Vickie Nickel is committed to your success. She takes your business and your customers seriously and treats them like her own. You can trust Vickie with your clients, your reputation, and your money while having confidence your business is growing – even when you’re not working on it.

— David Dye- Leadership Speaker, Author, Coach Trailblaze, Inc. – www.trailblaze.com

BUSINESS ASSOCIATES

Social Media / Blogging / Newsletters / Graphic Design / Speaker Sheets

Castor House Media – Dynamic duo Tori Douglass and Casey Collins have a real passion for content marketing. Tori is a superb writer, and Casey is a phenomenal graphic designer. Together they make the perfect team to ensure your business is represented well online. 

Online Business Management

Online Business Management, LLC – If you need someone to manage every aspect of your business, look no further! Molly Scialabba has a knack for taking complex business challenges and breaking them into manageable pieces. Molly will partner with you to ensure that your business runs efficiently. 

Speaker Virtual Assistance

Virtually Progressive – Looking for someone to handle all aspects of your speaking business? Summer Zifko offers over a decade of administrative, marketing, PR, HR, and general finance experience. 

Richards Virtual Services – Jennifer Richards is a true rock star offering administrative consulting, speaking engagement services and event monitoring. Jennifer works behind the scenes to make you look good on stage. 

SPEAKER RESOURCES

Stage Time University  – How good could you be if you had the right training? Darren LaCroix launched Stage Time University to help dedicated speakers become master presenters. Darren offers both online and live programs to meet your specific needs. 

Ed Tate – Ed is an internationally known and respected speaker, trainer, author, business executive, and motivator. He offers group training as well as 1:1 coaching to qualified individuals.

Craig Valentine – Craig Valentine is the 1999 World Champion of Public Speaking for Toastmasters International, winning out of more than 25,000 contestants in 14 countries. He offers a number of excellent resources including coaching programs, books, CDs, and workshops. 

eSpeakers – I cannot recommend this resource enough! eSpeakers is the first complete business management system designed for professional speakers by professional speakers.  

BUSINESS RESOURCES

Dropbox – We highly recommend that all of our clients have Dropbox accounts. Our policy states that we do not store client documents on our personal computers. This ensures that you have access to your materials at all times. 

Instant Teleseminar – A number of our clients like the features that Instant Telseminar offers their customers. Be sure to check out the video tour and the 21-day free trial. 

Direct Pay – With their popular shopping cart system, you can build and market to your list and sell unlimited products through their seamless checkout process. It’s an all-in-one-sales and marketing tool with four package options tailored to each stage of your business growth. Start your FREE trial today!

AWeber – AWeber develops and runs an opt-in email marketing service used by over 120,000+ small businesses, bloggers and entrepreneurs around the world. 

Sanebox – Seriously, I couldn’t live without this tool! Sanebox automatically organizes your inbox for you – works on any device and with any provider. 

Unroll.me – Tired of digging through your inbox to find important emails? 

OptimizePress – OptimizePress is a great way to create high-converting landing pages, sales pages, and membership portals.

Click to Tweet – By far the easiest way to promote on Twitter. Plus, it’s free! They also have WP Plugin.

Timetrade – Timetrade makes scheduling appointments super easy. Ends the back-and-forth correspondence to get calls scheduled. 


VA RESOURCES

LeapFrogVA Network  – LeapFrogVA Network is one of the coolest sites I have come across. It allows VAs to get their message out in a unique way. By interviewing you on video, you can show clients how passionately you work, allowing the client to get a real sense of who you are. Try it now, and receive $60 off your annual membership. 

Freshbooks – Freshbooks is a cloud-based accounting program which allows you to easily track your time and painlessly invoice clients. 

GoDaddy Online Bookkeeping – Formerly Outright, GoDaddy Online Bookkeeping is a great place to track your income and expenses as well as keep track of estimated quarterly taxes. All of the forms are where you need them! No more tracking down information during tax season. Plus, it integrates with Freshbooks and PayPal. 

Time Zone Converter – A must-have when scheduling appointments across multiple time zones. 

CoachGlue.com – A wide variety of tools, templates, and training programs to help you make more money and run your businesses smoothly.

Sandra Martini – Highly recommend everything Sandra Martini does! She provides real-world tips and suggestions to help you grow your business. 


RECOMMENDED READS

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

Launch: An Internet Millionaire’s Secret Formula To Sell Almost Anything Online, Build A Business You Love, And Live The Life Of Your Dreams by Jeff Walker

Playing Big: The Unsexy Truth About Succeeding in Business by Kim Flynn


Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World
by Michael Hyatt

Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World by Gary Vaynerchuk

Value-Based Fees: How to Charge – and Get – What You’re Worth by Alan Weiss

The Wealthy Speaker 2.0 (Completely Updated) by Jane Atkinson


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