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Home Biz Notes

May 19th, 2008

When the Web is Down, Does Your Home Business Stop?

 “Help!  Help!  My server’s down.” 
(Or my computer crashed.  My e-mail has a zillion spam.)
When you’re depending solely on the Internet to operate your business, what do you do when you have problems, can’t access it, or can’t fill your customers’ requests?  Are there solutions?
*Use the phone…Make sure your regular customers have a phone number they […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

January 30th, 2008

Picking Up Your Home Business After Vacation

Home business owners have a vacation when they can - usually at their slowest time of year, or to fit in with scheduled family vacation times. Goodness knows, we all need a break.
A lot of the preparation for coming back actually starts before you even leave with planning ahead.
But what about when you come […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 0 comments

January 27th, 2008

Stop Waiting For Someone To Tell You What To Do Next - You’re The Boss

Tom Miller at Wired.com gives 8 excellent tips for home business and network marketing. “Stop waiting for someone to tell you what to do next” is first on the list.
I love this tip - so basic, yet so important. Being your own boss is great, but it also means you have to be motivated […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 2 comments

December 29th, 2007

What Happens At Your Home Business When The Water Springs A Leak?

I awoke this morning to find a note from our daughter, who left for work at 5:15 AM.  “Mom and Dad, there’s water on the wall behind the freezer.” 
My husband Jim  discovered a tiny leak in an exposed cold water pipe in the basement above the freezer.  A very fine mist was spraying over the wall […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 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 […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments