Business South was specifically formed for the Entrepreneurship Facilitators Program aimed at assisting business start-ups.
Business South is part of the Kingborough Community Enterprise Centre – a major regional stakeholder in Southern Tasmania. KCEC has celebrated over 20 years of providing business advice and assistance to small and medium businesses – start-ups, existing and those looking to expand.
Scott’s initial career spanned over 25 years in Banking and Finance. In recent times Scott was employed as the Business Manager for a successful Hobart retailer. His major focus was on optimising business growth and profitability. He did this through identifying new ways of doing business, new service offerings and new market opportunities. Scott was then recruited by his local Business Enterprise Centre in Southern Tasmania in 2010.
Having owned two prior businesses himself – one a start-up, the other being a purchase of a going concern, has given Scott greater understanding and empathy with small business owners. Giving business guidance and support to existing business owners and those people contemplating starting a business is something Scott is well versed in.
“As a Business Development Manager for one of Australia’s largest banks I felt I had a good understanding of small business – which I did” Scott said. “But then when you’re running your own show, paying wages, rent and other bills – the full comprehension of needing to make sales to meet these costs lifts your understanding of being in the zone more than you could have ever appreciated before. I enjoyed the independence of being my own boss – and the opportunities and the challenges that go with this experience as well.”
Sharon has over 15yrs of experience in developing and owning/managing businesses in Tasmania.
As a small business owner herself, she has assisted many individuals in establishing, maintaining, and improving small/micro-businesses.
In Sharon’s various roles she has developed experience in delivering workshops and information sessions on small business management topics. Sharon is an advocate of authentic business practices, high touch, client focused nurturing marketing strategies & a huge advocate of Networking & building relationships.