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Michelle Nichols

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Member Since February 2013

Brno, VIC, 641 00

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I'm Michelle, Chief Executive Assistant at MARQUET Consulting. I help solo and small business owners regain focus, get more organised, and find a better balance. Need more time to spend on your business, or with clients, family and friends. I am passionate about using online tools, developing systems and sharing my knowledge. Giving you time back to grow and develop your business.

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Why Outsourcing Overseas May Not Work For Your Business

  Outsourcing has become very popular and affordable for businesses, whether small, medium or large in size. By outsourcing tasks that require a different skill set or of a lower value, productivity can be improved, allowing more time for higher value work. Outsourcing locally may be more expensive with a higher hourly rate being charged, but the hidden costs for outsourcing offshore need to ...

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What is your favorite app and why?

Evernote app on my Iphone. Access notes and write notes!

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Jeffrey Joel
Jeffrey Joel, MD at Auspac Trading NSW PL

Sales and Marketing

What has been your experience with Truelocal?

I have a basic listing. Being a new business, I updated my details to be found at least, but I have not received any enquiries. To add to Anne's suggestions, I use Around Me (powered by Yellow Pages) to locate restaurants and cafes on my iPhone, but could not comment on success from a restaurant point of view.

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Heidi Sheridan
Heidi Sheridan, Business Owner at Guava Virtual Marketing

Starting a Business

What are the best software packages for startup small business?

There are a number of software programs available for small business, and as a virtual business, I would suggest looking at online systems.
My suggestions would be
CRM - Number of options Zoho CRM and Capsule
Accounts - Xero & Freshbooks
Email Marketing - MailChimp & Campaign Monitor
File Sharing - Google Docs & Dropbox
Also look at which apps integrate with each other. Most will offer a trial period so that you can test out for yourself, and see what best suits.
I use Capsule CRM, Xero, Hootsuite (Social Media), Google, Dropbox, Adobe Creative Cloud, Asana (Project Management), Evernote (Remember everything - notes & notebooks) and Skype. Everything is virtual! I can run my business online from anywhere!

Virtual Assistance

Why Outsourcing Overseas May Not Work For Your Business

  Outsourcing has become very popular and affordable for businesses, whether small, medium or large in size. By outsourcing tasks that require a different skill set or of a lower value, productivity can be improved, allowing more time for higher value work. Outsourcing locally may be more expensive with a higher hourly rate being charged, but the hidden costs for outsourcing offshore need to ...

Michelle Nichols answered this question

What is your favorite app and why?

Evernote app on my Iphone. Access notes and write notes!

Michelle Nichols answered this question

Jeffrey Joel
Jeffrey Joel, MD at Auspac Trading NSW PL

Sales and Marketing

What has been your experience with Truelocal?

I have a basic listing. Being a new business, I updated my details to be found at least, but I have not received any enquiries. To add to Anne's suggestions, I use Around Me (powered by Yellow Pages) to locate restaurants and cafes on my iPhone, but could not comment on success from a restaurant point of view.

Michelle Nichols answered this question

Heidi Sheridan
Heidi Sheridan, Business Owner at Guava Virtual Marketing

Starting a Business

What are the best software packages for startup small business?

There are a number of software programs available for small business, and as a virtual business, I would suggest looking at online systems.
My suggestions would be
CRM - Number of options Zoho CRM and Capsule
Accounts - Xero & Freshbooks
Email Marketing - MailChimp & Campaign Monitor
File Sharing - Google Docs & Dropbox
Also look at which apps integrate with each other. Most will offer a trial period so that you can test out for yourself, and see what best suits.
I use Capsule CRM, Xero, Hootsuite (Social Media), Google, Dropbox, Adobe Creative Cloud, Asana (Project Management), Evernote (Remember everything - notes & notebooks) and Skype. Everything is virtual! I can run my business online from anywhere!

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