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Mr Ross Anderson

Mr Ross Anderson

Entrepreneurship Facilitator

Bundaberg, Fraser Coast and North Burnett

Monday-Friday

Email: randerson@businessleap.org.au

Biography

Ross Anderson specialises in economic development, marketing and business mentoring for Small to Medium Enterprises (SME’s), where he has previously acted as a Sustainability Coach for SME’s on behalf of CCIQ and assisted more than 100 budding entrepreneurs with business startups through the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme.

Ross has over 25 years of business ownership experience in a variety of industries. Ross’s proven entrepreneurial and business management skills allow him to look at a client’s business through ‘fresh eyes’ often seeing areas for additional profit or cost savings that may not be apparent to the business owner who is often too immersed in their venture to be alert to these opportunities.

Acting with the highest levels of integrity in all his dealings, Ross seeks to work with clients who share the same values and respect for others as himself and are willing to learn and implement exciting proven strategies into their business to help them grow and realise their full potential.

Ross’s Qualifications include:

  • Diploma of Project Management
  • Diploma of Sustainability
  • Cert IV in Training and Assessment
Ms Jo Tardent

Ms Jo Tardent

Entrepreneurship Facilitator

Gympie, South Burnett and Cherbourg

Monday-Wednesday

Email: jtardent@businessleap.org.au

Biography

Jo has been providing small business financial counselling services to businesses in Southern QLD over the last several years and she is focused on assisting business owners to build sustainable and resilient small businesses.

Jo is passionate about assisting small business owners to increase their financial capability as she has found that this contributes enormously to the financial wellbeing of the individual, their families, and the community.

Over the years Jo has worked in and owned many small businesses, she understands the challenges that small business owners face and can work with you to tailor a solution that is unique to your situation.

Jo’s Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor of Business
  • Diploma of Financial Counselling
  • Cert IV in Training and Assessment
  • Mental Health First Aid
Mr Jason Virtue

Mr Jason Virtue

Entrepreneurship Facilitator

Gympie,  South Burnett and Cherbourg

Wednesday-Friday

Email: jvirtue@businessleap.org.au

Biography

Jason Virtue founded Landlife Education, a consulting and training firm that specializes in practical and innovative solutions for main street and rural-based businesses. Beginning his career in a family owned hospitality business, he has had experience in retail and transportation before launching his own successful farming business in 1994. Jason has worked with hundreds of individuals to help them to grow sustainable and viable business operations.

As an Entrepreneurship Facilitator, Jason continues to strive to deliver the highest standards of service through trust, integrity, care, approachability, and honesty while encouraging business owners to lead healthy and fulfilling lifestyles and to pursue their passions. He believes that one on one mentoring is critical for all businesses to achieve positive outcomes and is committed to helping new and existing businesses achieve their full potential.

If you have a business idea, or you aren’t sure if starting a business is the right thing for you, the best thing to do is simply get some great advice. Your Entrepreneur Facilitator will guide you through the maze of information and things you will need to consider. Complete an Expression of Interest Form to your local provider to get started today.

Gympie Office

Phone: 1300 249 482

Email: gympieoffice@businessleap.org.au

Floor Level, 232 Mary Street
Gympie QLD 4570

Expression of Interest Form - Gympie

Gympie Office

Bundaberg Office

Phone: 1300 249 482

Email: info@businesshq.org.au

Cnr Quay and Tantitha Streets
Bundaberg QLD 4670

Expression of Interest Form - Bundaberg

Bundaberg Office