October 2nd, 2008
World Card Making Day! There seems to be a day for almost everything. If you can connect with your business, you can develop great promotions, along with having fun.
I just learned that October 4 has been designated World Card Making Day. So businesses that carry cardmaking and scrapbooking supplies, in all likelihood, are offering specials. […]
October 1st, 2008
Breast cancer is no respective of persons or conditions, so home business owners, their families and friends can become victims. Learn about Lee National Denim Day at Pink Ribbon Review and wear denim this Friday to raise awareness of breast cancer. It’s also a way to raise funds.
You also can be part of the Pink […]
October 1st, 2008
From “going green” it’s now “going gray” and wondering about how this affect’s one’s business. This refers to growing older and turning gray.
In today’s society, these don’t automatically translate into greater wisdom and experience as they have in other cultures. The media focuses on youth and inexperience and living light and loose. So do people […]
September 29th, 2008
“Be polite and smile, girls,” my mom would caution my sister and me when we complained about a customer at her small country grocery store. “Remember, the customer is always right.”
So we took heed, smiled and kept our voices calm. Occasionally we bit our tongues…or at least it seemed so.
However, sometimes the customer isn’t always right and you […]
September 27th, 2008
Tips On Writing Effective Media Releases For Your Home Business
Writing media (press) releases contribute to getting the word out about your book, your business, your product. They’re considered free publicity.
Kathleen (Katy) Walls, owner of Global Authors Publications (GAP), has some good suggestions about writing and distributing effective releases:
“Media Releases generate a buzz. These are short items you send to newspapers and other media […]
September 26th, 2008
BLOGTOBER FEST, a time to celebrate autumn and enjoy great prizes comes to the Lifestyles Channel, as well as Quilting and Patchwork and One Book Two Book for two weeks, from October 6-17.
There will be celebrating and prizes from b5media Lifestyles bloggers and outside participants.
Read all about it and see if you’d like to participate and receive […]
September 25th, 2008
In response to my post, Do Promotional Pens Have Value?, Shannon Cherry, of Startup Spark, responded with an interesting comment and promotional tip that I’d like to share here. It shows that if you “think outside the box,” you often can have amazing results.
Interesting post, Mary Emma. I actually believe unless pens really link to […]
September 24th, 2008
WORD OF THE WEEK
Over at One Book Two Book, my co-blogger, Marcie, posts a word of the week and a quote of the week. Since business terms sometimes aren’t understood by everyone, I thought I’d begin this practice here.
Today our word or term is net profits (net income). This refers to the amount of money left after you’ve deducted […]
September 23rd, 2008
Laura Spencer, at Business and Blogging, has written a fun post about blogging personalities. You might enjoy checking it out to see if you recognize yourself and anyone you know.
Since blogging is rapidly becoming an imperative part of many businesses, especially if you’re mainly online, you may want to see where you fit and if […]
September 23rd, 2008
Yvonne Russell, my co-blogger here at Home Biz Notes, has written a couple of posts about promotional pens…whether they’ve outlived their usefulness or not.
Promotional Pens & Products Revisited
Have Promotional Pens Had Their Day As Marketing Tools?
As a writer, I have a fondness for pens. I collect them, not necessarily to save them, but to use […]