Support for local businesses

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The City of Tea Tree Gully is committed to supporting local businesses through the Small Business Advisory Service. 

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. 
     
  • Subscribe to our business enewsletter to be informed of our latest workshops and networking events for businesses.

Our business advisors

Learn more about each business advisor in the drop-down list below. You can then complete the form to get in contact with them.  

Adrian Belperio - Adcreda Accounting

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Adrian is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) as well as Bachelor of Laws for the University of Adelaide and a 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: 

  • Developing a business strategy/plan & assist with monitoring the plan
  • Business coaching and business planning
  • Cash flow and budgeting management and forecasting
  • Business structure advice
  • Operational aspects of business (inventory, staffing etc)
  • Taxation, employee obligations (e.g. super, payroll tax)
  • Support for NDIS Businesses registered with the NDIA.

 

 

Fiona Blinco - DIY Digital

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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:

  • Google business listing
  • Domain names
  • Best website platforms for do-it-yourself builders
  • Overview of website options including WordPress, Shopify and Wix
  • Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
  • Email marketing, including Mailchimp
  • Google advertising
  • Selling online including Etsy, eBay and Amazon.

 

 

 

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. 

Get in contact with a business advisor

Testimonials

See what local businesses have to say about the Small Business Advisory Services

  • 'What an amazing service. Thank you Tea Tree Gully Council for getting me started with the right advice to start planning my small business.' - play therapy start up.
  • 'I felt very heard, understood and supported. Very supportive and helpful' - flooring construction business.
  • 'Super friendly and easy to chat to which makes seeking advice much less daunting.' - creative business. 
  • 'Everyone was helpful and very pleasant. I feel supported with the network and information I need to help grow my small business.' - health business.
  • 'Super engaging and helpful' - retail business.
  • 'Very knowledgeable, answered all questions and provided clear direction for next steps with business plan' - non-profit start up.