To help businesses recover from the coronavirus crisis, the Southern Business Mentoring Program has appointed Joanna Arhontis, creator of the New Retail Revolution and international author, to its team of specialists.
Joanna said her goal was to take local businesses to the next level by teaching them how to create multiple sales funnels as well as grow strong customer and business-to-business relationships.
"My philosophy is that we are all in retail," the business mentor said.
"Whether a lawyer, electrician or bricks-and-mortar retailer we are all selling something, or we are not in business. The focus now is pivoting businesses for growth and to help them move forward successfully."
Another new addition to the program is HR Development at Work, which is tasked with supporting businesses during this time of uncertainty.
Learning strategies on how to relieve anxiety and boost workforce wellbeing are some of the benefits of the one-on-one consultations.
The raft of professional advice now available through the Southern Business Mentoring Program covers retail, mental health, general business, strategic and digital marketing, innovation, human resources, and international trade.
To further support businesses, consultations are being provided free of charge to businesses located in the Onkaparinga, Marion and Holdfast Bay councils until the end of June.
In response to social distancing restrictions, meetings are via telephone, Skype or Zoom.
For further information and profiles on each of the mentors, visit Southern Business Mentoring Program at onbusinesspartnerprogram.com or marion.sa.gov.au or book through Eventbrite.