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Home Biz Notes

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

October 22nd, 2007

Home Business Owners Should Consider Retirement Plans

Home business owners are self-employed.  If they or their spouse don’t have another job with a retirement plan, they may find themselves lacking when they want to slow down.  It’s also often very puzzling to know what to select.
Miranda at Yielding Wealth, discusses this in her post, Retirement Plans for the Self-Employed, and gives specifics […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments

September 17th, 2007

How To Get The Most Out of Your Advertising Flyers - Basic Test Marketing

Are you making the most of your advertising budget? Let’s look at using basic test marketing to get the most out of advertising flyers.
What Is Test Marketing?
John Wanamaker, one of America’s first department store owners, famously said “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted. The trouble is, I don’t know which half.” The […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 13 comments

September 13th, 2007

Home Biz Notes Mentioned at Grow Your Writing Business

Yvonne Russell, of Grow Your Writing Business, and I were discussing the length of blog posts and how they varied with different topics and blogs.  She discussed this with other bloggers and mentions our ideas on her post, How Long Should Your Blog Posts Be?  You may find some helpful ideas here for length and […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

September 11th, 2007

Q & A for Establishing a Home-Based Bookstore

In a previous post,Yvonne Russell,  of Grow Your Writing Business, wrote a post, at Home Biz Notes , about developing your home based bookstore.  She also contributed information at Alzheimer’s Notes that resulted in questions from readers.  
So I asked Yvonne to answer questions that an Alzheimer’s Notes’  reader, Kathy of KnowItAlz.com, asked about obtaining books for an online […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 3 comments

September 10th, 2007

Home Biz Notes Participates in Back-to-School Theme Day

“Back-to-School” is the selected topic for the b5media Business Channel Theme Day hosted by Miranda Marquit at Yielding Wealth.   Home Biz Notes participated with a post, 5 Ways Back-to-School Affects Your Home Business. 
Now that youngsters are back in school, parents who operate home businesses, as well as those who shop, will find some changes in their […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments