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January 19th, 2008

You May Be The Expert!

  Are You The Expert?
In a previous post, Do You Enlist the Assistance of Experts in Your Home Business?, I talked about inviting outside experts in your business area to provide programs, workshops, entertainment, etc. at your business. In other words, you’re working together for your mutual benefit.
However….you may be the expert…and can offer your […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

January 17th, 2008

Home Business Travel - Routine Or Chaotic?

My husband and I travel frequently by plane so have to develop ways to get our luggage from place to place efficiently. Also, we’ve had to become adept with our carry-on bags. 
I’d begun to notice that many men and women use fanny packs. I realized if I use one, I don’t have to panic, “Where’s […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

January 12th, 2008

Social Security & The Home Business Owner…What Should We Do?

   Odd Couple Project
Bob Turek, at ProjectManagement411, is partnering with me in a b5media Business Channel Odd Couple project. Our assignment is to consider:  At current rates, Social Security payouts will exceed payments made into the system within the next ten years. What should we do about Social Security?
He mentions possible solutions as he […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 16 comments

January 11th, 2008

Home Businesses Gear Up For Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day already!
Yes, businesses must be thinking about this occasion.  Actually we must do more than think….we must have the products and promotions in place.
Don’t wait till the week before to start letting people know you’re ready for them to do their Valentine’s Day shopping with you.
What have you been doing for Valentine’s Day […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

October 20th, 2007

It Feels A Lot Like Christmas - Pre Christmas Home Business Marketing Ideas

For home business owners and other small business owners, Christmas celebrations start early.
If you are a home business owner selling Christmas themed products, planning ahead is key. If you sell products, you probably attended trade fairs in July or earlier to order your Christmas stock.
Freelance writers who submit Christmas articles to magazines started sending […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 1 comment

September 21st, 2007

Deadline for “Jump Start Your Business” Contest Looming

    Do you have your entry finished for the “Jump Start Your Business” contest?  The deadline is Tuesday, September 25.  There will be a Grand Prize winner with two runner-ups. Prizes and consulting total more than $2,000.
This is a great way to get your small business off the ground or to give your new (within the past […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

August 25th, 2007

Look Before You Leap into a Home Business

We’ve mentioned here several times the need to check out zoning regulations pertaining to your home before you decide to set up a home business, particularly one that involves customers/clients coming to your home.   (However, online business might be affected, too, in some areas.)
 I just read a news item, License Denied for Existing Home Business, […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

August 9th, 2007

Does “Back-to-School” Affect Your Home Business?

  This time of year, throughout the month of August, the “back-to-school” idea is in many people’s minds….students who will be going back to school of some type, parents who will be involved in getting them ready, grandparents who may be helping raise grandkids, and businesses that provide products and services in some way connected […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

March 22nd, 2007

Expand Your World…and Your Home Business

David Krug makes a very interesting point a post on his b5media blog, Work Boxers. “Spend 30 minutes each day interacting with people you’d normally not interact with.” He mentions this as a way to expand your influence and to get your name [and your business name] out there.
Yes, this is something to […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

March 2nd, 2007

Choosing a Name for Your Home Business

“What’s in a name?”
When you consider a name for your home business, determine what you want to achieve, the customers you desire to serve, and the products/services you offer. Nowadays, choosing a name for the image or impression you wish to project also might be included in the idea of branding your business.
*A […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 3 comments