Monday, March 9, 2009

Small and Home Business Blog Carnival - March 2009

Welcome to the March 9, 2009 edition of small and home business blog carnival. There are quite a few submissions this month, so they have been split into the most relevant categories. Also, for those of you just starting out, there is quite a bit of info for startups. Enjoy reading the submissions, good luck and see you next month.

Please note, for anyone returning, I have moved the blog carnival to a new URL. I will be moving the previous editions over the next week or so, but for now, previous editions can be read on the Small and Home Business Carnival.


Destroy Debt presents Laid off? Make Lemonade posted at Debbie's Debt Advice.

Ben presents Freelance Job Search: Find a Freelance Job posted at Money Smart Life.

Britannica Blog presents The Need for Greater Flexibility in the Workplace posted at Britannica Blog, saying, "Reports on the falling economy and heaving financial industry are monopolizing news lately. At the same time, today’s managers are faced with continuously changing and conflicting demands: consumers want their products customized in record turn-around time while employees are faced with the impeding stress of long work hours and the resulting burnout."

hank presents Dream More, Work Less posted at My Investing Blog.

Tushar Mathur presents Ways To Leave Your Business posted at Small Business Resource, saying, "Selecting your successor is a fundamental objective that is decided early in the Exit Planning process. Almost all owners want to transfer the business to other family members, an employee or a co-owner; only about 5 percent want to sell to an outside third party. Interestingly, however, most persons first identified as successors do not usually end up as the ultimate owners."

Douglas Dolan presents Ready To Be The Boss? posted at The Solopreneur's Guide.

Matthew Paulson presents Beware the Insurance Sales Pitch posted at American Consumer News.

Get800today presents Happy Customers Equal Many Referrals posted at

Tisha Tolar presents Work at Home Discipline: Find Some posted at Empowering Mom.

DebbieDragon presents Making the Transition to Self Employment posted at Freelance Sprout.

Andrew Rondeau presents Understanding Resume Styles posted at Job and Career Advice, saying, "Many recruiters agree that this approach can actually leave your resume lacking in both style and content..."

Andy presents The Secret to Startup Success posted at Personal Hack, saying, "Starting a company can be a challenge. In fact most startup companies fail or go bankrupt within the first year or two. I’ve always been fascinated with startups."

American Entrepreneurship presents Everything I Learned About Business I Learned at McDonalds posted at American Small Business News.

Emmanuel presents Build It Before You Need 2 posted at Emmanuel Oluwatosin: Inspiring Excellence, Realising Ambitions.

Carol Bentley presents Who is leaving cash on the table posted at Carol Bentley.

Steve Holder presents Should You Have a Business Plan? posted at Successful Freelancing Advisor, saying, "Every business, even a small home-based business, can benefit from a business plan. Learn how to create your business plan the easy way!"

Stefan Töpfer presents Home Office and Small Business Save Over 75% On Essential IT Spend. posted at The Small Business Blog.

John Crickett presents How Do I Start A Business? posted at Business Opportunities And Ideas, saying, "A simple guide to starting a small, home based business."

Robert Hazlewood presents How To Write A Business Plan posted at Ways to Survive Life, saying, "Quick simple guide to writing a business plan"

Roger Smith presents Creating Your Network Marketing Prospecting System posted at Magnetic Leadership Marketing.

The Smarter Wallet presents Would You Go Into Business For Yourself During This Recession? posted at The Smarter Wallet.

Chris presents CPSIA Update: Stay of Enforcement, But No Real Change posted at financial reflections, saying, "The CPSIA is a well-meaning law that could shut down all small businesses in the US that make or produce items for children. Read about the "stay of enforcement" and what it really means to your business."

Stefan Töpfer presents WinWeb Offers Low Price Guarantee To Small Businesses & Home Offices. posted at Winweb.

Karina Harris presents How to Conquer a Case of the Mondays posted at Mind Your Own Business Girls Blog.

Aditi Walsh presents Remove Stumbling Block to Entrepreneurial Success posted at Web Marketing Rebel, saying, "Entrepreneurs' biggest stumbling block keeps them from enjoying success. Tulshi Sen gets to the heart of the problem in his interview with Fanny Kiefer of Shaw TV."

Insurance Toolbox presents Why it’s the Best Time to Start a Small Business in the Last 10 Years posted at Fine-Tuned Finances.

Robert S Woods presents Owning a DVD Rental Kiosk: The Headaches of Debit Cards posted at Real Web

Ken Briggs presents Selecting Opportunities in the Downturn posted at, saying, "In these dificult times more and more people will be looking for alternative income earning opportunities. With our existing income reducing or threatened it is vital that we reduce the risk of loss in choosing a new venture. Check out this article for some useful tips."

James Feudo presents Extreme Goal Setting™: Part 2 - Removing the Safety Net posted at Overnight Sensation, saying, "If you've always wanted to transition from employee to business owner but can't put your finger on what's holding you back, then this article is for you."

Shortcut Sleuth presents 12 Successful Work at Home Tips posted at Shortcut Sleuth, saying, "Some great tips for being more productive while working from home."

