If you are an eligible Victorian small business, you may be able to access our mentors through the Business Recovery and Resilience Mentoring program run by VCCI in partnership with the Victorian Government. Click here to learn more.

The Business Mentors at Bill Lang International have deep experience in starting, operating, selling and closing small businesses. The team have themselves borrowed business loans, hired employees, leased business premises and dealt with the daily challenges of being in business. Over the last 10 years, they have also served small business owners as advisors, coaches and mentors.

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Bill Lang

Qualifications:

  • Comm, LLB (Hons)
  • MBA (Harvard)
  • Certificate 4 Training and Assessment

Former McKinsey business consultant, Business Coach, Business strategy, growth and digital business advisor, China/Asia business expertise

Additional: Speaks Basic Mandarin

Mentoring Service Areas: Business Survival, Market Transformation, Digital Literacy and Engagement, Market and Supply Chain Diversification, Reskilling and Retraining, International expansion, Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Raising, Online Business Strategy

Industry Sectors: Retail / Wholesale / Online-Ecommerce, Business / Professional / IT Services, Tourism, Accommodation and Hospitality, Personal Services, Health / Allied Health Services, Manufacturing

Robbie Carter

Robbie Carter

Qualifications:

  • Accredited Business Coach, The Coaching Institute
  • Certified Lean 6 Sigma and Green belt

25 years of international experience as a manager, consultant and coach in a range of industries with deep experience in strategy development, change management and business performance improvement.

Mentoring Service Areas: Business Survival, Market Transformation, Digital Literacy and Engagement, Online Business Strategy, Market and Supply Chain Diversification, Reskilling and Retraining

Industry Sectors: All

Rob Hartnett

Rob Hartnett

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Business RMIT University
  • Post Graduate Diploma, Finance and Investment
  • Certified Leadership, Sales and HR Consultant (Selling Strategies International, John Maxwell and DISC)

Internationally recognised Sales, Marketing, and Strategy, Business Growth and Digital Transformation consultant and coach. Over 30 years’ experience working with start-ups, privately owned businesses and Fortune 500 corporations.

Mentoring Service Areas: Business Survival, Market Transformation, Digital Literacy and Engagement, Online Business Strategy, Market and Supply Chain Diversification, Reskilling and Retraining

Industry Sectors: All

Hannah Gibbon

Hannah Gibbon

Qualifications:

  • Master of Commerce (International Business, Trade & Retail)
  • Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting (CAANZ)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting, Finance & Financial Planning)

Over 10 years of international experience as a Public accountant, company financial controller and Operations Manager in the food, beverage and distribution sectors. Deep expertise in financial analysis, business funding and supply chain strategy.

Mentoring Service Areas: Business Survival, Market Transformation, Digital Literacy and Engagement, Online Business Strategy, Market and Supply Chain Diversification, Reskilling and Retraining

Industry Sectors: All

Jen Quirk

Jen Quirk

Qualifications:

  • TAE40116 -Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Bachelor of Business Birmingham University – UK
  • Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)
  • Accredited DISC trainer

Over 25 years of international experience as a commercial business leader and training professional across Sales, Marketing, Strategy, Business and Digital Transformation. Expertise in advising, coaching, mentoring and training independent business owners, start-ups and corporations.

Mentoring Service Areas: Business Survival, Market Transformation, Digital Literacy and Engagement, Online Business Strategy, Market and Supply Chain Diversification, Reskilling and Retraining

Industry Sectors: Retail / Wholesale / Online-Ecommerce, Business / Professional Services, Accommodation, Travel and Hospitality

Michael Kerr

Michael Kerr

Qualifications:

  • Comm,
  • MBA Melbourne University

Former NAB Business Banker, Accountant, Investment Business Development and Business Broker

Mentoring Service Areas: Business Survival, Market Transformation, Digital Literacy and Engagement, Online Business Strategy, Market and Supply Chain Diversification, Reskilling and Retraining

Industry Sectors: Retail / Wholesale / Online-Ecommerce, Business / Professional / IT Services, Tourism, Accommodation and Hospitality, Personal Services, Health / Allied Health Services, Manufacturing

Ian Roberts

Ian Roberts

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor, Applied Science (Marketing Science)
  • Certified Google Partner
  • Certified Facebook Marketing

Marketing, Digital Business and Digital Marketing/Sales/Service – strategy/tools and implementation

Mentoring Service Areas: Business Survival, Market Transformation, Digital Literacy and Engagement, Online Business Strategy, Market and Supply Chain Diversification, Reskilling and Retraining

Industry Sectors: Retail / Wholesale / Online-Ecommerce, Business / Professional / IT Services, Tourism, Accommodation and Hospitality, Personal Services, Health / Allied Health Services

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Martin Livingston

Qualifications:

  • BBus, LLB Latrobe University
  • Certificate 4 Training and Assessment

Business Improvement Consultant, coach and trainer/assessor in Business Services training programs.

Mentoring Service Areas: Business Survival, Market Transformation, Digital Literacy and Engagement, Online Business Strategy, Market and Supply Chain Diversification, Reskilling and Retraining

Industry Sectors: Retail / Wholesale / Online-Ecommerce, Business / Professional / IT Services, Tourism, Accommodation and Hospitality, Personal Services, Health / Allied Health Services, Manufacturing

Business recovery and resilience mentoring

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has partnered with the Victorian Government to deliver this business mentoring program to help small businesses navigate the economic challenges posed by restrictions to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Through this program, eligible business owners can receive up to four 2-hour mentoring sessions with our Business Mentors who will help you make informed decisions about the future of your business.

The program offers tailored guidance on:

  • Business recovery – to strengthen business recovery (cost reduction, debt and cashflow management)
  • Market transformation – to understand how coronavirus (COVID-19) has triggered or accelerated market changes
  • Digital literacy and engagement – to help businesses reach new customers and markets
  • Market and supply chain diversification – to reduce exposure to supply chain risks
  • Reskilling and retraining – to help businesses upskill their existing workforce.

Victorian Businesses complete details via the VCCI application process.

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Businesses based outside Victoria, complete the form below to work directly with us.

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Businesses Based Outside Victoria

For businesses that cannot access the Victorian program and would like to work directly with a Bill Lang International mentor, please Complete the Following Form and we will be in touch :

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