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Helping Tasmanians Start & Grow Small Businesses

Advising and encouraging people who are considering, planning and starting a business by providing free assistance.

Here to support you

Business South is a not-for profit organisation which exists to support, promote and encourage entrepreneurship, start-ups & self-employment in Southern and South-Eastern Tasmania.

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Free Advisory

We offer FREE, practical, and confidential mentoring, education, guidance, upskilling and support on all aspects of starting and running a small business.

Holistic Support

Our services are provided in both one-on-one and group settings via workshops, webinars, information sessions, networking events and collaborative opportunities.

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Thriving Networks

We’ve created a large and thriving network of other business-related services and service providers in Tasmania to refer you to, so you can access the support and advice you need.

We’re proudly funded by the Australian Government’s Workforce Australia Entrepreneurship Facilitator Program which allows us to provide all our services free of charge.

We help all kinds of people

If you don’t know where to start or you’re stuck at one step in the business journey, we’re here to help.

Think

You’ve got idea for a product or service you’d like to turn into a business but don’t know where to start.

Plan

You’ve got a well thought out idea and need help identifying all the moving parts and costs involved in getting it off the ground.

Launch

You’ve got all the behind the scenes in place and need help developing your marketing strategy and attracting customers.

Grow

You’ve launched your business, but haven’t yet gained the traction and sales you were hoping for.

Hear from someone like you

Meet Jenni from Coffs Harbour, NSW.

She’s the founder of Active Nutrition Team and Pantry and a participant in the Workforce Australia Entrepreneurship Facilitator program which promotes and encourages self-employment.

If you’re a budding entrepreneur like Jenni, the Entrepreneurship Facilitator program offered by Business South can support you with tailored mentoring and advice through one-on-one meetings, workshops and networking events.

We can help you start-up, launch & grow a [successful] business

Upcoming events

If you don’t know where to start or you’re stuck at one step in the business journey, we’re here to help.

Meet our Entrepreneurship Facilitators

Sharon and Mikala have between them over 25 years of combined multidisciplinary business experience. They’re both small business owners and are passionate about helping Tasmanian businesses thrive.

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Testimonials

If you don’t know where to start or you’re stuck at one step in the business journey, we’re here to help.

DeeHobart
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I met with Sharon and she took the time to understand me and my business so that she could tailor the advice and assistance given. It was given with an authentic willingness to help, without a hidden sales agenda, which was so refreshing. If you have a small business, it is certainly worth a chat with Business South.
BruceHobart
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The Business South workshops provide support, guidance and friendship with Sharon and Mikala genuinely interested in assisting my business. My business wouldn't be where it is now without their help.
DesleyClaremont
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I relocated to Tasmania earlier this year with my business. It was like starting all over again. The support I have received from Business South has been exceptional. Helping me to move forward in re-establishing my business
MichaelHowrah
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I found the Business South workshops to have been invaluable and the one-on-one support has been greatly appreciated