Cathy Stucker presents 30 Free Conference Call Services posted at Cathy Stucker, saying, "Free teleseminars can attract new customers for your business, and paid teleseminars can be a new revenue stream. Host your teleseminars at no cost with any of these 30 free conference calling services."

Wally Bock presents Why good managers make bad decisions posted at Three Star Leadership Blog, saying, "Wally Bock says that Erin White interviewed Dartmouth professor Sydney Finkelstein in the Wall Street Journal about his research on decision making. He thought the questions were good and the answers lacked depth. He points you to resources on better decision making."

Matt Thomas presents How to Scale a Service Business posted at Entre-Propel.

Burak Bilgin presents Twitter Is Like Life posted at Distiller's Corner, saying, "Twitter is like life, it's what you make out of it. A brief introduction to Twitter."

Barbara Brabec presents The Hazards of Handling Foreign Orders - Product Order Scams to Avoid posted at Handmade for Profit - Cashing in on Your Creativity!, saying, "BY NOW, I WOULD HOPE that most product sellers are aware of the many variations of product order scams running rampant on the Web. One of the most common scams always begins with someone from Nigeria, Ghana, and even London who contacts a seller on the Web saying they want to place an order (sometimes large, sometimes small) for one or more products advertised on the business owner’s Web site."

internet-based business

Steve C presents How To Determine If Your Online Business Idea Even Has a Chance posted at

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presents Online Home Business - How To Succeed With Lead Generation posted at Henri Schauffler.

Heather Johnson presents 100 Useful Web Tools to Survive-and Thrive-in a Recession posted at e-Justice Blog.

Sam presents Ten Fantastic FREE Ways to Market Your New Online Business posted at Surfer Sam and Friends, saying, "These ten action points to market your small business web site are guaranteed to draw in new customers. You’ll be surprised how effective they can be. Yes, they’re free and they’re good. You don’t need big bucks to see big results."

Ian Richardson presents How to create and run an ezine for profit, Part 2 posted at Make Everything EzyAs123, saying, "This is part 2 of a three part series on how to create and run an ezine for profit."

imjimmynice presents The Most Straightforward Way To Make Money Online posted at Internet Business Make Money Online With Welly Mulia.

Sigrid Landau presents How To Get Your Website Making Money Now posted at A1 How To, saying, "Here’s a question for you…are your websites making money? If you are like a lot of newbie internet marketers out there who want their site to be a cash generating site, but aren’t getting anywhere, read on."

Eric Patton presents Create wealth now posted at Create Wealth Now, saying, "A guaranteed way for you to make money online!!! This is no scam, no scam at all. In fact I'm allergic to them and I get a funny twitch in my neck when I see one. And since I be on the net alot I be doing alot of twitching. But seriously I'm just an ordinary guy, easy to get along with and I like money very much, and I know that you do too."

korprit zombie presents How To Make Money Online With Google Adsense Farms (Case Study Part 1) posted at How To Make Money Online: Case Studies.

Todd Johnson presents Search Engine Optimization posted at Richard Lee.

Jack Keifer presents What's Your Wall? posted at Jack S. Keifer.

Tuesday Hall presents Traveling - One of the Benefits to Making Money Online posted at The Freebie Guy.

Viraj Sawant presents Office time for your internet business posted at, saying, "How To Use Your Office time for your internet business"

money & finance

Savings Toolbox presents How to Save Money on Healthcare if You're Recently Uninsured posted at Savings Toolbox.

retirehappy presents 2009 Roth IRA Contribution Limits posted at My Retirement Blog.

Don presents How To Know When It's Time To Quit Your Day Job posted at Dawn, saying, "How many of you that are still working at a 9 to 5 job but thinking you want to work from home have asked yourself this question? Here are some pointers to help you find the answers."

Deposit Accounts presents Get the Most Out of Your Tax Refund posted at Deposit Accounts.

Amanda Dry presents Ashley's Picks - Part 2 posted at Ashley's Picks, saying, "Great legitimate ways to make money online."

nickel presents TurboTax vs. TaxCut: Which is Better? posted at

Raily Arena presents Making Money Online Scams You Should Avoid posted at Make Money Easy Online.

David presents What is aMerchant Cash Advance posted at Merchant Cash Advance Guide, saying, "A merchant cash advance is a relatively new form of business financing that relies on the borrower's future credit card sales for repayment."

jim presents Best Money Market Account (MMA) Rates posted at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity.

Mr. Banker presents High Interest Savings Accounts posted at Best Interest Rate Banks.

Mr Credit Card presents Best Business Credit Cards Recommendations for 2009 posted at Ask Mr Credit Card.

travelcat4 presents GreenPrint - Helping To Save Printer Paper posted at Latest Inventions.

Kathryn presents Freelancer’s Guide to Important Tax Deductions posted at KathrynVercillo on Bukisa, saying, "Tax tips for the at-home business owner."

