Every big thing starts off small and every bright idea has the potential to become a successful business.
He holds key positions on a number of national boards and associations including Chairperson of Business Innovation and Incubation Australia and a member of the Enterprise Connect Manufacturing Advisory Board.
Prior to joining Business Foundations Gabor has held senior management positions at Curtin Centre for Entrepreneurship, Arnott’s Biscuits, McWilliam’s Wines and Palandri Wines as well as prestigious B2B organisations like Kailis & France Foods. He holds a B. Bus. degree with a double major in Marketing and Information Technology as well as an MBA and is the founder of two start-up businesses as well as serving on the WA Regional Council for Redkite Cancer Fund for Children and Young Adults.
She has delivered NZ Government Contracts, assisting clients into Self-Employment. She has developed and delivered Small Business Modules for the Certificate in Small Business Management for (The University of NZ) Te Wananga O Aotearoa.
Natalie has owned and operated her own businesses in both the corporate and retail sectors, specialising in marketing, business planning and strategic management.
Natalie was the first recipient in WA to win the (National NEIS Association NNA) National NEIS Trainer award 2012, recognising her commitment to training and excellence in managing and delivering the NEIS programme for Business Foundations.
Natalie now leads our NEIS team, managing our RTO and coordinating the NEIS program in both the Perth Metro and Regional WA.
Natalie brings with her, a wealth of knowledge and experience in delivering programmes similar to NEIS. She is a very passionate trainer, who believes that her success can only be measured by the successes of those she teaches.
His experience has been garnered across all Australian states in a variety of sectors, from financial services to hospitality to heavy industry.
Tony has worked with over 2000 business operators in “one on one” development sessions. He advises established businesses working on growth strategies and structural efficiencies, and helps start up or emerging businesses looking for resources and guidance. Tony is also an accomplished workshop presenter.
Janene draws from a broad experience base, having worked across multiple industries and has assisted many small business owners in improving their business performance and realising their goals. With a particular interest in the service, retail, family and home based businesses, Janene is available to help you start-up or run your business better!
Don has served as CEO with two primary industry co-operatives in Western Australia, and has been intensely involved in food processing, value adding, and export of food products to areas in Asia and the Middle East.
Don was named Telstra SW (WA) Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year 1997 in recognition of export and business expansion achievements. Now living in Bunbury, Don has more recently been involved with small business in the South West of Western Australia. He was Business Manager of Bunbury Air Conditioning and Electrical Services (2005-07), during which time the company won awards including overall winner in the 2007 WA Regional Small Business Awards.
Chris is experienced in the areas of managing business, recruiting and training staff, assessing and managing risk, developing appropriate policy and procedures, managing a productive team, staff recruitment and supervision, as well as having a sound knowledge of counselling, care and child/community welfare practices.
After managing a small community based service for 12 years, Chris has spent the last six years as a Business Consultant and Trainer/Assessor in the Child Care, Community Services and Business sector.
Chris also develops Training resources for Business, Child Care, Aged Care, WHS, Frontline Management and Legal and Ethical Requirements. Chris is committed to transferring her skills and knowledge to those who want to explore and improve their skills.
From running her own Direct Sales Company to working for large Corporates, Diana has a solid understanding of what industries leaders do to increase revenue.
Now back in Perth, Diana started her business ‘Training for Growth’. Her passion is working with Micro and Small Business owners helping them to maximise their growth by turning conversations into sales, giving them the competitive edge.
She holds a Bachelor of Business degree, Cert IV in Training and Assessment, Diploma in Management and Diploma in Retail Management.
Diana’s passion is attending and learning from personal development courses. She also loves bushwalking and completed the 100km Oxfam walk with her team in 2014
She holds a degree in Sustainable Development, a Cert IV in Small Business Management, a Cert IV in Training and Assessment and has over 7 years experience in creating and running two successful businesses, Organic Waste Solutions and Helitech Services Pty Ltd. Kim was recently invited to be a key speaker at the Women Leaders in the Green Economy forum hosted by City of Perth, and also volunteers as a business mentor for the School for Social Entrepreneurs Australia. Kim is also a qualified Iyengar Yoga Instructor, and has taught yoga in both Australia and Japan.
In the mid ‘90’s Jim had the opportunity to participate in the NEIS program himself and became the Proprietor/Director of Steppin’ Out Dance and Drama Academy (SODDA).
For the past 10 years, after successfully completing his Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and Business qualifications, Jim has been involved in working with ‘at risk’ youth and adult job seekers; assisting them with career advice and the development of their work readiness skills and qualifications.
Jim’s passion is people and supporting them in their endeavours to become successful entrepreneurs and believes that everyone has the ability to achieve.
Angela has a broad business background, and brings specialist knowledge of the Aged Care Industry, having managed Retirement Villages, which fits perfectly with managing our Incubation facility, with twenty six tenants. Angela has extensive experience as an owner/ manager in catering and hospitality, and highly developed customer service skills, which endear her to tenants, clients and visitors.
Rebecca has a broad business background, and brings specialist knowledge of food processing and retailing and fashion retailing. She is a skilled retail sales person and has a great knowledge of customer service requirements.