Business Advice & Mentoring Programs

Small Biz Solutions

Welcome to Small Biz Solutions, a range of business advisory and knowledge building workshops designed especially for small business owners throughout the Hunter Region.


Small Biz Solutions

Small Biz Solutions is designed to empower, strengthen and build the business knowledge and confidence of small business owners in the Hunter Region. The program will provide relevant, low-cost advisory services that will be practical, flexible and focused.

As a small business owner you can access:

  • One-on-one tailored business advisory services
  • Face-to-face meetings
  • Virtual/online meetings
  • Small group training for up to 10 people at a time
  • Access to mentoring networks for businesses in the Hunter Region


What Can I Learn?

Small Biz Solutions will develop business related skills and knowledge in five main areas:

Funding avenues & financial analysis

  • Independent information and guidance on available banking and finance products
  • How to present finance bids
  • Effective cash flow management processes and financial data interpretation
  • Referrals to accounting advice

Building business

  • Diagnostic assessment of current business operations, followed by business planning advice that meets identified needs
  • Assistance in preparing marketing plans on promotional opportunities and advertising options
  • Guidance on entering new markets and the feasibility of new business ideas, including exporting products or services
  • Referrals to other providers that have specific experience in a given industry or business proposition

Making the most of your talent and team

  • Guidance on human resource strategies, including recruitment, employment and occupational health and safety (OH&S) requirements
  • Advisory service meetings and networking opportunities
  • Talent recruitment and retention tools
  • Training programmes to inform enterprising people about significant new regulations and/or relevant Australian Government business initiatives

Management capabilities

  • Assistance with creating, reviewing and implementing business plans, assessing and improving supply-chain management, succession planning and creating security over leased premises or intellectual property
  • Assistance to access appropriate legal advice, including on licencing, retail tenancy, intellectual property and credit management

Digital engagement

  • Advice and assistance on e-commerce take-up
  • Advice and assistance with information technology and broadband services issues
  • Advice on adopting technology concepts to assist with marketing, managing and growing ideas

View our full range of workshop topics and dates or for more information on Small Biz Solutions, contact Gordon Whitehead at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 02 4925 7700. 

This project has been supported by the Australian Small Business Advisory Services (ASBAS) programme, an Australian Government initiative.

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Phone: 02 4925 7700

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"I'm so very grateful for the Mentoring I received from Brooke through the NEIS program!" -- Roz Ewart
"I love working with Brooke, I always leave the mentoring appointments feeling energised and ready for business" -- Antonia Gore
"The NEIS program – training and mentoring – really helped me with by confidence in business" -- Mandy-Lee Cluff
"Mentoring through The Business Centre helped me set realistic targets and strategies to grow my business" -- Peter Brown
"Mikes mentoring has guided our business from imminent collapse to a position of renewed survival with stronger market share and increased profitability" -- Lesley Lalor
"The service was beyond expectations, professional and informative." -- Ray Bylart – Connect
"Without the continuous assistance I would never of been able to start and grow my business." -- Alida de Laubadere –
"Not only did I learn a great deal I also was very engaged and entertained by the Advisers professional and experienced style of training." -- Phil Byrnes - Exce
"I learned so much in the one on one Advisory sessions and this was backed up with the availability of workshops and networking opportunities." -- Block Sign – Fonehub