As a proactive community health measure in relation to Coronavirus (COVID-19), a decision has been made, where possible, to switch the face-to-face advisory sessions with other forms of communication including skype, zoom and phone. Your advisor will be in touch upon booking to discuss a suitable option. The current $20 fee per session will also be waived until 30 June 2020 to help those facing hardship.

Our Southern Business Mentoring Program mentors will also be delivering additional consultation services as we help our business community to deal with the impact of COVID-19. Please consult the individual mentor profiles below for information about their services.


The program is available to businesses, including start-ups, operating within the council areas of Onkaparinga, Marion and Holdfast Bay.

The program offers:

  • One-on-one consultations with a business advisor for just $20 per session (waived until 30 June 2020)
  • Connection to specialised services and advice including:
  1. General Business
  2. Strategic Marketing
  3. Digital Marketing
  4. Transformation and Innovation
  5. International Trade and Export
  6. Human Resources, Work Health Safety and Workforce Planning.


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  • Business Mentoring Program Flyer
  • Business Advisors Bios


    Joanna Arhontis
    Retail Advisor

    Joanna fills the growing need for personal and professional support for retail business owners, in the often difficult and complex path to profit and sustainability.


    Bridget Hogg and the HR Development at Work team
    Mental Health and Wellbeing Advisors

    HR Development at Work's passion is helping organisations effectively manage stress, change, mental health and wellbeing.


    Amanda Wood
    General Business Advisor

    Amanda is a senior executive, with experience leading state and national business advisory teams, but her clients have also valued Amanda’s practical, hands-on experience, managing and growing a significant-sized and complex manufacturing services business over many years, as Managing Director.


    Evelyn Pollard
    Human Resources, Work Health Safety and Workforce Planning Advisor

    Evelyn draws upon extensive experience in human resource management, work health safety, injury management, customer service, change management and continuous improvement.


    Martin Pike
    General Business & Strategic Marketing Advisor

    Martin’s passion is finding out what’s key to making businesses tick by identifying and addressing critical ‘weak spots’ with owners. Martin’s style is relaxed but clear and his insights have helped many business owners across all industry sectors. Martin’s motto is 'straightforward business success'.


    Fiona Blinco
    Digital Marketing Advisor

    Fiona has worked with numerous small businesses across southern Adelaide in understanding and growing their online presence. From developing websites, working on Google Ads, Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) techniques or email marketing.


    Anthony Coles
    Export and International Trade Advisor

    With broad industry sector and International business experience, Anthony has held roles as Start-up Founder, Investor/ Fund Raiser, Executive Coach, GM (Sales & Marketing) & ultimately, CEO of an ASX-Listed Company.


    Andrew Richards
    Transformation and Innovation Advisor

    Andrew is a Marketing, Strategy and Product Development senior executive who has consistently delivered high growth and sustained business results across a broad range of markets and industry sectors. He has substantial experience with helping build companies through transformational changes that enhance growth. Andrew is committed to performance, goal setting and measurement, and excels at building strategic partnerships.