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Home Biz Notes

December 28th, 2007

When The Internet Is Down, Does Your Home Business Grind To A Standstill?

Are you so dependent on the Internet that your business comes to a standstill when electronic problems occur? Does your business cease when your computer fails, your server has problems, or there are Internet challenges? What happens when electricity goes out in your area?
If you have a walk-in shop in your home, you probably can […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

December 25th, 2007

Business Channel Challenge Week #7 - Enjoy the Journey

  As we approach Week #7 in the “apprentice” b5 Business Channel challenge, we’re to find for Kay, our prototype business owner, one post that will help her, inspire her, encourage her when she’s too busy to wade through the volumes of information on the web.
Kay, Enjoy the Journey of Your Home Business . When […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

November 30th, 2007

Home Biz Notes Participates in Week #4 of the “Apprentice”

Kay’s problem for week #4 involves her business expanding too rapidly for her to fill her Christmas orders. (Kay has started a business producing chef’s aprons and hats for children.)
What’s she to do to solve this challenge, which actually is a good one to have?
Rachel Clarke, at Behind the Buzz, hosts our entry this week. […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

November 26th, 2007

5 Tips for Recovering From Disappointments & Losses in Your Home Business

Everyone faces losses and disappointments in life, whether personal or business. Sometimes you even feel like giving up on a project or dream. However, somehow we generally “get ourselves up, brush ourselves off, and start all over again!”
Celine, at Pimp Your Work, has 5 great tips for facing a loss or disappointment. […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments

April 25th, 2007

Technical Failures Can Affect Home Businesses

“Your server is down.  The electricity is off.  Your computer has a glitch,” are all announcements we dread to hear if our home business depends on today’s technology.
All of these occurred in our household recently, in addition to b5media having some downtime.  So occasionally my blog posts were rather irratic in April.
A friend in another state, […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments

March 28th, 2007

Maintaining Consistency in a Home Business

Developing your home business has to be more than a whim, not something you give up as soon as you encounter challenges, discouragements, or boredom. No matter what you do, no matter how much you like it…or think you will, there will be downturns.
*Keep your goal in front of you.
*Remind yourself why you decided […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment