Network-Driven Tech Solutions

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Unveil the Power of Network-Driven Tech Solutions with CC Tech Services Hub

The “I Know a Guy” Principle: Building Networks, Creating Opportunities

Welcome to the Connect Collaborative (CC). We operate on a simple yet effective mantra, the “I know a guy” principle. Our aim? To proactively expand networks and pinpoint opportunities—not just for ourselves, but for others in the network as well.

The Digital Necessities: From Startups to Established Brands

In today’s digital age, every business—be it a startup, an established enterprise, or even a side hustle—requires an array of tech services to stay competitive. Marketing strategy, web development, SEO—you name it, you need it.

The Dilemma: Whom to Trust?

The marketplace is saturated with self-proclaimed gurus offering the “silver bullet” for your tech woes. But how do you separate the wheat from the chaff? Where do you find comprehensive advice that evolves with your growth needs?

Introducing: CC Tech Services Hub

The answer lies right here, at the CC Tech Services Hub. We’re not just another service provider; we’re a community-backed initiative offering a multitude of tech services tailored to your unique needs. As a CC member, you’ll not only receive high-quality services but also get them at exclusive member rates.

Networking with Purpose: Refer and Earn

In the Connect Collaborative, networking isn’t just about expanding your contact list—it’s about actively listening for opportunities to help others. When you hear someone in your network express a need for tech services, refer them to the CC Tech Services Hub. You’ll earn an ongoing percentage of the revenue generated from every successful referral. And given our diverse service range, those earnings could be substantial!

The Bottom Line: Mutual Success

At the CC Tech Services Hub, we believe in creating a win-win scenario for all. As you help your network find dependable tech solutions, you also create a new revenue stream for yourself—making networking more rewarding than ever.

Don’t miss out on this unparalleled opportunity. Find out more about the Tech Services Hub today and take your networking—and earning—to the next level.

For more information, shoot an email off to:

Phil van der Merwe on email

Discover Australia’s Best-Kept Brand Secrets

Elevate Your Brand: Unlock Global Opportunities with Australia’s Finest Collective

The Advantage of Local Expertise

As a regional brand owner ourselves, we get it. The quest for cost-effective, yet unique strategies to amplify sales is never-ending. We specialize in creating direct pathways to your target audience, presenting them with irresistible reasons to become your customer.

The SOULU Method: Collaboration, Networking, Leverage, Win/Win

The core of our methodology lies in the age-old wisdom that people prefer doing business with those they like and trust. We’ve nurtured a robust network of influencers, specialized sales teams, and demographic leaders to give your brand the boost it deserves.

United We Stand: Ethical Australian Brands

The need of the hour is for ethical Australian brands to collaborate, share resources, and work cohesively to magnify their impact. Join our collective of handpicked brands and realize your brand’s full potential.

Opportunities Abound

We’re actively looking for Australian brands that resonate with our ethos. Be a part of our curated collection of exceptional products, and let us drive your sales to new heights. Rest assured, every dollar you invest in marketing and sales through SOULU will yield a tangible return.

A Commitment to Mutual Success

We’re in it for the long haul and aim for win-win outcomes for all stakeholders. If your contributions advance the success of our partnered brands or solutions, we promise to reimburse your investment. Our business model encourages cooperation and collective growth.

Side Hustle: Earn While You Expand

Interested in another income stream? Introduce an Australian brand to SOULU’s exclusive product collective and earn a percentage of the revenue for every sale made. It’s a unique chance to earn while helping an Australian brand grow its market share.

Seize the Opportunity: Let’s Prosper Together

Don’t let this chance pass you by. Join our collective and benefit from our network, expertise, and innovative strategies. Together, we’ll reach unprecedented levels of success.

For more information, speak with a highly recognised, ethical Australian business legend:

Anthony Harrison on email

U.S. Solar – is about to Explode!

Solar is about to explode in the USA, what is your opportunity?

The emergence of solar energy as a major player in the energy market represents a significant and transformative opportunity in the United States.

While countries like Australia have seen a significant uptake in solar energy, the U.S. market has yet to experience this level of penetration, with less than 3% of the 90 million+ eligible homes currently utilizing this resource.
However, this is rapidly changing.
The U.S. solar market is at a similar stage to where Australia was approximately 15 years ago, poised for a significant growth spurt.

Several factors contribute to this imminent solar boom.

One of the key incentives driving solar adoption in the U.S. is the U.S. commitment to the 30% Solar Investment Tax Credit – in place till 2032.
This tax credit has enabled eligible homeowners to deduct 30% of the cost of installing a solar energy system from their federal taxes.
This provides a substantial incentive for homeowners to switch to solar, as it can significantly offset the initial investment required for solar installation OR even be cashflow positive from day 1, with 25-year payment plan options.

