Tips for Time Management from people in the know- Tip 3

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Home Based Business, Communications
I am continuing to be share with you from the Tips on Time Management series from people who have experience working from home.  Tip 3: TIME MANAGEMENT "My time management tip is to collaborate with another ‘work from home’ person. Email each other on Monday with the tasks to complete for the week. Meet up for coffee or chat on the phone or email each other at the end of the week to help each other stay on track.  Accountability can be the nudge to ...
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Tips for Time Management from people in the know- Tip 1

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Home Based Business, Self Improvement, Communications
In this series I am going to be sharing Tips on Time Management by asking peope in the know about work from home. TIP 1: TIME MANAGEMENT "Before you start each day, write down a list of what you want to achieve that day; review how well you did at the end of each day. When you have mastered this, use your Friday afternoon to review your week and plan for next week bringing forward any undone ‘to do’s’ – however make sure your ...
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How do you succeed in business?

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Home Based Business, Self Improvement, Home and Family
Many who work from home have other income coming into the household from a partner so the amount of money generated is not always important. If it is your sole income for example you may feel more pressure about this. It is still important no matter how much you are making to work efficiently. This will give you a sense of achievement and purpose- Successfulness. Without goals you may spend more hours than you need to working on your business and ...
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Snack size communication is changing the way we communicate

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Relationships, Self Improvement, Communications
Snack size communication is changing the way we communicate Like a healthy diet, social interactions in our digital age should be balanced. Are you so caugh up in this digital age that you need to disconnect to reconnect with friends and family?  Did you know that according to the research by the food and dining industry, we are snacking much more frequently. In the United States, 90 percent of people are snacking multiple times a day and eating less during traditionally scheduled ...
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The changing digital landscape is changing the way we do business

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Communications
Are you keeping up with the changing digital landscape? It's changing the way we do business. If you have been searching the internet for inspiration about what you might do in the future you are probably aware that the future of work is changing. This is because the digital landscape has change the way we collaborate, our mindset, and the way we gather information (learning). The big question is are you prepared for it? What have you already noticed?  What change ...
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Make a resolution for success in 2018 in 4 easy steps

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online
4 easy steps to starting 2018 well 2018 is going to be an awesome year for you! Why not make it even better!!!!!! Start by asking yourself these questions. 1.       Where is your Time Going? Have a look at what you are doing in business and starting asking the question is productivity resulting? If nothing will result from the activity stop it! You are wasting valuable time! 2.       How is your cash flow? Can you identify at a glance how much you owe, won and ...
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Future of work- looking at trends

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online
Future of work- what is trending that we should know about? What will be the norm in the future of work and how can you use this to shape you business or future business idea? If you are in business right now or you are thinking about it them it is vital you understand that each generation is different. They think differently, they get their information differently, they process information differently, they have different values and causes that are important to them ...
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What are the implications of an ageing workforce for you?

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Business, Communications, Home and Family
Older workers will have a profound effect on the labour market as aging will affect the size, characteristics and possibly the productivity of the workforce.  I recently heard of a woman in her 50's being asked by a recruiter "how long was she planing to live?". Apart from it being discriminatory and very inappropriate, it highlights that many who are 50+ are seeking meaningful employement and that workplaces just havent considered the implications of this. I believe there are so many ...
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Retirement : the new life stage

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online
It is becoming clear to me that now I am 50 my idea of retirement is changing. Its not just me though. It seems we are living longer and feeling healthier so the idea of retiring when we are 65 seems a little premature. The old road maps we used to plan our lives are out of date. Life is becoming re-imagined. We observed our parents and noted the pathways they took at different life stages. It all seemed scripted. Predictable ...
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5 ways to understand the competition

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Business, Home Based Business, Finance
If you are ever in a situation in your business where your revenue or profits falling year-on-year it's really important to find out why that's happening. You know, a common response to the question "why is your revenue fallen?" is "well it's the economy you know it's really tough out there" and my response to that would be "well are there any businesses out there in your industry who are actually doing quite well now?". And what I'm looking for is what can we learn from that other people are ...
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Understanding the language of social media

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Communications
The language of social media can be very confusing. When do you put a #hash tag and what do they mean? You may be wondering how you can ever get to grips with it. You simply need to invest time in yourself learning about it or you will just be spinning your wheels and spending time on in effective social media posts. It wasn’t that long ago that we didn’t know anything about online marketing. In a very short space of time ...
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Finding the Why

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Business, Home Based Business, Communications
Someone asked me why I was in business so I had a long and hard think about it!  I first covered off the things that were required: Warmth Shelter Food Health I know what my business does: Why We Do What We Do: We wake up in the morning wanting to inspire people and their communities to make a difference. Small business is the core of communities. We are passionate that collaboration, mindset, and learning are key to small business success.  I dived deep and looked at the real why! After ...
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Achieving balance, working from home

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Business, Home Based Business, Communications
Andrew has been working from home since 1997. I asked him how he achieves balance between his home and work life. When he set up his home office as a self-employed tax consultant he read a lot of books (LEARNING) on the home office and how should set it up. This is what he learnt: "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. SEPARATE HOME OFFICE. ...
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How can you benefit from

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Business, Home Based Business, Communications
Whether you are an employee, self employed or employer, you will be able to identify with the word engagement. The term employee engagement is a term we all need to regognise. Its what motivates us. It is my hope you will reflect on how you can apply this to your work life. Employee engagement is not an exact science. To determine what strategies to use we tend to use our own experience, positive psychology and a good amount of research into ...
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Beautiful home office spaces

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Home Based Business, Home Improvement, Home and Family
If you are not enjoying your home office space at then moment then its time to do a bit of homework and look at remodeling the space or spaces you have. If you dont then it could be wrecking your mindset and making you unproductive. Think about it. If you are always grumbing about the limitations of your workspace then you are already having negative feelings for it. Here are examples: If you are constantly interrupted by family and friends, neighbours, chores, ...
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How to write a blog

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Business, Home Based Business, Communications
Our business won a blogging competition in 2017 so we decided to do a blog on how to do a blog! The blogs we write firstly built on the principle of servant leadership- that is, putting the interests of others first.  When I do a blog I am mindful of 3 things: 1.       My target market (learning) 2.       Whether the content is interesting 3.       To spur a call to action The reasons why I use the digital bloggers platform are: 1.       The ease of use 2.       The common values ...
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How is snack sized communication affecting the way we communicate?

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Home Based Business, Communications, Home and Family
In my last blog I highligheted the growing trend towards snack size information dominating the way we communicate. Is this a good thing or bad thing? I guess its irrellevant but what is important is how we communicate. By better understanding both positive and negative consequences, we can make better decisions about our own communication choices. Here is a recap of what Snackification is: What are the Positive aspects It’s Fast and Efficient Have you ever sent a text to a friend to say "I'm ...
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What's it like to do business with you?

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Business, Home Based Business, Self Improvement, Communications
What's it like doing business with you? Are you sending the right message on your digital media, in your sales pitch and advertising? Way too many people talk way too much about themselves rather than about the benefits of the customer dealing with them. So have a look at your website what are you doing on your website. Are you telling everyone that you've been in business for 83 years? (... and seriously who cares except maybe you and your mother) or when I'm visit you online am ...
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What do I know?

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
You would be amazed at how much you know and that somewhere someone wants to know what you know. If you haven't taken the time to identify all the things you are good at then I urge you to do it now. Here's something I know about myself: I am good at drawing out of poeple what they need. I am a good listener and love to hook people up with information so they can get what they want. I don't ...
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Getting organised in your home business. Its easier than you think.

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Home Improvement
Knowing where to start when you have a home business is not always about just selling a product. Its all the tasks that need to be done in order to sell that product. For that you need a To-Do-List. Having a diary of some sort in business is essential.  Over the years I have found I have moved from a paper diary to online diaries because I use my phone for everything these days and it is less bulky. Google has ...
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