Team Seed are hand picked industry experts we have brought together for you to have everyone you need on your side when starting a business.

 

Why Team Seed

 

Let's face it, sometimes it can be daunting entering the unknown, but not for one second do you have to go at it alone! We are a collaboration of Rural Small Businesses who have put together an amazing high quality, results driven online course to guide you though your journey to become a Virtual Assistant. We are on your team & will be there cheering you along every step of the way - plus we are all experts in our field!

 

Here's how it works

 

Each module within the program has been created by these industry experts. Our unique approach allows you to be educated and guided by expert advice relevant to the subject, as a program participants you are offered exclusive offers from our Teams individual businesses that will allow you to fast track your success as a Virtual Assistant. 

 

Get to know Team Seed

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Amy Dawe

I'm Amy, the face behind the Seed Project!

I'm a born & bred rural gal! I have 3 little humans, Cooper- 4yo, Archie- 2yo & Amelia- 9mo, 2 dogs, 3 chooks, 3 horses & 4 fish. My favourite things are family, camping & camp fires! Quite the keen fisherman but I don’t eat fish or any seafood.
My professional background pre babies & business is banking & finance.

I started my own Virtual Assistant business in 2018 with my main driving force being that I wanted to contribute to the household income whilst still being able to spend time with my children.

My very core value is to give & share, Seed brings together everything I wish I had when starting a VA business, from the foundations, tools & resources to the backing of industry specialists & an amazing rural community (You Guys!!)

Thank you for being here! I’m so excited to be here to support you & I can’t wait to grow together.

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Kristin Morris

Flourish & Be You Consultancy.

A Qualified Social Worker from the Riverlands in regional South Australia who has a passion for mental health & social emotional support. Flourish & Be You Consultancy is centred around holistic well-being.

Kristin offers mental health support and therapy, designs and delivers workshops tailored to individual or group needs , NDIS - therapy and social emotional support, Counselling - covering; relationships, behavior management, grief and loss to name a few.

Kristin will take you though a workshop which explores the concepts of Self Care, Wellbeing & resilience
 
Kristin offers her services online through Skype, over the phone or through a method you are most comfortable with.
Website: Flourish & Be You Consultancy
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Rose Taylor

Biz Mama Books

Rose grew up on a property with her family, married a dairy farmer and now has her very own family. 
 
Rose has an extensive background in all things accounting & has a passion for working along side business owners to learn to love their numbers.
 
It is quite common for business owners to cringe when it comes to their bookkeeping, they put it off & then it becomes a much bigger mess than necessary; during the Seed VA Start Up Program; Rose will be helping you break down some basic accounting principals & have you set up correctly from the start so that you have a clear understanding of your responsibilities & bookkeeping requirements.
Website: Biz Mama Books
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Jenn Donovan

Social Media and Marketing Australia

She’s a rural girl, born and bred, and a wife to Mr Farmer and mum to 3 teenagers. Jenn also founded Buy from a Bush Business, if you’re involved in that online movement!
 
Jenn’s passion for social media and marketing comes from her days in both law and retail. Her dream to change to the world one business owner at a time, showing them that marketing should be a priority and that social media is good thing if used right! Check out her community of Buy From a Bush Business if you need proof!
 
Jenn has a weekly podcast called Small Business Made Simple and she’s also coming on board to help us here at Seed VA with all your social media and marketing needs and questions.
 
You’ll hear and see Jenn lots when we launch as she takes you through what you need to know and how you need to market as a VA.
Website: Social Media & Marketing Australia
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Michelle Whitehead

Business Serenity through Wise Management & Professional Support

Michelle Whitehead is a lawyer and mediator working with online businesses. She lives on wetland acreage on the mid north coast of NSW, where she and her husband homeschool their three children and preserve habitat for the local wildlife. Her mission is to help women working from home to manage their ideal client relationships with Contracts that Care, build boundaries that allow them to provide their service without sacrificing their self-care, and to avoid potential problems by taking a realistic and responsible approach to risk.

Michelle is going to be taking you through the basics of regulations, risk and responsibility, website legals and consumer law, client service agreements and intellectual property. With her clear, down to earth, friendly approach, Michelle will help you understand what legals you need, why you need them and how to protect both yourself and your clients. When you work with Michelle, you quickly realise that legals are much more than a “should do” or a “must have”. They are the essential foundations of your thriving business as a VA

Website: Michelle Whitehead
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Katrina Tite

Content Coach

Katrina Tite is a business strategist and writer who specializes in long-form content. She helps B2B service providers build a bank of content that positions them as the go-to source of solutions to their client’s biggest problems. Katrina uses her mastery of the written word to make her clients more visible, more engaging and more connected to their target audience. She is a self confessed word nerd and business strategy junkie!

 

After five years in marketing research and nearly a decade in management consulting, Katrina made a tree-change to the Southern Tablelands of NSW. Her content coaching business gives her the opportunity to combine her love of business and writing, but also gives her the freedom and flexibility to create and live the lifestyle she wants with her young family.

Website: Katrina Tite
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Philip Watson

IME Insurance

Philip Watson from IME Insurance has 34 years experience in general insurance, senior business development, marketing and operations. 

IME insurance are a trusted insurance brokerage who provide designated Virtual Assistant insurance packages as well as various other Insurance solutions.

Website: IME Insurance
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Tori Kopke

Big Ideas Rural

Tori Kopke, is a wife, mother, Texan transplant, marketing strategist and small business coach based on the family farm in the Wheatbelt of Western Australia.
 
She has worked with hundreds of small businesses across rural and regional Australia to help them understand their business goals, find clarity and improve their digital capacity.
 
Her marketing agency, 20/20 Marketing is now well into it’s fourth year of business and is focused on providing realistic digital solutions.
 
As a small business owner herself, she is keenly aware of the challenges others face in the regions. Late last year she co-founded Big Ideas Rural, a virtual space designed for Australian rural business women to connect and upskill from every corner of the country. Walking with women every step of their journey, celebrating wins, lifting one another up and ultimately guiding growth. This is achieved through building a strong community with innovative communication strategies including online courses, and virtual summits.
 
Ultimately, Tori’s passion to empower and educate rural businesses has lead to a nation wide community of entrepreneurs seeking community and knowledge. She believes no business should work in isolation or face entrepreneurial challenges alone due to their location.
Website: Big Ideals Rural
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Sophie Murfitt

Sophie Murfitt Design

Sophie is from Sophie Murfitt Design, a passionate small business that specialises in creating minimalist and meaningful design solutions for rural and regional businesses across Australia.

Soph lives in Tasmania and offers a range of services including but not limited to website design, logo creation and brand identity.

She doesn’t like to over complicate things, instead she prefers to be known for her meaningful and minimal design style inspired by clean typography, natural elements and purposeful ideas.

She admits that websites are more often than not put in the too hard basket but in her eyes a website is better than no website at all, Soph will help you get over your fear of website design and help you create a masterpiece to match your business.

Website: Sophie Murfitt Design
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