Looking for a business advisor to help you build a best practice business, develop a business improvement plan or help you with a specific aspect of your business?
SMART-Connect is a group of independent professionals who are committed to the highest standards of professional excellence. Each business advisor is a best practice expert within their field covering business planning, risk management, HR, leadership, technology, customer service, sales, branding, marketing and many more.
What makes SMART-Connect advisors different?
The SMART-Connect Alliance is an
Here's what that means for you:
Best Practice: All SMART-Connect advisors and experts are at the leading edge of their industry or profession. We've combined our experience and expertise to create the Best Practice Benchmarks so you can easily and quickly identify the strengths and weaknesses in your business practices and develop and implement your own best practice business improvement program in line with your unique business goals and objectives and your budget and priorities.
Scope: Collectively we bring together a comprehensive knowledge base providing best practice expertise in all aspects of running an SME business… accounting, legal, marketing, sales, staffing, systems, risk management, technology and more. And we're constantly on the lookout for high-quality specialists who can bring leading edge knowledge and unique perspectives to the alliance. That sometimes means things you didn't even know existed that can provide real opportunities for improvement in your business.
Synergy: Whichever SMART-Connect specialists and advisors you work with you can be confident that they will work together as a team across every aspect of your business, saving time, avoiding duplication and miscommunication and reducing risk. That's what makes the SMART-Connect Best Practice Business Improvement Process so powerful. With SMART-Connect 1 plus 1 really does equal 3.
Skin in the game: SMART-Connect advisors and specialists are SME business owners like you. When you work with a SMART-Connect Advisor you can be confident that you are dealing with a principal or someone only one step removed, someone who is genuinely committed to helping you achieve the best possible results for your business, not with a large
Ongoing Support: We’re committed to working with you long term, taking the time to thoroughly know and understand your business and forging strong relationships so we can best support you on your business journey. That's a WIN WIN.
Quality Control: Finally all SMART-Connect Advisors and Specialists meet our strict quality control guidelines. Every SMART-Connect Advisor's reputation depends on it and we wouldn't have it any other way.
So if any of those things are important to you... get in touch, we'd love to meet you.
Meet the SMART-Connect Business Advisors
Paul Baiguerra has over 20 years experience in content production. In a constantly changing industry Paul has always been a forward thinker, he had his eyes on the future long before much of the industry had even contemplated the digital revolution. Along with his...read more
Musician turned Entrepreneur Ian Hopkinson is a Digital Strategist with expert knowledge from development through social media to SEO and analytics. The Mad Scientist Digital concept was born in the Silicon Valley out of the revolution Napster and the Internet created...read more
Best Practice Business Advisor Ian Bosler Printing and Marketing & Sales Process Automation Specialist
With over 30 years Corporate Marketing and Sales experience mainly gained in the Printing and Graphic industries, Ian Bosler is now applying his extensive international Marketing and Sales experience to help Coaches and Consultants to build “7 Figure” businesses that...read more
For over 18 years I’ve been obsessed with leadership and it’s impact on small business, and perhaps more importantly, the happiness of its people. My obsession began when I started my career as a 20 year old in a negative and unsupportive environment. I’d go home...read more
Jeanine Purdie is the founder and principal of Business Credit Solutions which was formed to assist clients to get paid faster by reviewing their credit management processes and potential new client risk and to assist with debtor management and/or collection if...read more
Dheeraj has a strong financial & management accounting background. Having worked for several years in medium and large corporates, he has the knowledge and experience of financial and management accounting that can be used by small and medium businesses to improve...read more
Tony’s Spicy Web story begins in The Bush of country Queensland, on a 200-acre Fish Farm. No surprise, that young Tony’s ambition was to be a Marine Biologist. Then his Dad brought home something that changed Tony’s world forever; a computer with an excellent digital...read more
Annemarie Cross is an Award Winning Podcast Host & Producer – winning the Best Business, Marketing & Entrepreneurship Category in the inaugural Cast Away Australia Podcast Awards. She is also a Brand and Communication Strategist and Chief Storyteller, helping business...read more
