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Linda Bayada, coach, consultant and facilitator, aims to increase profits and productivity through the development of our young and emerging leaders in SMEs.
Julia Bickerstaff is a business strategy, pricing and productivity expert. She is the founder of The Business Bakery an organisation that helps women make a healthy income from their handmade, home-based or other intentionally small business.
Brad Callaughan is a specialist in taxation, accounting and business advisory. He is the managing director of Callaughan Partners that was formed to deliver and exceed clients' expectations, whilst charging upfront fees.
Frederic Chanut is a SEO expert and MD of In Marketing We Trust, a digital agency based in Sydney. He has a background in inbound and digital marketing gathered through work in France, UK and Australia.
Peter Crocker is a director of Flying Solo responsible for the areas of marketing and advertising. He is a business copywriter specialising in websites, videos and marketing communications.
Troy Dean is a self-taught web developer, voice-over artist and musician. He has studied small business management and has run his own business for over ten years.
Sara Dobson is a market research professional with a passion for helping small businesses and entrepreneurs run their own research projects.
Damien Elsing is a freelance copywriter and communications advisor. He enjoys helping businesses find their unique voice and better connect with their audience.
Vanessa Emilio is a Practice Director, Lawyer, Founder and CEO of Legal123.com.au, a legal website business with easy-to-use, inexpensive legal templates, forms and agreements for everyday Australians as well as lots of useful information.
Pauline Ferguson consults with people in their home or workplace to identify the toxins that are potentially causing illness. She promotes good health by finding a balance between nature and today's lifestyle.
Mary Gardam is the Principal Quality Advisor at LogiQA. She has held a number of senior quality roles but is now enjoying introducing small business to the benefits of business systems. Mary also lectures in Quality Systems at Griffith University.
Robert Gerrish is Flying Solo’s managing director and founder and works as a business coach, professional speaker, business commentator and consultant. He’s the co-author of Flying Solo – How to go it alone in business.
Dave Gillen is a digital marketer at Consultant Killers where his mission is to help established bricks-and-mortar business take back the internet from the faceless overnight websites that are currently winning the battle for online customers.
Rob Goudie specialises in providing superannuation and retirement solutions for self-managed superannuation fund trustees, investment planning advice and protecting your family and lifestyle through comprehensive life insurance advice.
Emma Grey is the author of Wits’ End Before Breakfast! Confessions of a Working Mum and director of the life-balance consultancy – WorkLifeBliss. She specialises in workplace flexibility, working parenthood, time-management and work-life balance.
Warren Harmer is the owner of small business consultancy Crecer. As a business adviser and coach, Warren offers instructive ‘how to’ information to make business ownership easier, less stressful and more enjoyable.
Megan Hills is a freelance writer and editor who enjoys helping others be engaging and understood. Through her marketing, publicity and graphic design nous, she can maximise the power of what you want to communicate to the people you want to reach.
Adam Howard has over 10 years experience working for a large international company as a legal advisor. In the last two years Adam and his business partner have started two website based businesses (Deal Assessor and Insurance on Demand).
Sara Howard runs Writers Australia, a group of experienced copywriters who help businesses of all sizes get their message across clearly, and persuasively.
Craig Jackson, an experienced CPA and advisor, is all about helping small businesses, freelancers, consultants and entrepreneurs navigate tax and compliance issues to achieve their goals.
Matthew Keath is one half of FrontBox, and is a passionate advocate for social networking for business. He lives in Melbourne with his young son and partner.
Michelle Kvello is a finance and business strategy expert and founder of Lantern Partners. She works with businesses to clarify their options allowing them to grow with confidence. It’s more than just the finance; it’s about achieving what you want.
Sam Leader is a director of Flying Solo. She is the co-author of Flying Solo – How to go it alone in business.
Carlos Lew is the owner of Cubic Promote, an award winning promotional product agency. Charles likes all things creative and relishes in marketing projects, big and small; but most of all – he loves happy customers.
Lucinda Lions writes catchy and creative business slogans that attract customers and help to boost your leads and sales. She is the owner and chief sloganeer at Slogan Creator. The slogan for Slogan Creator is: Slogans that sell.
Chau Ly is a creative thinker, a positive collaborator, a problem-solver and an experienced designer who is passionate about telling your story and drive results for your business..
Jo Macdermott from Next Marketing works with business owners in Melbourne who require marketing support. Jo specialises in tactical marketing plans and campaigns that are pragmatic and make a lot of business sense.
Danielle MacInnis thinks like a customer and creates insightful, practical marketing strategies for small businesses.
Andrew May is the CEO of The Performance Clinic and is recognised as a leading performance and productivity expert.
Katie McMurray is passionate about business publicity. She runs media campaigns for major events, business owners and business books.
Susan Napper assists clients to fully utilise their accounting software to produce accurate, timely, meaningful financial data, as a decision tool for future business development and growth.
Daniel Oyston works with people to unpack their expertise and turn it into awesome content that compels their prospective customers to take action and retains existing ones.
Maria Pantalone works with individuals and teams in developing their business communication skills. Her company, Infinite Growth, provides training in presentation skills, business writing and leadership development. Armed with these skills, there is nothing a business person cannot achieve.
Jacqui Pryor is the director of Mark My Words Trademark Services Pty Ltd and brings with her 13 years experience in dealing with Australian & International trademark matters – affordably and professionally.
Michael Quinn has over 25 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant and nearly 20 years as a practising lawyer. He is co-founder and director of The Quinn Group. Michael understands the highs and lows of running a business and believes strongly in sharing his wisdom and experience.
Jerome Rault is the founder of Jerome Rault Media, a Melbourne-based production company offering TV commercial production, general media services and corporate video filming as well a web video solutions and music video production services.
Tim Reid is the original Ideas Guy having founded the business in 2003. He believes all businesses today must 'innovate or depreciate' and runs innovations workshops nationally to help them do just that.
Zoe Routh is a Success Coach for Business Owners. She specialises in productivity and mindset makeovers to boost passion, purpose and profit.
Rhys Roberts is a commercial accountant who provides the range of services a CFO typically provides to a larger business. He will help you implement financial systems, run your accounts department and provide the information you need to improve the performance of your business.
Madeleine Shaw is a personal and executive coach who helps people get on with living brilliantly.
Heather Smith is a Chartered Certified Accountant & Xero Accounting Advisor specialising in moving businesses to the cloud, improving productivity and profits. She’s written six books including Xero for Dummies & Learn Small Business Start-Up in 7 Days.
Jenny Spring, following the sale of her 10-year ecommerce business, is now helping businesses build a steady stream of loyal online customers. You can find training courses, coaching and SEO content and email services at Spring into Sales.
Jayne Tancred is Concierge of the Flying Solo forum, and loves the fact that she gets paid to chat with people about their businesses.
Kate Toon is an award-winning SEO and advertising copywriter with over 18 years' experience. She's also a well-respected SEO consultant, information architect, strategist, hula hooper and CremeEgg-lover based in Sydney, Australia.
Bree Vreedenburgh is the founder and principal of BV International. She is passionate about small business and the role it plays in our society.
Paul Wallbank is a business owner, author and presenter, with a focus on helping businesses to grow, improve productivity and make more profits through web technologies such as cloud computing and social media.
Claire Whiteley is a writer and communications specialist. She focuses on helping businesses to communicate – building their brand and client base through quality content that is targeted to get the right message in the right places.