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If you are looking for Welsh Business News you should take a look at our Welsh Business News Blog or the Business Section and Business News Section on our MA Consultancy Website. You can also follow WelshBiz on Social Media.

On our Welsh Business News Blogs you will find lots of UK Business News and Welsh Business News including Cardiff Business News, Swansea Business News, North Wales Business News and Business Events News as well as Business Advice and Info.

Online Welsh Business Conference / Global Business Summit – & 3 Mega Pre-Summit Business Networking Events

2020 marks the year of Introbiz’ first Online Global Business Conference, taking place from 25th – 27th November.

As one of Wales and the UK’s most ambitious, recognised business networks, established for nearly 12 years, and bringing over 7000 visitors to our annual exhibitions & events with global leading entrepreneurs, such as Grant Cardone & Lord Sugar, and connecting with Sir Richard Branson & other leading global entrepreneurs at Necker Island events etc, the COVID epidemic has only fuelled our mission to take the world by storm, even further this year.

Having built up 12 years’ worth of experience in providing industry-leading events, COVID put a stop to these in March 2020, when the whole country went into Lockdown, thus putting an end to the full year’s schedule of real-world networking events and businesses expo’s already booked in. Introbiz MD’s Paul Smolinski & Tracey Smolinski were faced with a difficult decision. Do they shut up shop and wait for the Pandemic to be over, or do they innovate, pivot, and look to rise and even thrive from the enforced situation. Being the optimistic fighters that they are, they chose the latter and switched their business to an online model as soon as the UK lockdown began.

Introbiz switched the membership and events model from real-world events to online events & online membership and continued on with their weekly events, utilising the zoom platform as their new venue of choice. Since March 16th, 2020 we have hosted over 50 online events with over 40 global speakers and sports stars that have pulled in thousands of visitors to our weekly online events. On top of providing networking opportunities, they decided to leverage their previous relationships, with best-selling entrepreneurship authors and educators such as Brian Tracey, Les Brown, Sharon Lechter, Dr. John Demartini, Jairek Robbins & Tom Ziglar, to not only speak at their events, but to provide leading world-class training and knowledge, and live Q&A sessions to get real-time answers and expertise to the real-time problems.

This successful pivot has inspired Paul & Tracey to create a Global Online Business Conference to create a global opportunity that is appropriately named; “Rise To Thrive”.

The “Rise To Thrive” Introbiz Global Summit is going to be one of THE online business events of 2020; offering current clients and the wider business community a virtual networking breakfast experience, and the opportunity to meet and greet global entrepreneurs and like-minded business owners like never before. We will be graced by the presence and wisdom of over 35 of the world’s most renowned names such as Les Brown, Sharon Lechter, John Demartini, Brian Tracy, Jariek Robbins, Tom Ziglar along with new additions such as; Rob Moore, Alec Stern, Camilita Nutall, Forbes Riley, Bob Burg, and Evan Carmichael, to name just a small handful over the three days.

Introbiz anticipates welcoming people from all walks of life to join the Online Business Conference, including our existing clients from professional services, hospitality, real estate, motor trade, leisure & tourism, and third sector to connect and to learn about the universal laws of health, wealth, success, relationships and connections.

Throughout COVID, Introbiz’ main aim has been to keep the economic wheel turning and to ensure that Welsh businesses remain inspired to connect, collaborate, network, and grow, and we hope that this one-off event will be a demonstration of finding the gift in adversity. Having reached over 25 countries so far, we aim to bridge the borders of our world through entrepreneurial spirit and progressive action.

Founder and MD of the Global Summit, Paul Smolinski says; “We are proud to bring over 30 world-class global entrepreneurs and speakers to the Welsh, UK and global stage during these tough times, and are confident that business owners will be inspired and educated in many strategies to help them to pivot and grow out of these uncertain times”.

We invite you to join us at our first Online Summit to get inspired and get connected.

Get your free tickets to the summit here: https://introbiz.co.uk/the-introbiz-global-summit/ and to the networking events here: https://introbiz.co.uk/networking-events/

Watch the promo video, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PD54A_L5ks

Press Release by Introbiz UK Ltd on 21/10/2020. For more about Introbiz please visit: www.introbiz.co.uk and for media enquiries please feel free to contact Introbiz Global Summit Founder & MD Paul Smolinski or Introbiz Founder & MD Tracey Smolinski on 02920 291002.

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Join us for our Introbiz Online Mega Pre-Summit Networking Breakfast Events / Business Networking Event, on Wednesday, 25th of November, Thursday 26th of November, and Friday 27th of November 2020, from 9:00-11:00 AM.

Introbiz is an award-winning global networking and events business, founded in 2009, around a compelling vision to make an impact on the business community by placing businesses with their target audiences at five-star events and locations. Introbiz is now one of the most respected business networks in Wales, the UK, and the World, where we host weekly online business networking events for UK & International visitors, as well as Wales’ National business exhibition and now the Introbiz Online Global Summit in November 2020 from Wednesday the 25th to Friday the 27th.

During the Introbiz Global Summit event, we will be hosting a pre-summit networking breakfast event prior to the summit on the morning of the 25th, 26th & 27th from 9 am to 11 am GMT London time.  We will also be offering networking opportunities whilst the summit is on.

Register for the first of the Pre-Summit Networking Breakfast Events for Wednesday the 25th of November 2020. 

Register for the second of the Pre-Summit Networking Breakfast Events for Thursday the 26th of November 2020. 

Register for the third of the Pre-Summit Networking Breakfast Events for Friday the 27th of November 2020. 

Register for all 3 Pre-Summit Global Networking Breakfast Events at Once Here.

Our Mega Pre-Summit Global Online Networking Events will give people the chance to elevate your business to the next level by connecting with people from around the world.  We have so far got attendees to our global summit registered from 15 countries from around the World so we are expecting to have visitors from around the world to these online pre-summit networking events too.

The events will feature a presentation from the event sponsor and then will be of a purely networking nature, with Paul and Tracey helping you to connect your business with Introbiz Members and visitors from Wales, the UK, Europe, and around the World!

The event will also give you an opportunity to brainstorm your ideas & opportunities and see them flourish into life!

Schedule for the online networking events:

Welcome by Introbiz’ very own Paul & Tracey Smolinski 
An Introbiz Masterclass or Presentation by the Event Sponsor (Interested? Please get in touch). 
Networking starts, referring to our highly successful power group format:
Who are you?
What are your products and services?
Who are your clients?
What’s your target audience for your business?
What new introductions can we make for you?
How can you follow up effectively?
Event closes
Introduction to what to expect at the Global Summit that day.
Tickets for this exclusive global online networking event are completely free! Book your space below and for some videos of previous events, please see our Introbiz YouTube Channel.

Please also take a look at our weekly online global networking events, our Introbiz Expo, if in the UK, and our previous events via the Introbiz YouTube Channel.

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Welsh Business News Podcast – The Mike Armstrong Podcast Show #MikeArmstrongPodcast

You can get lots of Welsh Business News and Advice from Welsh / Global Entrepreneur, Mike Armstrong via his Welsh Business News & Advice Podcast Show which is called the Mike Armstrong Podcast Show #MikeArmstrongPodcast.  The Entrepreneur Podcast Show includes features such as Wolf of Wales, King of Marketing, The Voice of Social Media, Networker 2018 Entrepreneur Chats, The Networking Grapevine, Mikes Likes, Mikes Moans and the Daily Motivation Episode Feature #MorningMotivation.

