Connect with a Local Advisor

Whether you’re just starting out with a great small business idea or looking to expand, grow or solve a specific business challenge, the team at RSM - Business Local are here to help you on your journey to business success.

RSM - Business Local is proud to have a diverse and talented team of 8 Business Advisors throughout the regions, dedicated to providing FREE advice and workshops across a broad range of business matters.

How we work

1. Discovery

When you first contact us, you will be allocated to a local Business Advisor who will contact you to schedule a "Discovery Session". During this session of approx. 1.5 hours your advisor will gain an understanding of your business and the specific matters that need to be addressed.

2. Action Plan

Your Business Advisor will prepare and send you an Action Plan summarising their advice, next steps and links to resources and service providers.

3. Mentoring

Your Business Advisor will schedule follow-up meetings and will check-in regularly by email, phone, Skype or face-to-face to mentor you as you progress. You're encouraged to contact your Advisor at any time to troubleshoot, get feedback and bounce ideas.

Our service locations

Our Advisors are based in RSM Offices throughout our service regions. We can travel to any town or business centre and will schedule workshops and one-on-one advice sessions on demand, in partnership with local stakeholders including Community Resource Centres and Chambers of Commerce.

What we can help you with

Your Business Local Advisor can provide expert advice on a range of business matters including:

Business Start-Up
Do you have relevant industry experience and skills?
Will the business provide the lifestyle that you desire?

Business Planning
Do you know which business structure will be most advantageous to you?
Do you know why a business plan is important?

Financial Planning
Do you have a professional support team around you?

Marketing
Have you developed a marketing plan?
Do you know which social media platforms suit your business?

Licenses & Registrations
Have you registered a business name?
Do you know what you will need shire approval for?

Taxation & Funding
Are you aware of your taxation obligations?
Do you know what you will need if you intend to apply for financial assistance?

Succession Planning
What is 'Succession Planning' and why is it important?
Need assistance developing a strategy but unsure where to get help?

E-Commerce
Would a website suit your business?
Want to sell online but don't know where to start?

HR & Industrial Relations
Planning to hire your first employee but unsure of what you need to do?
Unsure about correct pay rates, conditions and entitlements?