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July 15th, 2008

The Business Channel Tackles the Summer Slump

During the heat of summer (in the Northern Hemisphere), it’s often difficult to keep going with our writing and other businesses. We hit what’s called the “summer slump.” So we have to force ourselves to meet goals, to get our work done, to reach the heights of our abilities.
The bloggers of the […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

June 20th, 2008

Business Channel Blogs Participating in Great Blog Off

Here’s the latest list of blogs participating in the Great Blog Off at the Business Channel:
Business and Blogging
Accounting Solver
Doing Biz Abroad
Home Biz Notes (You are here!)
One Vote Matters
Interview Chatter
Biz Chicks Rule
Buzz Networker
Digital Money World
Franchise Pick
Yielding Wealth
Small Business Boomers
My Organized Biz
Viva El Negocio
Check out these Business Channel blogs.  See how they’re doing, what they’re writing […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 4 comments

March 11th, 2008

Can Writers Shy Away from the Blogging World?

 A met a writer friend today, and we caught up with what one another is doing in our writing businesses. When I explained about my blogging work, she shook her head and remarked, “I’ll stick with the writing I’m doing [referring to the traditional writing for a print publisher].”
She admitted that blogging is becoming popular, […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments

February 27th, 2008

Can Blogging Harm Your Home Business?

 (Oops!  Somehow this title got posted instead of saved.  So I’d better finish  and let you know what I was thinking. So if you saw only the title, here’s “the rest of the story.” )
Generally we regard blogging as a method to help promote a business by informing customers, providing added information resources, bringing a more personal side […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 9 comments

February 26th, 2008

Consider Blogging & Social Media In Your Business PR

Blogging and social media (the interaction of people on the Internet) can affect your business and sales, even if you’re currently not utilizing these outlets yet. According to Susan Gunelius at BrandCurve, Target encountered a negative situation when they disregarded bloggers. (See her post, Target Dismisses Bloggers (& Customers) as Insignificant & Irrevelant.)
You’re not likely […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

February 24th, 2008

10 Ways Blogging Helps With Business Promotion

Blogging has come into it’s own as more than an online journal to records one’s thoughts and activities. As we’ve mentioned in previous posts, it can greatly enhance the promotion of your home business.The following 10 ways blogging can help with business promotion were written for a writer’s home business and a blogging class I’m […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

February 7th, 2008

We’re Back After Adventures In The Blogosphere

Welcome! I hope you didn’t get discouraged if you knocked at HomeBizNotes‘ door and found it closed the past day or so. The b5media network has been down periodically, so even though we wanted to welcome you, we couldn’t make connections all the time.
We’re here now.  So stop by, read our posts, leave your comments […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

February 7th, 2008

Why Do Certain Bloggers & Blogs Stand Out From The Crowd?

Someone asked the question recently, “Why do certain blogs/bloggers stand out in your mind? Why do you return to their blogs?”
I started “pondering” and making a list.

Sometimes it’s the topic, because we interrelate with it or can link to their blog more […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 7 comments

January 1st, 2008

“Why Do I Blog?” (Final Week of Business Channel Challenge)

(For the final week of the b5 Business Channel’s “Apprentice” type challenge, we’ve been asked to consider “Why do you blog?” Four blogs remain in the challenge…Accounting Solver, Home Biz Notes, Successful Blog, and Greener Assets.)
  “Blogging! What’s that?” friends ask. They appear to think it’s some fantasy world and wonder if perhaps I’ve grown two heads.They […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 7 comments

September 28th, 2007

More About Tax Deductions for Home Business Owners

Kelly, at Taxgirl, gives us something to think about today on her Fix the Tax Code Friday question.  She extends the discussion about deductions that she initiated on her Problogger guest post.
Should there be a separate Standard Deduction alternative for self-employed persons?
She also has another very good post on deductions for home businesses here….  Some of […]

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