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October 2nd, 2008

Use World Card Making Day to Remember Your Customers


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.  […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

September 25th, 2008

Unique Promotional Tip From Shannon Cherry


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 […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

August 19th, 2008

Giveaway of the Harry Potter Phenomenon Book by Susan Gunelius


To celebrate the U.S. release of  Harry Potter, The Story of a Global Business Phenomenon by Susan Gunelius, we’re conducting a random drawing giveaway of a copy of the book.  (See my interview of Susan at Home Biz Notes for more information about the book and why Susan wrote it.)
Simply leave a comment below telling us […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 127 comments

August 1st, 2008

Do You Feature Specials on Fridays at Your Home Business?

As I browse the mail coming to my e-mail box, I’ve noticed, over the course of time, that Fridays seems to be a day for special deals…special prices, special combinations of “stuff” (depending on what you sell and offer), exclusive offers, special incentives for doing business with you.  Generally these offers are one day […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 5 comments

July 9th, 2008

Virtual Blog Tours for Authors All the Rage

The popularity of virtual blog tours for authors, instead of, or combined with, book store signings, continues to grow.  I began hosting authors 18 months ago when very few authors were taking to blogs to make appearances, answer questions, and/or have their books reviewed.
Now this has become almost expected of authors.  However, I’ve found some […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

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

June 9th, 2008

Do You Tie Your Home Business Promotions Into Unique Celebrations

Associating business promotions with holidays and celebrations (local and national) often works well.
However, do you look for unique celebrations for creating promotions? These may catch attention and make people curious about your business.
You’ll discover all types of holidays and celebrations in every country. There are lists of holidays available on […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

May 26th, 2008

Any Quilters at Home Biz Notes? Check Out a Drawing for Quilting Booklet!

Are there any home business owners who are quilters or involved in a quilting related business?
I’m sponsoring a drawing over at my Quilting and Patchwork blog for a quilting booklet, Bonnie Leman’s How to Make a Quilt - 25 Easy Lessons for Beginners.
Click on the title above for guidelines for the drawing.
Also, if you […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

April 11th, 2008

Tips For Writing Effective Press Releases For Your Home Business

Press releases “shout” the news about your business and provide free promotion.  However, there are various techniques for writing press releases that catch attention and gain you recognition.
So…how do you produce press releases for various occasions that will be most effective?
Joan Stewart, at The Publicity Hound web site, provides a series of tutorials and tips for writing […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 3 comments

March 20th, 2008

Thursday Thirteen - 13 Thoughtful Follow-up Tips

Following up on customer sales and services helps with satisfied customers or repeat sales and visits. 
Have you tried any of these 13 Thoughtful Follow-up Tips?  Some tips will work better than others, depending on your customer, your product, and the nature of your business.

Send an e-mail, asking if they have any questions.
Write and mail a […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments