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August 25th, 2008

“Taking a Break” May Be Different for Home Business Owners


“Taking a Break” is our promo theme at the b5 Business Channel. Generally that means taking time away from your job or business…getting a breather…taking time to regroup…enjoying a different atmosphere. 
However, for home business owners the “break” may mean getting back to work.
You’ve been busy all summer, if you have school age youngsters, juggling your business and […]

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 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

July 1st, 2008

Brenda Avadian Adds Value to Drawing for Finding the Joy in Alzheimer’s

Brenda Avadian, editor and publisher of Finding the Joy in Alzheimer’s, has added value to the drawing for a copy of this book over at Alzheimer’s Notes.
“What a GREAT IDEA to bring JOY to overwhelmed caregivers.
As the editor and publisher of the Finding the JOY series, I’ll add even […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

June 30th, 2008

Are You A Worka-FROLIC? What Do You Do To Make Work Fun?

Richard St John in his 8 Traits That Lead To Great Success has coined a new word - workafrolic.
Are you a Workafrolic? Yes, that’s right… workafrolic, not workaholic.
In his video about the 8 factors that lead to success he shared that Rupert Murdoch told him he works hard but has a lot of fun. While […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 0 comments

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 25th, 2008

Happy National Siesta Day

If you ever needed an excuse for a mid week power nap in your working day, today is the day. It’s the third National Siesta Day.
Benefits listed at the Siesta Awarness site for a 10-120 minute nap include
- More energy
- Improve productivity by over 30%
- Improve alertness by up to 100%
- Reduce stress and the […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 4 comments

June 25th, 2008

Do You Have Work You Can Take To The Beach?

 It’s Beach Week over at One Book Two Book.  So home business moms and dads, who need some ideas for the youngsters or who want to relax at the beach, too, stop by and see what we and Camp Weary Parent have in mind.
Taking Your Work to the Beach
When our daughter was […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

June 20th, 2008

Home Business Owners, Too, Have “Down” Times

“Life happens,” someone has said. No matter how hard we try, there are “down” times. These may not be full fledged bouts of depression, simply what we used to call “the blues,” when it was difficult to be enthusiastic, even a business you basically enjoy.
I’ve frequently noticed that Anna at Widow’s Quest […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

June 7th, 2008

Discrimination Against Women in the Workplace - Prelude to Starting a Home Business?

The Playing Field is Not Equal Between Men and Women in Business, Bridget Wright maintains at Biz Chicks Rule.
The business playing field is, unfortunately, not equal in business and probably never will be. Women have always been the primary caregivers in the family. Women have always been the ones expected to adjust to any situation […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment