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About us

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

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Who is Business South

Business South was specifically formed for the Australian Government’s Entrepreneurship Facilitator Program to promote, encourage and support self-employment and entrepreneurship.

We service the twelve Tasmanian local government areas.

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.

This includes start-ups, existing businesses and those looking to expand.

Meet our Entrepreneurship Facilitators

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Sharon Harvey

Sharon has over 15yrs experience in developing and owning/managing businesses in Tasmania.

As a small business owner she has assisted many individuals in establishing, maintaining, and improving their small and micro-businesses.

In Sharon’s various roles she gained experience in delivering workshops and information sessions on small business management topics.

Moreover, Sharon is an advocate of authentic business practices, high touch, client focused, nurturing marketing strategies and a huge advocate of networking and building relationships.

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Mikala Grossë

Mikala is a Hobart-based business coach with a background in productivity, eLearning and business tech and automation. She is certified as both a Life and CliftonStrengths coach.

She’s run her own businesses on and off over 20 years. She started her current business 5 years ago and since then has coached and supported more than a hundred business owners of varying industries and backgrounds to create the foundations from which to build and grow their businesses.

She is the co-founder of two business-related podcasts and runs business mastermind groups for aspiring coaches and consultants.

Mikala is passionate about supporting business owners to effectively do business in a way that honours their individual circumstances and unique talents and strengths.

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.

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