For more about Mike Armstrong please see https://mikearmstrong.me and the Mike Armstrong YouTube Channel.

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For more Welsh Business News please see

MA Consultancy Marketing Blog & News Headlines

The Introbiz, Introbiz Expo & Introbiz Global Summit Welsh Business News Website

The Mike Armstrong Welsh Business News Blog

The 333 Websites Welsh Business News Website

& The Things to Do In Cardiff Directory with Events & Jobs News

— Read on maconsultancycardiff.com/welsh-business-news/

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

The Introbiz Mega Pre-Summit Online Networking Events

 

 

 

 

 

Join us for our Introbiz Online Mega Pre-Summit Networking Breakfast Events / Business Networking Event, on Wednesday, 25th of November, Thursday 26th of November, and Friday 27th of November 2020, from 9:00-11:00 AM.

Introbiz is an award-winning global networking and events business, founded in 2009, around a compelling vision to make an impact on the business community by placing businesses with their target audiences at five-star events and locations. Introbiz is now one of the most respected business networks in Wales, the UK, and the World, where we host weekly online business networking events for UK & International visitors, as well as Wales’ National business exhibition and now the Introbiz Online Global Summit in November 2020 from Wednesday the 25th to Friday the 27th.

During the Introbiz Global Summit event, we will be hosting a pre-summit networking breakfast event prior to the summit on the morning of the 25th, 26th & 27th from 9 am to 11 am GMT London time.  We will also be offering networking opportunities whilst the summit is on.

Register for the first of the Pre-Summit Networking Breakfast Events for Wednesday the 25th of November 2020. 

Register for the second of the Pre-Summit Networking Breakfast Events for Thursday the 26th of November 2020. 

Register for the third of the Pre-Summit Networking Breakfast Events for Friday the 27th of November 2020. 

Register for all 3 Pre-Summit Global Networking Breakfast Events at Once Here.

Our Mega Pre-Summit Global Online Networking Events will give people the chance to elevate your business to the next level by connecting with people from around the world.  We have so far got attendees to our global summit registered from 15 countries from around the World so we are expecting to have visitors from around the world to these online pre-summit networking events too.

The events will feature a presentation from the event sponsor and then will be of a purely networking nature, with Paul and Tracey helping you to connect your business with Introbiz Members and visitors from Wales, the UK, Europe, and around the World!

The event will also give you an opportunity to brainstorm your ideas & opportunities and see them flourish into life!

Schedule for the online networking events:

Welcome by Introbiz’ very own Paul & Tracey Smolinski 
An Introbiz Masterclass or Presentation by the Event Sponsor (Interested? Please get in touch). 
Networking starts, referring to our highly successful power group format:
Who are you?
What are your products and services?
Who are your clients?
What’s your target audience for your business?
What new introductions can we make for you?
How can you follow up effectively?
Event closes
Introduction to what to expect at the Global Summit that day.
Tickets for this exclusive global online networking event are completely free! Book your space below and for some videos of previous events, please see our Introbiz YouTube Channel.

Please also take a look at our weekly online global networking events, our Introbiz Expo, if in the UK, and our previous events via the Introbiz YouTube Channel.
— Read on introbiz.co.uk/online-networking-events/

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

The Global Speakers list from the Introbiz Global Summit

Our Global Speakers list

Introbiz Global Summit 3-Day Event from 25th – 27th November 2020

Our full line up of top global keynote speakers includes;

• Les Brown • Sharon Lechter • Dr John DeMartini • Brian Tracy • Kevin Harrington • Jairek Robbins • Paul Smolinski • Tracey Smolinski • Tom Ziglar • Dr Fab Mancini • Anil Gupta • Forbes Riley • Alec Stern • Rob Moore • Sammy Blindell • Michael Tracy • Alana DeMartini • Adam Stott • Evan Carmichael • Lisa Johnson • Domingo Silvas • Hannah Kathleen • Giovanni Malacrino • Dawn Evans • Bernie Davies • Claire Rees • Camilita Nuttall • Bob Burg • Adam Strong •

As one of the world’s most renowned motivational speakers, Les Brown is a dynamic personality and highly-sought-after resource in business and professional circles for Fortune 500 CEOs, small business owners, non-profit and community leaders from all sectors of society looking to expand opportunity. For three decades he has not only studied the science of achievement, he’s mastered it by interviewing hundreds of successful business leaders and collaborating with them.

As a premier Keynote Speaker and leading authority on achievement for audiences as large as 80,000—Les Brown energizes people to meet the challenges of the world around them. He skillfully weaves his compelling life story into the fabric of our daily lives.

As an entrepreneur, international speaker, best-selling author, mentor, philanthropist, licensed CPA for 35 years and a Chartered Global Management Accountant, Sharon Lechter is the premier expert for financial literacy and entrepreneurial success.

A lifelong education advocate, in 1989, Sharon joined forces with the inventor of the first electronic ‘talking book’ and helped him expand the electronic book industry to a multi-million dollar international market.

Sharon is a highly sought-after mentor and has worked with major brands like Disney and Time Warner and served two U.S. Presidents as an advisor on the topic of financial literacy. Everything about Sharon’s career centres around impacting others to improve their financial IQ, access untapped potential personally and in business, and create their own legacy.

Dr. John Demartini is a world-renowned specialist in human behavior, a researcher, author and global educator. He has studied over 30,000 books across all the defined academic disciplines and has synthesized the wisdom of the ages which he shares on stage in over 100 countries. His presentations whether keynotes, seminars or workshops, leave clients with insights into their behavior and keys to their empowerment.

His education curriculum ranges from corporate empowerment programs, financial empowerment strategies, self-development programs, relationship solutions and social transformation programs. His teachings start at the core of the issue, addressing the human factor and range out to a multitude of powerful tools that have proven the test of time

Brian Tracy is Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company specializing in the training and development of individuals and organizations. He is among the top speakers, trainers and seminar leaders in the world today.

Brian Tracy has consulted for more than 1,000 companies and addressed more than 5,000,000 people in 5,000 talks and seminars throughout the US, Canada and 82 other countries worldwide. As a keynote speaker and seminar leader, he addresses more than 250,000 people each year.

He has studied, researched, written and spoken for 35 years in the fields of economics, history, business, philosophy and psychology. He is the top selling author of 80 books that have been translated into 42 languages.

Kevin Harrington is an American entrepreneur and business executive. He has appeared on the television series Shark Tank and the American annual invention trade show Inpex 2012 as Keynote Speaker.

A successful entrepreneur for more than forty years, Kevin is a co-founding board member of the Entrepreneurs Organization and co-founder of the Electronic Retailing Association. Kevin is one of the pioneers behind the As Seen on TV brand and has launched more than 500 products generating more than $5 billion in global sales. Twenty of his companies have each exceeded $100 million in revenue

He addresses audiences and fans all around the world—from Singapore to Los Angeles, Brazil to India, Las Vegas to Munich. Throughout his 40 years as an entrepreneur and innovative business leader, Kevin has connected with people all over the world who desire to help one another achieve success.

