QUESTION ON How to Grow a Greeting Cards Business I have sold greeting cards or simply poetry on pretty paper/framed to family and friends. Making a couple of thousands in 3 weeks a mother's day special. I have sold over $300 greeting cards for Christmas. My question is where do I go from here. It is expensive to print. A printing company will charge 33 cents a card, but I do … [Read more...] about How to Grow a Greeting Cards Business
I have seen the advertisements and cringe - "Let us fix your damaged credit", "Don't file bankruptcy, let us help". I am sure you have not only seen them but if you have been in financial trouble you have probably thought about calling a credit counseling service for assistance. You might as well wreck your car and collect the proceeds to repair your own credit while … [Read more...] about A Home-Based Working Mom’s Tale of Recovering from Bad Credit
When most business professionals think of networking the immediate thought is networking with other professionals. One very overlooked arena of networking is that of your existing client base. Yes, your clients do network. Not formally and probably not ever with one another, yet they network -- with their friends, colleagues, church members and so forth. Get to know your … [Read more...] about Why You Should Know Your Own Clients
QUESTION ON Starting a Medical Transcription Business I have been doing medical transcription for 2 years out of my home and I am now ready to expand. I've only worked for 1 doctor so far and am not sure what to charge for my services. I have also begun typing bankruptcies. I don't have a business license yet or even a business name. What should I be doing before … [Read more...] about Starting a Medical Transcription Business
Q. I am always giving unbiased relationship advise to my friends and came up with the ideal of having a web-based business on relationship counseling. I am curious to know if a license is required if patrons are informed that the advise is for entertainment purposes only. Do you know of any success/failure stories? Thank you for your help. Robyn Advice by Tammy … [Read more...] about Starting a Web-Based Relationship Counseling Business
I cannot tell you how many people have called me, written to me and stopped me in social situations to ask about finding work as a home-based working mom. Easy as pie? "This is the hardest job in the world" I often reply, "but, well worth every minute of it!" I had a discussion with a single mother recently, and she informed me that she had felt guilty for nearly 10 years … [Read more...] about Is Being a Home-Based Working Mom Easy?
QUESTION ON Business Opportunity For Employees I work at a high-end cabinet shop and been there for 11 years with five other coworkers that have been their for just as long or longer, and are all very good friends. It's a family owned business for 25 years. The owner is, lets just say not very smart! The only reason he has lasted this long is mainly of one man who he has … [Read more...] about Business Opportunity for Employees of Sold Company
QUESTION ON Want to Start a Business, Where Do I Start? I am an artist, was a psychotherapist, taught art to kids and seniors, have a business degree as well. I am 47, divorced and want to start a home business. I am lost as to what to do. I really want to start a business, but where do I start? Please can you help? - Ivy ANSWER Advice by Tammy … [Read more...] about Want to Start a Business, Where Do I Start?
Have you ever watched a wine expert do wine tasting? They don't just sit down and drink a glass of wine; they can't do it! They have to swirl the wine in the glass, look at its color, lift it up to their nose and take a big sniff. Then, and only then, can they just put it to their lips and drink it! They know what they are doing when it comes to wine, and they know that it … [Read more...] about Wine Tasting Lessons for Home Business Entrepreneurs
Question on Friends as Business Partners: How to Maintain Friendship in a Partnership: I sat with a friend of mine and brought up the idea of making accessories and selling them. We both began throwing out ideas and I threw out the name we chose. That same day we bought some inventory but since then I have been the only one buying and doing any of the work for the business. … [Read more...] about Friends as Business Partners: How to Maintain Friendship in a Partnership