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Small Business Financial Counselling

Small businesses can receive free, impartial and confidential financial counselling.

Small businesses can receive free, impartial and confidential financial counselling.

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About Small Business Financial Counselling

If you’re a small business in Southern Queensland we offer free, impartial and confidential financial counselling.

Our Financial Counsellors can help you work through your business’s money problems and get your finances back under control. To be eligible, your business needs to be experiencing or at risk of financial hardship. So get in touch if any of the following apply to your business:

  • difficulty paying bills
  • troubles meeting loan repayments
  • behind on rent
  • activity statement payment overdue
  • suppliers chasing your business for money
  • facing legal action for debts.

By talking with us early, such as when cash flow first starts to get tight, we can help you get the best results. However, we can also help you at later stages of your business journey. Our Financial Counsellors provide practical information and support. So you can make the best decisions to manage your business’s money problems and move forward with a plan for a better future.

Chat with us on the phone, via a video chat or we can also visit you at your business, home or other suitable location.

How we can help

Business health check

We’ll look at your financials to see what’s working well and what could be performing better.

Specialist knowledge

Our qualified Financial Counsellors have specialised financial knowledge to help your business.

Find tailored solutions

We will work with you to find the best solutions to improve your business situation.

Wide range of assistance

We can assist with cash flow, lease negotiations, creditors, dispute resolution – just to name a few…

Free service

Our service is completely free. We’re funded by the Queensland Government.

Support network

We can connect you with broader professional advice, such as legal, accounting and mediation.

Access financial support

We can help you find available grants, programs and assistance your business is eligible for.

No judgement

Our Financial Counsellors are friendly, caring, understanding – together with being great listeners.

Our Small Business Financial Counsellors

Get in touch with one of our Small Business Financial Counsellors to access our free, impartial and confidential financial counselling. Our Financial Counsellors are located in the following Southern Queensland regions:

Sharon Kingston

Central Queensland

Supporting Livingstone, Rockhampton, Banana, Gladstone, Central Highlands and surrounding areas

Elisabeth Purkis

Wide Bay / Burnett

Supporting Fraser Coast, Bundaberg and surrounding areas

Kylie Radford

South East Queensland

Supporting Sunshine Coast, Noosa, Brisbane and surrounding areas

Jodie Terzis

South East Queensland

Supporting Gold Coast, Brisbane and surrounding areas

Peni Usumaki

South East Queensland

Supporting Logan and Brisbane South

Rod White

South East Queensland

Supporting Brisbane CBD and Northside

Brisbane Northside Office
0484 015 133
rod.white@sbfcssq.org.au

Andrew Forbes

South East Queensland

Supporting the Ipswich region

Nicholas Hess

Darling Downs and South West Queensland

Supporting Darling Downs and South West Queensland:

  • in-person support in Toowoomba and surrounds
  • telephone and video calls in Darling Downs and South West Queensland.

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SBFCS Southern Queensland

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