As the popularity of electric vehicles continues to grow, failing energy networks and the desire to be energy independent, the demand for clean, renewable energy sources is higher than ever before.

Electric vehicles require electricity for charging, and if this power can be generated from renewable sources like solar energy, it further reduces the carbon footprint of transportation.
With many states in the U.S. pushing for carbon neutrality, the adoption of electric vehicles and solar power are intrinsically linked.

Given the size of the U.S. market, the opportunity for growth and the implementation of solar systems is immense.

  • With a decade-long track record of success in the Australian market, our team is well-positioned to leverage our expertise and apply our proven strategies to this burgeoning market.
    We aim to establish fruitful partnerships, both within and outside of the U.S., to capitalize on this solar surge.
  • One of the unique aspects of this venture is that it not only caters to those directly involved in the solar industry, but it also presents networking and collaboration opportunities for businesses across various sectors.
    With the potential for recurring income based on involvement level, businesses can diversify their income streams while contributing to a sustainable future.
    It’s an opportunity to be part of an industry that’s not just profitable, but also environmentally responsible.
  • In essence, the upcoming solar explosion in the U.S. represents a multi-dimensional opportunity.
    It provides a chance to participate in a rapidly growing market, forge new business relationships, and promote sustainable practices, all while generating potential recurring income.

It’s worth discovering more about this opportunity (even if it doesn’t currently resonate with your interests). Many you know or meet will be interested; it’s such a great trust-builder when you can say: I know someone I think you’d really like to meet – I’ll set it up.

Please email Ashleigh Dawson to book a time to find out more:

Phone/Whatsapp +61 401 835 285

Business Power Tools

Dedicated Tools for Business Plans, Policies, and Procedures Are Essential

These elements are the backbone of a company’s operation, strategic planning, and overall direction. 

Far too many companies fail to achieve their objectives because they focus on acting without a plan.

As Benjamin Franklin famously said:

“By failing to plan, you are planning to fail.”

Planning provides a roadmap to guide your activities, whether that’s in business, personal life, or any other endeavour. It involves setting goals, determining the best way to achieve them, and identifying the resources needed. 

Without a plan, efforts can become disjointed, inefficient, complicating achieving desired results.

This can be achieved by building planning and procedures into their cultures and routine habits.

By using Business Power Tools, you can create a profitable business by providing these systems and processes to help any business achieve this.

“We don’t know what we don’t know!”

When you have a conversation with Burke, he’ll give you clues to listen for in your conversations.

Explore These 10 Compelling Reasons Why Most Business Owners Need Business PowerTools

1. When you hear someone say…

    • “I’ve got a great idea! I want to start a business on it!“
    • “I’m building a business, and I need money.”
    • “My business is growing out of control…”
    • “My business is struggling. What can I do?”
    • “I’m selling my business and want to sell it faster at a higher price.”

    2. Efficiency and Consistency

    • Tools dedicated to creating business plans, policies, and procedures help streamline the business-building process, making it more efficient. 
    • Includes comprehensive, guided templates and covers all important points.

    3. Strategic Planning 

    • A business plan lays out the direction and priorities of a company. 
    • Tools that assist in business planning can help business leaders and their teams collaborate strategically about their direction, market position, and competition, among other things. 

    4. Struggling Business

    • This sucks, but many have been there! 
    • A good business plan can pull you out of the ditch.
    • These tools are easily within every business owner’s reach and just may save their bacon.

    5. Risk Management 

    • Policies and procedures are integral to risk management. 
    • Tools that help formulate these can ensure that risks are properly identified, assessed, and mitigated.

    6. Regulatory Compliance

    • Compliance with laws and regulations is a critical part of any business. 
    • Policies and procedures guide compliance, and having templates simplify their development, ensuring that legal and regulatory bases are covered.

    7. Employee Training 

    • Clear, concise policies and procedures are essential for effective employee onboarding and training. 
    • Tools can help standardize these documents, making them easier to understand and follow.

    8. Scalability 

    • As businesses grow, their plans, policies, and procedures often need to adapt. 
    • Tools can simplify the process of updating these documents, facilitating business scaling and evolution.

    9. Accountability

    • Collaborative planning system enables everyone to contribute ideas, inspiring engagement.
    • Policies and procedures clearly outline what is expected of employees and what they can expect from the company, creating a sense of accountability.

