My gurus are those people who have helped me in my journey and, hopefully, will also help in yours. They are all people I trust and recommend to help you get where you need to go.
Sharon Westin-Shaw is a graphic designer with 17 years experience in the design industry and is focused on providing high-quality design, service and customer satisfaction at competitive prices. Sharon has previously worked in small design agencies through to large advertising agencies such as George Patterson Partners. This experience enabled Sharon to start her own business, Sharon Westin-Shaw Graphic Design, in 2011.
With a solid understanding of printing techniques, Sharon specialises in print design for small to medium business and offers advice and guidance every step of the way, from concept to the final printed product. Sharon can assist you by sourcing printers, proof readers and / or editors for your work to easily and cohesively deliver finished products that bring your brand to life. Further, Sharon can also recommend event and PR specialists which work collaboratively as your creative team. Sharon has a number of packages available to suit growing businesses.
Sharon is happily married with two boys. Her passions include baking and cooking, or anything related to food, and always has a camera in her hand.
Susie Campbell is Chief Connector of a creative marketing and PR agency, Little Black Book Marketing. A former British Royal Navy Officer, Susie has taken a less than conventional career path into the world of marketing, adding breadth and depth to her experience with stints in retail, education, hospitality and project management to name a few. With an innate love of people and behaviour, it is her ability to ‘get into the head’ of consumers which allows her to instinctively understand target markets and how to sell to them in a way which delivers results. And with her 'scrooge-like' approach to finances, Susie has added a twist to her services that sees her strategies centered on cost-conscious, target-driven metrics.
Julie Allen is a website creator/designer who has over 15 years' experience working with small business. She has a passion for people, business, and finding solutions. When you engage Julie to get your website up and running, you're also getting a cheerleader for your brand, a promoter to help you put your ideas into action and a small business owner who knows what it feels like to build a business from scratch. Julie will create an affordable and effective website that talks to your customers with your personality behind it. Her business Biz yourself, is about creating websites that are easy to navigate and training is also provided so you can make your own changes without having to spend huge dollars with a developer. Alternatively, Julie can make the changes for you and maintain your website.
To promote a website successfully you need various elements working for you. The key elements consist of; search engine optimisation (so they can find you), content marketing (relevant and consistent content to attract and acquire a clearly defined audience), social media interaction (talk to your facebook, Instagram & twitter accounts), conversion rate optimisation (process of improving your website to drive visitors towards desired actions — actions such as buying a product) and website usability. It is about making sure choices are in a clear and concise way and the placement of important items are in appropriate areas. Julie provides various support services to help you with all of this including web content writing, website conversion, email marketing and small business mentoring.
Julie's favourite part of each project is getting to know her clients and their businesses. She wants to help as many people as she can to connect, grow and achieve in their biz!
To connect with Julie and find out how she can help you with your website creation:
Jim Rohn once said "One of the greatest gifts you can give to anyone is the gift of attention " and this philosophy is the cornerstone of my service delivery. My clients command my full attention as I work in partnership to fully appreciate and acknowledge their unique business and lifestyle goals. It is from this place that I then build a dynamic business succession plan that delivers strategies to:
• Protect their personal & business legacy.
• Protect the value & income of the business.
• Provide opportunities to grow their assets.
My core values of trust, respect and integrity combined with my extensive experience in corporate finance roles and the management of my own businesses ensures an innate understanding of the importance and intricacies of the requirements for strategic planning for SMEs.
I constantly strive for professional excellence and in doing so ensure a holistic approach, working not only with my clients but also their advisory networks to deliver the most optimal outcome for their financial and business planning.
My qualifications include a Bachelor of Business (Banking & Finance/International Trade) and a Diploma in Financial Planning. This is complemented with over 13 years experience in the Financial Services industry, the last 9 years specialising in Business Succession Advice.
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on 0419 534 539.
Simon is the very proud founder of Juggle, he love's listening & talking to people, and is the guy who you will deal with for all your insurance requirements. As the owner, Simon has a vested interest in servicing and satisfying his clients, and in return you have access to the person who lives and breathes the business who will go the extra mile for you. Simon is happily married to Louise and proud father of Lucy who is four and Hugo who is two, so he appreciates the busy lifestyle that working mothers endure!
Juggle Insurance is an insurance broker specialising in small to medium enterprises who appreciates each business is unique. Juggle invests time in building relationships and works to understand every aspect of your business, enabling them to design the most suitable insurance program at the most competitive premium, which they negotiate for you through their vast network of commercial insurance providers.
Businesses must deal with risk on a daily basis, regardless of their size or industry type. Insurance is an essential part of managing these risks, and for small business owners uninsured at the time of an accident, the resulting costs can often lead to closure of the business. If you're operating a small business, having insurance can reduce your risk and allow you to succeed in the future.
