Expert Advisory Hub 

Each of our  expert partners were hand selected because they are experts in their field, they come highly recommended by their customers and they are determined to help small business owners succeed.

By creating a panel of experts in each State, we ensure that our Members have the support of someone who understands the nuances of their local markets. 

South Australian -Partners

Lynda Schenk
Purple Giraffe

Marketing Specialist

Purple Giraffe provides end to end and collaborative marketing consulting services. Purple Giraffe genuinely partner with businesses, working with them as if they are your dedicated marketing manager, drawing their proven ability to formulate actionable marketing plans and tactics, brand strategies and marketing communication plans that build brand equity, growth and profitability. 

Purple Giraffe is strategically driven and adapt their offering to suit each individual client’needs, with their specific target market(s) in mind.  The Purple Giraffe team is skilled at content creation, focused on creating an integrated content strategy to fit within your overall marketing strategy.

For almost three decades, Lynda Schenk has worked across a diverse range of industries including wine, hospitality, human resources, transport, medical devices, building and construction, conveyancing, landscape gardening, water filtration, organic farming, industrial cleaning and not-for-profit industries. She has a deep understanding of the marketing needs of companies, small and large.
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Chris Stewart
Commercial & Legal

Accounting Specialist

Chris Stewart is one of two managing partners of the Accounting Division of Commercial & Legal. Chris with his business partner ( Jarrad Sims) have grown the accounting practice from a team of 3 to approximately 40 staff in less than 10 years and so has lived through the thrills & challenges of taking a business from humble beginnings to one of the leading accounting practices in Adelaide. Chris has a strong technical tax background but in recent years spends most of his time advising clients on starting, growing, nurturing & selling their businesses

Chris works with start-up’s through to businesses turning over $100m and is engaged in several advisory board roles. With a degree in Commerce and a Graduate Diploma as a Chartered Accountant , Chris is also a cricket tragic, but with his playing days behind him enjoys watching his two children in their various sporting endeavours.
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Lisa Ormenyessy
StraightTalk

Business Coaching

Over many years, we’ve developed the Straight Talk business coaching and mentoring expertise to create action plans that work.  We work alongside you, analysing and customising your coaching pathway to get you the results you want, no matter what challenges you face.  Our personal coaching programs provide specific information, mentoring, and accountability according to your needs. This way you can achieve the goals necessary to dramatically improve your business and lifestyle.

We help you by identify what you need to know and do to achieve your business goals discover more opportunities, create with you ideas and strategies for you to grow your business. Eliminate time, energy and money wasting activities so you can focus on what really makes your business flourish and resolve any doubts in your mind about your business direction
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Justine Pepper
Employment Innovations

HR Specialist

Justine has over 25 years’ Human Resource, Industrial Relations and Business experience across many industries.  She commenced her career in larger, more complex organizations and later specialized in the SME arena in both Melbourne and Adelaide. She has had a long career in HR Management playing leading roles in start-up companies, businesses going through change (downsizing, growth, mergers, and acquisitions) and businesses who encounter workplace issues such as poor performance, grievances, and claims.  She works closely with CEO’s, business owners and managers to help them implement on trend and practical HR solutions resulting in increased productivity, improved workplace cultures, limiting risks when employing people and building successful, profitable businesses.

Justine is the South Australian senior HR representative for Employment Innovations (EI). Employment Innovations provides SME with HR and Payroll outsourced solutions, Workplace Advisory Services and HR and Payroll cloud-based technologies, Employment Hero and Key-Pay. Being a small business owner herself, Justine understands the challenges SME’s face. She is a big believer in innovation, both in the technology you introduce into your business and the way you operate and deliver your products and services to your clients. She has tertiary qualifications in Human Resources and Industrial Relations and Graduate Diploma in Organisational Change and Consulting. She is also an accredited Trainer in Targeted Selection (Interviewing Techniques), accredited in Hogan Profiling and an accredited Mediator.
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Peter Berekally
Commercial & Legal- Legal Division

Legal Specialist

Commercial & Legal is proud to have partnered with the Business Advice Agency as its preferred legal services provider and to have the opportunity to work alongside its members to assist with their legal needs. We are well attuned to the South Australian property market (both commercial and residential property), as well as the legal needs of businesses and in particular that of small businesses. It’s our recognition in the legal industry and our teams’ combined expertise that gives our clients the confidence they need to use our firm as a ‘one-stop-shop’ for all their legal needs.

Recently named as national finalists in Lawyers Weekly as Property Team of the Year and winners of the NAB Professional Service Awards two years in a row, our firm is committed to providing specialist and practical legal advice and achieving successful outcomes for our clients.
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Phil Rice
EZFINANCE

Business Finance

EZ Finance started in 2009 with offices in Brisbane and Adelaide with a free consultancy and advisory platform with experienced finance advisors around Australia. With access to over 100 different banks, Credit Unions and private Lenders, EZ Finance had (and has) the ability to find appropriate finance for almost any situation. EZ Finance Pty Ltd has its own Credit Licence. EZ Finance Commercial Pty Ltd specializes in all things commercial finance, such as business finance, asset finance, commercial property, large vehicle and construction vehicles, fleet finance, shop fit out finance and much more. Get your FREE Finance Check to get yourself a better deal.

Phil Rice is also a co-founder of the Business Advice Agency
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Victorian Partners

Wing Lau
EZFINANCE

Business Finance Specialist

Wing has expert skills in Business Finance. She is highly experienced in vetting risk profiles, loan structuring and recommendations in asset and equipment finance, residential and commercial mortgages catering to both business owners and consumer individuals, in both secured and unsecured loan products available in the credit and finance industry. Wing's can-do attitude and focus on high level of service in customer-centric experience, relationship building and nurturing in business to business (B2B) and business to customers (B2C) have contributed to her progressive success over the years. Wing thrives on helping and supporting every business and finding the right solution for them.

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Jane Martin
ORACLE

Insurance Specialist

With 30+ years in the Insurance broking industry and having held senior executive roles in both national and international broking firms, Jane’s focus is to ensure that service levels and delivery of Oracle’s product meet the expectations of their customers. Whether an SME business owner, sole trader or individual, we can assist with all your general insurance needs including Business Insurance, Public Liability, Professional Indemnity, Management Liability or Cyber Insurance just to name a few.  The list is endless! Oracle Group takes the time to get to know you and your business, and to ensure the right level of cover is offered to protect your hard earned assets.

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John Blake
John Blake Sales

Sales Training Specialist

Over the last 10 years, John’s proven formula for cracking open the vault to unlock huge sales growth has been applied in hundreds of businesses in over 34 industries. John’s approach is unique because EVERY sales strategy and Idea you will learn has been thoroughly road tested and proven by him FIRST. The main three problems John solves for his clients are low conversion rates, low transaction size and an inability to engage with and convert premium clients.

 

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Katya Ellis
Novinka

Marketing Specialist & Grants Advisor.

Novinka is consultancy specialising in marketing strategy, branding and concept activation.  Katya Ellis assists organisations in achieving growth through perfecting their brand identity (including logos, slogans, messaging, websites); the development of cost-effective marketing campaigns, with consideration to business goals, capabilities and budgets; and implementation of low-cost software and application to improve efficiencies in marketing and customer engagement processes. Since 2016, Katya has assessed 'small business', 'innovation' and 'events' grants for the City of Melbourne, and can provide businesses with grant application advice.

helping business “know what they don’t know”. Since 2016, Katya has assessed small business and events grants for the City of Melbourne. She also guest lectures at RMIT University, Australian Institute of Music, facilitates strategic workshops and runs training seminars on a variety of marketing concepts including digital marketing. Katya graduated from Swinburne University of Technology with a double degree in Business (Management / International Business) and Information System.
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Brad Hunt
Baumgartner

Wealth Specialist

I am a Chartered Accountant and Certified Financial Planner.  I started my career at PwC in Audit (Financial Services Industry Group) before moving into the financial advisory space. For over 15 years I have helped business owners and their families gradually build and protect wealth alongside their business interests. Time is a key driver of wealth and I have learned the importance of having a resilient wealth creation and protection strategy in place earlier rather than later.

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David Baumgartner
Baumgartner

Accounting Specialist

I am a Chartered Accountant.  I started my career at Ernst & Young before commencing my own practice many years ago, building it to a firm of 50+ staff today.  Through that process, I learnt many valuable lessons about pre-empting and being ready for the challenges that growth throws at an emerging business.  I spend most of my time using that experience to help businesses plan and deal with the challenges before and as they arise.

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David Pocock
TwoTwoSixDigital

Digital Specialist

TwoTwoSixDigital is a  Digital Specialist that helps business owners with Social Media, SEO, PPC, Strategy, Web Design and Content Marketing, This is all the critical elements to gain visibility, be found and attract new clients to your business. The owner, David Pocock has of 15 years of digital marketing experience having worked for large agencies and now directly with clients. His mantra is 'I treat your business as if it was my own'

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Steve Thompson
Mentors & Business Coaches International

Business Coach & Mentor

I am an Internationally Accredited Mentor, Business and Team Coach - facilitating change to identify solutions. We achieve success by walking closely with leaders and individuals; helping maximise potential and abilities. Specifically, we do this by facilitating the identification of projects, solutions and purpose, thus alleviating stress in both personal lives and workplaces. We help individuals to a greater vision and self-awareness through a facilitated journey of one-on-one mentoring, plus impacting the culture of organisations by facilitating a strategic planning process that includes coaching teams through the empowerment of their staff and colleagues. For more support or information please contact Steve on 0412 221 188 or via email- steve@mbcint.com

 

 

 

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