Coping with the Daily Stream of Interruptions

Written by Janice D. Byer, MVA

This past few weeks has brought into a brighter light one ofrepparttar obstacles that we, as home business owners, have to endure allrepparttar 117435 timeÖ unexpected interruptions. Sure, interruptions donít just happen to home business owners but we seem to haverepparttar 117436 most unique ones.

For instance, this past few weeks I have had to deal with what seems to be an increase of telemarketing calls; insurance companies, doctors, repair shops, and lawyers following my husbandís car accident; a husband who now has too much time on his hands waiting for his truck to be repaired; and a child who wants her mommy to cuddle with her while she is a home sick.

Some of these interruptions are necessary and have to be dealt with but others can become an annoyance. There is nothing worse than being inrepparttar 117437 middle of putting together an important proposal or on a roll designing a website whenrepparttar 117438 phone rings and you hear someone onrepparttar 117439 other end asking if you want new windows installed.

Each of us has to cope withrepparttar 117440 daily stream of interruptionsÖ its just part of running a home business. But, how we deal with them will determine how they affect our daily tasks and productivity.

Interruptions, such asrepparttar 117441 dreaded telemarketing calls, can be brought down in size. Sure, you could let your answering machine take allrepparttar 117442 calls but then you would be taking away fromrepparttar 117443 personal touch that your business normally projects to your clients. Not to mention you might lose potential clients when they donít want to talk to an answering machine or leave a message.

The next plausible answer would be to subscribe to a Call Display service from your local phone company. Now, sometimes a phone number that is displayed may look familiar but when you pick uprepparttar 117444 phone you soon realize that itís not who you thought it was. But, more often than not, having Call Display saves yourepparttar 117445 trouble of even picking uprepparttar 117446 phone when you see a number of someone you just donít have time to talk to. You just look atrepparttar 117447 display and then makerepparttar 117448 decision if you want to pick up or not. That takes no time at all.

Hot Sauce Brings Cold Cash

Written by Stephen Bucaro

---------------------------------------------------------- Permission is granted forrepparttar below article to forward, reprint, distribute, use for ezine, newsletter, website, offer as free bonus or part of a product for sale as long as no changes are made andrepparttar 117434 byline, copyright, andrepparttar 117435 resource box below is included. ---------------------------------------------------------- Hot Sauce Brings Cold Cash

By Stephen Bucaro

On a trip to New Mexico, Mary Going tried some food flavored with hot salsa. She fell in love with hot salsa and anything made with chili peppers. But chili peppers are scarce in Portland Maine where Mary worked for a computer company, so she bought some seeds and grew her own chili peppers.

Mary cooked up her own hot sauces and put them on almost everything she ate. She created a website to share her gardening tips and chili pepper recipes. People quickly foundrepparttar 117436 website and began sending Mary samples of their own homemade sauces.

The website took off as people began seeking Mary's advice and product recommendations. She located a distributor of hot sauce products and began taking orders from her website. Mary made $88,000.00repparttar 117437 first year.

She decided to cut outrepparttar 117438 distributor and opened a warehouse of her own, stocking it with 800 different hot sauces. Mary takes orders, packages and ships products, and does everything herself. It's a lot of work, but she expects to make $200,000.00 this year.

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