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Augusta, GA, United States, 2006/04/24 - In the April 2006 Accent newsletter, Dawn Mills Fowler of the Accent News Group provides some critical safety advice for business owners working out of their homes.
Home-based entrepreneurs must take special precautions to protect themselves and their privacy. In “Home (Business Owner) Alone” (available on the Accent News Group/Emphasis On Success Website), Accent assistant editor and security expert Dawn Mills Fowler gives some no-nonsense advice on how to stay safe. Among her recommendations: keep doors and windows locked at all times, meet with clients at their offices or at a neutral public location, and use private mailbox and phone forwarding services to keep a home address from becoming public information.
“It’s important to incorporate even simple security practices into your daily life,” says Fowler, owner of Your Home Office, a virtual, home-based firm offering desktop publishing, document preparation and website design and maintenance services. “If someone looking to harm you, or your property, sees that you exhibit security awareness, they’re likely to skip right over you and bother someone who is an easier target.”
Accent’s April edition is filled with more helpful articles on security issues, along with a couple of bonuses:
• Airport security horror stories
• Client confidentiality
• Computer safety
• Safe Internet surfing
• Digital security and unsolicited e-mail attachments
• Privacy and the use of microchips
• Virtual assistant marketing bonus: Part II of Accent’s series on the Brenner Information Group’s VA study
• Technology review bonus: Vonage phone service
Readers can check out the current issue at the Accent News Group/Emphasis On Success Web site as well as review previous editions. They may also subscribe to Accent so the next issue arrives directly in their inboxes. Subscriptions are free.
Next month the Accent news team will focus on inspiration. Look for an Accent editorial board session exploring this topic, along with articles from individual contributors on what keeps them motivated.
Started in summer 2005, the Accent newsletter delivers information, resources and solutions that enable virtual professionals and small business owners to excel in today’s marketplace. The e-zine was developed by the Accent News Group, a network of virtual entrepreneurs that volunteers its expertise to help other business owners succeed.
Current members of the Accent news team are
Editor: Evalyn (Evy) Williams, Brochures By Design.com
Assistant Editor: Dawn Mills Fowler, Your Home Office
Technical Writer: Tom Lamm, Osage Enterprises
Writer: Ramona Goutiere, Goutiere Professional Business Services
Writer: Lori Davis, Davis Virtual Assistants
Their specialties include professional writing, desktop publishing, Internet marketing, website development and administration, cross cultural training, international security, administrative support services and nonprofit management.