    10. Business Valuation & Succession 

    • When selling a business, having an in-depth business plan and clear policies/procedures in place can increase its valuation, demonstrating that the company is well-organized and professionally managed.
    • Succession – Everything your kids / new owners need to successfully continue what you started.
    • If you carry-back some of the financing, this is especially critical for you.

    Using tools to develop these business elements simplifies the process.

    With these tools, you can create structure and systems that contribute significantly to business success.

    3 Ways You Can Play This…

    Your clients can do it themselves, just send them a link, and they can join and get started on their own. We share 20-30% of their ongoing subscription with you.

    Do It For Them
    Some clients are willing to pay to have it all done for them.
    You can charge some real money for this project, and the
    Business Power Tools dashboard makes it easy as possible
    for you to deliver an extraordinary business plan.

    Do It WITH Them 

    This is likely the most realistic option… 

    Your mission (should you choose to accept it) is to help business owners (and especially early-stage business owners) avoid becoming one of the 70% of businesses that fail.

    Let’s help them to thrive (rather than barely survive).

    If You Qualify as an Affiliate, You Can Earn 20-30% Commissions!

    It’s worth looking into this side hustle — Even if it’s not for you, who do you know who could run with it?

    Make sure you at least learn more about what this fellow collaborator is doing. 

    Burke is a great collaborator and advocator, and he’ll want to know more so he can promote for you.

    When you’re up for it, here’s a link to put you on Burke’s calendar together:

    Burke has a very impressive set of tools!

    Side Hustle Knowledge

    Corporate Prisoners

    If 85% of people are disengaged from their work

    Could you help “Corporate Prisoners” to:

    – Predictably and safely grow their side hustle income

    – Design a strategy to help them develop increasing amounts of income with decreasing amounts of time required to earn that income

    The are so many people looking for a “side hustle” (230,000+ per month in Australia alone).
    These people need guidance from someone they trust – that could be you!

    Learn More »

    What’s it worth?

    Those with an entrepreneurial spirit are often drawn to the idea of ditching employment and starting their own business instead. But is it safer and smarter to find a side hustle that has the potential to produce increasing amounts of income with decreasing amounts of time required to earn that

    Learn More »

    Start-up versus Side Hustle

    What’s the difference between a side hustle and a start-up? A side hustle is about you as an individual.  On the other hand, if you are part of a start-up or scale-up, you are usually part of a team of financially committed partners whose objective is to create and market

    Learn More »

    How to find your perfect start-up(s)

    Build a network of high-value network-building advocates! In addition to helping you find the best side hustles, building your team of team-building advocates has more benefits than you may realise! Build trust by building your personal tribe of high-value partners.  Discuss your side-hustle ideas with others you respect.  When you

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    Why Not Travel?

    Worldwide, so many people are attracted to travel.


    For most, travel represents an opportunity to

    • Create memories, build relationships and share experiences – especially with family members.
    • Escape the daily grind
    • Refresh and plan the future

    Learn about a unique subscription-based travel platform that

    (1) Enables members to access incredible discounts and special deals on travel to a wide variety of destinations

    (2) Treat travel as a profitable, hands-off, Side Hustle

    Even if travel is not your thing, it is for a huge number of people, and it’s worth knowing what is on offer.

    Please email Alex Solti ( to attend an information session.

    Your Productivity Hub

    Why keep changing to the latest “Shiny Object”?

    Have you ever subscribed to the latest set of tools – only to find (despite your best intentions) that you don’t use them?

    • The best productivity tools are the ones that people will actually use!
      • Productivity Hub comes with a committed team of inexpensive outsourced experts – who can use the tools to get effective continuing results for their clients!
    • It’s about benefits – not features!
      • A simple Google search will confirm the overwhelming number of choices to help you become more productive, CRMs calendars, emails, todo, etc.
      • Asking “Which one?” is the wrong place to start!
      • Choosing a business partner committed to your success – is the right place to start!
      • That is a partner who can make an integrated set of tools work for you (and, most importantly, the clients you refer to them).
    • Many companies don’t have an integrated set of tools.
    • Most CRMs don’t mould to you – they expect you to mould to them.
    • If you are a side hustler serious about building your network, you simply have to do better than a spreadsheet!
      • When your goal is to build trust by connecting someone with many others, keeping track of it all can get very complex.

    What If?

    • You used and became excited about an inexpensive, powerful, integrated set of tools – as part of your network-building activities.
    • You learned how to ask the right questions and refer relevant others to Productivity Hub.
    • You received a very substantial long-term sticky recurring income simply for making referrals that onboard.
      • You don’t sell.
      • You don’t supply.
      • You do enjoy recurring income with virtually no recurring effort – unlike most other products, people stick with Productivity Hub

    Surely it’s a no-brainer?

