Support for local businesses


The City of Tea Tree Gully is committed to supporting local businesses.

Whether you’re thinking of starting a business, looking to grow your business or hire a local space, we're here to help.

We have a range of qualified and experienced business advisors who can guide you to make the best, next decisions for your business.

City of Tea Tree Gully residents have access to up to three free one-hour sessions per financial year with our business advisors. 

Learn more about each business advisor in the drop-down list below. Complete the form below to get in contact with one of our experienced business advisors.  

Adrian Belperio - Adcreda Accounting


Adrian is a Chartered Accountant with over 15 years’ experience. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) as well as Bachelor of Laws for the University of Adelaide and IA member of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Adrian specialises in advising small to medium size business with business and taxation advice. He has worked with various businesses from ASX listed companies through to small start-ups with a focus on helping businesses with their structure, growth, planning, and operational requirements and can advise on:

  • Business planning - including strategic planning & goal setting
  • Cash flow management and forecasting
  • Budgeting management and forecasting
  • Business structure advice
  • Operational aspects of business (inventory, staffing etc.)
  • Taxation, employee obligations (e.g. super, payroll tax)


Ann-Marie Gil - Absolutely Digital


Ann- Marie Gil has worked as a Contact Trainer in the Diploma of Social Media Marketing, Certificate IV in Business and Diploma of Business for several Adelaide registered training organisations.

She can teach you how to use your social media and other platforms including Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Mailchimp, Survey Monkey and Canva to effectively market your business. 

Ann-Marie Gil has worked in several of her own small businesses since 2007, including Business Success Pty Ltd and Absolutely Digital Pty Ltd and can advise on:

  • Website and app sales
  • Website development projects
  • Business and marketing plans
  • Social media marketing


Rory Hope - Four Directions Mentoring


Rory has over 25 years of experience in the food and hospitality management sector and has a passion for personally and professionally advancing individuals and teams.  Rory is a resilient leader, coach, and mentor on all fronts of his businesses.

Starting his career in a national franchise and quickly working his way up to many senior leadership roles gave him a good insight into the food industry. From dealing with customers at the shop front to managing a business in terms of people, processes, finance, IT, and administration.  

This experience has embedded the importance of professional systems and processes to manage and scale a business. Rory has a unique set of entrepreneurial skills & in-depth knowledge of finance, marketing, sales, and people management.

Four Directions can help develop skills and advise on:

  • Financials, cashflows, budgets and KPI's
  • Business financial management and monthly reporting
  • Xero setup, integration, and reporting
  • Business plans, marketing plans and strategic planning
  • Risk management
  • People management, recruitment, team building, leadership training
  • Remote personnel and site management
  • Tenders, proposals, and procurement
  • Manufacturing, distribution, cold chain logistics and retail store management
  • Product development and innovation



Fiona Blinco - DIY Digital


Fiona has a Graduate Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation and a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration.

She has worked in national marketing roles for the Medic Alert Foundation, Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society and Multiple Sclerosis and is the author of the book "Online Marketing for Baby Boomers (and anyone else who doesn't speak geek)". 

She has a passion for the Shop Local movement and regularly presents seminars and workshops.

She has worked with numerous small businesses in Adelaide and can advise on:

  • Developing websites, Google Ads, Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and email marketing
  • Understanding and growing an online presence
  • Google, MailChimp and online marketing techniques
  • Keeping customers loyal
  • Finding new customers
  • Creating a savvy online presence



Enterco - Business Transformation

Enterco provides diverse skillsets with decades of experience across key areas including business strategy, business analysis, planning and project management. From startup, step-change to mature organisations, our business transformation services acts as catalyst to accelerate business success. 

The Business Transformation Management (BTM) services are delivered through Enterco’s extensive internal capabilities and offerings can be adapted to the audience and business needs.

Enterco can advise on:

Business & strategic analysis services:

  • Define your innovative idea and identify a suitable business model
  • Assess the commercial viability of your product or service
  • Develop a business plan or business case for your idea
  • Define ways of achieving and maintaining competitive advantage
  • Identify opportunities for increasing profits
  • Expand your market share
  • Define a practical strategy

Program & project management:

  • Deliver new or ongoing projects and initiatives successfully
  • Review the performance of inflight projects
  • Define and acquire the toolkit needed to deliver projects
  • Engage the appropriate resources required to execute your projects
  • Implement project governance and mentoring structures to guide the execution of your projects.


City of Tea Tree Gully - Varied services

The City of Tea Tree Gully provides a range of services to support residents who want to start or grow a local business;

  • Youth entrepreneurship program
  • Market ready program
  • Supplying to Council 
  • Meet the makers – For creative industry businesses
  • Permits, food and personal services businesses
  • Planning and building enquiries
  • General business enquiries
  • Unsolicited proposals

Contact us to learn more about these services. 


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