Jairek Robbins is a man dedicated to helping professionals like you achieve success by living with purpose in your life and business. At only 23 years old, Jairek was awarded the Congressional Award (Gold Medal) from the United States Congress. He has conducted training for a variety of companies & organizations including… Harvard University, The United States Marines, The United States Air Force Special Forces, BMW, REMAX, UBS, Major League Baseball teams, and members of the U.S. Olympic team.

Paul Smolinski is the Operations Director of Introbiz, Wales’ leading professional business network and the founder of Wales’ National Business Expo.

Since joining the network back in 2010, Paul’s vision and determination has been invaluable to the business as he’s implemented strategies to attract larger corporate companies to understand and embrace the power of networking.

Paul was the first to bring a Dragon from the Den to Wales to speak at an event and has since followed this by introducing Lord Alan Sugar, Grant Cardone and Sharon Lechter to the Welsh capital. Since the event’s launch in 2012, the Expo has grown considerably, with more than 200 exhibitors showcasing their products and services, world-renowned entrepreneurs and keynote speakers and thousands of visitors ready to network and build relationships.

Tracey Smolinski is a serial entrepreneur, property investor, and founder of award-winning global business network Introbiz, author of Master Networking and creator of networking tool Fortune in the Follow Up. She is also a motivational speaker, mentor & networking coach and she absolutely loves people and genuinely loves helping and developing others. Tracey has also raised over £200k for charity and loves to make a massive difference for the good.

She is a proud Big Ideas Role Model for the Welsh government and loves empowering students and entrepreneurs of the future.

For over a decade Tracey and her brand Introbiz have secured over 3000 members and clients from a wide range of industries and sectors while hosting 60 networking events a year in various 5-star locations in the Uk and abroad.

Tracey has also created Wales’ largest business expo and has shared the stage with Lord Alan Sugar, Grant Cardone, Hilary Devey CBE, Baroness Michelle Mone, Marie Diamond from The Secret, The Apprentice winner Mark Wright, and Sharon Lechter.

Tom Ziglar is the proud son of Zig Ziglar and the CEO of Ziglar, Inc.

Tom joined the Zig Ziglar Corporation in 1987 and climbed from working in the warehouse to sales, to management, and then on to leadership. Today, he speaks around the world; hosts The Ziglar Show, one of the top-ranked business podcasts; and carries on the Ziglar philosophy. Tom leads Ziglar in its efforts to continue to deliver his father’s inspirational message to high-achievers around the world.

Dr. Fab Mancini is America’s leading healthy living media expert.

A world-renowned chiropractor, Hay House’s international best-selling author of The Power of Self-Healing and host of his popular radio show, Self-Healing with Dr. Fab. He is also the best-selling author of Chicken Soup for the Chiropractic Soul, internationally acclaimed educator, business leader, speaker, and President Emeritus of Parker University.

Anil Gupta is a world expert on relationships and happiness.

He has coached some of the most famous celebrities on the planet like Mike Tyson, top athletes and CEOs, as well as being a guest speaker with Sir Richard Branson on Necker Island. Anil enjoys helping people overcome obstacles that prevent them living a fulfilled life and has appeared on stages all over the world – he was recently a keynote speaker in Medellin in front of 10,000 fans. He has appeared at Harvard on a number of occasions and is a guest speaker on Fox News, and is also a bestselling author of Immediate Happiness.

Award-Winning TV host, Author, Motivational Speaker, Entrepreneur, One of the World’s Leading Health & Wellness experts (National Fitness Hall of Fame inductee).

Forbes was voted the “Top 20 Most inspiring People on Television” through her roles as a sought-after spokesperson, broadcast journalist and Success/Results Coach to celebrities, sales teams & CEOs. As a motivational keynote speaker – she’s affectionally called “The Female Tony Robbins.” Forbes Riley has created a trusted brand name for herself.

Alec Stern is an entrepreneur, speaker, mentor and investor.  He has become known as “America’s Startup Success Expert” for performing hundreds of keynote speeches worldwide and for his popular sessions at top conferences like Secret Knock, CEO Space International, City Summit, Powerteam International and Habitude Warrior.

He’s been a co-founder or founding team member of 8 startups with 5 exits – 2 IPOs and 3 acquisitions.  As a primary member of Constant Contact’s founding team Alec was one of the original 3 who started the company in an attic. Alec was with the company for 18 years from start-up, to IPO, to a $1.1 Billion-dollar acquisition.  

Alec was selected to the Influence 100 Authority List by Influence Magazine.  In 2020, he was a 2-time Visionary Award winner at top conferences for his success as an entrepreneur and for his work helping startups and entrepreneurs.

Rob lives and loves entrepreneurship and property investing and is the host of the successful UK podcasts, The “Disruptive Entrepreneur” and “Money”.

Rob co-founded Progressive Property – the UK’s leading property training company – and Progressive Success with his business partner. This has grown into a complete digital agency: Progressive Media.

A self-made multi-millionaire by the age of 30, having risen to riches from being heavily in debt in his 20s. He continues to disrupt as an entrepreneur and businessman, with interests ranging from property development to public speaking and digital media. He is a writer, communicator, social media influencer, and philanthropist. His 8 books have been translated into more than a dozen languages and received over 9,000 reviews!

He is a highly sought-after public speaker, having given 1,200 speeches in the last decade and held 2 world records for the longest individual speech marathon.

Through the Rob Moore Foundation, he provides an opportunity for underprivileged individuals, start-ups and small established businesses to gain valuable support, investment and mentorship from some of the best in the business.

Sammy is an award-winning international speaker, best selling author, CEO of How to Build a Brand, and founder of The Brand Builders Club – a Global center of brand building excellence, where legacy driven entrepreneurs learn HOW to transform their purpose into profit.

Having spent 23 years in branding and marketing before launching her first business in 2002, Sammy went on to build six more companies in the business growth sector.

In 2014 she launched www.howtobuildabrand.org, taking it from £0 to £18,000 of monthly revenue in just 12 weeks, using FREE marketing strategies to prove what can be achieved for a small business with no budget.

Michael Tracy is one of the top sales professionals working today. He has recruited, trained, managed and motivated several sales forces that have achieved many millions in sales results. In his first year of direct sales, Michael made more than 20,000 calls and experienced more than 19,000 rejections. His sales closing ratio went from one in 20 to one in three. Within 12 months, he had moved to the top of his field, recruited and trained 30 salespeople and bought a new Mercedes.

Michael is an entertaining, high-content, high-energy speaker. He teaches practical, proven strategies and techniques that people can use immediately to get faster sales results.

In his career, Michael has developed experience in Direct Sales, Sales Management, Sales Presentation Skill, Sales Negotiation Strategies, Business Development, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Customer Retention Techniques, Coaching and Leadership.

Michael is the co-author of the worldwide best-selling book, “Unlimited Sales Success,” now offered in 12 different languages. He is a skilled speaker and presenter bringing a combination of practical ideas, personal experience, and an enjoyable presentation.

Alana DeMartini a writer, Certified Demartini Method Facilitator and Business Consultant

It is her dream to educate on the idea of a new perspective for living.

