Are you where you want to be?

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Business, Home Based Business
What are you doing ? Are you where you want to be? Why? Have you got a business idea ? Have you done anything about getting that business off the ground? If you have then that's awesome. Its a hard road but with a good mindset, taking time to find out what sets you apart from the rest, what your customers think of you, giving to others and collaborating with others you will see the fruits of your labour.  We hope we can ...
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Future of work for Generation X

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Communications
Future of work for Generation X As a gen x, I think because our parents are baby boomers we are influenced by their beliefs….work hard, stick with what you know, be loyal, think of your family…. When in fact we haven’t in fact been offered such security from our employers. We have been through restructures, mergers, redundancies, centralization, decentralization and the introduction of technology that we were not prepared for in a school and had to teach ourselves to use. Many ...
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Are all your customers profitable?

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Business, Home Based Business, Communications
Here's a fascinating question for you- are all of your customers profitable for your business? There was a survey done by a financial services business some years ago and what they concluded was that two hundred percent of their profits came from just twenty percent of their clients. Now what that means is the other eighty percent of their clients actually consumed a hundred percent of their profit.  In other words their profit would have doubled if they fired eighty percent of their clients. Now it might not be quite that extreme in your business ...
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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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3 Tips for planning your time when you work from home

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Home Based Business
Only you know how much time you can dedicate to your business. Good time management will help you get the most out of your day so you can achieve your goals. Dont fall into the trap of planning to do things and then be distracted by friends, family, jobs around the house, animals, a good book or a chance to get out in the sunshine. You can still do all these things and give all these things the attention you ...
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Never give up - adjust the course

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Home and Family
As driven individuals, we are determined to succeed, and meet every goal we set. But in truth, sometimes our plans don't go according to plan. This can look differently to everyone.Things can quickly change and when that happens, we need to adjust our course and not give up. Things can fall apart, and more often than not we can just hold up our hands and say “Well, that just wasn’t meant to be”. There will be others who will reinforce that too. ...
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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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findingthewhy

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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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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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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thefutureofwork

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Business, Home Based Business, Communications
The future of work If you are struggling to find your place in the world of work that currently binds you to the 9 to 5 workday that includes a commute to work then perhaps you would be interested in working differently in our changing world of work. If you haven’t already noticed it, how we work and where we work have changed significantly in the last decade. Maybe you need to consider how you can use your skills and experience ...
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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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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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thebutterfly

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Communications
The chrysalis is the process that you have prior to having a butterfly. The Butterfly is there for a reason and it has gone thru all of its transitions to bloom and continue the species. As you see the butterfly it is a thing of beauty, of magnificent color and so gentle in flight, yet at the same time is elegant and focused on looking its best to do its job.  Prior to becoming a butterfly it was unappealing at a ...
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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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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. Online learning It wasn’t that long ago that we didn’t know anything about online marketing. In a very short space of ...
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How will the millennials affect your business?

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Communications
Who are they? The millennial generation, born between 1980 and 2000 now entering employment in very high numbers, will shape the world of work for years to come. Attracting the best of these millennial workers to your business, as an employee or consumer, is critical to the future of your business. Their career aspirations, attitudes about work, and knowledge of new technologies will define the culture of the 21st century workplace. Simon Sinek covers it well in the video above.  Why does ...
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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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Synergy Lesson 2

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Communications
The gift of intelligence is a double edge sword. Sometimes it is wrapped in logic that railroads others into action. This works fine in emergency situations, however, is draining for those who are following. From experience, this does not work as a dimension of leadership in a cooperative setting one where two people work together. What does from a position of dimensional cooperative leadership is recognition that each party brings different skills and points of view to the venture. Everyone ...
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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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