COVID-19 has brought unprecedented tough times for our local Tablelands businesses. 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 remote working, or are just feeling overwhelmed by so much uncertainty and unanswered questions – this support is for you!
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 3 sessions.
You can access up to three sessions with different experts on the following topics:
- Business strategy, planning, operations and / or finance
- Human Resources
- Online business development & setup, Digital Marketing
- IT, technology, remote-working and online services
- Advice on government support
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.
Val Cozens – Online-Business Consulting & Personal Coaching
Val Cozens is providing consulting and support for almost all online components of business, for sole operator and micro- to medium-sized business. Val has 6+ years behind her of working remotely, working from home, and working globally via various online platforms and tools. Val has in-depth knowledge of the online business environment. She is able to help local businesses who are considering, or in the midst of, moving some or all of your business online.
As well as Consulting, Val is also a Personal Coach, and she also works in the suicide postvention space, so while these sessions with her are about your business, you can be sure you will be talking with someone who is solid, safe, and compassionate.
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 any 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.
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
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Margot Richardson – Advice on government support
In her capacity as owner and managing director of a specialised accounting practice, Margot Richardson, FCPA GAICD, has over 30 years experience delivering expert and tailored business advice to a broad variety of organisations. Her business, Business Mapping Solutions, holds contracts with small and medium businesses operating in often remote areas from Cairns to Karratha.
With a proven record of securing growth and implementing robust processes for her clientele, Margot is adept at navigating the often confusing bureaucracy of government assistance to small businesses. She has overseen structural reform within many of the organisations she has worked with and is a member of the board for several companies and NFPs.
Margot specialises in working with indigenous businesses and is accustomed to the nuanced approach often required with respect to the cultural needs of our first nation peoples.
As a Tablelands resident herself, Margot is personally interested in the ongoing prosperity in the region. She is well placed to provide assistance with local knowledge to the businesses in the region.
To access this programme, 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 three) appointments please submit a new form for each request.