Adam Stott Is an International Speaker, Business Coach and Official Member of the Forbes Coaching Council. He is the Founder of Big Business Events and speaks worldwide showing people how to start scale and grow their business He has started a range of products, including Property Wealth Systems and Sales Domination.

Adam Stott left the corporate world behind at the age of 25 after a successful career in automotive to set about forging a new path as an entrepreneur. Adam sold his house to raise seed capital and over the next 9 years, built a £33.9 million automotive business from scratch, which was recognised by the London Stock Exchange for three years running as one of the Top 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain (2015-2017). Adam now trains business owners worldwide on how to build their businesses through innovative business strategies.

Adam Stott is the official member of the 2020 Forbes Coaches Council.

Evan Carmichael #Believes in entrepreneurs. Gary Vaynerchuck called him the DJ who inspires people and Ed Mylett called him the modern day Napoleon Hill. At 19, he built and then sold a biotech software company. At 22, he was a venture capitalist raising $500k to $15M.

He now runs a YouTube channel for entrepreneurs with over 2 million subscribers and 300 million views, wrote 4 books, and speaks globally. He wants to solve the world’s biggest problem, people don’t #Believe in themselves enough. Forbes named him one of the world’s top 40 social marketing talents and Inc. named him one of the 100 great leadership speakers and 25 social media keynote speakers you need to know.

He’s set 2 world records, uses a trampoline & stand-up desk, owns Canada’s largest salsa dance studio where he met his wife, and has a giant Doritos bag in front of him all day long to remind him that he’s stronger than the Doritos. Toronto is his home. He’s a husband, father, TSM Fan, and Teemo main. 

Lisa Johnson is a 7 figure business coach specialising in helping entrepreneurs scale their businesses using passive income from memberships and courses.

After a tough childhood spent in social housing, Lisa went on to have successful careers in law, banking and the entertainment industry. Her background in overcoming obstacles has helped mould her into a bold, straight-talking coach, who is never afraid to be an authentic and outspoken truth-teller.

She has spoken on the BBCs Women’s Hour and is a Thrive Global contributor. She has been featured in national newspapers and magazines including Psychologies, The Guardian and Red. A recent feature on Lisa in Forbes magazine garnered over a quarter of a million views in a week.

Lisa will be giving a TEDx talk in 2020 on ‘using adversity to fuel your success’.

Lisa is a huge believer that everyone can become a success no matter their background and is known for her anti-bullying campaigning online.

Lisa lives in Hertfordshire, UK with her husband and 8-year-old twin sons but coaches around the globe.

From humble beginnings to serial entrepreneur, this self-made man is an unstoppable force of nature in business. He built several companies from the ground up, one of which began with an idea written on a cocktail napkin and was sold for eight figures only a few years later. Domingo’s many endeavors have even reached out of this world success – in contracts with NASA for technology supporting manned space exploration.

Domingo credits a good portion of his success to his business principles. Over the years, as he was building these companies, he started to see a unique pattern most business grow in. The understanding of every aspect of these principles from Idea to Exit, help him and other entrepreneurs he has worked with over the years to create successful growth strategies that can be systemized and duplicated. These principles then later evolved to what is known now as the Scale 8UP method.

Aside from his dedication to his family, Domingo continues to be involved in various enterprises, but he is most passionate about helping entrepreneurs achieve their dreams. On any given day, he can be found somewhere in the world enthusiastically unleashing the potential entrepreneur in others through teaching, mentoring and coaching, utilizing his trademarked systems for successfully building income and assets through business. Domingo is a 100% experienced driven coach, who has worked with entrepreneurs in 6 continents.

As an entrepreneur, she has travelled internationally to conduct workshops in countries such as the United States of America and Germany, on the topics of next-generation digital marketing and personal development. She consults relevant marketing strategies to her clients who reside across North America, Europe and Africa; whom she works with to develop their brand messaging so they can effectively position themselves as an authority within their industry.

As a singer/songwriter, she has received multiple awards and was recently invited to record her music at the renowned Abbey Road Studios in London, United Kingdom where past celebrity musician bands include The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Red Hot Chili Peppers, with individual artists such as Lady Gaga, Amy Winehouse, Adele and Ed Sheeran having also recorded their songs there. Music is a great love of hers, and in her eyes, a powerful vessel for positive change.

As Hannah grew in reputation, so did the awards and accolades coming her way. In 2017, she was awarded Best Fashion Blog at the National Blog Awards of Ireland. She also competed and became a two-time top 28 finalist in 2017 and 2018 for the prestigious Miss Universe beauty pageant in her country of Ireland. She is incredibly passionate about the idea that we can each “create our own opportunity”, and is focused on developing a platform upon which she can promote this message on a global scale.

Born in Reggio Calabria, Italy and brought up in Grangetown, Cardiff – Giovanni is a true Welsh Italian. His career began with him travelling to America to work on luxury cruise liners touring the world.

Six months after his return, while looking for a new project, he came across a coffee shop then known as ‘Planters’, which is now the iconic Giovanni’s Restaurant on the Hayes. Having played host to countless celebrities, appearing on various TV shows and receiving outstanding reviews – it truly can be said that Giovanni’s restaurant is a Cardiff institution.

While Giovanni’s first love is food, his interests and expertise doesn’t stop there. Giovanni is incredibly skilled at helping others which is reflected in his work as a life coach. On top of this, he is also the founder of GIOS charity, standing for “Great Individuals Often Succeed” and generates funds to assist youths in achieving their dreams.

Dawn Evans is serial entrepreneur, public speaker, business coach and qualified professional trainer.

Over the past 20 years Dawn has developed a reputation for successfully delivering and implementing a variety of training programmes. Dawn has a vast amount of business experience and specialises in motivating, inspiring and developing both people and businesses. With a degree in Education (PGCE), ILM Level 7 in Sustainable leadership and a degree in coaching and mentoring for Entrepreneurial Practice, she has used these qualifications and put into practice developing Ajuda into the success it is today.

Author, Speaker, Business Strategist, Bernie Davies, has trained hundreds of Businesses from the Private and Public Sector, as far back as 2009. She has trained in-house for Cardiff Council Economic Development Team, Johnson &  Johnson, Welsh Language Board, Chwarae Teg Agile Nation Project, 4Ward Development to name a few. Bernie has singlehandedly delivered countless monthly, sell-out Training seminars to multiple hundreds of Businesses in South Wales. She regularly sits on Awards Judging panels as a Business Specialist. Bernie has been and continues to be a regular BBC Radio Wales Contributor and media personality.

Bernie continues to build a career as a serial entrepreneur, business strategist, motivational speaker and author now launching her second Book “Your Business Your Way…A Guide to Personal Branding for your Business”. In 2012, she launched and operated a much-loved chain of restaurants called Jamaican Jill’s for 7 years and now owns Introbiz Swansea and West Wales, a successful networking franchise of Introbiz UK.

In partnership with Paul and Tracy of Introbiz Claire Rees along with Richard Rees launched Introbiz in Sweden.

Owner of a dog sledding company in Sweden with around 80 dogs, running sled dog tours, taking people from all over the world on their winter adventure holidays. Claire and Richard built this business from scratch with lots of motivation and energy, and now it is one of Jämtlands biggest and successful dog sledding business. Even being on TV shows such as “Escape to the Wild” with Kevin McCloud and “Fishlock Wales.”

