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Amanda Brown, founder of Homepreneur helps people who work from home as entrepreneurs, freelancers, coaches and consultants, overcome the challenges of productivity, isolation, motivation, etc. With 20 years' experience as a homepreneur, Amanda combines solo shows with interviews with others who share their stories of working from home across a wide range of sectors.

Amanda Brown, founder of Homepreneur helps people who work from home as entrepreneurs, freelancers, coaches and consultants, overcome the challenges of productivity, isolation, motivation, etc. With 20 years' experience as a homepreneur, Amanda combines solo shows with interviews with others who share their stories of working from home across a wide range of sectors.
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Amanda Brown, founder of Homepreneur helps people who work from home as entrepreneurs, freelancers, coaches and consultants, overcome the challenges of productivity, isolation, motivation, etc. With 20 years' experience as a homepreneur, Amanda combines solo shows with interviews with others who share their stories of working from home across a wide range of sectors.

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Episodes

016: Author and Mumpreneur, Debbie Gilbert shares her Homepreneur journey

1/10/2019
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In this episode, I interview Debbie Gilbert, founder of Mums UnLtd and author of a brand-new book, The Successful Mumpreneur. She manages 11 networking groups across the south-east of England from Northampton down to Whitstable in Kent. She talks about the challenge of writing a book whilst running a full-time business. She advises if you are tackling a new project to block out specific time in your diary to achieve your target. Her warm personality and caring approach to supporting women...

Duration:00:21:47

015: Meet Susan Heaton Wright, vocal coach and communications expert, who reviews 2018 and the opportunities for 2019

12/21/2018
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In this episode, I talk to vocal coach Susan Heaton Wright. She trains C-suite executives as well as individuals to make the best use of one of our most important tools – the voice which unlocks human interaction. She emphasises the importance of tailoring your speeches to the audience and practising in advance. Relaxing and enjoying the experience helps you to connect positively with people. Susan advises us to think about translating punctuation into pacing our speech; i.e. commas, full...

Duration:00:19:11

014: New Year, New You – Habit Change Challenge

12/14/2018
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In this episode, I look at the challenge of habit change – embedding new positive habits and banishing unwanted habits. We look at a process which you can use successfully to begin a new habit. Start with a tiny habit built on keystone habit. I describe how to use a habit tracker to record a chain of daily success. The habit loop of cue-response-reward is key to understanding how to change a habit. If-then statements can be used to help trigger your new habit. Habit stacking is a tactic...

Duration:00:21:22

013: Amanda Brown interviews Kevin Appleby the co-founder of The Next 100 Days Podcast

12/7/2018
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In this episode I interview Kevin Appleby who is a home-based consultant with over 20 years’ experience. He is an experienced remote worker and works on projects with teams of experts. We talk about how working from home is often much more productive than in the corporate environment. The Next 100 Days weekly podcast is a combination of interviews with specialists in a range of industry experts who can help the homepreneur community. The ‘100 Days’ refers to the goal setting and planning...

Duration:00:19:36

012: Meet Amanda Webb of Spiderworking. She’s an award-winning blogger, social media consultant, podcaster and speaker

11/30/2018
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In this episode, I interview Amanda Webb of Spiderworking who talks about her varied career as a social media expert and her Homepreneur setup. Amanda talks about Facebook Live streaming and the benefits of using video for marketing your products and services. We discuss the benefits of her focused one-hour consultancy which you can find via her website https://spiderworking.com/ She combines home working with training large groups of people which suits her introvert personality. She...

Duration:00:22:30

011: Amanda Brown talks about the benefits of Accountability and Effective Networking

11/16/2018
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In this solo show, business consultant, Amanda Brown, founder of Homepreneur offers advice on the best way to meet your goals. She also advises on effective networking. Working from home on your own requires significant discipline and willpower. Having an accountability partner, someone with whom you share your goals, helps you keep on track. She talks about SMART goal setting and gives an example of a Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely goal. Amanda shares how having...

Duration:00:14:52

010: Meet Anna Lundberg, founder of One Step Outside and author of Leaving the Corporate 9 to 5: Stories from people who've done it (and how you can too)

11/7/2018
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Anna Lundberg is a coach and author of the recently published book, Leaving the Corporate 9 to 5. We talk about the challenges of leaving a secure job and how it’s important to get help when you need it and to keep a close eye on finances. We discuss the issue of wearing too many hats such as tackling IT, accounts, coding and the benefits of knowing how these areas work before outsourcing to someone else. Getting to grips with these areas is important but if you don’t enjoy an activity,...

