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Southern Business Mentoring Program

The Southern Business Mentoring Program is available to businesses, including start-ups, operating within the City of Marion.

The Program Offers:

One hour one-on-one consultations with a business advisor for $20 per session.

Connection to specialised services and advice including:

  • General
  • Strategic marketing
  • Digital marketing
  • Human resources, work health safety and workforce planning
  • Innovation and transformation
  • International trade and export

Meet the Advisors

If you currently operate or are looking to establish a business in the City of Marion please see below for the advisors available to meet with you

Amanda Wood, General Business

Amanda is a senior executive, with experience leading state and national business advisory teams, but her clients have also valued Amanda’s practical, hands-on experience, managing and growing a significant-sized and complex manufacturing services business over many years, as Managing Director.

Martin Pike, General Business and Strategic Marketing

Martin’s passion is finding out what’s key to making businesses tick by identifying and addressing critical ‘weak spots’ with owners. Martin’s style is relaxed but clear and his insights have helped many business owners across all industry sectors. Martin’s motto is 'straightforward business success'.

Fiona Blinco, Digital Marketing

Fiona has worked with numerous small businesses across southern Adelaide in understanding and growing their online presence. From developing websites, working on Google Ads, Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) techniques or email marketing.

Evelyn Pollard, Human Resources, Work Health Safety and Workforce Planning

Drawing upon extensive experience in human resource management, work health safety, injury management, customer service, change management and continuous improvement.

Evelyn works closely with businesses to navigate the complex legislative environment that surrounds looking after their people. Evelyn has assisted businesses across many industry sectors including micro-business, engineering, fitness, local and state government, manufacturing, regional businesses, small-medium enterprises, state government and transport.

Andrew Richards, Innovation and Transformation

Andrew is a Marketing, Strategy and Product Development senior executive who has consistently delivered high growth and sustained business results across a broad range of markets and industry sectors. He has substantial experience with helping build companies through transformational changes that enhance growth.

Andrew is committed to performance, goal setting and measurement, and excels at building strategic partnerships.

Anthony Coles, International Trade and Export

With broad industry sector and International business experience, Anthony has held roles as Start-up Founder, Investor/ Fund Raiser, Executive Coach, GM (Sales & Marketing) & ultimately, CEO of an ASX-Listed Company.