Are you overcomplicating your business?

I bet you are.

Most small businesses do.

They see all the shiny things that are on the market, and that their competitors have, and they thing that they need to have all of those in order to achieve their goals too.

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But, it doesn't have to be that way.


It can be VERY easy for you to build documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and forms for your business and clients, and do it yourself, in a professional way.

Without taking on loads of new software, subscriptions, and costs.

Without feeling overwhelmed and lacking in skills.

Without the constant "I can't do this" ringing in your head.

Welcome to Microsoft 101 - THE introductory course for Microsoft 365!

I'm going to help you get to grips with the basics inside Microsoft 365, to stop that loop of overthinking and self-sabotage so you can FINALLY create the content you need to run your business, and wow your clients.

In Microsoft 101, you're going to ...

Understand formatting in documents, spreadsheets and presentations so you can be on-brand, every time

Learn how to use the specific buttons and features inside Microsoft 365 apps with confidence

Understand the purpose and function of each application

Discover the secret shortcuts to save you time and energy

Consistently create content that is on-brand, and ready to use, over and over again

Build your very own toolkit of resources, content, and skills, so that you can create whatever you need, whenever you need it

Learn to trust your instincts so that you can create tailored content for your biz

Open the door to the power and possibilities that Microsoft 365 offers for your business

Look, you have enough to do.

You are already busy enough dealing with life, and all of it's challenges! Then, with your business-owner hat on, you have to tackle:

  • Contracts
  • Feedback Forms
  • Presentations
  • Finances and tax stuff
  • Client Meetings
  • Enquiries
  • Marketing...

Oh, and you need to actually do the work that makes your business money!

So, I'm making it easier for you to do that in your business!

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Introducing Microsoft 101, my self-paced online course, designed to help you get to grips with features, tools and functions of 12 of the apps and programs that you already have access to inside your existing Microsoft 365 Business subscription.

Microsoft 101 is not overwhelming or full of tech speak, which is where so many other Microsoft training programs lose and confuse you.

And you will easily be able to take action in each tutorial as you work alongside me, to build your skills and confidence in creating content that suits YOU and your business.

Microsoft 101 is designed SPECIFICALLY to help you learn how to use the apps and tools inside Microsoft 365 (*cough* - actually use what you are paying for - *cough*)


I teach you how to use those apps, features and tools so that your business has a solid foundation (yeah, I know you want to do the fancy stuff too, but there is LITERALLY NO POINT doing that until you have a solid bank of knowledge and confidence in working in, and with, the tools that make the fancy stuff work!).

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You get 13 modules in the course, made up of bite-sized video tutorials that walk you through a specific feature or function. You can watch or listen to them in your own time, at your own pace. You can download the resources to keep AND you can get it all on your phone using our App, so you can plug in and learn whenever and wherever suits you.

PLUS, each module includes resources you can download or print off so that you can build on the skills you learn in the course ... across your entire business!

Over $1,700 value for just ... $497 AUD!

The beauty of my online training is that you're going to be able to start taking action as early as the first module, and as you move through the course, your confidence and skills will continue to grow ...

Without you taking on any new subscriptions, logins, or systems!

Imagine knowing exactly what steps you need to take to create the perfect document, spreadsheet or form for your business - at any time. How good would THAT be?

What you can expect


We'll get super clear on how you can work with text and images in documents, and then we will play with formatting and page layouts


Learn how to sort and manage data, and create tables and charts to visually present it to others in your brand colours and fonts


Understand how to create professional design elements, transitions, and on-brand templates so you can stand out from the crowd


Learn how to use shortcuts and features to manage your inbox and calendar in a way that saves you time and energy every day


Let's get clear on what the cloud is, how it works, and how to use it effectively to manage your data, and easily share content with others


The future is digital, but how can you take advantage of this? Learn how to meet, present, and collaborate with colleagues and clients alike


Set the standard for your clients, by getting to grips with this project workflow tool so you can view and add projects in one central space!


We'll discover the different features you can build into forms and quizzes, so you can request information from your audience with confidence


Let's look at ways to track and manage large volumes of data so you can stay across your business enquiries, proposals and onboarding


Learn the features of an automated booking system so you can create opportunities for people to book their own appointments with you directly!


Knowledge is power. Set yourself up for success by understanding the connections in your Microsoft 365 account, so you are in control


Take your business to the next level, and get to grips with automations and approvals - so you can keep things ticking all day long!

