How To Seperate Your Home Life From Your Home Business

Too many home businesses fail due to a lack of discipline and not only from the business owner. Many times friends and family fail to understand that even though you are at home, you are still working, hence the term work at home business. Very few spouses or children would ever think of interrupting someone while they were at work outside the home, yet they have no compunction about dropping into their home office unexpectedly to discuss any topic.

It is a learning experience for family members when a business is operating out of the home and some may even feel as though they are being imposed upon by having to stay out of a room in ‘their’ house because you decided to stay at home and work, turning the spare bedroom into an office and posting a private sign on the door. At first, they may be willing to leave you alone and initially, you may actually appreciate the occasional interruption. However, once the novelty wears off that you are at home all the time, the interruptions will really begin to take their toll.

There will be a transitional period when a home business first opens during which the rest of the house members need to get used to the idea of pretending you are not home, even though they can hear you and probably even see you in your office. There is no real harm if they pop in to ask the occasional question just as you might venture into the family’s space to ask a question, provided it does not become a habit and a constant source of distraction.

Family will understand a lot better than neighbors and friends who see your car in the driveway during the first few days of working at home and chances are they will come calling to make sure you are OK. Even once told you are now working from home and really have to get back to work, you will probably have to hear about how lucky you are to be able to work at home, on your own schedule and have no one telling you what to do and not have all the distractions at an office.

During the initial period of adjustment patience will be needed to prevent creating bad feelings among family and others who unknowingly interrupt your work schedule. After awhile however, you will need to set parameters for everyone, if you plan to help your business grow and be successful. You immediate family will generally accept when they figure out if you cannot work, they may not be able to eat.

After about the first month, working in a home office will typically smooth out and there will be fewer people knocking on the door and you will not be spending the time wandering around the house searching for ways to be distracted. It is common in the beginning for new home business operators to get behind on their projects and then struggle to make up the time.

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Venice, May 2014 – 13
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I’ve been to Venice once or twice for brief business trips during my life, which had the same characteristics as the business trips I described in a separate Flickr album about Paris — i.e., they basically involve flying into a busy airport at night, taking a taxi to a generic business-traveler’s hotel (a Hilton in Venice looks just like a Hilton in Cairo,except perhaps for the canal outside the main entrance), and then spending several days working in the hotel (if the purpose of the trip was a seminar or computer conference), or at a client’s office (also “generic” in most cases — you can’t even tell what floor you’re on when you get off the elevator, because every floor of “open office” layouts is the same). The trip usually ends in the late afternoon or evening of the final day, with a mad dash back to the airport to catch the last plane home to NYC. Thus, a business trip to Venice is almost indistinguishable from a business trip to Omaha. Or Albany. Or Tokyo.

But Venice is different from almost any other place in the world, and I’ve had a couple of vacation trips to experience that side of the city. But it’s been a long, long time: the first such visit was back in 1976 (which you can see here on Flickr), and the second visit was in 1983 (pictures of which do exist on Flickr, but have been restricted to family-only access, since they consist mostly of boring pictures of drooling babies and kids sticking their collective tongues out at me).

Thirty years is a long time between visits … but for a city like Venice, I doubt that very much has changed. Well, perhaps there wasn’t a McDonald’s outlet in Venice when I first came here (and I did photograph one such outlet on this current visit, which you’ll find in this album), and you can certainly guarantee that people weren’t walking around with cellphones and smartphones the way they are today. And while the tourists typically did have cameras back in the good-old-days, they were typically modest little “Instamatic” film-based gadgets, rather than the big, garish, DSLR cameras that everyone now seems to carry around with them, complete with advertising logos all over the camera-straps and bodies to remind you that they, too, can afford to buy an expensive Canon or Nikon gadget that they really don’t know how to use properly. (Sorry, I got carried away there …)

But the buildings, and the people, and the canals, and the gondolas … all of that is the same. And that’s what I’ve tried to capture in this set of photos. The tourist crowds are now so thick (even in May!) that I didn’t even bother going to the square at San Marco, and I didn’t bother taking any photos from the Rialto bridge over the Grand Canal; but you will see some photos of tourists in this album, along with photos of the local people who are still here …

I don’t expect to come back to Venice again in the next year or two … but if it turns out to be 20 or 30 years before my next return, I suspect it will all look pretty much exactly the same as it did on this trip, and in 1983, and when I first saw it in 1976.

