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Home Biz Notes

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 […]

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April 24th, 2008

Bring Your Sons & Daughters To Work Day…April 24

 When I was growing up on a dairy farm, the sons and daughters learned about their parents’ work from an early age.  We became involved as soon as we could do some chores and were expected to help with the family enterprise.
When my mom began operating a small country grocery store when I was in […]

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July 27th, 2007

Looking for a Home Business?

You’re fed up with your regular job…or you need to earn some extra money, so you’re considering a home business.  What should you do?  Where should you start>
Do you have a hobby or special talent you can develop into a business?  When our daughter was small, I wanted to be a stay-at-home mom, but we needed […]

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June 14th, 2007

7 Random Facts About Home Biz Notes & Mary Emma

I’ve been tagged by Kelly, at Taxgirl, in this 7 Random Facts meme.  What are 7 random facts my readers would like to know about me, possibly in relation to my Home Biz Notes blog and my background for writing it? 
Here goes…………………
1.  I’ve been involved in some type of home business most of my life, even […]

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May 12th, 2007

Being a Home Worker in a Home Business

When I worked at a sewing and quiltmaking business at home,  one of my customers hired me to make patchwork pillows, wrap-around skirts and placemats.  She was in the process of developing a market for these and other items and wanted me to make her samples.  Then I began to fill her orders.  When Suzanne […]

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March 25th, 2007

Include Your Home Business in Recognition Days/Months

Find ways to include your home business in days/weeks/months of local and national recignition…and then let others know about it.  This is a way to become involved in a movement  that may be simply a local or regional one.  Or it might be a national time of recognition.  Tie in with it for unique promotions, or […]

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February 27th, 2007

Some Home Businesses May Be Temporary…But Not a Failure

Some home businesses may be temporary…a business that fills a need, for you and your customers, for a particular stage in your life, for a particular time period or event, or related to a particular region where you live at the time.   If this business doesn’t become a lifelong pursuit, that doesn’t mean it’s a […]

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December 18th, 2006

Bookkeeping for Quilting & Craft Home Businesses

One of the small businesses that can evolve out of a hobby is quiltmaking or fabric art. If you are involved in this type, you may find my post about bookkeeping for this business on my Quilting and Patchwork blog.
Some of the resources suggested may be of interested for other businesses as well. […]

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December 15th, 2006

Spin-offs for Home Businesses - Giving Talks

As you develop a home business or your hobby evolves into one, you may find occasions to give talks to groups about what you do.  Of course, some businesses lend themselves more readily than others as topics for talks.
However, you may have a fascinating interest, non-business related hobby, unusual trip you can talk about to […]

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