Entrepreneurship Facilitators

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Entrepreneurship Facilitators provide practical assistance to support and encourage individuals to start a business as a way to create their own job.

What services do Entrepreneurship Facilitators provide?

Entrepreneurship Facilitators provide a range of no-cost services, including, but not limited to:

  • Promoting and encouraging entrepreneurship among all individuals by providing information and advice about starting and running a business to clients, community organisations and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Providing tailored mentoring and assistance to individuals. This includes facilitating interactive sessions, such as workshops and networking events, to provide information, mentoring assistance and advice.
  • Linking and referring individuals to appropriate services that will help them start and run their own business, including to the New Business Assistance with NEIS.

The Facilitator will also develop and maintain productive working relationships with key stakeholders in their location.

The Facilitators have a focus on encouraging entrepreneurship among:

  • mature age Australians, including those at risk of unemployment due to structural changes in the economy in 20 locations across Australia
  • young people in Cairns, the Hunter Valley (including Newcastle), and Launceston and North-East Tasmania.

Who can access services?

Anyone wanting to start their own business can access services from an Entrepreneurship Facilitator.

Hear Wendy Perry, Entrepreneurship Facilitator in Adelaide–West, explain what you can expect from working with a Facilitator.

Entrepreneurship Facilitator contact details

Entrepreneurship Facilitators are delivering services in 23 locations across Australia. Their contact information is available in the table below.

State Location
New South Wales Coffs Harbour – Grafton

Entrepreneurship Facilitator name:

Mr Courtney Tune

Contact information:

Email: courtney@altcollective.com.au
Phone: 0481 167 555
Website: Alt-Collective

Biography:

Having completed a few fancy business degrees, Courtney’s real education in business started when he kicked off his own small business – a restaurant, bar and live music venue in the picturesque coastal village of Sawtell, NSW. During this time he experienced first-hand the challenges that small businesses face but also the great opportunity that business presents in sharing a passion, and the independence of becoming your own boss. Over the past six years Courtney has himself been responsible for a number of Small Business start-ups, at the same time providing freelance support to others involved in the adventure that is small business. Prior to going into business Courtney spent over 10 years working in Business and Economic Development with local government delivering a number of small business programs – this included providing support to local businesses in navigating the government approval process.

Entrepreneurship Facilitator name:

Sarah Poole

Contact information:

Email:sarah@onefineday.org.au
Phone: 0481 167 555

Biography:

With a background in Technology & Business Systems, Digital Entrepreneurship, Health & Wellbeing and Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Sarah has built a career on the foundation of Marketing, Communications and Business Strategy that has seen her lead national teams and build successful businesses to sell. Sarah works with business owners, individuals and teams find their own path to better business by aligning business strategy, with the best possible marketing & customer service tactics.

New South Wales Hunter – Newcastle

Entrepreneurship Facilitator name:

Ms Cheryl Royle

Contact information:

Email: cheryl@thefinerline.com.au
Phone: 0407 991 277
Website: Hunter Futurepreneurs Program

Biography:

Cheryl is a Hunter based small business coach and consultant. Her business experience is extensive having owned and operated six businesses over the past 25 years. She has educated, supported and coached 1000’s of business owners, freelancers, consultants, artists and entrepreneurs across Australia. Cheryl offers practical startup and growth business advice and is committed to guiding and supporting small business owners, entrepreneurs and startups in creating the business of their dreams.

New South Wales Richmond – Tweed (Ballina)

Entrepreneurship Facilitator name:

Natalie Brookes

Contact information:

Email: Natalie.Brookes@australianbusiness.com.au
Phone: (02) 5631 8511
Mobile: 0491 153 177
Website: EFS Australian Business

Biography:

Natalie comes with a wealth of experience in start-ups. Having established two businesses of her own, Natalie understands the freedom and joy that self-employment and business ownership bring, along with the constant challenges they present. Natalie is a natural leader and works with people on a strengths-based basis. She mentors and empowers people to identify their natural talents and strengths and provides support and assistance in areas they require.

Having started her career working for Sir Paul McCartney in London, Natalie is a qualified accountant and an experienced senior business consultant and analyst. Natalie also holds additional post graduate qualifications, and comes with a range of industry experience. Her experience ranges from not-for-profit organisations, through to local government and private sectors including general insurance, music and book publishing, manufacturing, aviation, agribusiness and health food industries.

