What is the small business program all about?

Our small business coaches provide free, independent and confidential support to help you with the challenges experienced by your business.

Our small business coaches will help you to:

  • Assist with identifying and navigating government and community grants, programs or schemes
  • Understand your financial position and the viability of your business
    Identify options to manage the financial issues of your business
  • Develop budgets and cash flows
  • Create and implement an action plan to work towards your business goals
  • Negotiate with your lenders and access dispute resolution services
  • Access broader professional advice and support as required including specialist marketing, taxation, accounting or legal advice
  • Developing and implement marketing strategies
  • Establish social media marketing

Apply to join the program today!

The program provides support for eligible small businesses through to 31 December 2022

To receive assistance under the program, small businesses must meet the following criteria: 

  • be located in the RFCS NSW – area 
  • have 19 employees or less 
  • are experiencing, or at risk of, financial hardship 
  • are ineligible to access services under the existing RFCS program (generally someone who contributes a significant amount of their labour or capital to a primary production enterprise or is a recipient of the farm household allowance). 

Stay close to your cash flow during COVID-19

Our small business clients are located from the coast to the far west of NSW but all are experiencing the impact of COVID-19 in varying degrees on their cashflow.
Last year we had a dress rehearsal of what COVID-19 does to client cashflows when small businesses shutdown, just as we are doing again. What lessons did we learn to be better prepared for the current lock down?

So what next... How do you apply?

Our business coaches are available by telephone, email, video call, and in person at your place of business or at a suitable location (subject to current Covid19 restrictions).  

To get in touch with one of our coaches, please contact us on 1800 570 655.

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Brett Dodson

Program Manager 

Brett is a Wagga Wagga local, having undertaken his schooling in the town and subsequent Bachelor of Business (Accounting) degree at Charles Sturt University.

Brett joined the RFCS in January, 2021 having previously specialized as a Senior Insolvency Accountant at a local firm for 23 years, obtaining a wealth of experience in assisting clients of all industries and backgrounds experiencing financial difficulty and hardship. 

Outside of work Brett has a keen interest in cricket and golf, as well as being a die-hard Sydney Swans supporter.

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Renee Goring

Program Manager

 

Renee joins us in Wagga Wagga as a Business  Analyst. Renee has worked extensively in the finance/banking industry for the past 10 years specialising in customer service and HR while coaching and leading a team of 10 staff.

 Renee spends her time outside of work raising a busy, young family of two boys and a baby girl with her husband Garret.

Renee is looking forward to assisting our small business customers in rebuilding after a year of drought, fire and COVID and helping them set and achieve their goals.

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Court Sayer-Roberts

If you are enquiring from Murrumbidgee, Federation Council, Carrathool, Griffith, Leeton, Narrandera and Hay.

Background:  Hospitality, Retail, Food Manufacturing and Product Development

Availability: Full-Time

Office: Leeton

Court has over 17 years’ experience in operations management in the food manufacturing industry within New Zealand and Australia.  He began his career in hospitality as a Chef, and with further study in Hospitality Management, moved into FMCG operations, overseeing the production and launch of major food brands and products.

In 2004, Court relocated to Leeton in the NSW Riverina, bringing his operations management expertise to SunRice for many years. 

Court works closely with small businesses in building and coaching high-performing teams and individuals to meet their goals, as well as help develop business relationships with their key stakeholders through changing environments. This means helping simplify business processes and understanding finances to make informed decisions. 

Court provides small business coaching in the local government areas of Leeton, Griffith and Narrandera. He can also assist with navigating the extensive range of government assistance packages presently available.

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Simone Eyles

If you are enquiring from Bega and Snowy Monaro.

Simone joins us from Merimbula on the far south coast, where she lives with her family. A creative entrepreneur Simone is the co-founder of 365cups an order ahead App with clients all across Australia and New Zealand. Simone has a degree in Graphic Design and before small business spent 10 years working in advertising and PR from boutique agencies and state and federal government, from Wagga Wagga to Perth even a stint in Alice Springs. Simone is excited to share her expertise and business acumen. 

With a passion for business and technology as well as the region, it seemed an organic step to move into the role of Business Coaching where Simone can support local business during these challenging times. Simone has a gift of showing people how to make technology work for them, demystifying jargon and taking challenges and turning them into practical steps to work through. Simone is currently studying her Dip. Financial Counselling and can’t wait to get to work across the region.

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Flick Hamilton

If you are enquiring from Albury, Greater Hume Shire, Snowy Valleys, Coolamon, Lockhart, Wagga Wagga, Temora, Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional, Junee or Yass Valley.

Flick joins us in Wagga Wagga as a Small business coach.
Growing up working in her family’s small business on the south coast and eventually starting her own after completing her degree at UNSW and returning home.
Flick has worked extensively in the Veterinary and financial counselling industries for the past 10 years with a focus on business and personal finance in a rural climate.

Flick spends her time outside of work Riding and competing Showjumpers and cooking.
Flick is looking forward to assisting our small business customers in rebuilding and recovering after Bushfires, Drought and COVID19

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Brittany Lando

If you are enquiring from Goulburn Mulwaree, Queanbeyan-Palerang, Eurobodalla, Kiama, Shoalhaven and Wingecarribee.

Brittany was born and raised in regional Griffith NSW and made the big move to the South Coast in 2014, to conduct her studies in accounting at the University of Wollongong.
Brittany completed her degree in 2018 where she then joined an Insolvency firm specialising in liquidations, voluntary administrations, restructuring and advisory within a variety of industries including but not limited to hospitality, retail, construction, and manufacturing.
Brittany has also over 10 years’ experience in the hospitality industry including managing a busy restaurant located on the South Coast for the past 5 years. With a passion for helping people, Brittany’s excited to bring her experience and knowledge within these industries to help small business owners on the South Coast facing difficult times.
Brittany is also currently studying her Diploma of Financial Counselling and is excited to hit the ground running as a small business coach.

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