Between them they have a strong relationship, and work on building each other’s strengths to serve people in the tourism. During a hosted event, Paul and Tracey came along as keynote speakers. The relationship grew and developed and as the opportunity to franchise, Claire and Richard decided to launch Introbiz in Sweden.

From the most humble of beginnings, Camilita is an epic success story to be emulated. Through an endless supply of charisma, and armed with proven real-world knowledge unmatched by her competitors, she is a global sensation.

Camilita is a ‘Rock Star’ International Speaker, Radio Show Host at The Camilita® Podcast, an ‘Award-Winning’ Corporate Sales Trainer, Business & Wealth Coach, Business Growth Strategist, Author and Property Investor. Camilita is featured in Forbes on How to Use Events, Social Media and Key Note Speaking to Increase Your PR & Profits Globally, has graced the USA and European covers of Celebrate Business Magazine, appeared on BBC Business News, SKY TV, B2B News Network and is mentioned in the New York Times Bestseller Think & Grow Rich for Women. Her dedication to leading by example, constantly evolving and succeeding by raising others up has led to a growing network of world champions.

In the face of extreme adversity, Camilita fought against all odds to become a dynamic powerhouse of success and inspiration. As Founder of the Event of Champions®, her story alone is motivating. But it is her straight-forward advice and ability to repeatedly gather the top minds in the industry to impart real-world knowledge and immediately-actionable insider tips that sets her apart.

Bob Burg has helped companies, sales leaders, and their teams to more effectively communicate their value, sell at higher prices with less resistance, and grow their businesses for 30 years. He regularly addresses audiences ranging in size from 50 to 16,000 — sharing the platform with notables including today’s top thought leaders, broadcast personalities, Olympic athletes and political leaders including a former United States President.

Bob is the author of a number of books on sales, marketing and influence, with total book sales approaching two million copies. The American Management Association named Bob one of the 30 Most Influential Leaders and he was named one of the Top 200 Most Influential Authors in the World by Richtopia.

Adam Strong is an Ultra-High Personal Productivity Authority, Business Strategist, Author, Public Speaker and the Founder of the Game Changers Experience.

Adam was a former elite athlete in distance running (current world and Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah was his former tarring partner) and teaches the same success principals creating high energy and fast growing companies.
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The Introbiz Global Summit – Hosted by #Introbiz on the 4th, 5th & 6th of November 2020 #IntrobizGlobalSummit

The Introbiz Global Summit launches on Monday.

This amazing online global summit hosted by Introbiz is going to be the online global event of the year.

Introbiz are passionate about bringing businesses together to build unique relationships and to help grow their organisations. They are a global business network that offer weekly online global networking events for business owners and Entrepreneurs from around the globe.

In addition to the global and uk network they also usually offer Expos in Wales, however these have been put back from 2020 and are now schedule for Spring / Summer 2021, all being well.

With that in mind they have put together an amazing Global Summit which is going to run over 3 days during November (4th, 5th, 6th) for 10 hours a day and will feature over 30 top Entrepreneur Speakers including many rated as the Worlds Top Speakers!

For more about the Introbiz Global Summit and for details on how to register for free or to book on to see the top World-class Speakers visit the Global Summit Page on the Introbiz website at introbiz.co.uk/the-introbiz-global-summit/

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15 Top Business Startup Tips #Startups #MikeArmstrong

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When starting a business the strategy is to do some analysis on the Market Place and some market research (Google is a great place to do this).

1. Check what your competitors are doing and what markets they are aiming at and see if there’s a gap in the market.

2. Then once you see there is, think about what you story and message is and to what audience you are aiming it at.

3. Work on the branding so that it’s telling the right message to the right audience including the name very important.

4. Check the name is Free on Companies House / Registration, Google and all major social platforms.

5. Work on a content portfolio so that you can share the message and synergy messages as well as product and service info and other content, in many ways and to attract many different people in your target segment or segments, regularly with different messages without switching them off.

6. Set up all the things / assets a new business needs – well Optimised Website with Blog, Off-site Blog and a marketing / lead generation add on), Google and Bing Listings, Facebook Pages (for Company and target niches), Facebook Groups for Company and target niches).

LinkedIn Company Pages and Groups a format for profiles for all staff, Twitter Account or Accounts, Instagram, Directory Listings, Geographical and Niche Directories, Podcast, YouTube Channel, Tick Tock, Pinterest etc.!

7. Regularly post good content and squeeze good advertising messages in between with good offers and good call to actions, build up audiences and get them to visit part of your website, your online store, YouTube channel etc.

8. Add an email capture Form to your website for building a database to email too.

9.Go Networking

10. Add some landing pages and look at FB advertising and adwords etc.

11. Consider Selling on Amazon or Ebay,

12. Attend Events, Expos, maybe host some!

13. Consider trying Telesales and/or Field Sales / Solution sales etc.

14. Do some Organic SEO and link building strategies for your website and blog (podcast and YouTube channels etc.)

15. Do some Content Marketing in other sites and blogs and some PR etc.

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Apple and Google join forces to build coronavirus tracking into iOS and Android

Apple and Google are adapting iOS and Android to help track the spread of Covid-19 (Apple/Google)Apple and Google have made a joint announcement that…

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Apple and Google join forces to build coronavirus tracking into iOS and Android

Apple and Google are adapting iOS and Android to help track the spread of Covid-19 (Apple/Google)Apple and Google have made a joint announcement that…

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World: G20 countries seek oil deal – World

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Positive Coronavirus News – Preparation – #PositiveCoronavirusNews

We are better prepared now for future Pandemics…

This pandemic caught the world by surprise, with even the top leaders not expecting this unprecedented pandemic.

However, we will learn from our mistakes, making the next one easier to navigate.

Dr Shmerling: “The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed shortcomings in healthcare systems throughout the world that provide an opportunity to improve them.

“For example, a faster global response, better and quicker distribution of testing kits, and more coordinated and coherent public messaging should be expected the next time around. (No guarantees, of course.)”

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Royal Mint changed Tac and making Covid-19 Visors for NHS – Positive Coronavirus News #PositiveCoronavirusNews


Credit: Royal MintThe Royal Mint has begun mass manufacturing medical visors to protect frontline NHS staff from coronavirus.

Based in Llantrisant, engineers at The Royal Mint developed a medically approved visor design which they can produce thousands of each day. 

The first batch of visors are already in use at The Royal Glamorgan Hospital in south Wales. 

Health care workers have expressed concern over the amount of PPEavailable to them, despite Welsh Government reassurance that there is enough to go around. 

The Royal Mint, usually known for making money and coins, are turning their focus to helping protect people against COVID-19 by making valuable personal protective equipment (PPE).

Engineers at the site found a basic design for medical visors online. They then adapted and developed their own prototype, which was approved for medical use within 48 hours.

The design will also soon be released online, enabling other companies to manufacture even more.

The Royal Mint say they can produce thousands of masks every day, subject to getting enough of the raw components.

The masks are made with a type of 1mm clear plastic which is currently in low supply. They are appealing to manufacturers across the UK to help them source the material that forms the potentially life-saving protective equipment.

