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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 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 18th, 2008

Do You Enlist The Assistance Of Experts In Your Home Business?

A strategy many businesses use involves enlisting the assistance of an expert or well-known figure for your mutual benefit. These experts in your field might make an appearance, give a talk, teach a workshop, do a book signing that, if publicized adequately, will draw customers to your place of business and gain attention for the […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

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

December 22nd, 2007

Tweak Your Topic for Carnivals to Promote Your Home Business..And Have Fun

Learn to tweak your topic seems to be Darlene McDaniel’s motto as she enters carnivals that seem, at first, to have no relation to her Interview Chatter blog.
I’ve mentioned previously, in Participating in Showcases & Carnivals for Home Business Promotion, that carnivals can aid you in developing a blogging presence and promoting your business while you […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments

December 14th, 2007

Celebrate Special Occasions With Contests In Your Home Business

Business anniversaries, seasonal events, holidays, grand openings and other special occasions can result in contests, drawings, and enjoyment for your customers. You’ll often notice a sign or advertisement for a first (second, fifth, tenth, etc.) anniversary celebration inviting you to stop by.
Online celebrations may take the form of contests and drawings and linking […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 3 comments

December 1st, 2007

5 Tips on Making a Successful Business Presentation - A Home Biz Notes Guest Post

We have a guest post today by Laura Spencer of Work From Home Momma.
She has some tips in case you’re invited to give a presentation or talk about your home business. This can be, once you get over any initial hesitancy, a really enjoyable way to spread the word about what you’re […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 6 comments

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 14th, 2007

Home Biz Owners - Join the Carnival!

Promoting your business by participating in carnivals…that is, submitting blog posts to round-ups on related topics at other blogs…can prove helpful in getting the word our about your venture and giving you more name recognition.   Business bloggers find this enjoyable as well as beneficial.  
Many of the b5media blogs offer carnivals or opportunities to participate throughout the month.  Some of these […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments