Useful Tools

These are some of the tools I use to work smarter

While I love Microsoft 365, it's not the only tool I use to run Thrive. And I know that sometimes, not knowing where to start can be frustrating, and make you believe that it's complicated and expensive. These programs, services and providers are ones I have used myself, in order to help get Thrive up and running, and if I trusted them with my own business, I thought maybe it would help you to know about them too!

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.

Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that if you purchase anything following the link from this page, I may receive a small commission, as a thank you for introducing you to the product or service. You can read more about Thrive's affiliate policy by clicking here.


Microsoft 365

Clearly, I'm a fan of all things Microsoft 365. I run Thrive using the Business Standard plan, and think it's a great option for small business. Check out all of the Microsoft 365 Business plans here:

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Thrive runs on Simplero!
This powerful platform contains my website, CRM, online shop, courses, membership and email marketing.
Get a 30 day trial of Simplero here:

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I use the design elements within Canva to create customised graphics and images that I can use in my documents, presentations and emails. You can get started with a free Canva account here:

See what's possible with Canva


VA Institute

The VA Institute specialise in providing Australian and New Zealand virtual assistants with industry-specific training, resources and support. 

Their VA Momentum program is a community designed to help you grow, learn and connect with all of the resources and support you need to succeed!

Visit the VA Institute website

Online Social Butterfly

If you are ready to invest in practical marketing strategies for your business, I highly recommend Sarah from Online Social Butterfly.

I've taken several of her courses, and every time I come away feeling confident about what I need to do, in a way that fits how I want to work.  

Check out Online Social Butterfly

The Remote Expert

Getting the legals right in your business can feel overwhelming, I know. But having someone like Emma and her team available, and who understand online service businesses, will make everything better - I promise!

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