The first batch of visors manufactured by The Royal Mint are already in use at The Royal Glamorgan Hospital. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board will receive the visors initially, with some already in use at The Royal Glamorgan Hospital.

The CEO of Cwm Tag Morgannwg University Health Board thanked The Royal Mint for their support.

We are incredibly grateful to the Royal Mint for this work. This equipment will be vitally important for our frontline staff to protect themselves and others as they work to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The generosity of organisations such as The Royal Mint as well as our communities has been humbling and I would like to thank everyone for their continued support for our staff and the NHS.

– DR SHARON HOPKINS, CEO CWM TAF MORGANNWG UNIVERSITY HEALTH BOARD

Leighton John, Director of Operations for The Royal Mint said: “My sister works for the NHS and it really focuses your mind on the challenges they are facing, and the opportunity we have to support them.

“On Wednesday at 9am we knew nothing about medical visors, but we set our engineers the task of developing essential medical equipment which could be easily made on site – within seven hours they’d created a medical visor, and within 48 hours it was approved for mass manufacture. We’ll shortly post the specifications on our website to enable other firms to make them too.

“We are now developing the production line, and urgently calling for help to source 1.0mm PET clear plastic which is in low supply across the UK. We believe firms will have this in stock, and we’d urge them to get in touch with us so we can continue to support our NHS.”

Visors, masks, aprons and gloves are all valuable items of PPE used to prevent frontline workers from contracting coronavirus. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Some health care workers are worried about access to protective equipment like masks. One GP based in Bangor told ITV Cymru Wales that she and her colleagues feel “forced to make decisions” based on the “availability of PPE” and not based on “clinical judgement”.

On Wednesday 25, the Welsh Government announced that they would be making more PPE available to health and social care staff.


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Entrepreneur News – Global Billionaires are all competing to see who can help us out the most over Coronavirus Catastrophy…

Coronavirus News

Tech billionaires are jostling to donate protective masks.

Over the weekend a flurry of tech CEOs including Apple’s Tim Cook, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, and Tesla’s Elon Musk promised to deliver millions of masks to healthcare workers working on the front line to fight against the coronavirus.

Panic buying means masks are in short supply even for hospital staff, so much so that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said last week that as a last resort healthcare workers should use a bandana or scarf.

The World Health Organizationcautions that members of the public do not need to wear masks unless they are caring for someone who has contracted COVID-19, and warns that they are only effective if put on and removed properly.

Here are the tech billionaires who have promised to donate masks:

Apple — minimum 2 million masks

Tim Cook

Apple CEO Tim Cook.

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Apple CEO TIm Cook announced on Saturday that Apple will be donating “millions” of masks to health workers in the US and Europe.

In a press meeting on Saturday Vice President Mike Pence said Apple would be donating two million masks to the US.

It’s not clear how many more Apple plans to donate to European healthcare workers.

Facebook — 720,000 with “millions” more on the way

Mark Zuckerberg

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In a Facebook post on Sunday Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook will be donating it had left over from the California wildfires while it works on sourcing “millions more.”

When asked by Business Insider how many millions of masks it is aiming to provide, a Facebook spokesperson said:

“The situation is ever-changing and we all need to be flexible. Our commitment to our community will only get stronger. We are actively looking for new ways to make a difference and we’ll keep you posted.”

Tesla and SpaceX — 250,000 masks and 1,000 ventilators

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Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.

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In an email to CleanTechnica on Saturday Elon Musk said Tesla and SpaceX have 250,000 N95 masks ready to start sending out. “Aiming to start distributing those to hospitals tomorrow night,” Musk added in the email.

Responding to a user on Twitter on Sunday asking for him to send aid to hospitals in Louisiana, Musk seemed to both promise N95 masks and criticize them for being unwieldy.

“We’ll try to get & deliver as many as possible. N95 masks are a pain to wear btw [by the way]. Less onerous masks are better most of the time,” said Musk.

On Sunday a researcher at the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) also received 50,000 masks from Elon Musk, The Seattle Times reports.

Musk has also promised that Tesla and SpaceX will dedicate resources to manufacturing ventilators for hospitals, although Musk has simultaneously shown disbelief that there will be any shortage of the machines.

Musk told CleanTechnica however that the companies: “should have over 1000 ventilators by next week.”

Salesforce — 5 million masks and protective kit

marc benioff

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Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff tweeted Sunday that Salesforce had already donated 9,000 masks to the University of California Medical Center, and is working on distributing a total of 5 million masks this week plus extra protective equipment.

Jack Ma — 10.2 million masks

Jack Ma

Former Alibaba CEO Jack Ma.

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Looking farther afield than Silicon Valley, Chinese tech billionaire Jack Ma has so far promised masks to 90 countries.

Jack Ma joined Twitter earlier this month to make his first announcement that his charitable organisation would be donating one million masks (alongside 500,000 coronavirus testing kits) to the US.

Since then he has announced that he will be shipping 100,000 masks to every single African country(meaning a total of 5.4 million),

On Saturday he announced 1.8 million masks would be distributed among Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

He then said a further two millionwould go towards 24 Latin American countries.

Microsoft — 15,000 protection goggles and other equipment

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella outlined the ways his company is teaming up with medical and research organizations to provide software tools in the COVID-19 fight.

Company president Brad Smith also outlined how the firm’s supply chain has been commandeered to provide protective equipment for medical workers. An initial batch of supplies has been delivered to Seattle, where the firm is headquartered.

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Windows 10 may abandon one of its most useful features

Could Windows 10 be set to eliminate the iconic control panel? Although Control Panel has been an essential part of Windows since Windows 2.0 was …

Windows 10 may abandon one of its most useful features

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Latest BBC News update…

Latest BBC News Update including Coronavirus News

 
 

First it was advice, now it’s an order. Boris Johnson has issued a stark message to the country: “At this moment of national emergency… stay at home.” Speaking after the UK death toll reached 335, the prime minister introduced unprecedented restrictions on everyday life, meaning people must only leave their house for one of four reasons – to exercise once a day, to travel to and from work where “absolutely necessary”, to shop for essential items, and to fulfil any medical or care needs. 

 

Shops selling non-essential goods have been told to shut, along with libraries and children’s playgrounds, and gatherings in public of more than two people who do not live together will be prohibited. The restrictions will be in place for at least three weeks and police will have the power to enforce them, including through fines.  Read the prime minister’s statement in full and get a more detailed breakdown of the new rules.

 

The BBC’s political editor, Laura Kuenssberg, says it’s still not quite the kind of total crackdown seen in other countries, at least not yet – no curfews, for example – and there will be a time on the other side of this crisis to analyse whether the government made the right decisions at the right time.

 

A reminder here of the symptoms of coronavirus and how you can minimise your risk. And here we answer 10 of your most-asked questions .

 
 
 

 
 

The World Health Organization says the pandemic is “accelerating”, with more than 360,000 cases globally and more than 16,000 deaths. But WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said it was still possible to “change the trajectory” with rigorous testing and contact-tracing strategies. 

 

Many other nations have now imposed lockdowns along the lines of that in the UK. France is strictly limiting physical exercise and closing outdoor markets, and South Africa’s government is preparing for the worst. India is stopping all domestic flights, but there are particular fears surrounding one textile city.

