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Archive for the ‘Organization’ Category

August 5th, 2008

Getting the Most from Your Home Business “To-Do” List


If I didn’t make my “to-do” list each evening, I’d never have any semblance of organization or accomplishment.  At the end of the day, I often find I didn’t get everything done, was interrupted by unexpected tasks,  could become more organized.  However, if I didn’t make my lists, I’d be batting near zero!
Here’s a great post, 7 […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments

July 13th, 2008

Do You Schedule Time Off in Your Home Business?

It’s difficult to work non-stop at one’s business, so most business owners are advised to schedule time off…to relax, for family, to recharge. However, sometimes these best laid plans go astray as Anne Wayman mentions at The Golden Pencil in her post, Okay, so I’m working on Sunday!
I agree with Anne…”Life is what happens […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 5 comments

June 28th, 2008

Virtual Assistants, Mary Poppins & The Four Hour Work Week

June is Family Month at Home Biz Notes. When you juggle a home business with family, defining the work-life balance can be a tricky thing.
Enter the Mary Poppins of the business world - The Virtual Assistant. Just like Mary Poppins, a well chosen virtual assistant can be anything you’d like them to be and can […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 3 comments

June 24th, 2008

A Quilt for my Social Media Photo

The big question mark looms there instead of my photo on social media sites. So my granddaughter is helping me rectify that.
As she showed me the pictures she’d taken of her quilts, I thought, “That’s it! I’ll have a quilt photo instead of the question mark. This is characteristic of me because I […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

June 22nd, 2008

How Do You Cope With The Late Afternoon Arsenic Hour At Home?

It’s Family Month at Home Biz Notes, so let’s look at juggling the work-life balance.
Parents will identify with that high stress time of day when the kids are all home - time for a bath, meals to be prepared and so on. Some call it The Arsenic Hour.
For a lighthearted look at parenting, check […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 1 comment

June 20th, 2008

5 Tips For Setting Up A Home Business


When setting up a home business or thinking about it, there are many aspects to think about.
Here are five to consider:
1. Choose a business that’s timely.
2. Do your market research.
3. Decide whether your business will be online, offline or a combination.
4. Develop a business statement.
5. Do I need a computer; if so, what type?
What did […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

June 20th, 2008

Home Business Tip: Record Keeping Is Vital

Keeping records, for tax purposes and to determine whether you are making money, is vital in a home business. You don’t simply put the money you collect into a “cigar box” and feel it’s free and clear because it isn’t a fortune.  You have expenses, too, that detract from that money.
You must set up […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

April 27th, 2008

Taking Your Home Business Out of the House


By Thursday Bram
Many of us choose to work from home because we want to run our own businesses, avoid the stress of the office or create a more flexible schedule. Very few of us work at home to entirely avoid people. If we aren’t careful, that’s just what we end up doing, though. But most […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 4 comments

April 26th, 2008

Set Up Email Rules In Outlook Express For Increased Productivity

In my ongoing effort to tame my email overload, I’ve had a lot of success with setting up rules for my incoming emails. This tutorial for Outlook Express is a good starting point.
So the Google Alerts for home business automatically go into one folder. They never actually hit my inbox. The PayPal payment notifications when […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 2 comments

April 25th, 2008

Do You Still Write Things Down On Paper In This Internet World?

There’s something about actually writing things down, that makes it all click for me. I have lists and lists, and then some more. The lists themselves aren’t so important. It’s more the writing process itself that seems to focus me.
That’s what made me decide to buy a large whiteboard for my home office wall. It’s […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 7 comments