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Home Biz Notes

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 13th, 2007

Thursday Thirteen - 13 Tips for Easing Customers’ Stress

So often your customers are rushed and stressed this time of year as they finish their shopping, attend school holiday programs, do extra baking, wrap up year-end reports at work and often deal with stormy weather.
How can you make them smile and feel less stressed when they shop with you or visit your online store?
1. […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 7 comments

December 2nd, 2007

5 Tips For Success In Your Home Business

You may not have started your career choice as a home business owner…or perhaps you did. However, many people are evolving into this type of venture at some stage in their life, either on a parttime or full time basis, with both online and walk-in businesses.
Many factors will influence your success. Some you […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 5 comments

November 23rd, 2007

Thanks & Thoughtfulness in Our Home Businesses

    This season of Thanksgiving and the upcoming December holidays have us considering ways to show our thanks and throughtfulness throughout home business…giving thanks, being thankful, and letting customers know they’re appreciated.
Several of our Home Biz Notes posts have touched upon this theme.  Perhaps you’d like to browse them again and consider how you can […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

October 14th, 2007

Working Successfully as a Home Business Team

When husbands and wives develop a business together, many never have worked as a team.  They’ve often been involved in other careers but not in a business together.  Even though they’re excited about their business, want it to succeed, they may find it difficult to meld their working styles into a cohesive effort to drive […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 5 comments

October 13th, 2007

Believe in Your Home Business

As I read Darlene McDaniel’s post, “Unstoppable People Don’t Believe in Failure,” at Interview Chatter, I realized this is one of the characteristics the winners of the Jump Start Your Business contest seemed to exhibit.  They’re unstoppable.  Their submissions indicated a belief in their business and their ability to make it work.  
I have the feeling […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 6 comments

September 15th, 2007

10 Home Biz Notes Posts Featuring Home Businesses

We generally like to learn about other’s success stories that give us the feeling…
“Ah! If she/he can do that, I can be successful with my business” 
Or…“What a great tip!  I’ll have to try that with my home business.”
Over the existence of Home Biz Notes, I’ve interviewed and mentioned numerous home business.  I’ll round up some of these […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

September 14th, 2007

The Home Business Juggling Game

 When I learned Laura Spencer, of Writing Thoughts, had juggled  a home business with caring for her father, as well as her family, I thought some of her tips would be helpful for other home business owners who are in the midst of this, too.  They’re part of the “sandwich generation” with responsibilities in numerous directions.  […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 16 comments

June 6th, 2007

Tips for Home Business Success

Many people want to work at home and even set up a business at home.  However, they may soon find they’re easily distracted and aren’t so effective as when working for someone else. 
As has been said, “The good news is…you’re your own boss.  The bad news is…you’re your own boss.”
Now isn’t that contradictory?
Not necessarily.  As […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

March 27th, 2007

5 Simply Successful Secrets for a Home Business

Yvonne of Grow Your Writing Business tagged me for this Simply Successful Secrets meme.  Aaron Potts, of Today is the Day started the meme whereby those tagged will list secrets of their success.  When the meme has run its course, Aaron will compile a master list of the participants from many areas of endeavor.
*Set goals - Have an […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 8 comments