 

In Italy, the worst-hit country, the latest daily increase in deaths was the smallest since last Thursday, raising hope that stringent restrictions on public life are starting to have an effect. The BBC’s Sima Kotecha describes the haunting experience of Rome under lockdown. 

 

In the US, where 481 people have died, state governors and city mayors are pleading for more help from the federal government. However, the BBC’s Anthony Zurcher explains why the president may be having second thoughts about following suit with a large-scale lockdown. 

 

Our live page has all the latest developments, while health correspondent James Gallagher looks at when and how life might return to normal.

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It is clearly not a good time for the world and it is not a good time for relations between the US and China. President Donald Trump has repeatedly chosen to call the coronavirus the “Chinese virus”. The president and his secretary of state have both denounced China for its failings in the initial handling of the outbreak. Meanwhile, social media in China has spread stories that the pandemic has been caused by a US military germ warfare programme; rumours that gained considerable traction. But this is not just a war of words, something more fundamental is going on . 

 
 
 

Jonathan Marcus

BBC defence and diplomatic correspondent

 
 
 
 

 
 

The drastic measures announced by Boris Johnson are reflected in dramatic headlines. “End of freedom”, the Daily Telegraph declares. “Britain shuts up shop”, the Daily Mail says, while the Sun has a picture of a giant padlock with the headline “House arrest”. As the Financial Times puts it, the prime minister has been “forced to close Britain”. While there’s widespread support for the measures, there’s also a feeling that, as the i puts it, the prime minister has dragged his heels. The Guardian says he significantly “escalated his language” after days of being accused of “sending mixed messages about what the public should do”. Leo McKinstry, writing in the Daily Express, says the imposition of these “savage rules” will have been particularly difficult for the PM, who is “an optimistic liberal at heart, with a deep suspicion of the big state”, but he had no alternative.

 
 
   
   
 

 
 

 

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2020 Housing Affordability Report with Stats for England & Wales for 2019, from the Office for National Statistics

Housing affordability in England and Wales: 2019

Commenting on the findings, ONS Head of Housing Analysis Nigel Henretty said:

“This is the first significant improvement in housing affordability in England for ten years.

“While housing remained significantly more affordable in Wales than in England, the gap between the most affordable and least affordable local areas decreased for the first time in four years. This was driven mainly by decreasing house prices in the least affordable areas.”

Go to the ONS release or view the full release by reading on:

Data on house prices and annual earnings to calculate affordability ratios for national and subnational geographies in England and Wales, on an annual basis.

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5 Tips From Grant Cardone on how to deal with Economic Uncertainty…

Mike, An Economic Virus is about to hit.

The Financial Flu.

Here are 5 quick tips to deal with the current situation:

#1 Don’t panic. Plan and prepare

#2 Commit to expansion, not contraction

#3 Follow the money

#4 Persist because others will quit

#5 Take advantage and exploit the distraction

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I’m doing a live webinar and you can register HERE.

—Grant

P.S. I’m not even worried about what would happen if the economy DID collapse.

Want to know why????

…it’s something I figured out that EVERY successful person in history used to grow their success, their legacy, and their wealth. 

I am doing a live training on what I discovered and how you can implement this strategy into your life, and I want you to have it for FREE.

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20 Top Tips for Working From Home

Now that Coronavirus is spreading like wildfire and many of us our Self Isolating, Avoiding Crowds or Looking after children etc., many of us are now starting a new experience of Working From Home.

I myself have been working from home for many years so would like to share some of my Top Tips for Working From Home, as well as other Top Tips for Working From Home, that I have found online.

    Top Tips for Working From Home – 1

    Try and stick to a regular Working From Home Routine / Working regular hours where possible…

    Set a schedule, and try your best to stick to it…(most of the time).

    Having clear guidelines for when to work and when to call it a day helps many home workers maintain a work life balance. That said, one of the benefits of remote work is flexibility, and sometimes you need to extend your day or start early to accommodate someone else’s time zone or an increased work load etc.

    When you do, be sure to wrap up earlier than usual or sleep in a bit the next morning to make up for it. 

    Automatic time-tracking apps, such as RescueTime, let you check in on whether you are sticking to your schedule. They can also help you figure out what times of day you are most productive versus when you ease off.

    You can then use that information to your advantage by reserving your hours of high focus for your most important tasks.

    Top Tips for Working From Home – 2

    Create an effective Morning or Starting Routine…

    Deciding that you will sit down at your desk and start work at a certain time is one thing. Creating a routine that guides you into the chair is another.

    What in your morning routine indicates that you are about to start work?

    It might be making a cup of tea/coffee. It might be returning home after a jog. It might be getting dressed (wearing pyjamas to work is a perk for some, but a bad strategy for others).

    A routine can be more powerful than a clock at helping you get started each day.

    Not everyone who works from home follows a nine-to-five schedule, so whether you have a morning routine or a “getting started” routine (at another time of day), it good to get that routine in to your habits, so things just happen naturally, smoothly and regular.

    Top Tips for Working From Home – 3

    Set firm Rules with the people around you…

    You need to make sure that the people in your home or who share your space with, when you work understand the importance of your work and your routine and do not constantly interrupt you, invade your space, distract you are seek favours or tasks from you.

    If you have children who come home from school while you are still working, they need clear rules about what they can and cannot do during that time. Additionally, just because you are home and can let trade people into the house or take care of pets etc. doesn’t mean other family members should assume you can and will always do it.

    If that’s how you choose to divide up the domestic labor, that’s fine, but if you simply take it all on by default because you’re home, you may feel taken advantage of, and your productivity WILL sufferer.

    Top Tips for Working From Home – 4

    Remember to schedule and form habits for regular breaks in your Working From Home Routine, as you would in the office…

    Know your company’s policy on break times and take them.

    If you are self-employed, give yourself adequate time during the day to walk away from the computer screen, phone and everything else that you are doing.

    A lunch hour and two 15-minute breaks seems to be the standard for full-time employees. Keep yourself fresh and energised and you’ll be more productive.

    Top Tips for Working From Home – 5

    Take Breaks in Their Entirety

    Do not constantly cut short your breaks, especially your lunch hour. You can use apps, such as TimeOut for Mac and Smart Break for Windows, to lock yourself out of your computer for 60 minutes. Or you can just launch a simple clock or timer on the screen when you take a break. If you return to your desk after only 40 minutes, walk away for another 20 or take the additional 20 minutes at a later time.

    Top Tips for Working From Home – 6

    Where possible try and leave the house regularly (or at least the room where your working)…

    You don’t have to eat out every day, but try to leave your home or work space regularly. The same advice applies to people who work in traditional office settings, too. Leave the building at least once a day. Your body needs to move. Plus, the fresh air and natural light will do you good.

    You don’t have to go to crowded public spaces to get away from your solo workspace. Take a walk. Weed the garden, go networking – Just ensure that you get out fairly regularly.

    Top Tips for Working From Home – 7

    Don’t delay in getting what you need to work from home…

    If you’re employed by a company or organisation that supports your work-from-home setup, request the equipment that you need as soon as you start working from home, or within a day or two when you realise anything new that you might need. It’s extremely important to set precedents early that you will ask for what you need to get your job done comfortably, including the right monitor, keyboard, mouse, chair, printer, software, and so on.