There are many benefits to having a home business. One of the great things is that you can be doing what you love to be doing and you can be doing this at home, surrounded by your family and able to stop work at any time to take care of things. However, being at home also means that you need keep your home office from simply being a part of your life.
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5 Valuable Tips To Make Your Home Business A Success

The type of business you operate from the home is totally up to you, but there are certain things that you will need to do to help insure its success. While visions of making it big comes immediately to mind for many who choose to run their own home-based business, they often forget that it is a business and not a hobby. Below is a list of 5 things you can do to ensure your home business becomes and continues to operate as a success.

Tip #1 – Set a work schedule.

The first thing needed to run a successful home business is a set schedule. It may be easy to stay up late to watch a movie and repeatedly hit the snooze button on your alarm clock, but when dealing with clients over the phone you really do not want them to think their early morning phone call rousted you from a sound sleep. While having a lot of free time may be appealing and taking naps in the middle of the day may be attractive, keeping regular hours is important to any business.

Tip #2 – Have a separate office.

Make sure your office is only used as an office. In addition to the tax benefits of carving out a space used strictly for work, you will also have the feeling when you walk into the room in the morning that it is time to go to work. Similarly, when the day is over and you leave the office you need to feel as though you have gone home for the day. Just as you want to keep family distractions out of the office, you need to keep work distractions out of the rest of the house.

Tip #3 – Keep it professional.

Being professional in all business dealings when in your home office will help preserve your image as a business owner. If you cannot afford a separate telephone line for the business, during your normal business hours answer the phone in a professional manner.

Tip #4 – Marketing is the key.

Unless your business is the field of dreams, simply building it will not guarantee customers will show up. Advertising ad marketing is essential to any business, even those run exclusively online. Chances are there is no sign in front of your home that indicates you are open for business, inviting passers-by to stop in and see what you have to offer. The only way anyone knows you are there is through advertising.

Tip #5 – Build a website.

Even if you will not be conducting any business online a website can serve as your web-based sales pamphlet and include information about you, your experience and your business. Including prominent contact information on the first page of your website is a key to obtaining more business, but you should also have a contact form available for people to simply send in a request for information or for answering questions.

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Tax Advantages To Having A Home Business

There are many advantages to starting a home business of your own. Most people dream about the freedom that they will have if they can be their own boss. One advantage to having a home business that isn’t always thought of is that many tax advantages that come with it.

Here are a few tax advantages that you may be able to use when you have a home business of your own.

The standard disclaimer is too of course sit down with your tax advisor or account and determine what the IRS is going to allow. However you can generally take a deduction for having an office in the home. If you don’t dedicate a total room you can deduct the percentage of a room that you are using for your office.

Many home businesses do use a specific room in their home as their home business office. This allows you to take deductions on things such as portions of your utility bills or even home improvements as they relate to that portion of the house.

Other things that are deductible include your phone, your Internet connection, office supplies, cell phone, or anything that is used primarily in your home business.

If you have a home based business that takes you outside of the home you can also deduct expenses relating to your car and how it is used in the business. You need to become good at keeping good records, but you can deduct mileage and car related expenses.

Important things to remember with home business deductions are that you do keep receipts on everything. Even the smallest things can add up over a period of time. You might not even realize what you are spending on office supplies, promotional items, and even postage stamps.

Another benefit that is available in the United States is using your children or spouse to work for you. This will allow you to deduct things such as health insurance premiums, and let them earn their own money to pay for things as opposed to paying for them directly.

Because many home businesses utilize the Internet you want to keep track of things that you pay for online as well. Business expenses on the Internet can include website hosting, your autoresponder charges, membership fees for things such as traffic exchanges, article marketing, and even items such as printing cartridges and paper.

This is a few tax advantages to having a home business of your own. It is just one more reason why running an Internet business from your home is a great thing to do.

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John Fuller & Co, St George’s Road, Coach & Carriage builder’s, Bristol
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image above: four-wheeled sporting vehicle made by Fullers of Bristol, outside Cotham House the home of George Stanley White (1882-1964), one of the coachmen was called Abbott.

John Fuller & Co St George’s Road Coach and Carriage builder’s. The business was originally based in Bath but moved Limekiln Lane (now renamed St. George’s Road) in Bristol.


Charles Spackman was raised in Marlborough, Wiltshire, where he set up a coach manufactory serving the Great West Road, but in 1773, while still in his twenties, he expanded his operations into Bath, going into partnership with Edward Morton, a Bath coach-builder, to run a carriage works by the Bristol Road at Nos 21-23 Monmouth Street. This proved very successful and Spackman was soon admitted to the Bath Freemasons (Royal Cumberland Lodge, at The Bear Inn in Stall Street). By then Bath had become an important coaching centre, and it is probable that Spackman acquired good business connections with prominent coach operators such as Eleazer Pickwick*. In 1774 he Married Anne Pritchard of Marlborough, taking residence at 24 Kingsmead Street, adjoining his workshops. They had one daughter, Catherine.

At that time Bath attracted many aspiring English artists (Gainsborough, Lawrence, Hoare, Beach, &c), and Spackman became a connoisseur of art, accumulating a respectable collection of Dutch and Flemish masters. About 1781 Benjamin Barker senior, living nearby in Cross Lane, had been taken on by Spackman as a coach painter and decorator, and it was in the following year that Spackman recognised the talent of Benjamin’s son, Thomas Barker, then 15 years old. In 1785 he took over Thomas’s education and his apprenticeship as a painter, probably under the tutelage of Joseph Sheldon**, a bookshop owner, local artist and drawing master who also lived in Kingsmead Street, and who later became well known for his construction of a scale model of Bath.

In the late 1780s Spackman also started to branch out into property development and architecture, in partnership with banker and builder John Lowder of Monmouth Street, and the architect John Palmer who lived nearby in Charles Street – Spackman acting as ‘projector’ or agent for the supply of building materials. Their first works included Lansdown Crescent (initially known as ‘Spackman’s Buildings’ or ‘Lansdown Place’), together with All Saints Proprietary Chapel below. In July 1789, when the Bath Improvement Act was passed, Spackman and Palmer were appointed Improvement Commissioners, together with Dr. Henry Harington (Mayor) and other prominent citizens. It was during this year that Thomas Barker painted the portrait of Spackman with himself (see accompanying picture).

In 1790 Spackman opened a gallery to display Barker’s work (probably the first in this country devoted to a single artist) at 23 Kingsmead Street, backing on to his own house, Thomas himself being sent off to Italy on the Grand Tour. Meanwhile Spackman entered into a joint undertaking with John Fielder, James Broom, Thomas King* and William and Richard Hewlett* to build St.James’s Square (designed by Palmer) and to supply the upper part of the city with water. William and Richard Hewlett were prominent Bath builders and related to James Hewlett, a noted still-life painter and colleague of Thomas Barker.

In about 1791, after exhibiting Thomas’s work at the Royal Academy, Spackman gave up his partnership in the coaching business to concentrate on his development projects and to set up a prosperous business as an Art and Property Appraiser and Auctioneer, his share in the carriage works being taken up instead by John Fuller, whose descendants continued to run the firm into the 20th century.

With the completion of All Saints Chapel in 1792, Spackman moved residence to the adjoining Chapel House, where he took over the artistic education of Thomas Barker’s two younger brothers, Benjamin jnr. and Joseph. Benjamin later became a noted landscape painter, and carried out restoration work for the Rev. John Skinner of Camerton. Also at this time Spackman was appointed to the Committee of the Bath Society of Guardians, and in 1793, after the Walcot Improvement Act was passed, again appointed Commissioner, along with his associates Fielder, King and Lowder and the City Architect Thos.Baldwin. By now Thomas Barker had returned from Italy and was carrying out much work for the Rev. Thomas WhalleyÝ of the Royal Crescent, while Spackman put on a second Barker exhibition at the Kingsmead Street Gallery.

Unfortunately, in 1795 (the year after the S.C.C. Act was passed) there was a severe building slump in Bath, and Spackman, having overstretched his resources like many others, was declared bankrupt. Thomas Barker opened a gallery in London, but conditions just then were not favourable for artists, and two years later he returned to Bath where he remained for the rest of his career. About 1800 Spackman also moved to London where he built up a new and relatively successful career as an Art Dealer, but always retained contact with Bath and the Barker family until his death in 1822. However, other members of his family stayed in Bath, particularly Henry Spackman who went on to found a firm of architects, surveyors and land agents which continued in business in Terrace Walk up to the 1950s.

The coach-building business also continued to flourish, although the carriage collection was eventually dispersed, as the firm, under S&A Fuller, evolved into motor builders and dealers from the early 1900s onwards. However, during the Bath ‘Blitz’ the Monmouth/Kingsmead Street area was so badly damaged that it was completely redeveloped in the 1960s, the coachworks site being occupied by the office block now known as Plymouth House. Although the firm found new premises in Circus Mews, it was finally taken over by Hartwell Motors in Newbridge Road in the 1980s. Nor did All Saints Chapel below Lansdown Crescent survive the ‘Blitz’. Having been burned out by incendiaries, it too was subsequently demolished.


Getting Your Home Business Ready To Run

Have you ever felt stuck and overwhelmed while trying to build and grow your home business? You may find that your support system is minimal or lacking entirely. This makes it much harder to do all of the things necessary to keep your business growing.

Start your own daycare business. There is much to be done in order to do this, but that is the same with every home-based business. Therefore, if this is your niche, you can get started right away. There are no products to buy and no products to sell. This is a great business opportunity!

