COVID-19 has brought unprecedented tough times for our local Tablelands businesses and in many ways and continues to do so. Startup Tablelands, with support from Advance Queensland and Tablelands Regional Council, is proud to be able to offer FREE confidential business advice from experienced mentors to help businesses adapt during this difficult time, or even just get your burning questions answered for a little less uncertainty.
If you’re a small business owner – now is the time to ask for help! Whether you’ve been forced to close as a result of government restrictions, had to quickly change your business model and operations to try and maintain an income stream, have lost cash flow as isolated customers stop spending money, are unsure how to set your team up for ongoing remote working, or are just feeling overwhelmed by so much uncertainty and unanswered questions – this support is for you!
Firstly you will need to join Startup Tablelands to access the free COVID-19 Business Lifeline offers, the membership options are as follows:
Personal or Small Business BASIC $47
Personal or Small Business PREMIUM $97 (includes ½ price Tablelands Business Hub hire rates)
Organisation Annual Membership $175
The free mentoring sessions are one-on-one, strictly confidential and can be conducted online or in-person with strict health measures in place. Each session is for up to one hour. Each business can have up to TWO free sessions, with the same business mentor if needed. If you have already accessed sessions through Business Lifeline prior to the end of December 2020, you can now access an extra free session.
Our Business mentors can help you with the following topics:
- Business strategy, planning, operations and/or finance
- Business websites, IT, technology, remote-working, online business development & setup, business automation, low-code / no-code apps
- Human Resources
- Websites, graphic design, video editing, animation, PowerPoint presentations and publishing
- Coaching and Transformative Technology
Our experts are:
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Michael Lawrence – Business Consulting
Michael Lawrence CPA from Inspire Business Consulting has over 30 years of diverse experience supporting businesses; focusing on assisting owners identify and address the issues and opportunities that they have. This is done by providing an objective and experienced perspective, reviewing all aspects of the business including customer and product review, profit and financial analysis and cash flow, market assessment and finance applications. Michael has an in-depth knowledge of the business environment on the Atherton Tablelands and broader FNQ region.
Seamus Campbell – Remote Working Solutions / Online Tech / Website issues
Seamus Campbell from Boldacious Digital is providing training and consultation in Remote Working Solutions. Seamus can help businesses with remote-work training and consultation, software training, business automation, and website development support. Specialist in Zoom, Slack, Airtable, Google Suite, Stripe, Zapier, WordPress, Loom. Boldacious Digital builds low-code / no-code business apps and automation solutions.
Phoebe Kitto – HR related queries
Your local human resource support. Helping local NQ businesses to effectively manage staff through practical, hands on HR support since 2008.
Kylie Smith – Graphic Design
Kylie Smith from To The Point Productions would be able to assist people in cost-effective ways to create graphic design elements, publications and animations as well as provide graphic design and animation services for any who need it.
Christine Doan – Coaching
Christine is a trained Purpose, Integral and Clear Beliefs Coach
Intro to Transformative Technology
Once you have joined up, simply complete the form below.
Startup Tablelands is passionate about helping businesses adapt to the changing world. We’re very proud to be able to bring our members this programme at a time that it’s more important than ever. We know so many people are struggling right now, so we’re offering these services to businesses for free. However, we are looking for financial support to be able to offer this critical opportunity to as many businesses as possible. If you are in a financial position to do so, we ask that you consider supporting ST – either by signing up for membership here or making a donation, so that we can continue to provide these services for free to those who need it but can’t afford to pay right now.
To make a donation through electronic funds transfer:
BSB: 633 000
Account Number: 161089263
If you want more than one (max of two) appointments please submit a new form for each request.