Subsidised Business Support Services

Looking to refresh and re-open?  Not sure how your business will look or operate in the post COVID economy?

Noosa Council has engaged  local professional service providers to support and advise businesses as COVID-19 restrictions ease and businesses start to re-open. Businesses wishing to review and/or refresh their operations as we enter a post COVID economy, are encouraged to take up the below offers.   

In the first instance, we recommend that businesses work with their existing providers who are familiar with your business.

Subsidised by Council, business operators and owners can arrange a one on one (virtual) appointment to receive advice on specific issues.   Offers are described below and are wholly subsidised by Council. 

The areas of expertise on offer are:

  1. Business Continuity Planning /Financial 
  2. Human Resources/Employee 
  3. Communications and Marketing 
  4. Innovation and Business Models
  5. Moving to an Online Retailing Model

Details:

  • To participate, businesses must have a registered business address in the Noosa Shire 
  • To engage a provider, please contact the provider directly.

List of Providers 

  • Business Mentors Noosa provide mentoring for businesses looking to fulfil their true potential.   Through one on one mentoring,  experienced mentors volunteer their time to provide valuable insight, guidance and support,  and helping businesses respond to current issues and opportunities.  

    This service is currently being supported by Noosa Council for businesses affected by COVID-19 and there is no charge for a 12 month mentoring program for eligible Noosa based businesses.

    More information 

     

     

  • BizWhiz Business Solutions

    Offering:  

    How is your business poised with the Roadmap to the easing of Queensland's COVID-19 restrictions? 

    Stage 1 Easing of Restrictions for Businesses will commence the 15th May and will continue for 4 weeks. Now, more than ever, Cash Flow Planning is a very significant issue for small businesses. Statistics indicate that ‘90% of small businesses fail due to poor cash flow’. Let your business not be another statistic or failed business. Act now!

    • Can you trade profitably with the new restrictions? Will you have enough funds to meet your commitments, and to remain solvent?  
    • What changes can you make to help your business survive? How will it impact your cash flow?

    Includes: 

    • Cash Flow Scenario Planning tool (blank template)
    • Example Cash Flow Scenario Planning tool (with example figures)
    • Instructional Video on how to use Cash Flow Scenario Planner
    • 20 minute phone call for Cash Flow Planner queries

    Cost: FREE

    Submit your details on this form now for your FREE COVID-19 Cash Flow Scenario Planner

    Contact Details
    Kirsten Norman
    1300 883 045
    Email: kirsten@bizwhizbusinesssolutions.com.au
    Web:  Biz Whiz Business Solutions  
    Linked in: Kirsten Norman 

    More Money Business Solutions 

    Offering

    Meeting with you to develop an action plan for the road to recovery. Assess your current market positioning, cashflow and team, and what needs to change or be improved in order for your business to come out of the current situation in a position of strength, so you can thrive.

    Cost: FREE

    Contact details                 
    Michele Purvis
    0427 274 105
    Email: michele@moremoneybusinessolutions.com
    Linked in: Michele Purvis

  • Grange HR Consulting 

    Offering 
    We can assist local businesses transition from ‘surviving’ to ‘thriving’ during the recovery phase from COVID-19, with HR & Employment support. Up to a one-hour meeting on managing teams, productivity and all HR related matters is available via phone call or web conferencing and may include:

    > Developing a workforce recovery plan including recruitment strategies.

    > Managing a safe return to work aligned with the National COVID-19 Safe Workplace Principles.

    > HR compliance and updates to employment contracts.

    > Flexible working arrangements.

    > Supporting employees’ psychological wellbeing.

    > Leadership skills for business owners and managers to build resilience and adaptiveness.

    Cost
    FREE

    Contact details
    Tammy Teplyj
    Telephone: 0425 734 680
    Email: tammy@grangehrconsulting.com.au
    Linked in: Tammy Teplyj
    Web: Grange HR Consulting 

  • Firstpoint Marketing 

    Offering 
    Aims to support Noosa small business by building communications and marketing skills and developing initiatives to assist during the COVID-19 environment.  This is a 3 step program which will focus on practical strategies and actions to maintain and grow your business.

    Cost
    FREE

    Contact details
    Judi Lalor 
    Telephone: 0409 188 129
    Email: judi@firstpointmarketing.com.au 
    Linked in: Judi Lalor  
    Web: Firstpoint Marketing

     

    Social Tap 

    Offering 
    Social Tap can assist with consulting in business innovation, strategy, marketing and communications  


    Cost 
    FREE 1.5 hrs Strategic Consultation

    Contact
    Michelle Mason  
    Telephone: 1 800 300 052
    Email: info@socialtap.com.au
    Linked in: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chellemason/
    Web: Social Tap 

     

  • Causeway Innovation 

    ‘Crises present us with unique conditions that allow innovators to think and move more freely to create rapid, impactful change.’ Larry Clark, Innovation in a Time of Crisis, 26 Mar 2020, Harvard Business Publishing.

    This service is aimed at owner managers of small and mid-sized businesses in the Noosa Shire. The focus is on thinking of new ways to do business and growing stronger as we - hopefully - move beyond the COVID-19 crisis.
     

    Offering
    Online consultation – typically 60 to 90 mins - to help business owner managers to identify opportunities to add value and grow the business through innovation. Consultation process is supported by briefing material sent before and after call. 
    An opportunity to:
    •    Consider your personal and business objectives for the next 3 years and beyond.
    •    Identify the gap between current position and where you want to be.
    •    Generate new ideas and new ways of doing business.
    •    Review your business model to identify different ways of doing business and generating profit.

    Cost 
    FREE

    Contact
    Colin Graham 
    Telephone: 0418 594 545
    Email: cgraham@causewayinnovation.com
    Web: Causeway Innovation
    Linked in: Colin Graham 

     

    Leigh Kelson 

    Offering

    Delivered by Zoom, 1 hour session to;

    1. Understand current business positioning, strategy/risk.
    2. Provide an Innovation Strategy/Risk  framework for reducing operating expenses, and extending runway. 
    3. Explore Re-engineering of business model, distribution, new products etc. 
    4. Seek and position for future opportunities, identify emerging trends, capital flows 
    5. An Action Plan will developed up around this framework. 

    Cost
     FREE

    Contact
    Leigh Kelson
    Number: 0407 581 993 
    Email: leigh@beachcity.com.au
    Linked in: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leighkelson/

  • Carolyn Cresswell 

    Offering 

    Provide guidance on how to convert your bricks and mortar store to an online model, including:

    • provide advice and discuss the pros & cons of developing an online store, and/or selling via a marketplace (e.g., Amazon, eBay, Etsy) or via social media. 
    • applicable for physical products, digital products (e.g.,educational or informational) or services
    • recommendations on both immediate and longer term strategies
    • opportunity to answer questions regarding the practicalities of developing, managing and promoting an online shop front

    Cost
    FREE

    Contact 
    Carolyn Cresswell 
    Telephone: 0402 365 423 
    Email: carolyn@canine-spirit.com.au
    Linked In: Carolyn Cresswell 

*Businesses can access up to a total of three suppliers, with no more than one from each different category.