    Organisations that are used to having home working employees often have a budget for home office equipment. Ask what it is and how often it’s renewed. It also doesn’t hurt to ask whether there’s a loan agreement or who will pay for return shipping or disposal of outdated equipment.

    If you are working from home unexpectedly due to coronavirus, ask for what you need within reason. You could be working from home for weeks on end and you should be comfortable, but ordering a new office chair and desk might be asking too much. Consider a mouse and keyboard, plus a back-supporting cushion instead.

    Top Tips for Working From Home – 8

    Keep a Dedicated Office Space in your home…

    In an ideal world, home workers would have not only a dedicated office, but also two computers, one for work and one for personal use.

    It’s more secure for the employer, and it lets you do all your NSFW activities in private. But not everyone has a separate office in their home, and keeping two machines isn’t always realistic. Instead, dedicate a desk and some peripherals only for work use. For example, when your laptop is hooked up to the monitor and external keyboard, it’s work time. When it’s on your lap, that’s personal time. You may want to go as far as partitioning your hard drive and creating a separate user account for work.

    Top Tips for Working From Home – 9

    Have a Separate Work Phone Number…

    Set up a phone number that you only use for calls with colleagues and clients. It doesn’t have to be a landline, second mobile phone, or even a SIM card. It can be a free VoIP service, such as Google Voice or a Skype number. Similar to some of the other tips, having a separate phone number can help you to manage your work-life balance.

    Top Tips for Working From Home – 10

    Use a VPN

    You should use a VPN whenever you’re connected to a network that you don’t control.

    That includes Wi-Fi at co-working spaces, cafes, libraries, and airports.

    Some organisations have their own VPNs that off-site employees need to use, to access certain servers or websites that store information meant only for internal use.

    In those cases, you’ll also need to use a VPN at home.

    In any case, it’s a good idea to get into the habit of leaving your VPN connected as often as possible because it’s always safer to have it on than not.

    Top Tips for Working From Home – 11

    Remember to still socialise with colleagues

    Loneliness, disconnect, and isolation are common problems in work from home, especially for extroverts.

    Companies with a work from home culture usually offer ways to socialise. With Self Isolation, Socialising doesn’t have to mean meeting up. There are other ways.

    For example, you can implement a chat channel where remote employees can talk about common interests or if the virus eases you can have Social distancing approved for people in the same region, and in-person retreats etc.

    It’s important to figure out how much interaction you need to feel connected and included. Even if you’re highly introverted and don’t like socialising, give a few interactive experiences a try so that you’re familiar with them if you ever decide you want them.

    If you’re not at a company with a strong remote culture, you may need to be more proactive about nurturing relationships.

    Top Tips for Working From Home – 12

    Still arrange and attend meetings regularly and when you do, ensure that you are involved

    Certainly, as a home worker you will be taking part in more video conferences and conference calls etc. but it’s a good idea to attend optional meetings sometimes, too. Be sure to speak up during the meeting so everyone knows that you are on the call and have your own input to make.

    Asking Questions, Reaffirming important tasks and A simple, “Thanks, everyone” or “Good Bye!” at the close of a meeting will go a long way toward making your presence known.

    Top Tips for Working From Home – 13

    Remember to still get Face 2 Face Time with your bosses or colleagues when you need it…

    If your employer is lax about getting you in a room with other employees or management, ask to have an annual or semi-annual trip in your contract. It could be for annual planning, training, or team building.

    Or add it on to some other business event, such as a yearly budget meeting, nearby conference, or office holiday party.

    Don’t wait around for someone to invite you to the office or an event. Be proactive.

    For those unexpectedly working from home who are also trying to reduce face-to-face contact, set up a video call with your colleagues or manager once a week (or how ever often required) in order to check in or keep up some level of contact.

    Top Tips for Working From Home – 14.

    Take Sick Days when needed…

    When you’re not well, take the sick time you need. If sick days are part of your compensation package, take the time off that you need. Not taking it is like throwing away money.

    If you’re a freelancer who doesn’t have paid sick days, it can be very easy to fall into the opposite time-is-money trap and try to power through illnesses.

    Keep in mind that sometimes it’s best to rest and get better so that you can be your most productive self in the long term.

    Top Tips for Working From Home – 15

    Still look for Training Opportunities…

    When you are not in an office with your fellow employees, you might miss out on training and skills development courses that are taught in person.

    Your company might even forget to add you to its online training courses. It can be tempting to regard this as a dodged bullet, but you might be missing out on an important opportunity to learn something useful.

    Speak up and make sure that you are included in any ongoing training.

    In addition to top-down training, you can request online or in-person courses, training, and coaching if you need it.

    For people who work from home for 100% of the time, look for learning opportunities that are taught at the company’s headquarters or your closest office. That way, you get training and face to face time with colleagues.

    Top Tips for Working From Home – 16 Keep Regular Communication…

    Working remotely requires you to keep regular communication. Tell everyone who needs to know about your schedule and availability often. When you finish a project or important task, say so. Regular communication doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to write an essay to explain your every move, but it does mean repeating yourself. Joke about how you must have mentioned your upcoming holiday three times already, then mention it again.

    Top Tips for Working From Home – 17

    Be Positive…

    I like succinct and clear messages, but I know that the less face time I have with people, the less they know how to interpret my tone in writing. When you work remotely full-time, you must be positive, to the point where it may feel like you’re being overly positive. Otherwise, you risk sounding like a jerk. It’s unfortunate, but true. So embrace the exclamation point! Find your favorite emoji :D. You’re going to need them.

    Top Tips for Working From Home – 18

    Take Advantage of Your Perks…

    Every year, I at some point take advantage of the Weather and/or some major sporting event. Why? Because I work from home and I can. Plus, I enjoy it.

    When I worked in an office full-time, I struggled to find the time to enjoy the weather or a major spirting event. As we don’t get good weather that often in the UK, when it comes, I take time to enjoy it (work load permitted) and do my work around it for a while. Working remotely comes with unique perks. Take advantage of them. You deserve it.

    Top Tips for Working From Home – 19

    Don’t Be Too Hard on Yourself…

    The most successful remote employees have a reputation for being extremely disciplined. After all, it takes serious focus to do any full-time office job from an unconventional space. That said, everyone lets their attention drift sometimes. If you find yourself working one minute and booking flights for your upcoming trip the next, don’t reprimand yourself too harshly. Instead, ask yourself whether people in an office setting do the same thing. If the answer is yes, cut yourself some slack, then get back to work.

    Top Tips for Working From Home – 20

    Create an effective ending routine…

    Just as you should start your day with a routine, create a habit that signals the close of the workday. It might be a sign off on a business messaging app, a final email to the office, an evening dog walk, or a 6pm jog.

    Something as simple as shutting down your computer and turning on a favourite podcast or song will do. Whatever you choose, do it consistently to mark the end of working hours.

    Top Tips for Working From Home – Summary

    Make Your Working From Home Situation Personal To You…

    These are some of my Top Working From Home Tips and Some Gathered From the Web, but above all else, figure out what works best for you.

    Sometimes the answer is apparent, but other times you might need some inspiration from other people who are in the same boat.

    A supportive community of home workers does exist, whether you find them in your organisations communication channels or online through blogs or Twitter, there are people in the same boat that you can chat too.

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