Archive for January, 2011

The Best is Yet to Come

The Best is Yet to Come for Juice Plus & NSA

Gordon Hester and I recently did a webinar for the UK to help them kickoff 2011 for their leadership. The webinar was designed to show why the NSA business and Juice Plus are positioned for massive growth in the future.

Gordon talked about the two components of the JP business opportunity that are so important in today’s market – stability and an empowering future. I then shared some key concepts that have made a difference in my success with NSA (they are concepts that anyone can use to advance momentum in their business or life in general). The concepts are the foundational principles that I have followed for years that have made the difference in my long-term success.

Whether you looking at NSA as a business opportunity or are currently a distributor involved in the business, I highly recommend watching this webinar. I think it will help you understand why the best is yet to come for NSA and Juice Plus and highlights the key concepts you should integrate in order to have a solid, profitable and long-term Juice Plus business.

Check out the webinar here!

Jeff Roberti - BlogFor almost 25 years, I have operated my business out of my home. For many reasons I believe this has played a large role in my long-term success and happiness. It has allowed me to focus without distractions, enabled me to better manage dead time since I wasn’t driving back and forth to an office, and provided me flexibility to work around other areas of my life. I also enjoyed the fact that I could work in a casual environment and dress in whatever made me comfortable. Yet it still provided me the critical elements I needed in order to succeed in business – phone, fax, computer, internet and now iPad.

Studies now show that working at home is something that others also prefer. More and more entrepreneurs and employees are making this choice. Just look at some of the recent data on home-based businesses:

• Every 11 seconds someone starts a home-based business

• It is estimated that the home-based business industry does over $427 BILLION in business (Entrepreneur Magazine).

• Home-based businesses represent 52% of all small companies and provide 10% of the total receipts of the economy.

• A recent global survey showed that the average income from income generating home-based businesses is $65,000 US dollars a year.

• The number of home-based businesses range up to 38 million in the US (US Census Statistics)

• Between 34.3 and 36.6 million US households have active home offices (research firm IDS)

• Over 12% of all US homes operate a full or part-time home-based business (Small Business Association)

• Nearly 70% of home-based businesses succeed for at least 3 years (compared to 29% outside home business ventures). The number one difference for such a higher success rate is because home-based businesses allow people to work part-time around a day job.

• Estimates forecast that 50% of the US households will be involved in a home-based business (Home Business Magazine)

• 40%-44% of all home based businesses require less than $5,000 for start-up costs.

• A recent survey done by Home Office Computing Magazine showed:
98% are much happier working from home
96% would definitely recommend working from home
88% would never return to the corporate world

The driving force behind the entrepreneurial movement has always been desire and dissatisfaction. Today, the increase in desire and dissatisfaction is the reason for such an entrepreneurial boom. The biggest component of that boom has been the home-based business. If you are interested in even more data on this subject of the home-based business boom, check out this blog from one of my closest business associates, Gordon Hester http://www.gordonhester.com/?p=258.

Since I have managed a successful home-based business for over 25 years, I’d like to give you a few quick tips to being successful when working from home:

1. Have a Dedicated Workspace.   I have always had a dedicated office at home that allowed me to separate from the other distractions in my home. I feel that having an office gives you the mindset that you have a work area that is dedicated to business productivity.

2. Manage Distractions.   When it is time to work, it is time to work. Often those who struggle with a home office become distracted by other factors in their home (family members, the tendency to do something other than work, etc.). I have always said “all distractions are equal”. To focus and be productive, you need to be able to avoid distractions so you can work when it is time to work.

3. Schedule Work Time.   One of the benefits of a home office is flexibility. For some, flexibility can be a curse. I have found one of the key reasons I am so productive at home is that I schedule my work time. I have always understood the value of scheduling time to maximize productivity. It is a major factor in establishing consistent work discipline and a good DMO.

4. Never Make Your Home Office the Driving Force in Your Home. My home has always been a place for me to relax and spend quality time with friends and family. I have always had the ability to walk out of my office and retreat into my home. I think this is critical to both productivity and balance.

Why am I sharing this information right now? The reason is simple. The Entrepreneurial Boom is in full swing. We are at the beginning of a new year so change and new commitments are at a high. Since I know that many of you have or plan to have a home-based business, I thought it was good timing to share this data and also provide you with a few tips that have helped me along the way. It is my hope that you find this information helpful in your journey to great success!