Set up a Post Office box for all your business mail. It’s best to do this, rather than put your family at risk by using your physical address. This is especially important if you are doing most of your business online. Don’t ever post your home address online, for any reason.

Working from home offers you the opportunity to work in comfort, but it is important that you don’t get too comfortable. Just because you can work with a laptop in front of the television, doesn’t mean you should. If you want to have a successful home business, you should run it as though it is any other business. Designate an area in your home to be your office. In this area, you can have all the necessary office supplies and business materials. Your computer and telephone should both be in this office area. Having an area dedicated to work, and free from personal paperwork, will make your business look and feel more professional.

Take the time, energy and money to create a professional web site for yourself. You still need a customer facing “office” to present to the world, and an online website is the way to do it. Business cards get lost, but url’s get bookmarked. Here, your prospective clientele and professional colleagues can look you up day or night and know the critical information regarding your business.

Once your clients start seeing the quality of your work, you will have much business in the form of referrals.

Possess a positive mindset. This is the most important thing you can do to keep yourself sane and to keep your business moving forward. If you are a pessimistic person, this can hurt your business and stress you out. Read biographies of successful entrepreneurs, make sure you take time to eat and socialize, and don’t take things too seriously. Your mindset is the number one thing that will make you a success, so keep it positive.

Sometimes, business owners are looking for a fast and free way to get things done. This is especially true about business websites. Avoid uploading WebPages to free hosts like Tripod. Free hosts display ads on all of your pages and don’t give you the bandwidth you need for proper traffic. Not only that, but having a free host is unprofessional. Register a proper domain name and get a good host. There are plenty of very affordable yearly plan hosts that can serve your purposes well. This is not an area you should cut your budget on!

Make your workspace comfortable. You need to spend time here, so try and make it a place you want to spend time. Some projects may require hours and hours of attention, so make sure that you have not only usable, durable furniture, but steady utility connections and maybe even music, food and beverages.

These are just some of the fantastic ways you can begin to create extra income from home. All of these businesses have the potential to grow into a full-time job if you desire. Select a business that you are interested in, and begin doing your research. With a bit of time and dedication, you can have your own awesome home business!

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Kresge Library Collection Transfer – July 8, 2014
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The Kresge Library Print Collection Transfer to the University Library started Monday July 7, 2014. The University Library has been working with Kresge on identifying items that are not duplicated within their print collection. In total, nearly 55,000 items will be moving to the University Library from the Kresge Collections that had been on the 4th Floor of Kresge. This represents around 75-80% of our holdings, which shows the unique value this material had on the Michigan Campus. Movers from Corrigan will be working all week moving the print collections and some library furniture that will go to the University Library. The print collections that are taken by the University Library will be moved into storage while a permanent home is found at the University Library. It will likely be late this year when the print items are available for research use. The collection will not be returning to Ross.


The Most Essential Ingredient For Success In Your Home Business

If you have started a home based business, then congratulations. Many people dream about doing something like this, but never get off their you know what and make it happen. Because you are reading this, you have made, or are about to make, the crucial step that separates the nine to five workers from the entrepreneurs who make it all happen. However, it’s not easy. If it was, everybody would be doing it. It’s a sad and unfortunate fact that two thirds of new businesses fail within the first three years. That’s why you’ve got to really put everything you’ve got into your business, because you are literally fighting for your financial survival. In this article, you are going to learn some important tips that can help significantly.

The first thing you need to understand is that working at home is ten times as hard as working in an office. The distance between your average office worker and the bottom line of the company is pretty wide. That means a typical office worker can put in only a minimum amount of effort and still collect a paycheck for many years. At home, however, if you slack off just a little bit, you run the risk of not making any money. Your weekly paycheck is not only tied to how hard you work, but how smart you work as well.

Distractions are going to be the biggest killer of motivation. Sure, you can watch Internet videos all day long at the office and not worry. However, if you start doing this while working on your home business, it’s all over. Avoid distractions at all costs, as they will quickly sap you of your motivation, and you’ll end up back in your office explaining why your home business didn’t work out so well.

One way to keep distractions away is to have a focused workspace. This means no TV, no Internet surfing, and only a minimum of inspirational accoutrements. This will keep your focus laser sharp and incredibly efficient.

Also, you’ll need to work the same schedule every day. No sleeping in. Ever. Wake up at the same time every morning, and work to at least the same time every evening. You’ll find that often times you are compelled to work much longer than you would at the office. That’s fine. So long as you wake up and get started at the same time every day.

