Business Networking and Name Tags

Over the years I’ve attended a number of seminars on business networking, read books by experts, and done a lot of networking face to face and online. But then, I’m very gregarious and I love networking. Some people are neither naturally gregarious...

Government Helps Home Based Business

As a former public servant, I still wince a bit when people joke that one of the ‘great lies’ is ‘I’m from the Government – I’m here to help you.’ So I was pleasantly surprised the other day when I received from the...

Hard Disk Meltdown – Looking on the Bright Side

This is a cautionary tale at my own expense. I know how important regular backups are. I really do. And when the hard drive on my laptop bit the dust the other night I reminded myself of this fundamental principle of document management. My Word and Excel documents...

Australian Blogging Conference Postponed

It seems the Australian Blogging Conference which was supposed to happen this month in Melbourne, Victoria,and which I mentioned in my post some days ago on Aussie Blogs, is off – and the promoter, Mick Stanic, hopes that means postponed, not...

Home Business Setup and Exit Strategy

When I set up my home based business all those years ago it never occurred to me that it would be a smart move to have an exit strategy. After all, I was free of having a boss and I could make my own rules – or so I thought. What I didn’t realise and...