Thrive Recommends

No business can run on Microsoft alone - I know that!

Running a business, and all the moving parts that go with that, is a juggling act - we both know that.

What I also know, is that sometimes, not really knowing where to start can be frustrating, and make you believe that it's all too complicated and expensive.

While I love Microsoft, and use it for a lot more of the back end of my business than most people, it's simply not possible to run everything using just Microsoft. So I've put together this list of programs, services and providers that I can't live without. 

Thrive is all about being transparent - I only recommend products and services that I have, or am currently using. I never recommend anything that I wouldn't use in my own business, or that I don't truly believe in.

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Make some Microsoft Magic

Clearly, I'm a fan of all things Microsoft 365. I run Thrive using a Business Standard plan, but Business Basic is a solid place to start too. Check out the Microsoft 365 Business plans here:

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VA Institute

If you are a Virtual Admin looking for support and training to help you grow and scale, VA Institute has a range of programs to help you at any stage of your business journey!

Check out the VA Startup Program

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Online Social Butterfly

Blooming Biz Academy is an absolutely incredible online resource with over 20 classes, all designed to help your business to bloom and grow, with ease!

Check out the Blooming Biz Academy


You Do You - Sarah Knight

I love a good message, with a dose of fun and good vibes! Sarah's unapologetic writing, and willingness to share her own un-conventions makes this a must read for all biz owners!

Million Dollar Micro Business - Tina Tower

One of my favourite things I've learned from Tina is that it's okay to want to work hard, and do big things. This book sheds a light on the hard work it takes to make it big ... but it's totally doable!

Profit First - Mike Michalowicz

If you've seen any of my Excel videos, or grabbed the Income Tracking Tool - this is the book that got me into the division of my revenue, so that I make sure I am never caught short.