When you follow these tips, you’ll be much more likely to enjoy massive financial success. Keep going, never quit, and keep focusing on that huge pot of gold at the end of your journey.

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2014 – Seattle – Admiral’s House
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A view of Admiral’s House from Pier 91.

This historical landmark property is secluded on nearly four acres in Magnolia. It overlooks Elliott Bay and boasts an unobstructed view of the Seattle city skyline, including the iconic Space Needle and the majestic Mt. Rainier.

Throughout the years, over thirty U.S. Naval admirals and their families have resided in the house, which was also used for formally entertaining government, military officials, foreign dignitaries, royalty, and business leaders.

Built in 1945 and previously owned by the Navy, the Admiral’s House has eight bedrooms, five-and-a-half bathrooms, and is located on nearly four acres of land overlooking downtown Seattle, Puget Sound, and the Elliott Bay Marina. The stately white mansion on the bluff in Magnolia is designated a City of Seattle landmark and nominated for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The residence was home to admirals of the Navy since World War II.

The house was sold in 2013 and purportedly will be used for office space.

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The Advantages Of A Work From Home Business

A work from home business is becoming an increasingly popular trend for many people and companies. It has a number of benefits for both the employees and the employers, and whether you are an existing business owner or an individual thinking of starting your own work from home business, you should be interested in some of the many benefits that working from home can bring.

One of the main reasons why companies adopt a work from home strategy is because such work is cost-effective. They are able to save huge amounts of money because they do not have to pay high overhead costs. They do not need to rent big office spaces since all their work processes can be done at home, and because of this, they do not have to pay bills for electricity and water. Employee benefits, like transportation benefits, medical benefits, insurance and others, are also significantly reduced.

For those people who work from home, one obvious advantage is that they will get to spend more time with their families. This is especially advantageous for mums who have kids. They can now say goodbye to daycare centers since they can look after their children while they work. Staying at home means that you can spend more time with your family while making an income.

Freedom and flexibility are also part of the reasons why a lot of people choose a work from home businesses. You can now make a living while enjoying the comforts of your own home. Doing your job at home can be very comfortable compared to being stuck in the office. You can be in control of your time and you can get more sleep since you do not have to wake up early to go to the office. If you need to do any household chores like laundry and cleaning, you can do them anytime of the day. No more boss or manager to keep an eye on you, which greatly lessens the pressure on you. Also, you do not need to adapt to the corporate culture.

Many people working from home are able to save a lot of money compared to going to the office everyday. With the convenience of getting up from bed and going straight to your desk, you can save time, gasoline, and other transportation costs. Nor do you need to buy office clothes, since working at home means you can wear anything, even your pajamas. Although though most companies that use a work from home strategy do not provide employee benefits, the great savings that come with working in this way will compensate for the benefits that are offered for office-based jobs.

Another benefit of a work from home business that can help to compensate for the loss of employee benefits that are offered to those who work in offices is the tax advantage. You can deduct expenses such as operating and depreciation costs if you use your home as a workplace. You should ask your accountant for proper evaluation, but it is a significant saving.

And lastly, work from home reduces stress. If any of your family members become ill you do not have to file for a vacation leave, but can now balance the demands of your private life and work life. Also, you can forget office politics which can cause so much stress to an individual. However, there is a downside.

While you are not pressured to get work done within tight schedules, you have to retain a degree of responsibility and put a full day’s work in each and every day. You should set deadlines for yourself, or else you will not earn enough to support your living. If you perform badly, you should expect a low pay. On the other hand, if your performance is satisfactory, then you can look forward to satisfactory earnings.

Your earnings greatly depend on your own performance, and while this can be a good thing since you are in control of how much money you want to make, you should make sure that you don’t take advantage of having no boss to keep an eye on you. You have to instill a degree of self-discipline to be successful.

In fact, with the growing number of people getting into this work from home trend, it means that it works for them and they are satisfied with the benefits. So try it now, whether full-time or part-time, and see if it is the right thing for you.

Office Redux
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I moved everything around in my office this weekend. It’s freaking amazing how much more room I have in here now! Last items of business here: Figuring out where to hang stuff on the wall, and putting shelving in the closet.

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Make A Home Business Connection

Is it really possible to make your home business successful simply through a connection with another business? Indeed, the answer is a resounding “yes”.

Granted, skeptics are quick to point out that it is unwise to send your customers or even only potential customer someplace else, but consider all the benefits.

For example, if you are running a home business that specializes in designing and creating outfits for dogs, why not make the connection with your local veterinarian? If you already own a dog and assuming you and your vet have a good relationship, she or he will most likely not mind having some of your business cards and maybe even a photo of your dog in a spiffy outfit
displayed on the office bulletin board.

