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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Which industry makes the most money?

by Roberto & Mirco Triulzi Business, Computers and Technology, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Communications
One of the most profitable and money making industries today is: The Digital Economy! There has never been an industry developing so fast and in such dimensions like the mentioned one. It’s not just one of the most focused ways the world economy is walking to, it’s also one of the most “we need to be in” industries. get started | thefirstsix There’s no way around the digital economy because all of us start using our phones, laptops, PCs and other devices more and ...
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WORDS MATTER

by Roxana Bowgen Business, Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Communications
Words matter. Words matter. Words matter. Are you wondering why I’m repeating myself?  It’s because WORDS MATTER.  Let me explain. Which of the two words do you think is most important?  Careful, it’s a trick question.  Actually, they both have equal weight.  WORDS - The verbal, written or internal speech or dialogue we use to express thoughts and ideas MATTER – I’m referring to the noun, not the verb, and the scientific definition.  Matter is an energy that is “physical” in substance. LAW OF ATTRACTION The Law of Attraction states ...
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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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Freedom To ... Be Authentic

by Louise Barry-Taylor Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Travel and Leisure, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Communications
What a struggle!  Wrestled from when my alarm went off to the moment I came to grips with myself - well, sort of!  Then I rembered, I have the Freedom To ... Be Authentic!  Does this mean glaring or abusing everyone in my path because I am wrestling with myself?  Well, in years gone by I may just have done that – not quite abuse but not friendly either.   What it means now is that I have the freedom to acknowledge that ...
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Letter to you, Daddy

by Stanislava Hale Relationships, Self Improvement, Communications, Home and Family, Kids and Teens, Writing and Speaking
This morning another crazy morning in the house, with big brothers fighting, the little sister being a little Miss and her moody early teenage outbreak combined with boys being two bullies was a bit too much for me to handle and stay calm… It is hard as it is already. No fights, please, as I can’t burn all my energy right in the morning, I have all day to go through yet with so much going on.   Daddy, I was wondering ...
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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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Bigger, Bolder and Better 2017

by Mirelle Moscow Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement, Communications, Reference and Education
Buckle up and put a helmet on for this one. Why? Because...it’s about time someone said it…  most job descriptions are… a joke… a tool for CYA … (covering your age)... a complete waste of time… Regardless of your talents, experience, and responsibilities...you are hired  to perform ONE primary function,and that is to... DELIVER RESULTS.   If you think differently...you're making avery big mistake. Regardless of the nature of our actions, EACH ONE OF US delivers results. Some positive. Some negative. A few are excellent. Most mediocre. Either way, ...
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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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Green Eggs and Ham

by Mirelle Moscow Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Communications, Reference and Education
I am sure you all familiar with the famous Dr Seus books... Last night, whilst reading my kids their bedtime story of the green eggs and ham, it suddenly hit home that we are no different to the Cat in the Hat.... and this is why.... ..."I do not like them in a boat, I do not like them with a goat! Not in a house, Not with a mouse..." See how Sam offers the cat all different ways to try the green eggs and ham ...
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Online Business - The way Of the Future

by Megan Bester Business, Computers and Technology, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Real Estate, Home Improvement, Investing, News and Society, Self Improvement, Communications, Home and Family, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
Technology is the way of the future. Everyday more discoveries are made and implemented.  Due to these discoveries a lot of people find that their position at work has been made redundant. They suddenly find themselves not only out of a job but in many cases, out of a career they have dedicated their life to. Maybe they haven't lost their job yet, but it is only a matter of time. They see their postion slowly sliping through their fingers day ...
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Getting Over Rejection at Work

by Mirelle Moscow Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Self Improvement, Communications, Reference and Education
Four Points to Help you get over Rejection at Work 1. STAY COMMITTED TO YOUR WORK WITHOUT BEING ATTACHED.  Try not to focus as heavily on the outcomes as you do on getting the work done.  2.  DON'T DWELL ON REJECTION. Although it's natural to feel low when your work is rejected, remember that the feeling has little positive effect on your next bit of work so try to lessen it by moving onto your next task without letting yourself think into the rejection.  3. ...
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Training and Technology Trends 2017

by Oliver Crespin Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Communications
In this fast moving world, we are all looking for the holy grail of training and technology, and how it can be used to make it faster and easier for people to learn and stay ahead of the curve. Corporates and small business are all looking for a better way to train staff without impacting on down time and profitability. So what are the trends? Martin Couzins of Learning Technologies: All mobile devices now have the functionality to enable the easy consumption of ...
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How Do You Undo Some Of Your Financial Conditioning?

by TrishandChrisOnline Lead Your Lifestyle Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Real Estate, Investing, Self Improvement, Communications
You keep getting the same financial results over and over and over again. Have you asked yourself why do you keep getting the same results each and every time? It all comes back to your conditioning, you’re financial conditioning. What is conditioning? It is your programming. What were you programmed with when you were young? What was the language or conversation around you at an early age? By analysing those experiences when you were young will give you awareness around why ...
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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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