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May 31st, 2008

Do You Use E-Cards In Your Home Business?

E-cards and postcards…do you use them?  A discussion evolved about this at a blog I read regularly.
I used to open e-cards and enjoyed receiving them. Then spammers and hackers began using them for their own reasons, even to infect our computers with viruses. So there is only one person whose e-cards I’ll open.   (Some say […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

March 27th, 2008

Non-Profits Can Be Home Based Operations

When discussing various types of home based businesses and writing about them, I’d never thought to include non-profits.  Tom Durso, at 501 (c) Files made me aware of this in his post, A Great Resource for Home-Based Nonprofiteers.
How many nonprofits, I wonder, start at someone’s kitchen table, with a couple of committed people hatching an […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

February 29th, 2008

A “Great Green Leap Day” At Your Home Business

“Going Green” has begun to affect just about everyone and everything.  At least we see the term more and more.  Now there’s talk of going green for Leap Day, February 29 (and carrying it on throughout the year).  Check out Alison Kriscenski’s post, Great Green Leap Day Encourages Volunteerism, at Greener Assets.
Have you begun to incorporate […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

February 24th, 2008

Are You Going “Too Green” in Your Home Business?

If you’re joining in all the hype about “going green” in today’s world, do you ever consider that you might turn some of your customers off if you’re focusing too heavily on this to the exclusion of other important aspects of your business or their needs?
Also, as Bob Turek says, at Project Management 411, Green Hype […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 4 comments

February 7th, 2008

Thursday Thirteen - 13 Online Businesses To Pursue From Home

In a previous Thursday Thirteen post, 13 Types of Home Businesses to Consider, I realized I’d named mainly off line businesses or those that combined online with a shop or office in the home.
Today, I’ll suggest thirteen that are predominately online ventures.
These are suggestions and ideas others find successful. You might use one of […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 3 comments

December 31st, 2007

Top Stories At The b5 Business Channel for 2007

2007…..2007…..BEST AT THE BUSINESS CHANNEL….2007…..2007
Bloggers at b5media’s Business Channel compiled their top business stories for 2007, coming up with a great round-up at Taxgirl, 123+ Top Business Stories of 2007.
Among them was our selection of posts by Yvonne Russell and Mary Emma Allen:
Home Biz Notes rounds out the year with five popular posts including Mary […]

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December 28th, 2007

Home Biz Notes Participates in “Getting Things Done Contest”

I’ve been “harping” on participating in contests in several posts here at Home Biz Notes, so I’m joining this GTD contest sponsored by Celine Roque at Pimp Your Work
What are my resolutions for 2008? In order to accomplish more than I did in 2007, I need to:
1. Find a way to stretch myself or “find […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

December 26th, 2007

5 Popular Home Biz Notes Posts for 2007

In the course of a year, you’ll find some articles/posts that seemed popular or helpful for your readers. They also may be are ones you particularly enjoyed writing.
It’s often difficult to narrow it down to five, but these are some that stood out in 2007:
Best Business Advice - Glide Like A Duck
Wrapping Up With Reader’s […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 4 comments

December 18th, 2007

Healthy Eating During The Holiday Season For The Home Business Owner

So often it’s difficult to stay on track with healthy eating during the holiday season.   What we eat may affect how we feel and thus how we deal with our customers, with stress, and with our family.  In other words, when we’re trying to balance too many plates in the air, we may lose sight […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

December 17th, 2007

Taking The Tax Temperature of Your Home Business

Where do you stand taxwise in your home business?  Have you been keeping up to date on taxes, insurances, and other planning? 
Now is a good time to take the “tax temperature” of your business and determine whether there is anything you can do in the remaining days of the year.  It’s also time to look […]

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