This connection might net you some customers, since anyone who visits the vet’s office is usually kept waiting long enough to peruse some of the ads on the board. From there, why not branch out and make the connection with your local animal shelter? Maybe you adopted your own dog from there, and you could offer a free doggie garment of a non expensive variety, of
course, for anyone who adopts a pooch from there. This will get your name out, but it will also be undoubtedly good for some repeat business!

Yet another connection could be made with your dog’s groomer. After all, she or he is in business to make dogs looks and feel good, and so are you! As you can see, your home business can become a resounding success simply by making a connection here and there.

Another example is that of the home business that does notary work. Notaries are in constant demand, since many business transactions have to be notarized. Sure, banks, law offices, and even some medical offices might have their own notaries, but what if someone gets sick?

What if a transaction did not originate in a local office, but instead took place via the Internet?
Getting the name of your home business out there is the connection you will need to make in order to be called in when there is a need!

For example, think of a way that your notary business is different from the way the notary at the local law office does business. Odds are, the law office’s notary is also a legal secretary, paralegal, or relief receptionist, and having her or him leave the office is next to impossible.

You, on the other hand, are free to travel to a signing, a client’s business, or even the courthouse. Make sure that you talk to the lawyer and the human resources manager at the local law firm and make that connection. After all, a home business connection is worth money!

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Reflections of Time
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ON my work around the city, March 19, 2014 Christchurch New Zealand.

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It would offer three blocks of premium retail and office space with associated cycle parks, sheltered courtyards and 123 car parks, making it suitable for the retail, business and hospitality sectors.

Formerly home to Amuri Courts and URS Landsborough House, the 4068-square-metre site extends from Armagh St to Gloucester St, and is bounded by Durham St to the east.

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Starting Your Stay At Home Business

Having a career at home, with no rules but your own, for self development and life satisfaction has been the dream of most moms, and dads for that matter alike, for a long time.

Would you want to work for a demanding, ignorant, incompetent, unsympathetic boss if you have a choice?

The choice being; of staying home and earning the same or more than you would make by time, body and mind slaving in the office, store or factory for 8 to 10 hours a day? Not really? I thought so.

From experience I know that starting a stay at home business can be a bit daunting for most moms and dads.

A lot of people would be intimidated by the thought of not receiving their monthly paycheck and would opt to simply stay with their present job.

This would mean missing Out on the thrill of busting out of their discomfort and unhappy zones.

The other, large side, of the coin is happier and far more exciting though.

Go back over a hundred years ago and think of how you would of felt as one of the Wright brothers, as your paper, cloth and wood plane was lifting off of the ground for the first time for All humanity of all time.

The warm summer sun is shining down on you as you lay on your chest guiding your aircraft. The smell of the warm grassy field fills your lungs as you leave the ground.

A warming comfortable summer breeze is blowing back from the noisy propeller moving so fast the human eye cannot follow it. See the Earth getting farther and farther below you. No one has ever done this before!

Feel the chills in your spine and the adrenaline pumping up your excited heart as you think of all the small, go no where people who told you this was impossible because no one had ever done it before!

Think of where the world would be now if everyone listened to the very little people who say it cannot be done while others are doing it as they speak their tail dragging talk.

While many people would simply not pursue their dream of having a work at home business, there are a few brave souls, like you, who would take the risk of starting out.

Of lifting off the Earth, for the first time, despite the little people saying convincingly that it cannot be done. Hah!

For you mom and dad people who are brave enough to pursue your dreams, your first challenge will be to find the right kind of stay at home business that is profitable, enjoyable and exciting.

Do not be satisfied with anything less.

Find these profitable, exciting and enjoyable stay at home businesses as a matter of ingenuity and creativity drives you. Got it?

There are no hard and fast rules as to where to get your business ideas.

Although the thrilling reality is that they are constantly all around and within you at every moment of your existence. That is, right now.

Many of the most creative business ideas came about through accident so you can never be too specific as to where to find them.

Though remember that they are always all around you.

However, there are places like the Internet, the library and your local trade and industry office or show, which can be wonderful sources of inspiration.

Once you find the right stay at home business, you need to study all its general aspects.

Just because you have a stay at home business does not mean you will not have any competitors.

On the contrary, you will be facing stiff, dishonest and unfair competition from fellow work at home business people and big companies with established commercial offices from day 1.

It is important that you study your competitors well and learn from them.

In business, one of your best teachers is your competitors, so take advantage of their experiences and learn from them. Look at good competitors who do Not fulfill their whole service.

Maybe you can pick up where they left off without competing with them with a new product they did not see when they built theirs.

Before you are ready to start, clear a space in your home where you will set up your center of operations office.

