Business and social enterprise development and support
Do you have a business idea?
I can help you get started.
Knowing what to do and in what order can be completely overwhelming. There’s a lot of helpful information about launching a business out there. And plenty on business and social enterprise development. More elusive though, is the ability to filter that information and work out what parts will get you where you want to go with minimal risk and cost.
That’s where I come in. Working with you, understanding your dream and guiding you on the journey is what I do.
Do you have a business but aren’t certain how to grow it?
I have the business and social enterprise consulting know-how to guide your growth.
Working long hours to keep your business going doesn’t leave much time or energy for sitting back and looking at the big picture. I can bring a set of fresh eyes and focus on that big picture. By understanding where you are, where you want to go and the resources available to you, I can help you take effective steps to grow your business.
Are you a social entrepreneur looking for expert guidance?
My business and consulting skills are matched with a drive to do good. I undertake pro bono work to help advance various social, community and environmental causes. If you’re a social enterprise or social entrepreneur, I “get” the values that motivate you – and my deep understanding of things like needing to be profitable to be a successful ‘for purpose’ enterprise, funding options, social impact and the social enterprise ecosystem can help guide you to do even greater good.
Proven experience in business, community and social enterprise development
I enjoy working face to face with clients in Melbourne, north-east Victoria and southern New South Wales and delivering online business consulting services across Australia.
I first met Sue in 2013 when I engaged her to support me assess the feasibility of my business idea, then develop a business plan. Since then she has remained my ‘go to’ person for business mentoring, coaching and ‘fresh eyes’. From start up to delivery of services across Australia, Sue has supported me all the way. She is great at understanding where I am on my business journey, challenging me to deal with the tricky bits and sharing information in a way that makes sense. She has kept me on track, taking me through processes and setting up systems that I didn’t know I needed but now couldn’t be without. I have recommended Sue to other small business owners and will continue to do so.
Sue Gold is a friendly, knowledgeable and approachable person and a true subject matter expert when it comes to consulting in the areas of small business. She stands out from other advisors/mentors with her demonstrated ability to listen, problem solve and help provide answers and direction. Sue is very thought provoking and has an amazing ability to uncover the hidden issues and help define and achieve goals. She is very passionate about her work and has a vast professional network to draw upon. I highly recommend her as a trustworthy and committed professional, whom I am certain would go above and beyond to help her clients.
As Business Development Manager, I found Sue’s approach to be highly professional, intelligent, with an ability to identify and clarify our needs. Clear and comprehensive consultation has been consistent in all dealings with Sue, this has extended to all stakeholders in whatever project she has undertaken.Thorough research and topic relevance are cornerstones that underpin Sue Gold’s approach. This has proven to be a huge asset to the projects we have commissioned Sue to develop and deliver.
Sue Gold provided invaluable business advice after I had been in my own business for 12 months. Sue’s knowledge of other relevant businesses in this industry was amazing and the direction, advice and confidence has allowed me to meet my goals easily in my second year of business.