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Business mentors

Our small business mentoring program offers short, sharp, focused blocks of dedicated time and support. You can access the program as often or infrequently as you need. Our mentors will work with your schedule.

Meet our mentors

Alice Langford

Business Skills Mentor: Brisbane

Alice provides guidance and advice, from ideas and start-up to growth and succession, across a variety of industries. 

Helen Cowley

Business Skills Mentor: Brisbane, Ipswich, and Darling Downs

Helen Cowley is a passionate business consultant, coach and trainer with more than 30 years experience. 

Margaret Aspin

Business Skills Mentor: Brisbane

Margaret is a business owner and a director of two IT start-up companies. 

Martin Millane

Business Skills Mentor: Gold Coast

Martin has over 30 years of corporate experience at senior management/ executive level particularly in highly competitive service industries such as the Pharmaceutical and Health industries.

Danielle Duncan

Business Skills Mentor: Brisbane

Danielle Duncan has a wealth of experience in private business and government sectors. 

Jason Virtue

Business Skills Mentor: Sunshine Coast

Jason Virtue is the founder and owner of Landlife Education Pty Ltd, a consulting and training firm that specialises in practical and innovative solutions for rural-based businesses. 

Ramona Bullard

Business Skills Mentor: South East Queensland

Ramona Bullard has 20 years of experience in strategic planning, compliance, innovation, and organisational development. 

Leanne Wyvill

Business Advisor/Mentor

Leanne Wyvill is a senior associate with Impact Innovation Group and runs her own corporate training business, Presence Communications.

Rudi Tartaglia

Managing Director: Brisbane

Rudi Tartaglia has worked in marketing and strategic management since 1998. 

Tony Curl

Business Skills Mentor: Brisbane

Tony Curl has more than 30 years of experience in operational leadership and change management. 

Clayton Menyweather

Business Skills Mentor: Toowoomba

Clayton has been associated with Registered Training Organisations in capacities such as Teaching, Sales and Management since 2010.

Angie Hammond Business Mentor

Angie Hammond

Business Skills Mentor

Angie Hammond has 17 years of experience running Garnish Marketing, a Marketing and business consultancy which supports manufacturing and industrial based businesses. 

Helen Hutcheson

As a small business owner and dedicated Mentor, Accountant and Business Consultant, Helen has over 30 years’ experience to guide people through various business questions and dilemmas.  She provides practical and friendly support and advice to ensure you maximise your business potential and minimize the workload and stress that comes from owning a small business.

Peter Ellis

Peter has worked in business development, restructuring, scaling and growth since 1980. Over that time he has added to his knowledge through research and studies.

He has experience across a range of industries including manufacturing, wholesale, construction, professional practices and education, at all times he focuses on the internal management of a firm.

What our mentors offer

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Day-to-day business

Whatever your industry, business model, location, or goals, the small business mentors take the time to give tailored advice. Our mentors are ready to handle your every concern. They can provide advice on a range of topics including cash flow, business and financial planning, innovations to stay competitive, marketing strategy, staff retention, customer service, skills recognition and training, quality control, and growth and export development. 

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Business health check

Acting as a business coach, your mentor will take the time to carefully analyse what you and your business need to grow through a business health check. Then, guided by your mentor, you will have the opportunity to put your big ideas for your small business into action.

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Upcoming workshops

We’ve designed a series of hands-on workshops that offer real business assistance and up-to-date skills from accredited industry professionals.

Ron Ward

Business mentor


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Big Ideas For Small Business

We are dedicated to helping you design and implement the big ideas you have for your business. Delivered through a series of workshops and one-on-one mentoring, we work with you to figure out the ideal solution for your business.