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October 13th, 2008

Deadlines for Blogtober Fest Giveaways Approaching

Tuesday, October 14, is the last day for the first Quilting & Patchwork Blogtober Fest giveaway.  If you haven’t left a comment, you’ll want to do so.
You have until Friday, October 17 to leave comments at the second Quilting & Patchwork Blogtober giveaway.
The time runs out on my other Lifestyles blog, One Book Two Book, Blogtober giveaway […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

October 13th, 2008

5 of My Favorite Posts at Home Biz Notes

Yvonne Russell, my co-blogger, mentioned that we’re celebrating the blog’s second birthday and her one-year anniversary here.
Upon thinking back over the past two years, I realize I have some favorite posts that I’ve written.  I hope you enjoyed them, too.  If you haven’t read them, perhaps you will now.
My Mother the Country Grocer…Success Isn’t Always […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

October 12th, 2008

Happy 2nd Birthday Home Biz Notes

Home Biz Notes is 2 years old today. Happy Birthday! October also marks one year for me at Home Biz Notes, so it’s a birthday of sorts for me as well.
Let us know what you’d like to see at Home Biz Notes, going forward.
Home Biz Notes was started by my co-blogger, Mary Emma Allen. In […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 4 comments

October 11th, 2008

Home Businesses Around the World

Readers let me know they enjoyed the post, Home Business Projects in Afghanistan.  This concerned the beauty salons the ladies of Kubal operated in their homes and a school set up to train them. 
So I began to realize there must be many more home businesses in countries around the world, other than the US, which […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

October 10th, 2008

Baby Boomers Business Ideas To Take On The Road As You Travel

Many baby boomers are starting to retire from the 9-5, but don’t want to retire completely.
What appeals to you?

work part time
start or expand a home business
take on a franchise
travel (short trips or an extended trip)

What businesses can you take on the road with you?

If you want to travel you have to think laterally, […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 0 comments

October 9th, 2008

Home Business Projects in Afghanistan


I saw an interesting documentary today with some students who have been studying about Afghanistan.  We viewed The Beauty Academy of Kabul. With American help, a school for hair stylists was set up in Kabul where local women came for training. 
I’d never realized how many of the women operate beauty shoppes in their homes or desire to have this type of […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

October 8th, 2008

How Using A Promotional Pen For Important Occasions Or Documents Can Market Your Business

Kelly Erb of Taxgirl commented on Do Promotional Pens Have Value?
On a whim one year, I decided to order a box full of pens for our law firm. I thought it was a bit extravagant (we went for the nicer pens) but figured we could, at the least, use them for document signings, etc.
They were […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 0 comments

October 7th, 2008

Visit Lifestyles Channel Blogtober Fest With Numerous Daily Giveaways

The b5media Lifestyles Channel holds its second annual Blogtober Fest, Oct. 6-17, with all the blogs participating and offering prizes/giveaways throughout this period.  My Lifestyles blogs, Quilting and Patchwork and One Book Two Book on various days.
We’ll have normal posts on our blogs, but at the end of each will be information about Blogtober Fest.  Check out today’s […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

October 6th, 2008

Reader Dilemma - I Can’t Open The Link The Company Emailed Me. Can You Help?

Phyllis, one of our readers has an email dilemma. Can you help? Here are my quick thoughts, but please feel free to chip in and add your own ideas to help Phyllis out.
Phyllis says

I get an email from book order co. and they want me to click on their link to order or not […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 0 comments

October 5th, 2008

Writing Prompts, Business Owners? To Tell Your Story? Just for Fun?


If you or your family entertain thoughts of writing…to write about your home business, to relate stories, or for pure fun, you might enjoy the series I’ve begun at One Book Two Book, Mary Emma’s Writing Tips. 
Although the weekly tips, prompts and activities are slated for young writers, they will work for anyone.  If you home […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments