I have worked for myself for more than 15 year and I love the work. I don’t enjoy the unpredictable income though and the constant need to think “what next”. It’s really flexible though and that suits me and my family.
I have had to come to grips with working on my own. I have always worked for others and with others. I enjoy the interaction of ideas though collaboration. I have had to find this elsewhere. I joined Toastmasters to learn new skills and gain confidence. I found a mentor in my local business association. I spoke to friends and family and finally I searched the internet for ideas. The internet, so I thought, would give me ideas yes but wouldn’t engage me in discussion with others. But in my search for ways to grow my business online through collaboration I found an online training program that gives me just that. I was very sceptical at first. There was a free trial so I gave it a go. There are modules to work through and online webinars I can attend live or listen to when I can. I can do it at my own pace in my own time. I now have a huge community of people learning like I am who I am talking to and learning from who are all over the world. I also love to hear about all their businesses and what they do.
I have learnt that I like working with others so I took the opportunity to work in partnership with a friend. We have totally different businesses but we are both learning about promoting our businesses online so it made sense to support each other and share the load and the cost.
Andrew lives in another town about 5 hours from me. We have worked together before on a big project. We knew we worked well together. I often collaborated with him via Skype about my business so I knew how he thought, how he worked.
Anywhere Business Network was born and we now share all we have learnt with you. We hope you will find inspiration from us and start to collaborate with us or others in the same way for the benefit of your business.
We have developed some free planning tools to get you started but we recommend you join the same learning platform as us so you can learn how to operate your business in the current market- online marketing. Join our journey. There is no need to do it alone. Maybe you know a friend who might join you or maybe you are happy to begin alone and see how it goes first.
We hope you gain a lot from us though this website.
Kerri Bainbridge (BBS (HR), Graduate Diploma Teaching and Learning (Primary), Educational Kinesiologist)
Online Marketer, Entrepreneur
My other businesses are:
Educational Kinesiologist, Brain Gym Nelson
Health and Safety Consultant for Securo