New South Wales Richmond – Tweed (Tweed Heads)

Entrepreneurship Facilitator name:

Mr Phil Daly

Contact information:

Email: phil@buildgrowrun.com.au
Phone: 0412 667 864
Website: Build Grow Run

Biography:

Phil has been ‘living the dream’ for the past 18 years on the far north coast of NSW and is the areas foremost expert on creating outstanding results in business, having worked with thousands of clients both individually and in teams to bring out the very best in their ability to achieve results.

Phil works with business leaders on how to maximise their time and to get clear on what is important, leading to brilliant results in their business and their life. In the past, Phil has worked with small, medium and large organisations as a business change agent, coach and consultant, to create and develop strategies and action plans that not only improve performance, but also add to the bottom line.

As an entrepreneur and former small business owner, you’ll discover how he takes complex business concepts and turns them into easily understood strategies that can be readily applied in your business today.

Entrepreneurship Facilitator name:

Ellie Corley

Contact information:

Email: ellie@buildgrowrun.com.au
Phone: 0475 841 664
Website: Build Grow Run

Biography:

Ellie is an innovative, award-winning Strategic Communications Adviser and Business Coach with extensive experience across a range of business sectors including energy, not for profit, technology and start-ups. With a full knowledge of all marketing communications, and has the ability to create inspiring communication campaigns, or encourage a positive coaching outcome for a challenged, or “stalled” business leaders. She loves seeing people succeed and meet their full potential.

Ellie loves entrepreneurs and really enjoys making businesses succeed. She adds a sense energy to all businesses she meets and delights in working with new and different business sectors. Ellie likes to think of herself as a practical visionary who excels at both ideas and execution, advising on personal and business banding and reputation management across a multitude of channels. She will gently tease out the right answers from you for your business and is committed to the power of communication. Ellie is inspired by people and organisations, working alongside them in a coaching capacity to ignite positive change. With extensive business acumen, attention to detail, creativity and active listening competencies she really can help you focus on what really matters to you or your business.

New South Wales Sydney – South West (Campbelltown)

Entrepreneurship Facilitator name:

Mr Chris Mooney

Contact information:

Email: chris.mooney@australianbusiness.com.au
Phone: 0408 665 456
Website: EFS Australian Business

Biography:

Chris considers himself one of Australia's most experienced and trusted business specialists with a strong international trade and business development background.

Chris has advanced senior executive expertise in strategy formulation, business transformation, business development, strategic marketing, communications and sales in a diverse range of industries across multiple geographies and cultures. He has managed large and mid-sized businesses and multiple product portfolios, and has achieved turn-around performance through effective leadership and coaching. Senior executive experience includes eight years as Director (Deputy Chair) at Australian Marketing Institute and three years as Managing Director of six SME businesses operating in seven countries, based in the Campbelltown district. Chris was appointed to the executive level in BlueScope Steel where he had responsibility for Strategy within a $3.2bn division.

Chris has also served as Country Manager for BHP in PNG and the Philippines and been State Manager in Victoria, Western Australia and NSW. He has developed and led a BHP multi-faceted sales training program for 400 participants.

As a lecturer at University of Wollongong at undergraduate and Masters level, Chris has substantial public speaking experience. He is an active mentor and coach to both junior and senior business connections, and is an accredited trainer for Silver & Wise. Chris has been an International Stevie Awards judge.

New South Wales Sydney – South West (Liverpool)

Entrepreneurship Facilitator name:

Mr Gregory Georgatos

Contact information:

Email: Gregory.Georgatos@apm.net.au
Phone: 0447 307 589
Website: APM Employment Services

Biography:

Gregory is a Fairfield local with 10 years’ experience working in the Sydney – South West (Liverpool) Entrepreneurship Facilitator Location. Gregory has a well-established stakeholder network and experience in small business mentoring.

Gregory has a strong legal and community services background and will leverage his network of working relationships to promote Entrepreneurship Facilitator Services to attract clients and build and nurture their entrepreneurial capacities – and, in turn, stimulate the local entrepreneurial ecosystem. Clients will benefit from Gregory’s understanding of the skills, knowledge and support required to successfully start a business and manage day-to-day business operations.

In Sydney – South West (Liverpool), Gregory has assisted aspiring entrepreneurs to build sustainable and successful small businesses across various industries, including retail, wholesale, food and catering, website design, event management, care and maintenance services, consultancy and professional services.

Gregory works with clients from diverse backgrounds and has the personal qualities to facilitate pathways to self-employment. Gregory will combine his experience in self-employment with his belief in entrepreneurship empowerment to provide well-rounded, enriching support throughout the entrepreneurial journey of his clients.

New South Wales Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven

Entrepreneurship Facilitator name:

Mr Randall Walker

Contact information:

Email: randall@srbec.com.au
Phone: 0408 893 761
Website: Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre

Biography:

Randall loves working with individuals and businesses to realise their full potential. Through this program, Randall looks forward to using his more than 20 years business development and consulting experience to help local entrepreneurs make the transition to self-employment and establish, pivot or run a successful and sustainable business. Randall has worked with many Top 200 Australian companies, across diverse sectors, to improve performance within teams. He has specialised in strategy, destination marketing, economic development, hospitality and tourism management, education, training and teambuilding. He has worked on projects with three of the world’s largest accommodation brands.

Randall has formal qualifications, including a Master of Business Administration (Strategic Marketing) and Certificate IV in Assessment & Workplace Training. He has enjoyed working with Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre (SRBEC) to develop and deliver Innovation and Entrepreneurship master classes, and is excited to now be delivering, along with the SRBEC team, this new Australian Government program which will make a positive difference in the lives of entrepreneurs.

Tasmania Launcestion – North-East Tasmania

Entrepreneurship Facilitator name:

Mr Adam Mostogl

Contact information:

Email: adam@vandiemenproject.com.au
Phone: (03) 6349 1919
Website: Van Diemen Project

Biography:

With a range of experiences in many different industries across Tasmania, an education and design background as well many different opportunities to support people in business, Adam is excited by every opportunity to help people achieve their goals and dreams - and enjoys supporting them thrive.

Adam has started multiple businesses in a range of fields, taught over 12,000 students across Australia how to start their own business and activate their entrepreneurial skills, supported hundreds of businesses embrace digital technology and marketing, facilitated international innovation processes to start new social enterprises, shared knowledge with organisations and communities across the world and much more.

Adam was Tasmania’s finalist in 2015 for Young Australian of the Year because of his passion for supporting entrepreneurship and community opportunities, and in 2017 was listed in the Top 30 Entrepreneurs under the age of 30 in Australia.

Adam regularly shares his experiences and what he has learned over many years of business - and is excited to help more people turn their business ideas into reality.

Entrepreneurship Facilitator name:

Mr Chris Davis

Contact information:

Email: chris@vandiemenproject.com.au
Phone: (03) 6349 1919
Website: Van Diemen Project

Biography:

Chris is a business mentor and advisor with a diverse industry background. Entrepreneurial by nature, having started six businesses to date (the first of which he founded at 23), Chris is no stranger to the establishment of new businesses ventures.

Chris has extensive experience in both products and services, bringing a broad range of skills, knowledge and experience to clients.

Chris is particularly skilled in identifying and developing new opportunities. He is renowned for innovation in developing and implementing new ideas, thriving when introducing smarter ways to do business.

Victoria Ballarat

Entrepreneurship Facilitator name:

Dr Paul Miller

Contact information:

Email: millerp@sarinarusso.com.au
Phone: 0419 575 562
Website: Sarina Russo Entrepreneurs

Biography:

Dr Paul Miller is a Ballarat-based trainer, mentor and coach with 20 years’ experience assisting thousands of people start, grow and manage their businesses. He has worked across a range of business sectors throughout Victoria and understands from firsthand experience that running a business is not a sprint, it is a marathon, with many challenges and rewards along the way.

Paul has spent most of his career working in the small business sector either as an owner/operator or coaching others to take an idea from the concept stage to a fully operational business. Paul brings with him extensive local experience, both in the delivery of employment services and as a small business operator. Paul has worked with Sarina Russo Job Access since 2015 delivering direct services to budding entrepreneurs - from concept stage, developing the idea, training and preparing the business and then coaching and mentoring to sustain the enterprise.

Whether you are thinking about starting a business or developing and running your existing business, Paul will work with you to help you achieve your business goals. He can provide hands-on assistance, practical advice and expert guidance to get you started and keep you on course.

