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Archive for the ‘Top Home Biz Tips’ Category

August 4th, 2008

Guest Post - How to Up the “Chicness” of Your Home Business


Today, I’m hosting Elizabeth Gordon as she stops by Home Biz Notes on her tour of the blogosphere. Elizabeth is the author of The Chic Entrepreneur: Put Your Business in Higher Heels, a delightful book with many great suggestions for women interested in taking their business “from flats to stilettos.”
I asked Elizabeth about advice for […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 9 comments

June 24th, 2008

When A Back Flip Is A Good Thing


One of our Home Biz Notes readers, AnnaLaura Brown shares a productivity tip with us.
Backflip.com is an online bookmarking and folder storing service. You can bookmark any website you want and organize all your sites into as many folders as you want. You can also keep any of your folders public so that everyone else […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 1 comment

March 30th, 2008

Creativity By Necessity - Partner With Other Businesses

When I ran my bookstore, people often remarked about how creative we were with our promotions and approach. As a small business competing with chain bookstores, it was often simply a matter of necessity.
Mary Emma Allen, my co-blogger at Home Biz Notes in High Gas Prices Change Business Methods & Stimulate Creativity suggests partnering with […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 3 comments

March 20th, 2008

Smiles & Thank You’s - The Low Tech Way To Positive Business Connections

Elegant Simplicity In A Sped Up World

Jennifer Hofmann at My Organized Biz challenged us to write about “elegant simplicity in a sped up world.”
What better way to connect with people than with a genuine smile. It seems cheesy to suggest something so basic, but how many times do you get a genuine smile in your […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 4 comments

December 13th, 2007

Best Business Advice - Glide Like A Duck

The best business advice I have ever received was in a retail setting.
I think it applies to all business environments, and this is the advice I would give to Kay, our business apprentice.

Your business needs to look to the customer like a duck gliding on water, even if you’re paddling like crazy underneath the […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 1 comment

November 12th, 2007

Top Home Biz Tip - Create A Mastermind Group

Today’s Top Home Biz Tip is from Shannon Cherry of Start Up Spark.
Shannon is an experienced home based public relations and marketing professional. She operates Cherry Communications, as well as Be Heard Solutions.

Shannon’s Tip - Create a Mastermind Group.
It’s lonely in a home business. I often have found myself talking to my […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 3 comments

November 7th, 2007

Share Your Top Home Biz Tip

What Is YOUR Top Home Biz Tip? Share It With Us
Like our Home Biz Myth Busted Series, Top Home Biz Tip is an ongoing Home Biz Notes series.
I’ll be showcasing the Top Home Biz Tip from fellow home business owners. If you have a top home biz tip you’d like to share, I’d love […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 4 comments

October 7th, 2007

Top Home Biz Tip - Choose A Home Business That Is A Passion

My top home biz tip is to choose a home business that is a passion, or that you feel you will enjoy and be able to sustain long term.
That doesn’t mean that if your favorite thing in the world is gift baskets, that you should necessarily have a gift basket business. It means, choose a […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 3 comments