Will your job be here in the future?

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Business, Home Based Business, Communications
What does the future of work look like? 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 ...
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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 The old road maps we used to plan our lives are out of date.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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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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How do you work with Millennials ?

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
Managing Millennials Millennials! Born between the early 1980’s and the early 2000’s, this generation are now representing a significant portion of the work force. The word itself has come to symbolize not only a generation of people but the entire modern condition brought on by technology, globalism, interconnectedness, diminishing attention spans and a heightened sense of self-importance. Not only are we selling products to this generation but we are employing them so its important that we look at how best to manage ...
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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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5 questions to ask yourself before you start a home business

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online
Many like the idea of working for themselves but it is for some it is not all it is cracked up to be. Its hard work for starters and often not as flexible as you think. However, if you plan right you can make a home business work for you. But this blog is not about how to run a successful business its about determining if you should be in business for yourself. There are great advantages of working for yourself ...
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Cash flow is king- how do you achieve that?

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online
When you are in business you can only operate if you have sufficient money to pay for the goods and services that you need to produce goods and services. If you put money into your business make it count! Ask yourself in spending that money what will be the outcomes. Spending can be classified in other ways: Short term spending … 1 month and its gone These are items you need to operate. Examples include telecommunication costs, hosting plans, the costs of where ...
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The way we work is changing- are you?

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Business, Internet and Businesses Online, News and Society
It’s about flexibility. The technological advances are causing changes and disruption to workplace norms. The freedom and choices that wireless access and mobile devices bring is impactful and significant: ·       Work is morphing from a place into an activity, as so much can be done without being tethered to a specific location; ·       With less rigidity in the structure, workflow can be more natural and spontaneous, changing the use of and dynamics within offices; ·       Time boundaries are blurring as smart devices carry instant ...
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Snack size communication is all can handle these days?

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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3 tips for staying inspired every day

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, 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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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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Why Am I In Home Business

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Business, Home Based Business
Aptitude or Attitude A number of people have asked me what motivates me to be in home business. There are of course the benefits of spending time with my family and of course money, but the real reason is that it inspires me. In order to do this work, I had to change my attitude. It makes me think of a question someone asked me many years ago -what is more important aptitude or attitude? Here is what I said:(watch video) This ...
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Is the busyness of your work affecting your health and wellbeing?

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Home Based Business, Health and Fitness, Home and Family
Is busyness affecting your health and wellbeing? No matter what you do for a living, you need to feel that you have been productive. I know what its like to feel like you have had a busy day but cant think what you have achieved. It feels like you were just reacting to things rather than planning to do them. This is not productive it is reactive. Under these circumstances it is very easy to drift along and feel as though you ...
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2 things you do to making things happen so you can start achieving

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Communications
Have you ever given up on dreams? Do you day dream about things you would like to do but never seem to get round to doing? Here are 2 things you can do to make things happen so you can start achieving: 1. Have no excuses Blaming is draining. Complaining is draining. Explaining is draining. People say, I don’t have enough time. I get that. For instance, I don’t have enough time to become a professional astronaut. But even that excuse, which ...
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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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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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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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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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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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The Kairos Effect

by Anywhere Business Network Limited Andrew Elphick and Kerri Bainbridge Home Based Business, Self Improvement, Communications
Déjà vu The Kairos Effect. Have ever had that moment of synchronicity when your hairs on the back of the neck rise or your body feel a warmth or gut starts murmuring and you know the situation you are in is familiar to you in that you have experienced it before! A feeling cloaks you with joy and happiness and occasionally trepidation! The ancient Greeks had a word for this, the Kairos moment e.g. word meaning the right, critical, or opportune moment. Some ...
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