Victoria Latrobe – Gippsland

Entrepreneurship Facilitator name:

Ms Stephanie Thoo

Contact information:

Email: hello@workmyownway.com.au
Phone: 0403 835 446
Website: workmyownway.com.au

Biography:

Stephanie is an innovation and entrepreneurship specialist with a passion for purpose-lead enterprise. After completing her MBA at Melbourne Business School, Stephanie has built a diverse innovation career - working as a Design Thinker in a social enterprise, a Project Lead in a not-for-profit skunk works, a Program Manager for a university entrepreneurship hub and as Lead Innovation Consultant for not-for-profit, government and corporate clients across Australia and the world.

Stephanie currently leads the Community Programs for GippsTech, a Gippsland-based social enterprise, where she’ll be designing and facilitating entrepreneurship and innovation programs such as Entrepreneurship Facilitator Services, Startup Gippsland and the Binary Shift conference.

Entrepreneurship Facilitator name:

Mr James Muir

Contact information:

Email: james@gipps.tech
Phone: 0492 974 714
Website: workmyownway.com.au

Biography:

James is an entrepreneurship specialist with a passion for start-ups and small business. After completing his business degree at Deakin, James has built a diverse innovation career - launching his own start-up that has gone through several accelerator programs to working in adult education at TAFE, and most recently being involved as a NEIS Consultant and Mentor to hundreds of business across Gippsland and North Eastern Melbourne.

James has a been a mentor and facilitator for the Start-up Gippsland Program for the last 2 years and is excited to start working with potential entrepreneurs looking to launch their next side hustle, start-up or small business across Gippsland.

Victoria Melbourne – South East (Dandenong)

Entrepreneurship Facilitator name:

Mr Nicholas Bolto

Contact information:

Email: nic@founders.net.au
Phone: 0429 219 611
Web: Founders

Biography:

As a Churchill Fellow, graduate of the Melbourne Business School and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Nic brings expertise to your entrepreneurship goals. He has founded seven enterprises and coached and mentored over 300 clients in all phases of their start up goals, from ideation to validation, from go live to closure and from investment to acquisition.

Victoria Melbourne – South East (Pakenham)

Entrepreneurship Facilitator name:

Mr Ashley Hayden

Contact information:

Email: ashley.hayden@australianbusiness.com.au
Phone: 0400 975 036
Website: EFS Australian Business

Biography:

Ashley Hayden is a business consultant with over 25 years experience in corporate marketing, executive management and small business ownership.

He started his first business at age 14 and has since helped hundreds of business owners, executives and managers with marketing strategy, business advice and workshop facilitation. In 2017, he joined Silver & Wise, an organisation dedicated to training and enabling mature age business ownership. He has been fully trained as a small business coach, mentor and strategic advisor and facilitator.

Queensland Cairns

Entrepreneurship Facilitator name:

Ms Kate Montgomery

 Biography:

Kate Montgomery has experience in stakeholder engagement, project management, event design and management, collaboration, and operations management. As an entrepreneur herself, Kate’s experience as a founder provides connections along with experience in fundraising, operational management, financial management, grant management and human resources management. Kate has expertise relevant to the Cairns entrepreneurship community, specifically in tourism and event industries.

Entrepreneurship Facilitator name:

Ms Tara Diversi

Biography:

Tara won the Cairns Business Women's inaugural young businesswoman of the year in 2004, and believes that self-employment is one of the most rewarding things in life. Equipped with a MBA, two post graduate psychology degrees and numerous non-tertiary trainings to compliment her practical experience, Tara is excited to assist young people overcome the barriers to starting their dream business and incorporating best-practice to increase their chances of success.

Contact information:

Email: hello@yepcairns.com
Phone: 0488 047 111
Website: Your Entrepreneur Project

Queensland Fitzroy

Entrepreneurship Facilitator name:

Mr Peter Peterson

Contact information:

Email: Peter.peterson@australianbusiness.com.au
Phone: 0490 304 711
Website: EFS Australian Business

Biography:

Peter has many years of experience supporting individuals to start their businesses. He has personally and successfully delivered the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) for six years. Additionally, he has delivered several Small Business Advisory Service programs on behalf of AusIndustry, including a three-year program throughout Central Queensland covering Emerald, Rockhampton, Gladstone and north to Mackay.

