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Money Saving Ideas for the Work at Home Parent

In a previous post I talked about the transition from having a full time income to building your work at home career.   It always helps though to continue to find simple and easy ways to save money. Now, I’ve seen episodes of Extreme Couponing and am not a fan.  Sorry, I don’t need stockpiles [...]

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Measure your Distances

I took my girls to OC Indoor Golf today for a Gap Analysis.  For those that may not know, the purpose of the Gap Analysis is to determine the average distance we will hit the ball with each individual club.  It makes it easier to determine which club to use when making an approach shot [...]

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It’s Not the End of the World

Okay, I did it.  I just wanted to write something about the End of the World.  After all, it’s trending on Google+, why not right? I don’t want to be the first to outright dispute the Mayan Calendar, but I at least wanted to talk about what we may perceive as the end of the [...]

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Pay Attention to Monthly Subscriptions

I have a gym membership that I am definitely not taking advantage of.  I think there are a lot of people out there who can relate.  I used it pretty consistently about a year or two ago because I would go while one of my daughters had cheer and tumbling practices.  But, when I got [...]

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Window Cleaners

I saw this picture of “window cleaners at a children’s hospital” on Facebook and just fell in love with it.  What an awesome idea.  Hey, if it has to be done anyway, why not do it with the added flair!  Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all find a small way to make a [...]

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Become a Freelance Service Provider

Here’s a chapter from my book, “Work at Home:  How a Sports Mom Found a Work at Home Job.” Becoming a Service Provider This is basically what I do. I am an independent contractor providing services for multiple businesses. I specialize in one aspect of marketing, hosting prospecting events. It has worked well for me [...]

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Be Prepared for the Unexpected

In golf, the plan is to land your approach shot on the green and either 1-putt for Birdie or 2-putt for Par.  That’s the plan, right?  But, even the best golfers do not do this more than 70% of the time.  Justin Rose leads the 2012 PGA tour stats at 70.34% greens in regulation.  So, [...]

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No Right to Work

I heard that Michigan passed the Right to Work law that allows employees the choice of participating in Unions or not.  I think this is fair.  An employee should have the right to choose if a portion of their hard earned income should go to compensate a Union.  If the Union proves their value to employees, then [...]

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You Built It, Now What?

In one of my previous posts, “If You Build It, They Will Come,” I discussed the advantages of starting your own group on Linkedin.  But, you’re group could probably be the newest among tens of thousands of groups now established on Linkedin.  How do you get members to join? First, do not use the standard [...]

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Social Media for B2B Sales Series: Cultivate Existing Relationships

This is the fourth of four series on social media for business to business sales.  In my previous posts, I discussed how to find targeted prospective decision makers, how to network with targeted contacts and how to build a reputation as an expert on Linkedin.   In this post, I’ll go over how to cultivate existing relationships on Linkedin: Find [...]

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