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June 19th, 2008

Still Great Advice One Year On - Promote Your Home Business Every Single Day!

Blast From The Past - Home Biz Notes Gold
The vaults at Home Biz Notes have some great information. One year on to the day, this post is still gold. The best advice seems always seems to be simple, straightforward and evergreen.
For more great posts from the Home Biz Notes vaults, check the archives in the […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments

January 10th, 2008

Home Biz Notes Listed Among Women Bloggers of 2008

I was thrilled when I saw Home Biz Notes and my name listed as one of the Women Bloggers of 2008 at Virtual Women’s Day Celebrations.  This included a list of 25 women’s blogs and bloggers for January. 
Biz Chicks Rule , another b5media Business Channel blog, also was one of those named.  Congratulations Kristen and Bridget!
According […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

December 21st, 2007

“My Mother, The Country Grocer” Wins This Round of Business Channel Challenge!

The Home Biz Notes post, My Mother, The Country Grocer, won this round of the b5 Business Channel’s “Apprentice” type challenge, an ongoing 8-week contest, with a different version each week.  This week we were to tell the prototype business owner, Kay, a success story. 
I chose to relate the story of my mom, who influenced […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 4 comments

December 5th, 2007

7 Tips for Mastering the “Art of Thank You” in Your Home Business

  “People don’t say thank you any more.  Or write thank you notes,” a friend mentioned the other day.
Is this you in your busy life?  In your home business?
Even though I was taught, by a mother who sat us at the dining table to write thank you notes the day after receiving a gift, I often find […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 4 comments

November 18th, 2007

Tax Time Is Coming for Home Businesses!

The end of 2007 is approaching faster than most of us would like to think about…and that means we must consider wrapping things up taxwise.
Kelly, at Taxgirl, will be answering year end tax questions about charitable donations, individual tax planning or reporting.  For submitting your question, Ask the Taxgirl.
Tags: home+based+business, Home+biz+notes, home+business+taxes, Kelly+Phillips+Erb, tax+filing, Tax+girl, taxes

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By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

October 27th, 2007

When Your Home Business Creates Stress

      Even though your home business seems the ideal solution for earning an income, you’ll still experience times of stress.  There are deadlines to meet, bills to pay, sometimes difficult customers to deal with, unexpected crises, and family commitments to coordinate.  You often feel you’ve become a master juggler.  Also, you may find your energy […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments

October 26th, 2007

Home Biz Notes Post Mentioned at Biz Chicks Rule

Biz Chicks Rule, one of the new blogs at b5media’s Business Channel, written by co-bloggers Bridget Wright and Kristen King, features topics of interest to women in business.  Bridget, in Really, Really, I DO Really Work! , touches upon one of the topics I’ve often addressed over the years.  Moms with home businesses really do work.
In her post, […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

October 24th, 2007

Check Out Press Releases for Increasing Your Home Business Exposure

        Some may consider press or news releases a relic of the past.  But, according to Dorothy Thompson, of Pump Up Your Book Promotion PR (an online promotion service), You Can Double Your Profits With Free Press Releases.  She has some suggestions for formatting your press releases so they’re picked up by major search engines.  Dorothy also gives ideas […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

October 23rd, 2007

Staying Motivated in Your Home Business

You’re excited about your home business.  It’s something you basically enjoy.  You work for yourself, from your home, and can be somewhat flexible about your hours. 
However, no matter how much you enjoy what you’re doing, there will be times when it becomes routine, monotonous, frustrating, and perhaps discouraging.  For instance, when I was making children’s […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

October 22nd, 2007

Home Business Owners Should Consider Retirement Plans

Home business owners are self-employed.  If they or their spouse don’t have another job with a retirement plan, they may find themselves lacking when they want to slow down.  It’s also often very puzzling to know what to select.
Miranda at Yielding Wealth, discusses this in her post, Retirement Plans for the Self-Employed, and gives specifics […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments



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