Peter’s experience is underpinned by formal qualifications. He has an Associate Diploma in Information Processing (IT), Graduate Diploma in Management, Master of Business, Certificate IV – Training & Assessment and numerous professional development courses including Project Management, Occupational Health & Safety, Leadership, Staff Selection and Recruitment, and Protective Security – Information Technology.

His extensive knowledge and experience supporting individuals starting a business ensures the strengths, weaknesses and barriers an individual has are quickly identified and strategies are put into place, leveraging the individual’s strengths to improve the their prospects of success and growth.

Queensland Ipswich

Entrepreneurship Facilitator name:

Ms Anne-Marie Walton

Contact information:

Email: hello@yepipswich.com
Phone: 0492 331 764
Website: Y(E)P Ipswich

Biography:

Anne-Marie’s knowledge of business is supported by 20 plus years’ experience in corporate, self-employment in small businesses and in community ventures. Anne-Marie brings a first-hand understanding of modern entrepreneurs’ needs through her recent immersion in the innovation sector as; a company founder; former Community Manager at one of Queensland’s renowned co-working hubs and via the University of Southern Queensland as part of the development team of an entrepreneurship program for women.

Queensland Wide Bay (Bundaberg)

Entrepreneurship Facilitator name:

Ms Vicki Leeson

Contact information:

Email: vleeson@businessleap.org.au
Phone: 1300 249 482
Website: Business Leap

Biography:

Having owned and operated multiple businesses over a 20-year period and with extensive experience as a Business Advisor, Vicki knows firsthand what it is like to establish and operate a small business.  This has equipped her well to understand both the challenges and opportunities that are associated with being in business and to provide support and advice to other entrepreneurs and business owners on how to build a successful business.

As your local Entrepreneurship Facilitator, Vicki is on-hand to provide you with support in taking the leap into your own business and to assist you in planning for sustainability and growth in the profitability of your business.

Queensland Wide Bay (Gympie)

Entrepreneurship Facilitator name:

Mr Jason Virtue

Contact information:

Email: jvirtue@businessleap.org.au
Phone: 1300 249 482
Website: Business Leap

Biography:

Jason Virtue founded Landlife Education Pty Ltd, a consulting and training firm that specialises in practical and innovative solutions for main street and rural based businesses. Beginning his career in a family owned hospitality business, he has had experience in retail and transportation before finally launching his own successful farming business in 1994. Jason has worked with many hundreds of individuals to help them to grow sustainable and viable business operations.

As an Entrepreneurship Facilitator, Jason continues to strive to deliver the highest standards of service through trust, integrity, care, approachability and honesty while encouraging business owners to lead healthy and fulfilling lifestyles and to pursue their passions. He believes that one on one mentoring is critical for all businesses to achieve amazing outcomes and is committed to and excited about connecting with the greater business community through Entrepreneurship Facilitator Services.

Entrepreneurship Facilitator name:

Ms Lynne Wilbraham

Contact information:

Email: lwilbraham@businessleap.org.au
Phone: 1300 249 482.
Website: Business Leap

Biography:

Lynne brings to the Entrepreneurship Facilitator role, a wealth of business knowledge acquired through her own experiences in operating, working and facilitating the establishment, growth and development of businesses ranging from start-ups through to large companies. This experience is reinforced through formal qualifications in Business, Marketing and Management.

Lynne’s previous roles and experiences have required her to implement both high level business, project management and networking skills. She has also had many years experience in working at a one to one level to facilitate entrepreneurship, business establishment and growth. Born and raised in the Gympie region, Lynne has a strong personal passion for supporting the growth of the business community at all levels and for helping entrepreneurs to achieve their business goals.

South Australia Adelaide - West

Entrepreneurship Facilitator name:

Ms Wendy Perry

Contact information:

Email: wendy@switchstartscale.com.au
Phone: 0416 150 491
Web: Switch Start Scale

Biography:

Wendy Perry is an entrepreneur and educator, innovator and leader, speaker and writer on Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Workforce Planning and Development, Vocational Education and Training (VET), International Capability and Capacity Development.

