Training available in Brisbane Southeast with TAFE Queensland

Brisbane Southeast

We have twenty business mentors across Brisbane, all of whom have a solid, successful business history. Our mentors have established businesses in a variety of sectors and have all started their businesses at varying ages, showing that there really is no bottom or top age limit to become a successful business owner.


Small business coaching

If you run your business in Logan, on the Gold Coast or somewhere else in Brisbane Southeast, you will receive your small business coaching from one of the mentors listed below. Each mentor is dedicated to providing high quality small business training, and using their experiences in their own fields to help guide you through your own business issues.

Whether you need someone with particular knowledge or retail, credit management, growth, or something entirely different, there is a Brisbane mentor with the knowledge and experience to set you on the right path.

Your mentor will give your business a full 'health check' and be on hand as little or as often as you need them. They will come to you at your work place weekly, fortnightly or monthly and provide an invaluable outside view of your business and operations. Our small business coaching service is completely confidential, so you can receive help and advice from your mentor with the confidence that it'll stay between you and them.

More information on each mentor in Brisbane is given below. 

Southeast Queensland

In a region ecompassing some of Brisbane's most culturally diverse suburbs and most prominent shopping locations, the Southeast presents a unique mixture of challenge and opportunity for small business owners. Whether you are looking to sell wholesale produce in Rocklea or set up shop in Westfield Garden City, our mentors will provide with advice and guidance tailored to both your area and your needs.

Margaret Aspin

Business Skills Mentor

Margaret is a business owner and a director in two IT startup companies. She loves working with new or established business people as they plan, grow and develop themselves and their staff.

Travis Windsor

Travis Windsor

Consultant

Travis brings a wealth of experience in management, leadership, business planning, marketing, human resources and business coaching.

Ron Ward

Ron Ward specialises in assisting clients to establish, grow, innovate and operate successful long term businesses on a collaborative basis. He has worked with over 1500 clients across many industries, business types and circumstances in Australia and overseas.

Rudi Tartaglia

Managing Director

Rudi Tartaglia has worked in the areas of marketing and strategic management since 1998. He has experience across a diverse range of industries such as retail, franchise, e-commerce, financial services, mining, publishing, law, biotech, and health insurance, just to name a few.

Richard Davies

Business Skills Mentor

Richard Davies is one of Brisbane’s best known Small Business Mentors / Trainers who has coached more than 4,000 new business ‘start-ups’ with a high success rates over the past 17 years.

Alice Langford

Alice Langford

Business Skills Mentor

Alice assists hundreds of business annually assisting enterprising people from ideas, start-up, growth and succession in many industries and sectors and is passionate about engaging in networks, implementing strategies for growth and working "on" the business.

Wes Leake

Business Skills Mentor

Trained as an Accountant and as an educator combined with running his own businesses, he is convinced that owning and operating a business can be profitable, enjoyable and bring the right work/life balance. Owning and running a business is all about the owner. They need the right training, encouragement, support and networks to ensure that their business is a success.

Geoff Neil

Business Skills Mentor

Geoff comes from a strong business background, from operating his own to being CEO of a National Retail Buying Group/ Franchise and General Manager of various SME companies. He has extensive ‘hands-on’ management experience across the floorcovering, automotive, manufacturing, engineering and IT industries.

Michael Holmstrom

With over 15 years experience with digital technologies and business development, and most importantly, real-life experience of creating six start-ups in the past five years, Michael has a wealth of knowledge that can help businesses embrace the power of digital.

Edward Gifford

Edward Gifford

Business Skills Mentor

Dr Edward Gifford is a coach, trainer, speaker and author. With 36 years experience in education, consultancy and research, Edward specialises in training life, workplace and business coaches.

Danielle Frazer

Danielle Frazer

Business Skills Mentor

With a keen interest in business education, coaching and mentoring, Dani personally developed the training and learning content for a range of accredited business courses including all of the Small Business Solutions mentoring programs, now delivered by over 20 highly experienced mentors, across Queensland.

Helen Cowley

Business Skills Mentor

Helen Cowley is a passionate business consultant, coach and trainer with a track record of more than 30 years in business management.

Lauren Cowburn

Business Skills Mentor

From Brisbane to London and back home, Lauren has experience in management, human resources, training, Lean / Kaizan and business mentoring.

Tony Curl

Business Skills Mentor

Tony has 30 years operational leadership experience in some of Australia's best retailers, leading teams of 300+ team members, and accountable for $300 million portfolios. He has a history of change management, rebuilding store results and culture as well as developing new store and markets. He developed over 55 leaders in a four year role as a regional mentor, setting that company for the future.

John Cokley

Business Skills Mentor

TAFE Queensland is offering our clients the opportunity to work with Small Business Mentor John Cokley, a nationally-accredited business trainer who has owned and successfully operated small businesses in Australia since 1982.

Lindy Chen

Managing Director

Lindy is a creative and dynamic business facilitator who blends the best qualities of the East and the West. She had always desired to raise among Australians, a stronger awareness of China, and vice versa. She relishes her role in bridging the two cultures, and fostering economic cooperation between business owners in the two countries she has both considered her home.

Peter Baldwin

Peter Baldwin

Business Skills Mentor

Businesses and individuals will learn all the key business skills how to successfully run and market a business using online marketing.

Marsha Boyle

Marsha Boyle

Business Skills Mentor

Marsha believes that “Success in Business” is achieved by surrounding yourself with the right people, rather than going it alone. Working with Marsha, businesses and individuals learn the key leadership, management, communication and business skills which allow them to successfully run a business.