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Home Biz Notes

December 26th, 2007

5 Tips for Planning “After Christmas” & “After New Year’s” Sales at Your Home Business

 Home Biz Notes.com
Shoppers often look for “after Christmas” and “after New Year’s” sales.  So home business owners can utilize this as a shopping promotion, too.  The manager of a mall store told me shoppers are always coming into her store looking for special sales after Christmas and for new sales to start out the new […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 4 comments

December 22nd, 2007

Books For The Home Business Owner…To Relax, To Learn, To Inspire

In her post, Buy Something Just for Yourself for Christmas, Yvonne Russell mentioned books and wondered what others would like to put on their list.   I listed books for home business owners in another post, Thursday Thirteen: 13 Books to Inspire the Home Business Owner.
Do you have books on your list you’d like to share?
In a comment […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments

December 7th, 2007

Home Business Owners Ponder, “What Should I Charge?”

“What should I charge,” long has been a quandry for home business owners concerning their products and services. 
Laura Spencer at Work From Home Momma provides some interesting information to consider about the question, “Should You Set Your Initial Price Low to Get Clients?”
Many business owners often think this way because:
*They aren’t confident of their abilities and […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 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 25th, 2007

Health Insurance Tips for the Home Business Owner

You’ll find many things to consider when choosing health insurance when you’re self-employed…or when you desire to change health insurance if your premium skyrockets.  Sometimes, too, you’ll be priced out of your health insurance, as we were, because you’ve entered an age bracket that generally has more health problems.  Even though my husband and I hardly […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 5 comments

November 22nd, 2007

25 Activities to Keep Youngsters Busy in A Home Business Household

Are you’re trying to operate your home business this weekend while the children are home from school?  Do you become dismayed by the many interruptions?  (In the United States, most schools are closed so students have a 4 1/2 day holiday weekend.)
Laura Spencer at Work from Home Momma has just the solution!  Check out her […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments

November 6th, 2007

Mystery Shopping Scam Alert

Laura, at Work from Home Momma, mentioned in her comment on Yvonne’s post, Mystery Shopping Scams - Consumer Affairs Caution - Video , that she’d written today about a mystery shopping scam that’s making the rounds, especially to appeal to those working at home.  So I checked out her blog and thought some of our Home Biz Notes readers […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments

October 20th, 2007

More on Using E-mail for Your Home Business Communication

My previous post about e-mails for your home business and personal communication, Keep Your E-mails Professional, has drawn a number of comments,  here and sent to me personally.  Readers have shared with me and given additional information about e-mails.  
In general, they have agreed we often don’t spend enough time on our e-mails, a factor that could have […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

September 20th, 2007

Plan for Home Business Theme Days in Advance

Laura, at Work From Home Momma, mentioned in her comment to the previous post, Basing Your Home Business Promotions Around Themes, that business owners can begin planning for next year. 
“It’s not too late to put it [pilot theme day…or any other] on your calendar for next year, either.  Especially if you are going to purchase or […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

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