Occasionally I get nostalgic for my favorite theater performances. As a formally-trained theater actress the cast of each show becomes a new insta-family and together y'all bring a unique soul to each production. Such was the case for this run of Smokey Joe's Cafe where I played the role of "BJ" and sang a rendition of "Hound Dog" which was originally written and sung by Big Mama Thornton.
Have a listen!...
This production of Smokey Joe's was directed and choreographed by the illustrious Christopher George Patterson, and my costar in the scene is the prolific Jarvis A. Green. The venue was Plays-in-the-Park, a NJ theatre of which I am a proud alum.
Do you wonder what Big Mama Thornton's version sounded like? It's thrilling! Check it out now...
What's so great about home-based businesses?! Behind most corporate juggernauts is a home based business that was led by a soon-to-be trailblazer. These individuals had the gumption to turn their wildest ideas into income, starting in their garages, kitchens and bedrooms.
Today we're highlighting 2 millionaires and a BILLIONAIRE whose successful companies began most humbly, at home. The list of successful businesses that started in someone’s private home include many of the heavyweights like Dell, eBay, Nike, YouTube, Facebook, Yankee Candle, and Harley Davidson. If you ever need an argument for the validity and profitability of a home-based business reference this post!
The Pioneer Woman
Anne Marie "Ree" Drummond is an American blogger, author, food writer, photographer and television personality who lives on a working ranch outside of Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Known as "The Pioneer Woman", she runs her multimillion-dollar cooking and lifestyle business from home. What started as a mommy blog has turned into books, shows, media, and her own product lines. In February 2010, she was listed as No. 22 on Forbes' Top 25 Web Celebrities.
The FUBU Fashion Mogul
Daymond John has come a long way since turning a $40 budget into FUBU, a $6 billion fashion game-changer. Throughout his career, Daymond has continued to be an entrepreneur in every sense of the word. He is not only a pioneer in the fashion industry but a Shark on the 4-time Emmy Award winning Shark Tank, a New York Times best-selling author, branding guru, and highly sought-after motivational speaker.
Books by Bezos
In late 1993, Jeff Bezos decided to establish an online bookstore. He left his job and founded Amazon in his garage on July 5, 1994, after writing its business plan on a cross-country drive from New York City to Seattle. It has taken him more than 20 years to get to this heart-stopping moment, but the 54-year-old beat Microsoft magnate Bill Gates, by hundreds of millions, claiming the top spot: his net worth is $127 billion!
I just want to encourage you to honor that special home business idea inside of you. It can transform your life! Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @tenintv so we can hear about your 2021 business ideas
Hey friends! Today we're going to explore one of my favorite topics: home based businesses. I've grown up around a home based business for most of my childhood because my mother was a local caterer. Home businesses come in many forms and fashions which is very fascinating. Bombastic brands like Amazon, Dell, and Martha Stewart Living began as home business enterprises and grew from there. If you've ever wondered how home businesses came to prominence, read on!
There was a time when home-based businesses were the norm. Home-based businesses are located at the home of the business owner. This means that if you run your business primarily from your home (whether you own it or not), yours is a home-based business. Combining living and working spaces allows families to maximize their use of space and work together mutual benefit. No wonder home-based businesses have been in existence since our pre-historic days, when families worked together to make clothing, process food, and gather animals.
In medieval times, families set up their trades at work-homes; homes designed to accommodate living spaces as well as the family workshops. Skills were passed on from one generation to another, and the typical home was designed to accommodate the family butchery, dairy, textile, dressmaking, weaving, metalwork, tannery, or woodwork business, among other trades. Because the businesses were staffed by family members, the lines of division between work and family life were blurred.
It was the industrial revolution that pulled massive numbers of workers from their homes into offices, mines, and factories. Some women took up work outside the home. Other women continued running home based businesses doing things like sewing, selling baked goods, or providing laundry services.
In the 18th century, some of the home based businesses in existence were silk weaves, textiles, and butchers. In the 19th century, there were home makers, dressmakers, shoe makers, and launderers running their home-based businesses. In the 20th century, bakers, graphic designers, landscapers, and cleaning/laundry businesses were some of the business owners to run their enterprises from home.
Hobby or Business
The difference between a hobby and a business is in its purpose. While hobbies serve recreational purposes, businesses are intended to make a profit. The IRS allows you to deduct business expenses from your income. If you keep records of income and expenses, intend to make money, and consistently make moves to ensure that your activities are profitable, what you have on your hands is probably a business. On the other hand if you don’t mind losing money now and in the future, then it is most definitely a hobby.
The internet has given home-based businesses a new lease on life. If the modern age brought with it a separation of work and home, the information age is once again bringing the two together.
Do you own or operate a home business? If not, what type of home business would you enjoy running? Let me know in the comments!