses also […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments