The idea of work is changing

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Home and Family
The idea of "work" is changing Then next generation are shaping the nature of work and it is not as you know it. If you think back 10, 20, 30 years and remember what you work life was like you'd have to agree that the way you do work is different. Not only that you probably thought about work differently then because your priorities were different.  30 years ago I was starting my first job. I was sold a job that would last ...
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Marketing, Sales and Service

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online
Video: Courtesy of Panalitix Proprietory Ltd via the Taxman Ltd. In any business there are three core activities that it's very very important that you understand and understand not just the activities but the numbers that sit behind them. Those activities arefirstly marketing, secondly sales and thirdly how you service and keep your customers. If you think about marketing, there are activities that you will undertake in terms of marketing.  Theseare lead generation activities they create opportunities for you to sell to new customers.  When you think about sales there are activities and ...
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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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Can you effectively communicate with people?

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Home Based Business, Self Improvement, Communications
Communication The ability to speak confidently is a worthwhile skill to master if you are in business.  Whether you are speaking to customers face to face, on the phone or on a promotional video you need to be able to express your thoughts and ideas in a way that best conveys your message.  If you are anything like me, making cold calls freaks you out.  I was once told that you need 50 no’s before you can expect a yes so you may ...
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12 Tips for staying inspired

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Self Improvement
We at Anywhere Business Network are constantly working on maintaining a healthy mindset because we know that there are lots of external forces that are crowding our minds and contributing to unhealthy and uninspiring left talk. Negaitve talk from partners and spouses, friends and family are not helpful no matter how well intended. It is important to maintian a balance in your mind about what the reality of the situation is. I have already given you 9 tips to inspire you ...
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You are good enough

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Business, Communications, Home and Family
At a recent professional training conference, I had the pleasure to hear Amanda Gore speak. She started her keynote address with the two things that hold men and woman back: 1.       No one loves me 2.       I am not good enough   These two statements have at their core self-confidence and impact in some form overall man and woman. Frequently they produce fear anger and frustration which hold people back from their true destiny. I know that I am good enough for myself and that I ...
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3 Tips to inspire your learning

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Self Improvement
I have already given you 6 tips to help you stay inspired . Today I want to give you 3 more tips to help inspire you. If you missed my last two blogs here they are again. Inspiration for staying healthy 1. Drink a glass of water regularly- your brain and body need water. I know its hard to remember. When you wake up in the morning drink water and start you day fresh. I like to add a bit of lemon ...
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3 tips to inspire you to plan your day

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Self Improvement
I have already given you 3 tips to inspire you to stay healthy. Today I want to give you 3 more tips to help inspire you. If you missed my last blog here they are again. Inspiration for staying healthy 1. Drink a glass of water regularly- your brain and body need water. I know its hard to remember. When you wake up in the morning drink water and start you day fresh. I like to add a bit of lemon to ...
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12 tips for staying inspired every day

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Self Improvement
Are you feeling tired? You could be like me and just feel tired because you are juggling work and family. Thats huge no matter who you are but if you add in the mix the stress of working for yourself, I think it is easy to become flat and sometimes wonder ...is it all worth it? Sounds like you need some inspiration. I think we do inspiration really well here at Anywhere Business Network. Andrew (my business partner) is doing ...
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Finding the numbers in marketing

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Communications
Find the numbers and measure relentlesly In any business there are three core activities that it's very very important that you understand and understand not just the activities but the numbers that sit behind them those activities are. Firstly marketing, secondly sales and thirdly how you service and keep your customers. If you think about marketing there are activities that you will undertake, in terms of marketing,these are lead generation activities. They create opportunities for you to sell to new customers. When you think about sales there are activities and people who sell whatever it ...
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Changing nature of jobs -future of work

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
The future of work facinates me. We are already working differently. So how is it going to affect you as work changes over time again and again? I was reading a Forbes blog and it was saying we will be affected on a Personal Level, Organisational Level and Social Level as the changing nature of work unfolds. The essence of what the Forbes article says is that jobs as we know it are changing: We change jobs more often. Baby Boomers are reported ...
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Do you use affirmations?

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Home and Family
Do you have something you remind yourself of everyday? My business partner has a saying above his desk. Is says: "Just for Today:I will not worry, I will not be angry, I will do my work honestly, I will give thnaks for my many blessings I will be kind to every living thing" He reminds himself of this everyday. Its' an affirmation. I have listened to lots of Tony Robibns cds and he uses affirmations. "Everyday in every way my life gets better ...
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Social media is the future

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Home Based Business, Self Improvement, Home and Family
Social Media, friend or foe? Either way, it's the future so get over it. I’ve said this before, but social media is the future and you need to get used to social media being part of your work life. It's expected there will be 2.5 billion social media users worldwide by 2018. Right now, 90% of adults age 18 – 29 are using social media.  More specifically one-third of all Millennials ( ie typically known as people born between the early 1980s ...
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4th Industrial Revolution

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Communications
The 4th Industrial Revolution Daniel Rock is employed as an IT specialist by Tax Management New Zealand. His job is to ensure that the company is providing its customers with the very best in web presence. His talk of the 4the industrial revolution is appropriate with the digital disruption that here now. Business planning is a must and shaping your future business needs effort in planning! Sitting down and going thru the planning process is always better in the long run! Changing your ...
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Think big- plan a 5% change

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Business, Home Based Business, Self Improvement
When I ask a business owner "what's your plan for next year, how much do you think you can increase your sales?"  by in large the answer is typically a small number. You know, five percent- ten percent if we do really well that would be a great year. But what I find is when you really understand the numbers most businesses can achieve much more than they ever thought possible and to do that it's really important that you understand the numbers for your business. You see, let me talk about ...
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Raving fans- do you have any?

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Business, Home Based Business, Communications
Raving fans! What is a raving fan. Well, its a customer who is loyal to you and your brand who will not only consistantly buy from you but tell others about you. One of the top questions you you need to ask yourself if you are in business is "why sould a customer buy from me" and "why would they choose my business". There has been lots of research on this and looking at why do customers change their vendor or ...
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The importance of a clearly defined workspace

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Home Based Business, Self Improvement, Home and Family
Your home office needs to be a clearly defined workspace It is very important to have a clearly defined workspace where you can put all your work stuff when you work from home. Somewhere where you can get in the zone and put on your work hat. When you get up in the morning to go to the office you need to be able to clearly walk into your workspace. You also need to have a place for all your papers and ...
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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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