Jim DeSantis presents Blogging About Debt Consolidation, Credit, and Financial Topics posted at On Line Tribune | Money Matters Blog, saying, "Debt consolidation, credit repair, and other financial topics, are some of the most popular blogs and websites on the Internet. It is little wonder that so many bloggers turn their attention to dealing with Personal Finance topics."

Lauren Rose presents Debt Relief Grants from the Government posted at No Debt Anymore .org, saying, "A close look at debt relief grants from the government, including loans, bursaries, benefits and assistance."

Silicon Valley Blogger presents High Yield Savings Account Interest Rates: Changes Ahead? posted at The Digerati Life, saying, "Where do you keep your business funds? Do you keep them in high yield savings accounts?"

Locke Dauch presents Ways to Make Money Online posted at Your Blog Is Money, saying, "Working from home is not easy, it takes discipline and structure and a creative personality. This article is all about different ways people can make money online. If you have an open mind and a strong work ethic, working from home might be the answer you have been looking for!"

sales & marketing

Barry Bond presents Adsense Templates - Internet Money Machines! posted at The Adsense Template Blog.

Shane Gray presents The Days of CPM are Over? posted at Blog.

Kathleen Gage presents Online market research – find out what’s hot and what’s not! posted at Street Smarts Marketing & Promotions, saying, "One of the most important things you can do as you grow your business is to know who your market is and what they want. A great way to find out what’s “hot” is to conduct online research. Although a great recommendation, many people have no clue where to begin. Often marketing experts tell you what to do, but not how. Learn one of the easiest ways to do your research."

Richard Adams presents Free Ebook: The Internet Marketer’s Welcome Manual posted at No More Compromise.

Shane Gray presents Experiential Marketing Offers Valuable Branding posted at Blog.

Josef Benjamin presents 3 Steps To Being A Highly Effective Attraction Marketing Star Player posted at Josef Benjamin Online, saying, "How would you like to claim your stake in the grounds of the highly profitable attraction marketing oil wells? Would it excite you to know that if you followed a few simple a-b-c steps you could make a 5 figure monthly income online promoting yourself and a proven system?"

Traci Hayner Vanover presents Developing Your Squid Strategy: Niche Marketing on Squidoo posted at Squidoo Flipping - Design Squidoo Lenses - Increase Traffic & Reputation with Squidoo, saying, "Squidoo makes it easier than ever to break into a new niche and you can accomplish this quickly. A niche lens can be created to send visitors to your desired destination — whether it is your main website, the site of an affiliate program you are promoting, or your niche blog."

Paul Gallion presents Get Your 10 Instant Affiliate Video Businesses posted at Paul Gallion, saying, "10 Instant Affiliate Video Businesses"

Osman presents 3 Bad Things About Most PLR Video Products posted at No Hype...No Fluff...No B.S. ! Marketing Product Reviews And Info.

Jarkko Aho presents Sellwell 6 - sell soft, sell hard posted at Fake Money Blog, saying, "The biggest hurdle for every small business is the sales aspect of the business. Did you know there is more to sales than quoting the price and sticking your ad into newspaper?"

Helen Trump presents Best in Social Media - February 21, 2009 posted at Social Marketing by Michelle MacPhearson, saying, "Get the Best in Social Media from this blog for February 21, 2009 issue"

Anya Portnik presents Invest 15 minutes a day and double your sales results? posted at Gavin Ingham.

greg group presents Marketing Secrets for the Startup Business posted at Associated Content.

Martin Russell presents What is Tipster Marketing? posted at Word of Mouth Marketing, saying, "When the cab driver taking you to your hotel starts chatting, and you end up getting a recommendation for a great place to eat… that’s tipster marketing."


Steph White presents Writing Articles Quickly and Effortlessly… posted at The Smart Marketer's Article Writing Success Guide, saying, "Laser-targeted, quality traffic is the lifeblood of any website or blog. There are many free techniques to drive visitors your way, but none more successful, than writing articles and submitting them to article directories and ezines. You may be thinking ‘I can’t write’, ‘my grammar is terrible’ or maybe English isn’t even your first language… I’m about to reveal how anyone can quickly and effortlessly learn the art of writing articles, and by allowing them to be republished, watch your traffic explode!"

Robert Phillips presents How to Overcome Writer's Block posted at CYBERCA$HOLOGY.

Donald Latumahina presents A Simple Tip for Finding Good Ideas posted at Life Optimizer.

Tiffany Colter presents Making money when the magazines aren't buying posted at Writing Career Coach, saying, "How do you make money writing when magazines aren't buying? This article will tell you how."

Dan O'Connor presents Creating My Own Products Instead of Affiliate Marketing posted at beingpad, saying, "If you are writing in your blog and promoting Adsense and affiliate products, why not use your skills to create your own product?"

Joshua Seth presents How Writing A Book Can Help Your Business and Career posted at Joshua Seth Blog, saying, "Have you ever thought about boosting your business and career by writing a book? It’s not as hard as you think and it can yield dividends for the rest of your life."

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of small and home business carnival using our carnival submission form.

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