Business Mentoring


We offer a business support and mentoring program to assist tourism and outdoor recreation businesses to refine their business strategy, map out their business direction, and set goals for the business to succeed. Our services include:

  1. Business Start-ups – we can provide information for those looking to start a new business in the tourism and outdoor recreation sectors. We can assist you to:
    • Set objectives and direction for your business
    • Write business plans
    • Understand legal and regulatory requirements (including licensing and accreditation)
    • Navigate the tourism eco-system (‘Who’s Who in the Zoo?’)
  2. Existing Businesses – we work with existing tourism and recreation businesses to problem solve and build their business. We can assist you to:
    • Complete an Experience Audit
    • Develop more effective marketing strategies
    • Identify new products and services
    • Understand target markets
    • Complete accreditation documentation
    • Write tourism award applications
  3. Training – in addition to our business support and mentoring services, we also offer a range of training programs. Refer to our Training page for more information.

Work Completed

  • Extraordinary Experiences Mentoring Program (2018). Supported by an ANZ Seeds Fund managed by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal, this program delivered a 16-week mentoring program to 10 tourism business located across the Great Southern region (including Denmark, Porongurup and Bremer Bay).
  • Tourism Experience Accelerator Program (2019-2020). This Accelerator Program, supported by a Regional New Industries Fund (RNIF) Grant, will deliver workshops and mentoring programs to tourism operators based in the Amazing South Coast Region. To find out more, refer to our Project page.