In At Home, the home business show, is now a regular show
on the Nutmeg TV station in Plainville, Connecticut. The purpose of the
show is to provide information on starting and growing a home business.
David Pena, President and owner of WorkPlace
Innovations, Inc. of
Avon, CT, a consulting firm for people working out of their home,
is the producer and host. David Pena is also the founder of the
Home Based Business
Network and Support Group of Greater Hartford. This group has had
in excess of 500 people attend since it's inception over two years ago.
Monthly attendance is about 100 people. As a benefit of belonging to this
group, members are invited to appear on the home business show. Pena feels
the show can benefit anyone contemplating starting a home business as well
as growing an existing business.
for the scheduled shows and topics.
Helping Pena is Robyn
Brooks of Brooks Designs. She is the co host and conducts interviews
with owners of home businesses. The purpose of these interviews is to provide
information on the guests' experiences in starting a home business.
As part of the show, besides
the guests, there are three regular segments. One of the segments is called
the "Software Coach" hosted by Marsha Marsiglio with the
Software Coach of Farmington, CT. Marsha presents some of the software
available for home office use.
Another segment of the show
is the "Professional Organizer" hosted by Judy Kirk with
Organizing Resources of Plainville, CT. On the show Judy discusses various
aspects of organizing a home office.
"In Review" is another
segment on the show. This segment is hosted by Roberta Buland
with Right Words Unlimited of New Britain, CT. Roberta reviews books
and magazines relating to women in home businesses. Roberta also informs
the audience of available business resources in Connecticut.
The above segments are the
ones the show featured when it was first started. Since then the
following segments have been added:
"Real People/Real Jobs"-
this segment addresses the issue that the people on the show are real people
in real jobs in their own home business and are not paid to appear on the
show. Many people have the preconception that people can not make a good
living with a home business. This segment features owners of home businesses
and their successes.
"Home Office Design" hosted
by Neal Zimmerman. This segment helps people with the design of
their home office, from furniture, equipment to finding the right location.
"The Computer Minute"
hosted by Steve Cote. This segment deals with computer hardware,
the requirements needed to run much of the software and the inside workings
of a computer.
"The Web" hosted by
Chip Janiszewski of Internet
Business Consulting, home of Town-USA.
This segment not only deals with some of the best Web sites for home businesses
but also with "doing business on the Web".
"Mobile Office" hosted
by Gene Gillis and Marsha Marsiglio. This segment highlights
some of the new equipment available for a mobile office.
"Your Attorney" hosted
by Judy Gedge addresses the legal issues of starting a home business.
"Marketing Your Home Business"
hosted by Robyn Brooks. This segment discusses some of the low cost
but effective ways of marketing your home business.
"Working Parent" hosted
by Debbie Miner. This segment addresses the growing number of moms
and dads starting a home business, this segment addresses the issue of
kids and a home business. This segment discusses childcare needs, time
management, effects on relationships with spouse and children, office space
"Gadget Guru" hosted
by Gene Gillis. The main focus of this segment is to present new
items pertaining to a home office.
"Financial Planning" hosted
by Kenneth Mitchell. This segment focuses on the several options
available to owners of home businesses in setting up retirement plans.
"Women In Business"
hosted by Debbie Lewis. This segment addresses some of the issues
and problems encountered by women in starting their business (over 300,000
women start a home business every year according to the SBA).
In At Home" the home business show, appears on the public access Nutmeg
TV station on Thursday nights at 9:30 PM.