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November 15th, 2007

If You Handle “Made in China” Items in Your Home Business….

In our “Apprentice” type friendly competition on the b5 Business Channel, we’re following Kay as she sets up her business selling aprons and chefs hats for children. Last week, we posted, Starting a Business on a Limited Budget at Startup Spark, information on how to use $500 for her promotion. (This also gave […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 16 comments

November 15th, 2007

“Get the Lead Out of Toys Day” (Sample press release accompanying “Apprentice” competition)

Black Friday is “Get the Lead Out of Toys Day”
Kids Product Expert Provides Tips to Find Safe Toys for the Holidays
DATE-City, State- With the arrival of the holidays, children’s toys and products are flying off the shelves of retail stores.  However, new dangers have been brought to the consumer’s attention about the high levels of […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 6 comments

November 5th, 2007

Developing Creative Home Business Promotions

Developing creative promotions for your home business adds interest and draws more customers, or in the case of blogs, more viewers and participants.  Some of these will encourage customers to visit your walk-in shop.  Other promotions can increase customer awareness of your online presence.   
Noreen at Hankering for Yarn has developed a promotion around a doll […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments

October 4th, 2007

Avoiding Home Business PR Scams

Over at Startup Spark, Shannon Cherry posts some great advice on avoiding PR scams to gain publicity for your home business.  In Careful of Scams to Get Media Coverage, she relates the experience of a client who was contacted and interviewed by a company rep who claimed they would put her on big name television…for […]

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August 26th, 2007

An Interesting PR Thought for Your Home Business

When we mention press releases, or getting news out about our business, a new product or service, we think of sending them to as many publications or media sources as possible.  However, Eric Eggertson of Common Sense PR mentions another technique in his post, If You Can Give a Journalist Exclusivity, the Payoffs Are Big.
“Information about […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments