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Coping With Frustration While Operating A Home Based Business
by Kirk Bannerman - Regardless of whether it is online, or offline, operating any type of business will present challenges and periods of frustration. The source of frustration addressed in this article may be all too familiar if you happen to work at an Internet-based home business which relies on personal relationships and/or teamwork.

Do You Need A Niche?
by Jenn Givler - Here are three reasons a target market will help your business operate more effectively.

A Home Based Business Won't Make You An Overnite Success
by Kirk Bannerman - Believe it or not, it takes a long time to become an overnite success! Once you have chosen your particular home based business, the two most important things to remember are to stay focused and not to get discouraged.

Moms Going Back to Work for Financial Security
by Heather Eagar - What are some ways to successfully get you back into the working world? Take a look.

How to Find Balance In Your Work At Home Career And Your Personal Life
by Aurelia Williams - It can be difficult for a work at home mom to balance home, family, and career. Even if you are not a parent it is hard to find time for a personal life when you operate a home-based business.

Are You Sabotaging Your Reputation and Business Online?
by S. McIntyre - How you conduct yourself online can adversely affect you as a business person, professional or employee/employer. No one wants to be seen in a negative light so how you handle yourself online is very important.

How Do Moms Get To The Real Money With Their Online Business?
by Carrie Lauth - Recently I had the opportunity to pick the brains of 15 women with successful online businesses. Each of them are earning a very good full time income, many on a part time basis, working from home.

Shaking Hands Throughout History And Around The World
by Lydia Ramsey - The most significant gesture in business and in life is a handshake. In many cultures it is the unspoken message that accompanies our words. A handshake often takes place when you meet someone new, when you are greeting someone you haven't seen in a while, when you leave a party or meeting, when you offer congratulations or when you agree on a contract or working arrangement.

Working at Home With Young Children
by Audrey Okaneko - When I speak to moms who work at home, one of the most frequently asked questions I hear is “how do you run a business with small children?”

6 Steps To A Successful Home Party
by Kara Kelso & Anita DeFrank - Everyday someone is coming up with a new way to market your direct sales business (which of course is great). Keeping your business interesting and fresh is important. However, don't forget the tactics that made direct sales companies (aka home party plans) popular.

After The Show: Self Analysis A Critical Component to Improve Performance
by Susan Friedmann - To continually improve, you have to have a very clear and concrete idea of where you are right now. An objective measurement of performance is the only way to plan for and achieve an improved result at subsequent shows. It serves as your baseline.

Work At Home Time Management
by Tammy Embrich - Are you finding lack of time for your online business becoming more and more evident?

The Individual 401k - BIG Business Benefits For The Home Business
by Daniel Lamaute - Major mutual fund and investment management companies now offer self employed individuals 401k plans that are easy to install and administer at very low cost.

6 Steps To A Successful Home Party
by Kara Kelso & Anita DeFrank - Everyday someone is coming up with a new way to market your direct sales business. Keeping your business interesting and fresh is important. However, don't forget the tactics that made direct sales companies popular.

Home Business - Start Organized, Stay Organized, Save Time
by Elaine Currie - When you start a new home based business, it is easy to overlook or put off some of the boring mundane chores while you concentrate on building up your business.

Risking By Not Risking
by Robert Middleton - To risk or not to risk.

How Unique Is Your Business?
by Sharon Housley - All business owners like to believe that their business is in someway unique or unlike any other business. At its core though, how different are small businesses really?

Business reputation in marketing
by Andrea Morris - Your businesss reputation is the most potent aspect regarding the long term success of the entirety of your business efforts. You reform your reputation each day with everyone your business interacts with.

Mystery Shoppers Enhance Tradeshow Performance
by Susan Friedmann - It is critical that our tradeshow performance be excellent. Your organization’s financial well being depends in part of what attendees learn about your company from your exhibit. How will you know, at the end of the day, what they thought of your booth? This is where the mystery shopper comes in.

It's Time For Plan B: Brainstorming!
by Craig Harrison - Brainstorming is a special type of meeting, with its own ground rules, tempo and ethos.

Dale King Interviews Legendary Direct Response Specialist, Denny Hatch
by Dale King - Dale King has an interview with Denny Hatch.

Is It a Scam?
by Laurie Neumann - You hear so much about scams on the internet today. And rightly so, there are many dishonest situations out there.

Building Ecommerce With A Wholesale Directory
by Matthew Bredel - Wholesale directories are listings that have products in bulk at up to 80% off the retail price. Learn how to search for ones without being ripped off.

MLM Training- What to Say When You Get an Answering Machine - Scripts Included
by Tim Sales - ne of the most damaging things you can do to your MLM success is call a good prospect and leave a bad phone message. Why? Well, you may have just blown your chance at continuing a relationship with a very qualified MLM business prospect.

How To Conduct On-Line Due Diligence Before Entering Into Business Relationships
by Frank Bruno - Do you enter into business relationships, acquisitions, property investments, partnerships, or enter into a transaction without first verifying a companies identity, associates and affiliations?

How Podcasters Make Money
by Sharon Housley - Podcasts started out as fun ways for ambitious garage DJs, independent musicians and talk show hosts, who had not ventured into radio broadcasting as a way to show their stuff and make a name for themselves. What started as a hobby for many, has turned into a lucrative profession for some.

Getting Support at Home For Your Home Based Business
by Audrey Okaneko - I’ve been working at home well over 20 years now and I almost never meet a woman who is able to build and then maintain a home business with an unsupportive spouse.

Work At Home Mom: Get The Right Attitude
by Sara Mahen - The struggle it can be to be a WAHM.

Ethical Considerations in Business
by Frank C. Bucaro - Are you an ethical business person??

Motivational Speaker--Ten Tips to Hire the Perfect Speaker for Your Next Event
by Barbara Bartlein - You have the dates scheduled, the conference center reserved, and the agenda outlined; but now you need to book the speakers to make the event a success.

Are You A Commodity?
by Tessa Stowe - Do you find yourself competing on price? Do you often talk to a prospect, think you have made the sale and then they decide to shop around and buy based on price?

Taking Your Business to the Next Level – When is it Time to Move Out of Your Home?
by Yvonne Weld - The best indicator you have a thriving business is that your home office is no longer the best alternative for your business.

No Brainers: 27 Low or No-Cost Ways to Improve Your Next Tradeshow
by Susan Friedmann - There are lots of ways to improve your team's performance at tradeshows. From snazzy new displays to intensive training to rewards and incentives for top producers, it's difficult to even count the myriad ways What's not difficult is to realize that some of these improvement methods come with hefty price tags.

Are You displaying The "Right" Business Image To Attract Customers?
by Eileen O. Brownell - Consider the following items to put your best image forward to attract and retain your customers.

7 Sure-Fire Time Management Tricks To Get More Done
by Melanie Benson Strick - Do you know why you don't get all the stuff on your to-do list done? Sometimes it's as simple as a having a strategy for time-blocking.

Offering A Guarantee Without Losing Your Shirt
by Mark Silver - You may be offering a guarantee, but nervously, or perhaps not offering one at all. What if a bunch of your clients ask for their money back?

WAHM - How to Find Time for Your Business
by Charissa Bear - Any work-at-home-mom will confess that owing her own business is as challenging as it gets. While the rewards are bountiful, the word easy is not one used to describe small business ownership.

The Cost Of Disorganization...Can You Afford It?
by Patty Kreamer - For many, being organized means a place for everything and everything in its place. For others, it means nothing. The true definition of being organized is being able to find things when you need them, not 3 weeks later.

Predictions for 2007 and a Review of 2006
by Sharon Housley - Some predictions on the ecommerce world in 2007.

Magic Pills, Leprechauns & Pixie Dust
by Dale King - It's sad really, how many people come online looking for that proverbial "magic pill." They want the "easy money," the "instant riches," "the fortune and fame." But they don't want to work for it. Hey, has anybody seen a leprechaun and a pot of gold lately?

Time Management For Beginners
by John Furnem - Time management is not about doing too many things in less time but doing right things at right time in right way.

The Truth About Multi-Level Marketing
by Dale King - Multi-level marketing (MLM) or network marketing programs are a method of selling goods or services through distributors. Some multi-level marketing programs are legitimate. However, others are illegal pyramid schemes.

Top Ten Red Flags When Researching a Home Based Business
by by C. Holliday - Red Flags when Researching a Home Based Business

MLM Home Based Business - Generating The Leads You Need
by Charles Fuchs - The biggest challenge for most any MLM home based business has nothing to do with selling its products. The chief hurdle a MLM home based business usually faces involves building a successful downline.

Winning Customers Over the Phone
by Lydia Ramsey - Do you sometimes wonder where your customers have gone? In a study by the International Customer Research Institute, individuals gave the following reasons for becoming "non-repeat" customers.

Working Part Time
by Kanaga Siva - Whether or not you should quit your job and become a full time entrepreneur or if you should run a home business part time while still working at your "day job" is a very important decision to make indeed.

27 Exhibiting Do's and Don'ts
by Susan Friedmann - Here are some do's and don'ts on handling your exhibition.

Motivation and Commitment
by John Vinturella - Why do people start small businesses? The most frequently cited motivation for business start-ups is to allow the entrepreneur to achieve independence; money is secondary. Is this surprising?

Networking Tips for Moms at Home
by Demetria Zinga - Being a stay at home mom has not affected my personality, of course, so I still have a lot of creative energy pent up inside! I thought to myself one day, "what better way to use this energy than to work towards a goal—perhaps start a business?

How To Set Your "Right" Price
by Tessa Stowe - How do you set the right price for your products and services? The "right" price is the price you are happy with and the price which clients are willing to pay.

Does Your Business Phone Sound Crummy?
by BIG Mike McDaniel - In business, what you say on the phone is important, sure, but how that telephone conveys your thoughts can be a deal breaker.

Developing A Business Forum: Focus And Function
Scott Lindsay - It doesn’t take long to discover the incredible diversity in online forums.

Pricing Strategies in Marketing
by Bobette Kyle - Price is an often overlooked marketing strategy, as many tend to focus on promotions or advertising. Pricing strategies, however, can have a large impact on sales and (more importantly) profit.

Is Inventory Important
by Anita DeFrank & Kara Kelso - One of the hot questions when it comes to direct sales and offline shows is this: "Do I need a large inventory, or can I just take orders?"

How to Approach Someone about Your New Home Business
by Dave Saunders - When you get started with a home business, you have two options: You can promote your product or service to people that could benefit from them or you can promote the business itself and grow a larger team which expands your influence and makes it possible for even more people to learn about your product and service.

Lawdy Dawdy So Many Are Trapped in the 40/40
by Nicholas Dixon - Why do so many people commit themselves to a 40/40 life?

Time Management Training: Organize Your Time With The Building Blocks of Productivity
by Denise Landers - An effective daily schedule can also be constructed with three types of blocks. How much you can pile on (your productivity) each day depends on how well you organize your time.

Business Letters: Do You Really Know What They Are?
Shaun R. Fawcett - Now, at first glance the term “business letter” makes sense. But, just wait a minute here! What exactly do they mean by “business letter”?

How to Overcome Project Paralysis With a Clean Sweep Day
by Melanie Benson Strick - Do you ever get that sinking feeling that creeps up on you in the middle of the day? That feeling of overwhelm, or maybe it's anxiety, that you have SO much on your plate and you just don't know what to do next.

Ten Entrepreneurial Mistakes
by Paul Lemberg - It's hard to avoid certain mistakes, especially when you face a situation for the first time. In fact, many of the following mistakes are hard to avoid even if you're an old hand. Of course, these are not the only mistakes CEOs make, but they sure are common enough. Take the following self assessment.

How To Balance Your Home and Business When You Work at Home
by kryssa - To keep yourself and your home office organized so you are more productive and have less stress, try the following tips.

Being Organized Equals Small Business Success
by Patty Kreamer - You started your own business because you have a burning passion for what you do. You are also - we hope -- good what you do and have a desire to help others. Little do you know that running a business includes, well...running a business. This little bombshell can throw many a new business owner for a loop.

Do You Need Childcare When You Work At Home?
by Stephanie Foster - Many parents decide to work at home because they want more time with their families. They hope to be able to take care of their kids themselves rather than pay for any sort of childcare. But is this really practical? The answer really depends on your situation.

Why Work At Home? Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting A Home-Based Business
by Weisheng Wu - Starting a home-based business is not for everyone. If creating a successful home business is easy, everybody would be doing it. Before you jump at the chance of starting your business, ask yourself if you are willing to make the sacrifices to make your dream come true.

Balancing Home And Work for Home Business
by Roger Osborne - With so many young people trying to work from home on the Internet it is amazing just how many of them really do not have the slightest idea, of the workload they have gotten themselves into. Many of these people did not even sit down and assess what it is that they see as reasonable personal goal.

Who Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?
by Karri Flatla - When business people converse, the terms “small business owner” and “entrepreneur” are used interchangeably as if they mean the same thing. Yet I discern two very different connotations. Is this a matter of semantics? Or is there an important distinction to be made?

The Truth About Your Competition
by Erin Ferree - Many business owners get very worked up about the issue of "The Competition". But there are many things to keep in mind about "Them" as you define your competition and plan marketing materials that stand out.

Harmful Secrets of Computer Monitors
by Mick Madigan - If you use PCs, you are staring at that PC screen a lot. Therefore you need a correct screen setup as soon as possible,or your eyes,neck, shoulders and the rest of your body will suffer.

Why Seminars Still Appeal in the Internet Age
by Marcia Yudkin - Why do people like seminars? Here's what I've learned so that you won't overlook these powerful wants and needs.

How To Conduct On-Line Due Diligence Before Entering Business Relationships
by Frank Bruno - Do you enter into business relationships, acquisitions, property investments, partnerships, or enter into a transaction without first verifying a companies identity, associates and affiliations? Most people do and your not alone. However most entrepreneurs still enter into business relationships with curiosity and unanswered questions they may have regarding a company or associate of a particular company.

Ten Ways You Can Support Your Downline
by Audrey Okaneko - Very often in direct sales, folks will ask “how can I help my downline?” Here are ten suggestions of ways to support your downline.

You Need To Face Reality Before Starting A Home Based Business
by Kirk Bannerman - Over the years I have helped thousands of people start up their own home based businesses on the the Internet and I have come to recognize two of the most important factors for identifying people that should NOT attempt to start a home based business.

Top Ten Tips for Book Titles that Sell Well
by Judy Cullins - A title is part of your book's front cover. Busy buyers including bookstore buyers, wholesalers, distributors and your audiences buy mainly because of the cover.

Mentoring Programs for Professional Service Firms: Creating Mentoring Relationships that Serve the Individual and the Firm
by Gayle Lantz - Contrary to popular belief, mentoring programs are not solely for the young and new in their careers. Even more seasoned professionals find benefit by addressing issues related to personal development, business development, and life/work balance. Mentoring conversations are less about learning the ropes, and more about thinking strategically about goals.

What's In A Name? The Six Essential Elements You Need To Know
by Susan A. Friedmann - Selecting a name for your new business is not easy. A name does more than identify your company.

Don't Give In To Business Burnout
by Kelly McCausey - I have identified a few sources of Business Burnout and each has a distinct flavor and requires a different response.

Is Your Downline Needy?
by Anita DeFrank & Kara Kelso - Of course as a team leader, it’s your responsibility to be there and help your downline as much as possible. However, having overly needy team members can be detrimental to your business.

Friends, Family and Neighbors
by Shannon Lavenia - Friends, family and neighbors - the do-gooders who are always willing to give you advice about your life. Ever wonder why, when you are about to take a leap of faith into something awesome, your friends, family and neighbors are all too eager to warn you of the pitfalls. I call it the "Get By Rule".

The Best Way to Avoid a Work-At-Home Job Scam
by Leslie Truex - Here is how to avoid looking for the wrong work in the wrong places.

Working At Home With An Uncooperative Spouse
by Wendy Betterini - When we first decide to make the transition from an outside job to a home-based job or business, some of us might face a dilemma -- a spouse who suddenly seems uncooperative and difficult. Even if our spouse is usually good-natured, we might find ourselves enmeshed in arguments and battles for control over our own careers.

When Starting A Home Based Business...Get Ready For Mood Swings!
by Kirk Bannerman - Starting a home business can put you on an emotional roller coaster that has you experiencing high highs and low lows.

Interview Do’s and Don’ts
by Jill Hart - Many times when a successful work at home mom is “discovered,” she becomes an inspiration to her community and may be asked to do an interview on a local radio or TV program. Going from working in your bathrobe to a public platform can be intimidating, but these simple tips will help lesson the stress.

Business A Great Responsibility Teacher
by Mila Sidman - Having a business is a sure way for children to learn responsibility.

Myths Regarding Online Home Based Businesses
by Kirk Bannerman - So many times you will hear how easy it is to sign up for a few programs and throw up a website and then just watch the money come rolling in. Sorry to burst your bubble folks, it just doesn't happen that easily.

Women Coming Full Circle
by Tonya Ramsey - Here are steps that I took to make work at home a better and productive experience for both me and my son.

Are You Covered? Health Insurance For Small Businesses
by Lisa Ip - If you are a sole proprietor or small business owner and require health insurance for you or your employees, there are many options available that will provide coverage for a reasonable premium.

Does Your Telephone Sound Like Donald Duck?
by BIG Mike McDaniel - In business, what you say on the phone is important, sure, but how that telephone conveys your thoughts can be a deal breaker.

Something All My Own
by Jill Hart - Owning my own business has taught me many things about myself. I’ve learned that I can make wise business decisions, I can manage the accounts and taxes for my company, and I can type with one hand while holding a sleeping 6 month old. All of these things have helped me develop into a much more confidant person. My business has also given me the freedom to test my limits and see what I can accomplish.

Freelance Productivity: Do One Thing Extra Each Day by Nick Usborne
by Nick Usborne - This may not sound like a big deal. But it's amazing how completing one extra task each day can quickly add up and make a difference.

Home Office Tips
by BB Lee - You've decided to start a home based business. Now your next important step is to decide where to place your home office.

How to Find Time For Marketing
by Bernadette Doyle - A big challenge for every small business owner is the need to 'find time' for marketing.

Where Do You Find Time for a Home Based Business?
by Gobala Krishnan - Where DO you find the time to run, manage and promote your home based business? I honestly don't know. I know one thing for sure; you can never really "find" time; you must "make time".

How To Organize A Seminar Or An Event
by Matt Bacak - Seminars and events have always been implemented as a holistic experience to participants. Thus, organizing an event requires extensive planning and preparation with most work implemented at least a few months before the actual event. Most of the time, seminars seem to run like clockwork with all events flowing smoothly according to schedule. In reality however, much groundwork has been worked on with the purpose of developing the right atmosphere in addition to a beneficial experience to participants.

Can You Afford What Rudeness Is Costing Your Business?
by Lydia Ramsey - In today's fast-paced business world where too many people claim that they don't have time to be nice, it's easy to overlook the details that can help you grow your business, increase your profits and build long lasting client relationships.

Profiting With Private Label Rights
by Bob Bastian - There are three basic rights you should know about when it comes to resale rights marketing. These are resale rights, master resale rights and private label rights.

The Wholesale Misconception
by Chris Malta - Some people think that working with a real Wholesale Supplier means that they will magically be able to sell products for less than anybody else on the planet, for ever and ever. Then they have to compete with companies who have more buying power and get better price breaks, and suddenly the honeymoon is over. They run around screaming that the supplier is not a real Wholesale Supplier, and is cheating them. The truth is that they've simply been confronted with a perfectly normal aspect of retail sales.

Small Business and Disability: Myths and Misconceptions
by L. R. Gillson - According to the U.S. Census Department, approximately fifty-four million Americans are disabled, or have considered themselves disabled at one time or another. While this number represents a large percentage of the workforce, the vast majority of individuals with disabilities are unemployed. In fact, about seventy percent of Americans with disabilities who want to work are unemployed. Of the remaining thirty percent, only a fraction is gainfully employed full-time. As a result, people with disabilities are almost twice as likely to start their own businesses as their non-disabled counterparts.

Are You A Mostly-Sane WAHM, Too?
by Nicole Dean - I believe that there are a lot of women out there like me – clutching onto your sanity while juggling family, daily work requirements, basketball practice, ballet recitals, PTA meetings, and the many other responsibilities we carry on our shoulders.

Things everyone Should Know About Ordering Cartridges Online
by John Sollars - Most of the major printer manufacturers have adopted the same marketing model as the razor blade manufacturers. Sometimes selling printers even at cost price and making their margins by selling ink and other printer accessories. Since Ink cartridges are a recurring need to keep a printer going, it is much easier to buy refilled ink or filling it yourself using refill kits.

So You’ve Invented Something, Now What?
by Lisa Parmley - You need to figure out if you are going to be able to make a profit from your invention. Patenting and marketing your invention are not inexpensive, easy tasks. They are very costly and take time!

The Best Thing About Mom Masterminds
by Nicole Dean - A Mastermind group is a concept where success-minded people are joined together with mentors. In a good Mastermind group, you will find many people who take their business seriously and are willing to work hard to achieve success.

Working at Home? Here's 10 Ways to Be More Productive
by Alexandria K. Brown - Welcome to the real world of working at home: unforeseen distractions, a lack of structured time, and sometimes a perceived loss of identity. But don't give up the dream just yet! By putting into place a few simple ideas, you can reap more of the rewards of working at home. Based on my experiences and those of my associates, here are 10 simple ways to help you stay on track.

Work At Home Moms Time Management Tips
by Carrie Lauth - Time management is a serious issue for work from home Moms. You want your home business to be a success, but you don't want the rest of your responsibilities to fall by the wayside... especially your children, who are the reason you chose to work from home in the first place.

Frustration Is Typical When Operating A Home Based Business
by Kirk Bannerman - Regardless of whether it is online, or offline, operating any type of business will present challenges and periods of frustration.

How To Find The Perfect Images Online
Has this ever happened to you? You need a photo for a website, brochure, flyer, or CD / DVD cover. You buy one of those 100,000 photo and clipart collections on 10 CD-ROMs hoping to find the "perfect" picture, but after hours of searching you find your brain tired, your mouse hand numb, and no "perfect" photo in sight.

Convincing Your Family Members You Want To Work From Home
by Marsha Maung - The first step you will need to take to help your family members accept your work at home decision is to understand how they feel. I know, I know, this is a time when you want others to understand you and accept your decision. You’re tired of working for someone else and want to have the freedom of spending time with your family and friends, instead of lounging around in the office day in and day out. And here I am, telling you that you should understand the very people who are opposing you?

Cereal Mom
by Sharon Davis - I recently heard a woman say that being called a "work at home mom" was professionally demeaning. Being one myself, my initial reaction was to agree with her. "That's right, I'm a professional, I'm not just a bored housewife dabbling with a hobby here," I said to myself. Upon reflection however, I came to realize that I disagree. Deeply.

5 Reasons Why Your Work At Home Business Might Be Failing
by Christina L. - I have seen it many times. Join a company one week, and quit the next. Why is so many mom's out there joining companies, and then failing so quickly? While there might be plenty of reasons, here are 5 of the top reasons why this is happening.

Top 7 Reasons to Hire a Virtual Assistant
by L. R. Gillson - Evidently I’ve been living under a rock. Recently, I stumbled across the small business solution that turned my overwhelming to-do list into something manageable. It’s called Virtual Assistance, and it has freed me from the burden of what would otherwise be time-consuming busywork. Simply put, a Virtual Assistant is an off-site employee who provides web or administrative support services, conducting nearly all transactions electronically.

Do You REALLY Want to Be a WAHM?
by Darlene Deere Bishop - When you decide that you are a professional - a business owner - and that you simply choose to base your business in your home, you've made the first HUGE step in creating your work-at-home success.

Here Come The Holidays – Ready, Set, Go!
by Halstatt Pires - Here comes Santa Claus…here comes Santa Clause… Yep, it’s almost that time again. As we head into September, every e-commerce site should be formulating a plan for the holiday season. Even the sites selling the, “I hate the holidays” t-shirts.

Should You Telework/Telecommute
by Nell Taliercio - There is much more to being a teleworker then working in your PJ's or working when you want to. Yes, those are nice benefits to teleworking, but you'd be surprised by how much work goes into working from home. You usually have to work 10 times harder and longer then in your traditional job outside the home.

What do you do if your art or craft work isn’t selling? Get a job, right? Wrong!
by James Dillehay - Often you will find pieces of your work selling well in stores and going nowhere at art and craft shows, and vice versa. Some items simply don't sell in every market, but this doesn't mean the product won't sell elsewhere or that you should stop making it.

Understanding MLM Matrix Plans
If you are already involved in, or are contemplating a business using network marketing or multi-level marketing (MLM) as your marketing strategy, the better you understand it, the wiser and more successful you will be.

Is Your Email Address "Blacklisted?"
by Jim Edwards - If you ever find your email messages don't get through, or if you'd like to head off problems before they occur, the following tips should help.

Naming Your Home Based Business
by Charles Fuchs - What's in a name? In the world of business, a name is everything. Naming your home based business is important, because it is something that you will want your clientele to remember as they associate it with something positive. There is a lot of thought that should go into naming your home based business, because it can have a huge impact on your success.

Small Business Debt Collection Law Cheat Sheet
by Joel Walsh - In your small business debt collection laws will eventually become important, as your debt grows and some clients do not pay.

When Your Office Is Home
by Jenna Glatzer - When your office is home, there is no clock to punch, no rush hour drive to get as far away from the madness as possible. No, when you work from home, it's all up to you. You can work as little or as much as you like. Unfortunately, most home-workers fall into the two extremes: those who don't work enough, and those who work too much.

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