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Switch Tasmania

Changing our community, one business at a time

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Who are Switch Tasmania?

Switch Tasmania is a community-based, not-for-profit organisation that was established to switch on innovation and enterprise in our community.  It was formed when a group of local business and community leaders committed to doing something about ensuring that our community remains one of the best places in the world in which to live, work and invest.

How are Switch Tasmania ‘switching it on’?

As well as providing free business assistance (see below), Switch supports and facilitates the following kinds of activities:

  • referrals to specialist providers
  • hosting workshops and other events
  • collaboration within and across organisations and sectors
  • identifying and nurturing the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Free Business Assistance

  • confidential
  • available to anybody with a business or business idea
  • meeting you at your home, business or local café.


Switch’s Business Coach can help unlock the latent potential in you and your team, through a free coaching program.  Traditionally the domain of big business, coaching helps people set and achieve goals by increasing their awareness and accountability.  Typical outcomes include the achievement of specific goals, as well as increasing understanding, confidence and problem-solving ability.  Switch typically works with coaches across five one-hour coaching conversations over a three to six month period.

Other Assistance

An alternative to the structured coaching program, is free business advice and referrals.  Accessing up to five hours of free assistance per year, clients can seek help with any aspect of business, including:

  • finance
  • grant applications
  • human resources
  • marketing
  • operations
  • planning.

Digital Coaching

Switch can provide free two-hour coaching sessions, under the Digital Ready for Business program thanks to the Tasmanian Government.

In the Digital Ready for Business program you can develop a personalised digital action plan to enhance your online knowledge, skills and confidence.  Participation in this program is free and tailored to your business needs.  Topics you may cover include:

  • establishing social media channels to reach customers
  • developing a design brief for a website
  • maximising search engine optimisation
  • aligning your website with your marketing.

If you would like to find out more information, or to book your coaching session with the Switch Tasmania Digital Coach, Corey Speers, fill out your details HERE.

Contact Switch

Jodhi Gough
Executive Officer
Email:  [email protected]

Martin Brinkman
Business Advisor and Coach
Email:  [email protected]
Mobile:  0437 125 528

Website:  www.switchtasmania.com.au