Core Competency: Business Planning, Marketing, Leadership & Change Management.

Background / Experiences: Joe's business experience covers senior management positions in Printing/Publishing, Food industry and the Services sector. His expertise is in Change Management which covers business innovation, strategy development and training. Joe's passion in business is the development of leadership skills to bring about new products, new methods and positive change for SME's. Joe was Chairman of Judges for the SA Small Business Awards, a member of the Adelaide Hills RDB and managed the consultancy division of the Small Business Corporation. He spent thirty years helping SME's to grow and be successful.

Qualifications: BA(Hons), BSc(Econ)(Hons), DipBusStud, MBA. Currently part-way through a PhD in Leadership.

Regions: Metropolitan Adelaide

Mentors work with SME's in the implementation of business principles and practices aimed at improving productivity, profitability and sustainability. The mentoring program is typically delivered over a six month period with one-on-one sessions being held on the premises, of the business.

The mentors possess a wide variety of qualifications and skills in a range of industries with many years of experience in their field. They have the ability to offer knowledgeable advice and assistance.

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The mentoring program is delivered over a six month period with one-on-one sessions being held on the premises of the business. The mentors will attend sessions with the business owners/managers 2-3 times a month to assist with the implementation process and to act as a support mechanism for the people involved.

The mentors will share their knowledge and experience in order to arrive at appropriate recommendations and will provide information regarding relevant tools and techniques on how to apply the recommendations.