Work with your family and make a plan to have them help you and make them an intricate part of your business. They are sure to help you more effectively.

Give them a defined amount of prime time attention everyday as you will your business.

This will inspire you to do better all the time. They will also help and follow you more this way.

Stay at home businesses need designated office and time space, in your house and family life, where you can organize yourself completely.

If you have children, it is better to have a door on your designated office that you can close to keep them from snooping on your work.

Let them know exactly why to get maximum cooperation.

Having kids running in front of you while you work could be very stressful so make sure that you have a stay at home business area where you can work in peace.

Give them small tasks to do to help you, to get maximum cooperation from them. They will respect and love you more for the opportunity to help.

It would also be a very good idea to get another telephone line, when you can afford it, which you will designate as your business phone.

You can use that phone number on your business card instead of your house phone.

Having a DSL line, when you can afford it, will help a lot from the beginning because you can talk to prospects, on the phone, while looking up critical information for them on your computer.

Having a business phone will make you sound and be professional and effective.

James M. Lowe writes original articles about home business opportunities .

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Title: The sage’s key to character at sight; special student’s course
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position of book-keeper, librarian, literary and stenographicwork; teaching, nursing, demonstrating special products;soliciting and introducing various utilities in homes, shoosand offices. Activity on the feet makes for a restless life,and for this reason the employment should be changeable. HEALTH—Your feet are the sensitive region of yourbeing, and these require careful attention to keep them freefrom some one or other aggravation. Soap, water and oiland a good barefoot romp in the wet mud, dewy grass andin the hot sands, is the best in the way of simple treatment.The tissues should be kept soft. CO-ORDINATIONS—In business, marriage and sociallife, you blend more favorably with those born in the signsTaurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, and Capricornus. Your Astral gem or birth-stone is the pearl, the gem ofthe deeps. Your aura of being is reflective of the deeps offeeling and emotion, hence, your appearance is enhanced bydecorations in harmony with the pearl. CHARACTER AT SIGHT Zf)

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Rising Sign After considering the INDIVIDUALITY, as shown bythe sign of birth, take the hour or the time of day and locatethe sign of the East, the Rising Sign and incorporate itsmeaning in the continuation of the delineation. For ex-ample: take the figure and date January first. Cancer isthe sign of birth, of Individuality, and the rising sign beingLibra> it shows the form, height, weight, complexion, colorof hair and eyes, general appearance, and tendencies of themind toward vocational en.deavor. The following delinea-tions of the Rising signs relate to PERSONALITY, thesurface appearance and expression of Individuality. To illustrate the composition and connection of the twofeatures of the reading, suppose one is born in the sign Aries,between September 22 and October 23, and the sign rising isfound to be Leo. First read the Individuality from Ariesand add the Personality reading Leo- This would show acharacter with the head and heart, the mental and emotionalqualities blended to

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5 Great Ways a Home Business Can Make One’s Life Easier

Home businesses come in many different shapes, sizes and forms. These types of businesses provide individuals with an alternative to the office job setting and provide various freedoms to the business owners as well. In fact, there are five often-cited ways in which a home business can make one’s life easier overall.

Child Care Issues

Perhaps one of the most often cited features of a home business which can make one’s life easier is that by owning a home business, individuals are able to work while staying at home with their children. This makes the need for daily child care a nonexistent factor. Although some individuals who work from home still opt for putting their kids in daycare, having a home business does make doing without child care a possibility.

Transportation Issues

Another way which home businesses can make a business owner’s life that much easier relates to transportation issues. When owning a home business, one can conduct their daily business affairs from the convenience of their home office. This gets rid of the need for commuting to an office each day and putting mileage on the car, not to mention paying costly gas bills. It is also a time saver with regard to not having to commute to and from work which is also a highly regarded trait of owning a home business.

Tax Deductions

One who has a home business is also able to reap the benefits of multiple tax deductions and incentives which may be available to them. Using a home office enables a business owner to save money in the long run by seeing deductions on their annual tax returns. Although this only happens once a year, the rewards are often quite good for home business owners who operate their business out of their home office.

Being Your Own Boss

An additional incentive for home business owners is that they are their own boss. This is a wonderful thing to consider. No more bossy employers enforcing strict, unyielding schedules. Being your own boss is a sure way to make one’s life easier. One can work when they want to, take a break if they like and pursue their occupation in the manner which they see fit.

Reduce Overhead This Way

Lastly, an individual who runs a business out of their home will often find that their life is made easier by saving themselves money in the end. As opposed to those individuals who own businesses which are run out of separate offices, home business owners will see large reductions in overhead. Making use of the home as a workspace is a great way to make life easier on the individual and their wallet.