Duration:00:25:10

009: Meet Stacey Landau, yoga therapist and teacher

11/1/2018
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Stacey Landau is a yoga therapist and teacher. She has practised yoga for many years as part of her own mental and physical wellbeing and has helped hundreds of students benefit. Her warm, generous and caring personality comes across in this interview as she explains the benefits of yoga. You can read more about Stacey on her website www.staceylandau.yoga Alongside every episode, there are these Show Notes which include a summary of the content of the show and any useful links as well as...

Duration:00:17:30

008: Meet Sue Wybrow owner of The Businesses Community and Popdance

10/25/2018
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In this episode, Amanda Brown of Homepreneur interviews entrepreneur Sue Wybrow who runs The Businesses Community. She also runs Popdance which holds dance classes and parties for children and adults. Sue Wybrow talks about how The Businesses Community has grown over the past 5 years into a vibrant online and offline community of business people across a wide range of industry sectors. It encompasses organisations of all sizes from micro businesses through to multi-million-pound...

Duration:00:24:37

007: Time Management – how to use the T.I.M.E. process for effective time management for better work-life balance

10/17/2018
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In this episode, Amanda introduces a 4-step process for evaluating our time in order to discover where time savings can be made in our work schedule. By switching our tasks from non-revenue to revenue-generating activities, significant increases to earnings can be made. In the T.I.M.E. process, T is for Targets, I is for Information, M is for Mindset and E is for Efficiency. Having time management targets and analysing how we use time now by carrying out a Time Audit plus embedding good...

Duration:00:20:54

006: An interview with Joanna Penn - best-selling author of fiction and non-fiction, speaker and podcaster

10/9/2018
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In this episode, Amanda Brown of Homepreneur talks to Joanna Penn, best-selling author, podcaster and speaker based in the UK. She can be found online by searching for The Creative Penn. We talk about the physical and mental challenges of working from home, the importance getting out of the home and varying the environment you work in, attending summits and conferences, and the friction of working with your partner. Discover more about Joanna’s work here: https://www.thecreativepenn.com/...

Duration:00:24:54

005: An Episode of News and about the new Work-Life Balance Business Plan

10/4/2018
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This week the Homepreneur co-working group, Hoffice appeared in an article in the Financial Times. Amanda also attended The New Work panel discussion in London on the challenges of incorporating flexible working practices into corporate life. Amanda is reading ‘Work the System’ by Sam Carpenter and talks about how it’s never too late to turn a company around. Integrating a Working Time Goal into a business plan is an important addition which will help Homepreneurs meet their objectives of...

Duration:00:13:35

004: Meet Lori Lee host of the 'Love your Story' podcast who works from her home office in Utah

9/26/2018
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In this episode, Amanda Brown of Homepreneur talks to Lori Lee, writer, podcaster and entrepreneur based in Utah, USA. Her podcast, Love your Story, can be found on all the main podcast platforms. We talk about the challenges of raising children whilst working from home, the importance of meeting other entrepreneurs who provide an objective view of your business and perspective on the hopes and fears we all have about our plans for the future. Discover more about Lori’s work here:...

Duration:00:21:07

003: 13 Ways to Overcome Isolation when Working from Home

9/20/2018
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Isolation is one of the main challenges faced by the respondents to the Homepreneur Survey 2018 with 40% citing it as a problem. One respondent said: “If I could afford it I would rent an office with other freelancers to get the opportunity to chat in the coffee break.” This episode investigates how to seek out social contact during the working day by networking, various methods of co-working, and arranging regular discussions with people in a similar situation. Find the full transcript...

Duration:00:14:39

002: The Homepreneur Survey 2018: Insights into the challenges of working from home

9/14/2018
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Episode 2 of the Homepreneur Show is all about the survey I carried out earlier in the year. The survey polled 550 people who work from about their challenges. There were five main findings: Isolation means homepreneurs seek co-working opportunitiesPlanning and time management is a major challengeA dedicated workspace to spread out is a wish for many They need to be valued by family and friends for their work just as if working for a companyThere is a desire to outsource regular and one-off...

Duration:00:10:40

001: Introducing the Homepreneur Show

9/7/2018
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Hi! Welcome to the 1st episode of the Homepreneur Show, a weekly podcast published every Thursday helping home-based businesses overcome the challenges of working from home. I have worked from my home office, just north of London, England, for 20 years. In this episode, I talk about the different types of homepreneurs: Alongside every episode there are these Show Notes which include a summary of the content of the show and any useful links as well as the full transcript which you can find...

Duration:00:07:57