Mentoring and facilitation are strengths with Wendy working alongside entrepreneurs, founders, individuals, organisations, startups, scale ups, students and unicorn companies. Her clients include business and industry leaders, entrepreneurs and social enterprises, female founders and diverse innovators, government agencies and not for profits, mature age people who are self-employed or are looking to start up a venture, and scaleups with a local, national and international aspiration. This mentorship has taken Wendy all around Australia and the world, where she has hosted many international delegations and facilitated programs.

Wendy has experience motivating, encouraging and organising educational opportunities for entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and innovators. Wendy is a 'go-to' person in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, open and invitational in her approach, encouraging 'what next' and leading entrepreneurs to tools, networks and resources for them to take the next step.

South Australia Barossa – Yorke – Mid North

Entrepreneurship Facilitator name:

Ms Danielle Edwards

Contact information:

Email: dee.edwards@flinders.edu.au
Phone:  0422 729 211

Biography:

Based in the Barossa, Dee has a specialisation in agribusiness and food entrepreneurship. She has owned her own business working one-on-one with SME agri-food businesses and start-ups to build their management proficiency, improve core business profitability and develop business growth plans, as well as build direct-to-consumer, business-to-business and regional stakeholder relationships. She places emphasis on one-on-one mentoring in all of her work.

Dee has a Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism and a Bachelor of Business with a Major in Marketing. She is on the Board of Barossa Farmers Market, serves on the Grants Assessment Panel for Country Arts SA, and is part of the Reconciliation Barossa Committee. She also serves in an advisory capacity to numerous other regional business organisations.

As the Entrepreneurship Facilitator for Barossa Yorke Mid North, Dee looks forward to connecting with anyone who has an idea or an existing business that's looking for personalised assistance, tailored mentoring, referrals and access to new and expanded opportunities.

Western Australia Mandurah

Entrepreneurship Facilitator name:

Mr Kynan Bright

Contact information:

Email: kynan@skillstrategies.wa.edu.au
Phone: 0421 792 451
Web: Skill Strategies International

Biography:

Kynan returned from New Zealand at the start of 2019 to take up his role in the team providing Entrepreneurship Facilitation Services in Mandurah and has quickly settled into the local community with his young family.

Kynan comes with a wealth of experience from his 10 years working in New Zealand’s Ministry of Social Development often helping people to develop their plans for self employment. He worked from a role as an Employment Coordinator and Programme Coordinator up to roles managing Service Centres and Regional Employment Services. Kynan has also managed a Team for Workwise Employment Agency and been a vocational Counsellor for Odyssey House.

Outside of his fulltime employment Kynan has run several successful Martial Arts Clubs and holds black belts in several styles proving that with motivation anything can be achieved.

Entrepreneurship Facilitator name:

Mr Stephen McVey

Contact information:

Email: efs@skillstrategies.wa.edu.au
Phone: (08) 9583 4142
Web: Skill Strategies International

Biography:

Steve has spent many years supporting businesses owners and employees in the development of their business management skills through the provision of accredited training. Steve has over 35 years of experience as the Director and Manager of several small businesses with varied business structures. Steve brings a wealth of practical experience, coupled with proven learning strategies to support innovation and entrepreneurship in the Peel region. Steve is an internationally certified Neuro Linguistic Programming Master Practitioner, trainer and life coach with degrees in Psychology, Sociology, Education and Training, Business and Leadership. A Peel resident for 22 years, his passion is to help individuals and businesses to achieve the success they desire.

Western Australia Perth – North East

Entrepreneurship Facilitator name:

Ms Liz Haselgrove

Contact information:

Email: hello@bosscentre.com.au
Phone: 0412 262 242
Web: Business One Stop Shop

Biography:

Liz has been described as the “go to” for all things marketing, websites and strategy for small businesses. Before becoming a Facilitator Liz was running her own business and website consultancy, as well as training and mentoring around 20 new business owners a week through New Business Assistance with NEIS and running training sessions for the Small Business Development Corporation.

Liz Haselgrove began studying Business and Strategy at the age of 16 and completed a National Diploma in Business before getting her BA(Hons) Degree in Business in the UK.

After working in the corporate world for nearly 10 years (such as the trading floor at National Australia Bank, for the Head of International Sales at Burberry and in product development at Google), in 2005 she began helping smaller enterprises to thrive. Liz opened her first successful business in 2010.

