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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 […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

July 19th, 2008

When Working at Home Becomes Frustrating

Overall, those who work at or from home desire this over working at some other type of occupation. However, this, too, has it’s frustrations.
Check out 8 Tips on How to Work from Home by David Zinger at Slacker Manager. David has had 28 years of experience working at home midst raising children and […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

July 2nd, 2008

Fourth of July Activities to Keep Business Owners’ Tots & Teens Busy

As the Fourth of July approaches, many communities will hold parades and fireworks. However, you also may want quieter activities for youngsters at home…to keep them busy over the long weekend, especially if your business is open.
Why not check out some of those at One Book Two Book, where I’m a co-blogger.

Fourth […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

June 29th, 2008

Productivity Tips for Home Business Owners with Families

Whenever youngsters are home from school, it’s often challenging for moms and dads (and even grandparents) to continue operating their home businesses, keeping up deadlines, filling product orders, waiting on customers.
I’ve worked worked at home businesses with two generations of youngsters swirling around me…first my daughter and her cousins, now my grandchildren and grand nieces […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

June 1st, 2008

Summer Activities For Your Children


Once the excitement of the first days of summer vacation from school are over, youngsters often bombard you with the comments, “I’m bored. I don’t know what to do.”
You’re trying to conduct business yet children are under foot. You don’t want to neglect them, but you have to fill orders, write online, meet deadlines, […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

May 29th, 2008

Memories of the Family Farm…A Home Business

 We didn’t think of our farm necessarily as a home business.  It simply was the farm where we all pitched in, Father, Mother, we four children and Dan, the hired man.  However, looking back, it definitely was a business and our home.  We worked together, played together, laughed together and cried together.
My husband also grew […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

May 12th, 2008

It’s Not Just Babysitting - Intro To Running An In Home Daycare Business


Our Home Biz Notes May theme is Work At Home Moms in honor of Mother’s Day this month.
Would you like to contribute a Work At Home Mom Top Biz Tip or a Home Biz Myth Busted with a mom or family theme? Contact us. Email details are in the sidebar.
This is the first in […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 18 comments

April 24th, 2008

Bring Your Sons & Daughters To Work Day…April 24

 When I was growing up on a dairy farm, the sons and daughters learned about their parents’ work from an early age.  We became involved as soon as we could do some chores and were expected to help with the family enterprise.
When my mom began operating a small country grocery store when I was in […]

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April 12th, 2008

What I Learned From Odd Jobs - How Kids Start Off On The Entrepreneurial Trail

My first ever realization that you could actually get remuneration for doing something was when I was about 8 years old.
My father was building a house. The carpenters who sub contracted toiled long and hard in sub tropical temperatures and worked up quite a sweat. When we came home from school, the carpenters would ask […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 9 comments