    • To use a tool that will revolutionise your business and network-building activities.
    • Make referrals to an organisation you trust – an organisation you are confident will achieve results for those you refer.
    • Receive sticky ongoing income.

    Even if this is not an opportunity you can fit in at the moment, attending a seminar and gaining more information will be worthwhile.

    With a bit more information, you can confidently point others in the right direction.

    Click Here to check out the product and book a time to find out more

    If you are interested in hearing about how you could earn generous affiliate fees by referring people to Productivity Hub, Click Here

    Your Online Meetings

    Why not use a better online meetings platform that actually pays you?

    Online meetings have become such an essential part of our business life.

    There are many different platforms – Zoom, Teams, Google, etc.

    There’s a new kid on the block!

    You can now tailor your experience to make it far easier to subtly create interest in your products and services during your online meetings.

    The providers of this new platform are offering great deals, and they are keen to get known and adopted – fast.

    To do this, they provide great incentives to use their platform.

    As you hold your online meetings on this new platform,

    Your participants will usually ask you: What’s this platform? It looks good.

    This allows you to say a few words (easy as they have asked you) and encourage your participant(s) to click the button to Join (you) for a free version.

    The free version is a no-brainer. Then upgrading just makes sense.

    You will likely have an increasing number of online meetings, so learning the benefits of making a simple switch makes sense (as you can see from the following short video).

    That will enable to not only to have more effective meetings but also to develop an additional ongoing revenue stream.

    Even if you are totally entrenched in your current platform (such as Zoom), and you don’t feel you have the bandwidth to swap, this is something you need to know about – it will be a great tool and side hustle for many joining your CC team.

    To book an information session, contact Alan Stevens

    Your Side Hustle

    Do you have an idea for a Side Hustle?

    Let’s say you don’t! This could be because you already have a business that already absorbs 110% of your time.

    Regardless, it’s worth taking the time to check out Side Hustles, provided by CC members.


    • We don’t know what we don’t know!
    • Checking out what others are doing may give you ideas you can use.
    • You may be able to support other CC members in their endeavours – and build all-important trust in the process!
    • Most importantly, you are likely to come across many people who are desperately looking for more than their current employment provides (you may be doing them a huge favour by introducing them to CC members willing to offer them a side-hustle opportunity).
    • You may be able to engage with other Side Hustles that will not only support your idea but will also help you earn additional income while supporting other CC members.
      • For example, there are some great tools that will greatly enhance your network-building activities, which can also be income-generating. In other words, extra income for very little extra effort.

    On the other hand, you may be excited about a business idea you are itching to launch!

    • Our advice is: slow down, don’t rush. If possible, keep your day job!
    • It’s great that you are building your network – we are great believers in “network first, ideas second”
    • Only 28% of your business success is attributed to how great your idea is. Many great ideas fail, while mediocre ideas succeed.

    First Steps

    • Discuss your ideas with others in the CC who have gone before you.
    • You may be excited about your idea – but will your market be as excited as you?
    • If the market isn’t ready, can you pivot?
    • Do you have a team of people that can work with?

    Guy Wilson has been a highly successful entrepreneur. Guy publishes this great Newsletter with many great articles for Side Hustlers.

    It is well worth subscribing for the wisdom you’ll receive in the articles (new articles are published every two weeks)

    Guy also has a heart for those wanting to start Side Hustles and is happy to have a chat.

    Tobi Nagy & Guy Wilson have developed Safer(r) Entrepreneurship – it’s well worth Checking out.

    Brett Watson

    Brett Watson ( is an ideal person to speak with when you have an idea for a side hustle.


    After many years in Digital Marketing, Brett decided to develop a Side Hustle based on one of his passions – pets.

    Through his websites, Brett provides incredible value for pet lovers. This is clear from the huge number of people that visit his sites every day.

    However, just providing great resources for pet lovers does not put “bread on the table”.

    Brett knows how to monetise his sites (and yours) without asking for any money from those who visit.

    Brett knows the secrets and believes anyone can emulate his success – and he wants to help.

    If you are interested in picking Brett’s Brains”, send Brett an email ( to set up a time to have a quick chat.

    Most importantly: Brett will confirm that you must do your Due Diligence before you do anything.

    Is the market looking for what you are planning to provide?

    Let’s test it out.

    If not, is there a way for you to pivot before you start?

    Equally important: Are you prepared to put in a sustained effort on top of your day job?

    What’s it going to take?