Liz is passionate about helping entrepreneurs to make their dreams come true, and this shines through in every mentoring and training session. She is a wealth of knowledge of all things small business, with specialisms in marketing, social media, websites and strategy.

Entrepreneurship Facilitator name:

Ms Lucy Southon

Contact information:

Email: hello@bosscentre.com.au
Phone: 0412 262 242
Web: Business One Stop Shop

Biography:

Previous to working with Business One Stop Shop, Lucy built, ran and then sold a successful business in children’s handmade bedding and decor. She built this business entirely on Instagram and knows this platform extremely well.
  
As well as starting her own business, Lucy has been helping to run her father’s carpentry business since 2008. Through these experiences, and her enthusiasm for keeping up to date with social media changes, she has considerable expertise in Instagram, Pinterest, mailchimp and email marketing, Buy Now, Pay Later methods of sales, e-commerce sales funnels and Wordpress knowledge. 

Tasmania Greater Hobart and South-East Tasmania

Entrepreneurship Facilitator name:

Mr Scott Dufty

Contact information:

Email: scott@businesssouth.org.au
Phone: 0408 299 200
Web: Business South

Biography:

Scott's initial career spanned over 25 years in Banking and Finance. In recent times he was employed as the Business Manager for a successful Hobart retailer -where his major focus was on optimising business growth and profitability through identifying new ways of doing business, new service offerings and new market opportunities. He was then recruited by his local Business Enterprise Centre in Southern Tasmania, in 2010.

Having owned two prior businesses himself – one a start-up, the other being a purchase of a going concern, has given Scott greater understanding and empathy with small business owners. Giving business guidance and support to existing business owners and those people contemplating starting a business is something Scott is well versed in.

“As a Business Development Manager for one of Australia’s largest banks I felt I had a good understanding of small business – which I did” Scott said. “But then when you’re running your own show, paying wages, rent and other bills – the full comprehension of needing to make sales to meet these costs lifts your understanding of being in the zone more than you could have ever appreciated before. I enjoyed the independence of being my own boss – and the opportunities and the challenges that go with this experience as well.”

Over his years with his local Business Enterprise Centre in Southern Tasmania, Scott has been keen to organise and run events such as business breakfasts, business opportunity dinners, business expos, business awards, happy hours and workshops. “These events are great for our clients to network in and receive business education – and to have fun as well”

Entrepreneurship Facilitator name:

Ms Daniela Schurink-Moeller

Contact information:

Email: daniela@businesssouth.org.au
Phone: 0455 372 023
Web: Business South

Biography:

Daniela is a business management professional with over 10 years of experience in developing and owning/managing hospitality businesses in Hobart. She has also translated her business background, formal business qualifications and experience into the Tasmanian small business advisory and training environment. As a small business consultant, she has assisted many clients in establishing, maintaining and improving small/micro-businesses, whilst also coordinating a state government funded business mentor program. Daniela can complement these skills with her further experience as an employment program coordinator and trainer, as well as a sessional VET teacher in Hobart. In her various roles Daniela developed experience in delivering workshops and information sessions on small business management topics to a variety of stakeholders.

Northern Territory Darwin

Entrepreneurship Facilitator name:

Mrs Megan Holzfeind

Contact information:

Email: megan@treeti.com.au
Phone: 0438 040 515
Website: Treeti Business Consulting

Biography:

Megan has over fourteen years management experience ranging from small business start-ups, to multi outlet management and operating at an executive leadership level at one of Australia's largest and iconic tourism destinations. Her specialty is private sector business development for domestic and international markets - predominantly China.

Megan takes a very proactive approach to business and strives to support the team and community to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Entrepreneurship Facilitator name:

Ms Christine Smith

Contact information:

Email: christine@treeti.com.au
Phone: 08 8967 1788
Web: Treeti Business Consulting

Biography:

Christine has over thirty years management experience ranging from small, family and start-up businesses to operating at senior leadership levels in strategy, policy, procurement and program management in small to medium enterprises and government. Her specialty is positioning business owners and senior personnel to set priorities, choose their approach and take action to achieve business goals.

Christine has a strong background in fostering professional growth, workplace training, business plan development and implementation, positive communication and customer service. Her proactive approach to business growth cultivates capacity building, effective resourcing, collaboration, community benefit and business success.

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