Microsoft 101 is everything I wish I'd had when I was learning Microsoft 365, in ONE place.

If I had known everything that I'm going to teach you here, it would have taken me a LOT less time to get my business systems and processes up and running, and reflective of me and my values and brand!

That's why I want you to know what I know, so you can do what I do!

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LIFETIME ACCESS to all of the content!

Yep - you read that right!

Buy this programme ONCE and get all of the resources to download, and you can come back and view the lessons for a refresher any time you like
Apply your learning to any business or workplace. How brilliant is that?

Here's what some of my students have said about my training:

"The quality of work, timeliness, proactivity and skillset has been of enormous support to our young and growing business." Peter O

"I found the session extremely useful and I really appreciate the notes and the recording. The way you explain things makes it so easy to understand.” Juliette B

“Marianne is professional, knowledgeable and an absolute dream to work with." Gemma W

"Marianne has such a depth of knowledge and experience with all of the Microsoft 365 apps and she is always my "go to" person when I need help." Susan C

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Hi! I’m Marianne Tansley...

owner and Founder of Thrive Admin Services, and I'm here to help you - you don't need to struggle with juggling systems, processes and software that drives you crazy any longer!

I'm an admin professional and a business owner, and I've learned a thing or two about what's possible within Microsoft 365. I've been in administration for over 20 years, and I've been helping small business owners and admin professionals to get more bang for their buck from the tools they already have at their fingertips since 2020.

I have made just about every mistake in the book when it comes to working with Microsoft 365. I can teach you what you NEED TO DO to create the tools and systems that suit YOU and what you should steer clear of!

The investment for this rock solid foundation ...

Much less than you would expect it to be!

$1,700 value for only $497 - mad, I know!

Just $497AUD to learn everything that I have spent years learning and implementing? YEP - because I want you to take control of your business and run it your way.

Microsoft 101 is THE solution you have been looking for when it comes to getting the most bang for your buck from the powerhouse suite of programs and features inside your existing Microsoft 365 subscription, to create customised systems, content, and processes that suit your style of working, your clients, and your team.

I'm doing it for all the right reasons. I want to make this amazing, confidence-boosting, skills-loaded teaching accessible to YOU and as many other admin professionals and small business owners as possible, because I want you to see what's possible with the tools you already have access to.


I've tried other courses before. How do I know this will work for me?

I've designed the Microsoft 101 course to be THE fundamental course for working with Microsoft 365 that is based on the features and tools that you NEED TO KNOW in order to use the programs. You're going to start at the very beginning, and gain a true understanding of what each program does, why it does it the way it does, and how you can use those tools to take your own content and systems to the next level.

I work full-time/am already stretch to capacity/have a gazillion other things on my to-do list already - how do I know I'll be able to get through this?

I create my courses for people just like you, who are already busy and don't have a ton of time to consume large blocks of content and complete homework and quizzes. That's why I deliver bite-sized content that you can consume on the go and take action on ASAP.

My business is product-based /service-based - will it suit me?

Microsoft 101 is based on the universal foundations of each of the Microsoft 365 apps, that are applicable for all sorts of businesses. When we talk about "will this work for my business/job/role/team" we're talking about features and benefits, not specific pieces of content or processes. Microsoft 101 is rooted in the core functions and features that you can use in a multitude of ways across all industries.

Who is this NOT for?

This course is designed to help you build a solid foundation of skills to help you understand what Microsoft 365 can do for your business/role. It's not for anyone who is looking to create complex connections and systems, or those who want to download a template that they can add their branding to and be ready to use in their business. That's not what this is.

When is it available?

The course is ready and waiting for you right now! As soon as your payment is processed, you will receive your login details to the online course portal, and you have full and unlimited access to ALL of the video lessons and resources.

Is this in the Microsoft Mastery Club?

No, this is a separate introductory self-paced course, and is not a part of Thrive's membership program.


$1,700 value for ONLY $497AUD

 (Approx. $332 USD, 310€, £271, $455 CAD - exchange rates do fluctuate)

Your business breakthroughs are on the other side of this page!

Where you confirm your access to everything I know about the fundamental features, tools and benefits inside Microsoft 365 that have helped me save time, energy, and money by maximising this single subscription across my business.

Don't wait, because the longer you wait, the longer it will be before you can truly ease your workload, reduce the overwhelm, and manage your business with confidence. And I know you were ready for this YESTERDAY!


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