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About Maureen Pound

The Business Coach for the Brave... and those who want to be.

A business coach’s guide to starting your own business

An article I wrote, reposted from iSelect: www.iselect.com.au/getliferight/business-coachs-guide-starting-business/   Setting up a business can be exciting, nerve-racking and exhilarating all at once. It can be stressful. It can be fun. And it’s usually not easy. But there are some steps you can take to ensure you have the best chance at success. Veteran business coach Maureen Pound walks [...]

By | July 11th, 2017|Article, Running a business|Comments Off on A business coach’s guide to starting your own business

Complete list of automation software and apps for your small business

This is our complete list of automation apps mentioned in our #automationjune series. I hope you've learned just ONE new thing that you can implement in your business that will free up your time, create boundaries around your work, make your processes super easy, and help you work ON your business (not in it). What [...]

By | June 30th, 2017|Automation|Comments Off on Complete list of automation software and apps for your small business

The cogs that make the automated machine go PING

Over this past month of #automatejune I’ve suggested a LOT of apps to help you out in your business. You may have caught some and thought “Oh! I’m going to check that out!” And then your cat leaves a hairball on the carpet, and then the kids break your favourite garden pot, and a customer [...]

By | June 30th, 2017|Automation|Comments Off on The cogs that make the automated machine go PING

Keep updated with your virtual team through automation

So you’ve taken the plunge and hired people. Maybe they freelance for you occasionally, maybe they have ongoing hours, but either way you need to keep track of them. Checking in every now and then is good, but our goal is to remove the need for you to initiate that check ups and it automatically [...]

By | June 29th, 2017|Automation|Comments Off on Keep updated with your virtual team through automation

How Excel changed my life, and my business, forever

My working background is that I spent 18 years at a large Australian company. I was there at the start and helped it grow to the behemoth it is today. My friends who were colleagues from that era still laugh at the archaic processes we used, to get things done. This was in the days [...]

By | June 28th, 2017|Automation|Comments Off on How Excel changed my life, and my business, forever

STOP worrying “Did I respond to that email?” and start AUTOMATING

Don’t hire robots for your business. Even if you’re having a love affair with Siri, she can’t do your customer service for you. Real, human interaction is vital to your business. So what do I mean by automating your communication to your clients? The goal is not to replace you with a bot, it’s about [...]

By | June 27th, 2017|Automation|Comments Off on STOP worrying “Did I respond to that email?” and start AUTOMATING

Cut down your hours and clear your inbox

Tasks pile up. Inbox exploding. Losing track of client info. Sound familiar? Imagine if you could have your tasks clean and clear every day, an EMPTY inbox, and all the necessary client info available at the click of a button. Cutting down HOURS of work because it’s out of your hands. Project and task management [...]

By | June 26th, 2017|Automation|Comments Off on Cut down your hours and clear your inbox

How I mastered social media into an efficient automated machine

I launched 2 startups in the last 18 months, one helps young Australians make better decisions with money, the other assists small business owners to select and implement the right online systems and tools to support their business strategies and goals. What both businesses have in common is a need to be consistently active on [...]

By | June 23rd, 2017|Automation|Comments Off on How I mastered social media into an efficient automated machine

Make it easy for your customers to pay you by automating your invoicing

You want your clients to pay you, so make it EASY. Automating your invoicing systems will keep your payments rolling in, without trying to remember who owes what. Whether you work in a service or product business, there are many options available to you. From the point of purchase, all the way up to payment, [...]

By | June 22nd, 2017|Automation|Comments Off on Make it easy for your customers to pay you by automating your invoicing

How automation increased my income and reduced my working hours- a personal story

In another life I design books. Seven years of running a successful business, on track to hit six figures on year five. Over the course of my career, I was a sponge to learning how to run a great business. Reading books, doing courses, listening to podcasts. As a big fan of Tony Robbins I [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|Automation|Comments Off on How automation increased my income and reduced my working hours- a personal story