Thursday, February 01, 2007

Home Tutoring Business Offers Entrepreneurs Financial Success and Financial Freedom

Laurie Hurley is a client of Virtual Word Publishing and offers the following release:

Newbury Park, California (February, 2007) Laurie Hurley, founder and CEO of Bright Apple Tutoring, Inc. a tutoring referral business, and Home Tutoring Business, has enjoyed financial success and financial freedom since opening her business in 2002. And, each year as the educational industry continued to grow and more and more parents realized the benefits of one–on-one tutoring, Hurley’s business continued to excel. In 2005, Hurley began making this same opportunity available to others through her Home Tutoring Business Packages and since then, has seen dozens succeed in their own tutoring referral business.

Hurley states, “When I started out I made some mistakes, learned from them, and developed a distinct style of marketing myself and my business. At times I learned the hard way what didn’t work. It often cost me money, but I used every opportunity to improve upon my service and expand my home-based business. In the Home Tutoring Business Manual© I share my successes and failures and give the buyer the knowledge and business ideas to build a successful company. One of the hardest aspects of starting a new business is feeling like you are doing it alone. With HTB, our business packages provide on-going support and advice, which is like having a personalized business coach and mentor to help you grow your business.”

Home Tutoring Business Packages can assist anyone have the personal accomplishments and financial freedom of being a business owner with its easy step-by step format. You don’t have to be a tutor or have any background in education. HTB gives you the entrepreneurial edge to create a lucrative tutoring services; matching qualified educators with students for private in-home tutoring.

What buyers of the Home Tutoring Business Package can get:

¨ Complete Manual
¨ Accounting Software
¨ Personalized Website
¨ Personal Support
¨ Financing Available

How the Home Tutoring Business is different from other business models.

¨ No franchise fees
¨ No contracts
¨ No geographical limitations
¨ No royalties
¨ No prior education experience necessary

Entrepreneurs prefer to work hard for themselves rather than pay a large franchise fee and monthly royalties, which ultimately does not provide financial independence. Hurley’s package allows just that.

Hurley has been featured in various periodicals from Entrepreneur Magazine and Woman’s World Magazine, to Inside Business Newspaper. For more information on a Home Tutoring Business or to purchase a business package, please visit or call 1-888-847-0033.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Can Working in Your Bathrobe Help you Attain Life Balance

If your job often makes you feel tired, burned out, or stressed to the max, try a new bathrobe on for size. February 12, 2007 is the fifth annual “Doing Business in Your Bathrobe Day,” a time to celebrate the freedom home business ownership offers people. In fact, more than 4.5 million home business owners have waved goodbye to the pressures of the corporate rat race and have settled into a more balanced and better quality of life…working from home.

Local entrepreneur, Diana Ennen is considered one of the pioneers of the home-based industry. She started her business, Virtual Word Publishing, in 1985, doing legal and medical transcription, but today specializes in publicity, book marketing, and coaching others to work from home. Ennen has written numerous books on the topic including her latest, Corel WordPerfect, Office Ready Virtual Assistant Solution Pack,, and Virtual Assistant - The Series: Become a Highly Successful, Sought After VA. Ennen states, “There’s never been a better time to work from home. Businesses enjoy the flexibility and expertise of working with professionals running their own business.”

Kristie Tamsevicius, co-founder of, a site that empowers women who have chosen to work from home, views having a home business as the ultimate life balancer. “Some people may think that living and working under the same roof creates more stress, but in fact, just the opposite is true. Working from home gives you the freedom to schedule your work around your life, rather than the other way around. That way you can create a life that you truly love.”

And the home business bug isn’t just biting American workers. People in England, Australia, Canada, Ireland, and New Zealand are celebrating the power of the bathrobe and taking control of their workday and financial future.

Considering that the average worker spends up to 12 hours a day focused on work-related activities, often skipping lunch due to job demands, it’s no wonder that many people feel out of balance. So for the millions of people who have dreamed about a home based business and the opportunity to finally have some life balance, February 12, 2007 may be the perfect day to celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit and map out a new business plan—one that makes the bathrobe your power suit.

Once again this year,, provider of the world’s largest selection of quality bathrobes, is sponsoring “Doing Business in Your Bathrobe Day.” On the day, will hold a random drawing for three luxury bathrobes, as well as for a host of other prizes. Register online at

Additional information on the festivities planned for the day and about the WebMomz International Robes prize can be found at or by contacting Kristie Tamsevicius at 847-244-8450. Additional information on Diana Ennen can be found at or calling (954) 971-4025.

The Perfect Business Opportunity for Secretaries, Administrative Assistants & Word Processors

Margate, FL (January 2007) Business opportunities are everywhere today. You can work at home doing anything from selling the latest and greatest kitchen tools to being the personal assistant virtually to authors, businesses, and anyone who needs more assistance in running their business. Most entrepreneurs look for a business that offers them not only financial security and independence, but also pride in the work they will be doing. That’s one of the reasons that the Virtual Assistant Industry is growing in leads and bounds. Today, former secretaries, administrative assistants, word processors, and legal or medical transcriptionsists, are turning in the 9 to 5 to work at home. There’s never been a better time to succeed.

Diana Ennen has been working at home since 1985. Ennen was among one of the pioneers in the work at home industry when starting her word processing business specializing in legal and medical transcription. In 1996 Ennen wrote her first book, Words From Home: Start, Run and Profit from a Home-Based Word Processing Business. ( Ennen’s book, which was recently updated, has enabled thousands to succeed in their own business. Ennen states, “Most just need the proper tools to succeed. Learning how to find clients who want your services as well as determining the right price to charge, can be the decisive factor in a successful business. The key to success is doing it right the first time and avoiding costly mistakes.”

In the late 1990s, came the advent of the Virtual Assistant Industry. That’s when word processors determined that not only could they work from home, but they would work at home globally. Ennen’s second book, Virtual Assistant – The Series: Become a Highly Successful Sought After VA was born and written with another true Industry Leader Kelly Poelker. This book paved the way to being a successful VA and it also helped thousands start their business. The recent addition of their accompanying Workbook helped even more to give the virtual assistant everything they needed to get started or revamp their existing business.

Ennen provides the following tips to be successful in your own virtual assistant/word processing business:
1) Determine your rates to make a good profit and continue to modify those rates throughout the years as your skills increase and your benefits to clients grow. Today’s virtual assistants make between $30.00 and $100+ an hour depending on their specialty, location, and skills. Clients are willing to pay these rates because the benefits they receive not only make them more money, but also ensure a smoother running business.
2) The planning and development stage is just as important as landing that first client or getting the next one. You need both a business plan and a marketing plan, and most importantly, you need to review these constantly to see how you can improve upon them. A well laid out plan, followed up by aggressive action steps, will ensure your success as an entrepreneur, solo-preneur, or va-preneur.
3) Integrity. To be successful today, a business owner needs to be trusted. A client needs to know that when they have work to be done, it will be done in the most professional manner possible. Clients need to know that you will be there for them when they need you. Build that confidence right from the beginning.
Another important factor in the success of a home-based business is having the proper tools. Ennen’s recent book, Corel WordPerfect OfficeReady® Virtual Assistant Solution Pack ( offers not only a detailed 81 page e-book, but over 70 templates of start-up forms needed to operate a successful business. These include: a contract, marketing letters, daily operational procedure forms, sample brochures, etc. Everything one needs to get started and keep successful is included.

So if you’re ready to take the plunge and really take your business to the next level, or finally take the road home and work from home, stop by Virtual Word Publishing today. and find out how you can start your own business.

Diana Ennen

The Work at Home Dream

I just love seeing so many work at home moms and dads finally succeeding in their home-based business. I don't think I've ever seen a time when there were so many success stories. I'd love to hear yours! If you get a chance, post your success story here or e-mail it to me at

When I watch American Idol (for the kids you know) and I see so many with the dreams of a singing career, I'm so reminded of how many of us have that DREAM to work from home. I'll continue to post articles, press releases, and tips here on how you can achieve that dream.

Thanks! -- Diana