My journey with WFS

My name is Sarah Thomson and I am the owner of Online Social Butterfly. I first came across Kellie several years ago when she was first starting her business. I have just reaccredited my business for the 3rd year. So what have I gained from being an accredited Women Friendly Service?

As a female business owner, I constantly have to deal with a wide range of people and am constantly surprised at the poor service and effort many people put in to getting your business. I have used the Women Friendly Services directory over and over and always found it to be a great source of reliable business owners.

I know that putting my business in the same category as other like-minded business owners is a good thing. The businesses on the directory tend to all be extremely hard-working and proud businesses. I like that my business sits alongside them.

As you can imagine, my business is a low volume business. This means that I only need 1 referral to make it worth my while. Within a couple of months of being on the directory, I received my first referral. Since then, it has been a steady stream of both enquiries and referrals. I love the fact that being on this directory gives me access to a much bigger audience than I would have the marketing budget to reach. As a small business owner, I know that every marketing dollar needs to be spent wisely and having my business accredited has proven to be a great investment.

My most recent client that I gained via the directory signed up for a 6 month contract which means that the cost of my accreditation is probably covered for the next few years just with this one referral.

If you are considering accrediting your business, my advice would be to go for it. Kellie and her team will work with you to ensure you get the most out of it.

Sarah Thomson

Some More Great Feedback

“Thank you Kellie after advertising only on your directory I am now completely booked out until after Christmas” Dean – Deanos Lawn Mowing, November, 2013

"Another rainy, stormy day in Perth but would whilst I'm doing my paperwork though it was about time I said a big Thankyou to Women Friendly Services for the referral of 3 wonderful clients who trust us completely thanks to us being accredited with you ;) Thanks Kellie” Megan – Hire A Hubby Quinns Rocks, August 2012

“I wanted to thank you for putting together such a great directory of trusted businesses for us to call upon when needing products and services. I use your directory as a first option before looking elsewhere as I know I can trust your businesses, they are reliable, and offer great value.”Ruth, 2014

“Hi Kellie, I just want you to know today I had Brad from The Plumbing and Gas Guys come to my home for plumbing repairs. Fantastic! How wonderful to have a tradesman come in to your home and know that you can be confident that he will do a good job and not take advantage of you because you are a woman. The standard of his work was excellent; he was polite and worked hard and completed all the repairs I had asked. I am thrilled with the results. I would have no hesitation in recommending this company to others. Thank you, Kellie, for introducing me to The Plumbing and Gas Guys. I am very grateful. Trish” Trish 2014

“We had a light that constantly shorting out and blowing the fuse we needed an electrician urgently - thanks to WFS we were able to get an electrician knowing they had been vetted and accredited by WFS. Great job, fair price and they cleaned up after themselves. Thanks Kellie Briggs from Women Friendly Services " Yvonne, 2013

"I had Hire A Hubby come out today from Port Kennedy which I found through your directory and I could not be happier with their service. I know why they made it on your directory!" Sarah, 2012

“I have just had Jim's Garage Doors out to fix my roller door. They turned up exactly when they said they would, fixed the door quickly and had parts with them and were extremely professional. HAPPY CUSTOMER!!! Got their number through Women Friendly Services.” Dayna, 2013

"WFS has been a win, win, win, win, win! I'm so happy with your business, Kellie, and of course your lovely, accredited businesses. I'm going to contact Smith Air Services about my air conditioning. I will next year need someone for infill for my fences and would like to speak with a locksmith/ security person. Thank you again and I feel so much better now about get work done around my home" – Angela, 2012