Moore+Moore IP is a boutique intellectual property (IP) law firm that specialises in working with small to medium businesses to turn ideas into income. The firm's principal, Sonal Moore, has practised in the IP law area for 30 years. She has taken her experience from working in top tier law firms, where she gave advice to large corporations, to now assisting smaller organisations commercialise their assets. Moore+Moore IP's philosophy is that everyone deserves the best, commercially focused legal advice at an affordable price. Moore+Moore IP can help you protect your business's most valuable assets – trade marks, copyright, inventions and confidential information.
Sonal's experience makes her ideally placed to continue to provide legal advice to your business as it grows. Moore+Moore IP will advise you to ensure that you own your IP assets, help you use them correctly so they can be protected, enforce your rights against third parties and work with you to minimise your risk of infringing someone else's rights. Moore+Moore IP provides a full range of IP services including trade mark registration, IP strategy advice for start ups and growing businesses, assignment and licensing agreements, website terms and conditions, terms of sale and supply, IP audits, enforcement of your rights and advice on compliance with the Australian Consumer Law.
In addition to the legal practice, Sonal also publishes a weekly IP focused newsletter which keeps her at the forefront of legal developments both in Australia and overseas. And if that's not enough, she is CEO of her own family and in between writes short plays.
Phone: 0418 207 839 Email: email@example.com
SEO and Online Marketing
Ana is passionate about the digital world.
"For the past 6 years I was fortunate to be doing what I love, starting with Search Engine Optimisation and developing my role as a SEM Marketing and Digital Strategy Specialist.
I am firm believer and follower of inbound marketing strategies, in my opinion, this is the future of marketing as whole.
My strength lies in being able to prepare effective digital strategies that are developed and planned with a strong marketing foundation and carried forward with innovation and creativity."
Ana assists businesses with their SEO and digital strategy, using easy to follow strategies that can help you promote your business online and generate more sales.
Married and with two kids, Ana enjoys life by the bay and work life balance.
If you already have a website, email Ana on firstname.lastname@example.org, mention you have seen her profile on the Motivating Mum and get a free website assessment.
I am a Mum, Chartered Accountant qualifying in 2000 with PricewaterhouseCoopers and Tax Agent. Having had various roles in business services, commerce and investment banking both nationally and internationally, I took some time out in 2009 to be at home with my daughter Saskia.
I now run Willoughbys Finance Accounting & Taxation which provides services to individuals, small businesses and self managed super funds and in particular, providing services to Mums in business. We can provide fixed price fees for Mums new to setting up a business, or for those already in business, and are available out of office hours. My goal is to help clients achieve independence and self empowerment both financially and personally by providing sensible, affordable solutions.
Web address: www.willoughbys.com.au
Frances is the Founder of KISS To Sell and a Sales Guru. She provides no nonsense sales training, coaching and advice for small business owners and people who want to learn how to sell.
She knows her stuff! Frances has been selling for more than 20 years ... and she is happy to let you know that she LOVES it! Here's the truth though ... she also knows that many people don't love it or even like it .... ok let's call it like it is – they HATE IT! For the last 5 years she has been helping people (just like you) who hate sales to learn how to sell in a way that doesn't feel like selling at all.
Frances knows that 'great selling' isn't yucky or pushy, it is all about helping your clients make great buying decisions. When you help others and create value you grow your business AND feel wonderful!
Get in touch with Fran for your FREE 15 minute Sales Chat.
Industries: Professional Services, Property, Manufacturing, Not for Profits, Trades, Marketing & Communications
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Why do you love what you do?
It's fun! Introducing business owners to systems that will change the way they do business, build brilliant & lasting relationships with their clients and deliver a framework for growth is a rewarding way to spend my days.
How can you help our clients grow?
Systems are a requisite for growth and most importantly, leverage. Squirrel Business Hub will recommend the best systems to streamline your business with the least risk and create a framework to help your people use the systems, and lead your business to peak performance.
Phone: 1300 780 757
Kate Gniel has worked for almost fifteen years in PR and Marketing roles in Australia and the UK. She has experience of working in a variety of sectors including education, not for profit, parenting, fashion and health & beauty.
She started Head Start Communications in August 2009 so that she could use her experience and skills to offer smart, effective public relations support to other individuals and businesses.
She prides herself on her honesty and encourages an open working relationship with her clients. Above all, she thrives on seeing the positive impact her PR input has made on an organisation's profile through local, regional, national and international opportunities.
She would love to help you tell your story. So please contact her today and find out more how she can help you and your business get a head start.
When Kate is not working, she enjoys the chaos that her husband, 3 young boys and dog brings to her life.