Expert Advisory Hub 

Each of our Partners were 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.

While our Partners provide a range of resources, advice and support to our Members at a high level without cost, Members can also engage them directly to provide specific, individualised services with preferential pricing.

South Australian -Partners

Lynda Schenk
Purple Giraffe- Marketing

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. 

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

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

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

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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Commercial & Legal- Legal Division

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- Commercial

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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