Change Your Mindset

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Business, Home Based Business, Communications
When it boils down to it personalities that you believe in and pitching products is a successful combination. Given two identical products being pitched to you, and one of the sellers beams positive and the other indifference, which person would you buy the product from. The one with the positive attitude and the belief in their product wins! You can do this too, and I don’t want to hear that you can’t, this is indicative of self-defeating negative self-talk! A positive ...
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Change of Mindset Changes the Attitude

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Business, Home Based Business, Communications
Nurturing a positive atmosphere opens doors to new possibilities! Changing your daily habits to match those of successful people can change your outlook! Successful people have a method of daily operation that nurtures positive results! Sure habit takes hard work to change but the effort can make positive results. Every day take the time out to learn your craft, network with others, develop your mindset and communicate with customers. I blog, tape videos, communicate with clients, coach, mentor and provide peer ...
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5 tips for setting up your home office- 3 minute read

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Home Based Business, Self Improvement, Home and Family
3 minute read/ Anywhere Business Network Working from home offers many advantages - from the flexibility of setting your own schedule to saving time and fuel money by virtually eliminating your daily commute. However, being successful in a home office requires creating an office space that promotes efficiency in a non-traditional work environment. Consider the following tips to help define a professional working space for your new business at home. 1.   Consider using a standing desk for better health If you find you don’t ...
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Beware of Ponzi and Pyramid Schemes

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Business, Home Based Business, Communications
PONZI A Ponzi is a fraudulent investment the operator, an individual or organization, pays returns to its investors from new capital paid to the operators by new investors, rather than from profit earned through legitimate sources. Operators of Ponzi schemes usually entice new investors by offering higher returns than other investments, in the form of short-term returns that are either abnormally high or unusually consistent. Ponzi schemes occasionally begin as legitimate businesses, until the business fails to achieve the returns expected. The business becomes ...
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Have you got what it takes?

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Business, Home Based Business, Communications
So you want to start a business. You’ve got a fantastic idea and you’re ready to dump the day job. That’s great and inspiring! I suggest that you start planning! At some point, you will need to get past the idea and put it down on paper your idea! You need to start asking questions and get real answers! A bit of planning at the onset can reduce the heartbreak later on! You would imagine that setting up a home business that sells your ...
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How I Complete Blogs

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Business, Home Based Business, Communications
When I do a blog I am mindful of: 1.       My target market 2.       Whether the content is interesting 3.       To spur a call to action   Our business recently won a blogging competition and I decided to do a blog on how to do a blog! The blog which I built was on servant leadership!   The reason why I use the platform of digital bloggers is; 1.       The ease of use 2.       The common values I have with the community 3.       The collective power of blogging as a community ...
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You Want To Self-Actualize?

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Communications
In previous blogs, we have covered vision, mission, goals and milestones. Personal goal setting is fundamental to this process. It is the reason why you are doing what you do!   So why not incorporate your personal goals into your plans! Wouldn’t it be fantastic if your passion for your personal goals was a motivator for your business! The charisma would be infectious! The joy that you would bring to your marketing campaigns would brighten your client’s day! The approach to mentors, teachers, collaborative partners, ...
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WEB 2.0 is Here..... Glazing Over?

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Business, Home Based Business, Communications
Web 2.0 is when you start using your internet presence to engage sell and support your customers. It is here right now and you need to take advantage of it! A recent survey by MYOB held the over half small businesses surveyed stated that a website and social media presence was essential for interaction with customers and having a professional image! “It’s quite a milestone for New Zealand to have half of all business now with an online presence. It shows local business ...
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The Price Point Dilemma

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Communications
You have a business with a product or service and have ideas for brand…. What price to the client are you going to sell it at?   Your brand can be affected by the sale price of your product: Price it too cheaply and the product/brand may be perceived as cheap in quality. Price it too high and the brand may be perceived as a luxury. When this is combined with margin the price point difference can make you money or make you broke! Strategies must be put ...
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Peer Support

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Business, Home Based Business, Communications
Peer support comes within the gambit of mentoring, coaching, and collaboration themes of previous blogs. When you start out in business it is important that you can swap ideas with others. Your peer group is part of that journey! It is important that you are able to network with your peers without misconceptions! A free and frank discussion on your potential problems is all that is needed to help provide solutions to your problems!   Type of peer groups include: Industry groups eg Accountant ...
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The Team The Tight Five

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Business, Home Based Business, Communications
Successful people in business know they cannot do it alone. They build teams. These teams are a close knit bunch who are good communicators. The individual members still have there mentors, coaches and peer groups as support. I learnt that you cannot do it alone. In rugby, the scrum nucleus is known as the tight five- inding together with strength to roll the opposition out of the way! In netball, the tight five do it with skill and tactics confusing the ...
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Home Office Values

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Business, Home Based Business, Communications
I have been working from home since 1997. When I set up my home office as a self-employed tax consultant I read a lot of books on the home office and how should set it up. I decided that I needed a number of none negotiable values to incorporate into my home office to make work successfully for me and my family: 1. I needed to be able to be separate from my living space. I put up a partition in the ...
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How to plan for a successful year

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Business, Home Based Business, Self Improvement
How to Plan for a Successful Year Now that the New Year is here, it is the perfect time to set goals for your business and your personal life. If you’ve had difficulty achieving your goals in the past, maybe it was because you tried to accomplish too much at once and were overwhelmed. This year, use these goal-setting tips, and map out a successful step-by-step plan you can easily follow: 1.   Focus on one or two main goals – Choose just one or two ...
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What Drives You What is Holding You Back?

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Business, Home Based Business, Communications
A recent study in New Zealand of 700 businesses conducted by “The Ice House” asked what motivates their business drive: 25% Passion 20% Customer Satisfaction 20% Making a name for themselves 12% Achieving Goals 18% Family 7% Financial Success The same survey also looked at what was holding business owners back: 36% Lack of finance 21% Themselves 20% Time Management 12% Staff 6% Customer Growth 4% Market Environment When you look at the results some wise courses of action could result: Passion, making a name for themselves, and customer satisfaction motivations revolve around customer perception of ...
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Business Goals

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Business, Home Based Business, Communications
What sort of goals are you setting for your business as part of your planning process? Business Goals can be split into three types: Financial Goals Sales Margin Variance reporting Days in accountants receivable Solvency Ratios Non Monetary Goals The number of times you need contact before a sale conversion Feedback rates Delivery time Specific Goals Quality and number of returns Up sale events Customers Retention These are in no way the total list! When you set goals you need to make the process SMART and sexy! There can be a lot of positive emotion in ...
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Business Not Doing Too Well?

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Business, Communications, Home and Family
Business is always full of cycles. At some point, your business will experience a downturn. People blame is on the economic downturn and things are bad the world over! STOP THINKING THIS WAY! Remember the old adage: This glass is half full or is it half empty? There are businesses out there that are doing well! Starting studying why they are successful. How they gain customers? How they retain customers? How they deliver they products? Have a look at their web presence- what channels do they use and what ...
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Why Do Clients Leave?

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Business, Home Based Business, Communications
The easiest sale that you can make is to an existing client.  There is always a reason for a client leaving. The majority of customers leave because of indifference. They do not feel valued.   The statistics say: 1% pass away 3% move 14% are lured by a competitor 14% are turned away by product or service dissatisfaction 68% leave because of poor attitude or indifference on the part of the service provider   What can you do to stop this situation happening? 1.    Using client groups as explained in ...
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Servant Leadership Key to Marketing

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Home Based Business, Communications, Home and Family
Home and family life has direct servant leadership examples that have important lessons for marketing. To assist your children growing up you nurture positive emotion with feelings of that show love to have happiness and joy in the household. True servant leaders put the interests of others at the center of their decisions. You do this in your household too to create that atmosphere of self-validation in that you are doing a good job of raising your children! Marketing is all about ...
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So you want to a make a profit?

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Business, Home Based Business, Communications
If you want to make a profit you have to understand the relationships of margin, fixed and variable costs. Low margin goods mean you have to sell higher volumes of goods or services. This means that your overheads with marketing cost increase! Conversely,  high margin goods and services require less volume and have smaller overheads. Overheads sometimes behave in strange ways and some could be seen as stepped. It's important that if you don’t understand how costs behave that you get expert ...
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3 reasons to go mobile with the Google App Calendar

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Home Based Business, Communications, Home and Family
Go ANYWHERE Be ANYWHERE The Google App Calendar is my preferred diary these days. With the recent earthquakes in New Zealand we have been blogging a lot about being prepared to go mobile. One of the things I blogged about recently was challenging you all about how well you stored your important data for appointments, files, and client information. If you think about it, in an emergency you are not going to grab paper files and you may not have time ...
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