My mission is to show CEOs and business owners how to make money from technology, rather than accepting IT as simply a cost to their business. I’m co-author of ‘5 Ways to Profit from Technology’, and creator of the ‘Profit Stacks’ framework. I have been at the...read more
Over the past 25+ years, Stewart Clark has worked with many business owners across a broad section of industries, in both small and large businesses. This work has included extensive business reviews from a financing/operational perspective, through strategy,...read more
I’m a Chartered Accountant, but I'm really about 'personal connection'. When I connect with my clients on a personal level, magic happens. My clients are mostly ambitious business owners making $300k to $3million in sales, and personal investors. I give them...read more
Robin Snelling is a Virtual Chief Financial Officer or CFO, with 40 years of corporate and small business experience. He's passionate about creating reports which reveal the guts of the business – which sections are inefficient, what product groups are most...read more
Director and Principal Advisor Nabil Salameh is no stranger to business. He is an accredited business coach and a qualified engineer. Having over 34 years of both corporate and small business experience, and having run a family business employing 32 staff, has given...read more
Peter Ligdopoulos has 15 years industry experience working for global insurance companies both in Australia and the London market. Having worked with multinational clients his entire career, developing risk mitigation strategies and structuring insurance solutions,...read more
Ron Chowanetz has 30 plus years working in the finance industry and has specialised in vehicle and asset finance for SME businesses for the past ten years. Ron founded his business with the goal of enabling small business owners to grow their business, increase profit...read more
With close to twenty five years in the photography industry servicing Government, Corporate and Private Sector business’s Frank’s advice and knowledge shine’s through when photographic requirements are discussed. A passion for exploring ideas and ones thoughts is what...read more
For 25 years+ I have been a design and marketing consultant, leading a traditional agency through the economic and technological challenges the past few decades have confronted us with. My move towards the digital side of the industry began some time around 1999 -...read more
Armed with over 30 years in advertising and graphic design, Tony launched Tony Papadopoulos Graphic Design (TPGD) in 2008. He studied Graphic Design and Applied Art at Prahran College and commenced his career with The Herald and Weekly Times marketing department, and...read more
Over the last 20 years, Frances has worked in and with businesses to improve their sales strategies and outcomes. She has worked with business in every vertical and both large and small. Her success comes from helping her clients understand how they are selling now...read more
Damien Battersby is founder and managing director of Proactive IT Solutions, an IT company focused on helping business owners improve their bottom line through best practice technology. Over the past 15 years, Damien has worked with hundreds of small and medium...read more
Peter Sandor has 25 years plus experience in marketing communication and brand strategy, creative advertising, brand design development, media campaign development and execution. Peter brings a wealth of strategic and creative knowledge to any client’s table. Peter...read more
Caroline is a passionate design professional with 20 years’ combined experience in visual communication, branding, art and design. She holds a Bachelor Degree with Honours in Technology – Industrial Design from Monash University. Caroline started her career as a...read more
Harvey is an Accredited Specialist in Business Law, one of only 107 appointed by the Law Institute of Victoria. He has over 30 years’ experience in both South Africa and Australia. Prior to immigrating to Australia in 2004 Harvey enjoyed a successful career as an...read more
For the last fifteen years, Jules has been teaching small business owners and entrepreneurs how to grow their sales and get the phone ringing by getting featured for free in the media. She has owned and operated a number of small businesses herself and ran a PR agency...read more
Brenda is the CEO and founder of the SMART-Connect Alliance. Brenda is an experienced small business owner. She has won an Australian Home Based Business of the Year Award, the My Business Magazine Best Start-up award and has also appeared in the Anthill Magazine top...read more
Amanda Evans is the founder and director or Evans Faull a specialist team of HR advisors who provide small and medium sized businesses with practical and uncomplicated HR solutions to support & protect them today, while building & nurturing their capability so they...read more
Leveraging a long career in business administration, with experience in accounting, system support, project implementation, PA / Secretarial and QA roles H Froelich Bookkeeping was formed in 2006 to provide quality bookkeeping and administrative support to the small...read more