Michael Laleye Is A Plug In Profit Site Member As Well As An Authority On Developing Home Based Affiliate Businesses. Get more Information On How To Build Your Own Home Business. For Home Business Ideas To Make Money Online, Visit: http://www.MyAffiliateStarter.com

Paris, May 2014 – 070
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Note: this photo was published in a Mar 2, 2015 blog titled "Planning a trip to Europe? Avoid these 10 costly mistakes."


In the spring of 2014, we came to Paris for a week of relaxed vacationing, mostly to wander around and see some old familiar places. It was a “return” trip for both of us, though in my case I think it’s probably been more than 15 years since I was even here on a business trip.

Business trips to any city don’t really count as a “visit” — since they basically involve flying into a busy airport at night, taking a taxi to a generic business-traveler’s hotel (a Hilton in Paris looks just like a Hilton in Cairo), and then spending several days working in the hotel (if the purpose of the trip was a seminar or computer conference), or at a client’s office (also “generic” in most cases — you can’t even tell what floor you’re on when you get off the elevator, because every floor of “open office” layouts is the same). The trip usually ends in the late afternoon or evening of the final day, with a mad dash back to the airport to catch the last plane home to NYC. Thus, a business trip to Paris is almost indistinguishable from a business trip to Omaha. Or Albany. Or Tokyo.

But I did make a few “personal” visits to Paris in the 1970s and 1980s, so I looked forward to having the chance to walk through some familiar places along the Left Bank. I’m not so interested in museums, monuments, cathedrals, or other “official” tourist spots (but yes, I have been to the Eiffel Tower, just as I’ve been to the Empire State Building in NYC), so you won’t see any photos of those places in this Flickr set.

As a photographer, I now concentrate mostly on people and street scenes. The details of the location don’t matter much to me, though I do try to geotag my photos whenever I can. But for the most part, what you’ll see here are scenes of people and local things in Paris that made me smile as I walked around …

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Learn Why Starting Your Business in a Home Office is More Efficient

When you’re starting a business, and you don’t have substantial levels of capital, then the chances are that you’ve considered whether you should start the business from home or get yourself an office. In this article we take a look at the advantages of waiting as long as possible before taking on any mortgage or rental obligation.


You’ll be able to fit your work around your life far easier when you don’t have to work between certain hours in the day. You’ll be able to pick the hours that suit you, and possibly have an opportunity to spend more time with your family. That’s why it’s common for new parents to start a small business from home.


You’ll be able to save money you would otherwise waste on office expenses and invest it straight back into the business when you work from home. You might be able to spend this money on advertising to drum up more sales; raise less capital and therefore limit equity dilution; or even spend the money on outsourcing certain jobs to service providers such as a bookkeeper or marketing professional. When you work at home, you will find that your business will be in a position where you’ve got less to lose.

Preparing For Failure

According to government statistics, 80% of UK businesses fail in their first two years. That’s a lot, but it doesn’t mean that yours is going to end that way. However, in the case that it does, it’s best that you have as little to lose as possible, and that’s why you’ll be in a better position if you choose to start a home business. You will not have any contract period to worry about on your office, electricity and line rental bills that will keep coming in for years after your business has ceased to trade. Some of these issues can be addressed by the formation of a limited company, but it’s still best not to have these things to worry about.

Less Travel Time

Any time you spend travelling is time you could be spending growing your business. When you work from home you’ll be able to get up in the morning and start working right away if you choose. Likewise, you’ll only have to walk through to the kitchen when it’s time for lunch. If you can save 2 hours a day in travelling time, you’ve just made yourself, and your business, 25% more effective.


When you work from home you are able to assign part of your broadband, heating and other bills to your business. This works great when it comes time to pay your taxes, and you’re able to offset these costs against money that your business has earned. You might also be able to complete certain purchases, like a PC that can be used by the whole family, against your business. Remember, it’s always best to consult your lawyer or accountant before making any decisions about the best way to handle your taxes.

Moncton shootings mourners share grief.
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In my hometown, on June 4th 2014, three officers from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were shot and killed, and two other officers suffered gunshot wounds in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, a city of about 140k residents.

A 28-hour manhunt for the shooter ensued, a 24-year old man in camouflage carrying two long guns and a crossbow. People were ordered to stay home and lock their doors; families were cuddled in basement bathrooms, babies sleeping in bathtubs; public transit was suspended; and schools, government offices, stores, and businesses were closed. The city was on total lockdown.

On 6 June, the shooter was found and taken into custody. The shooting was the deadliest attack on the RCMP since the 2005 that left four RCMP officers dead, and also Moncton’s first homicide since 2010.