Business One Stop Shop (aka BOSS)
Liz Haselgrove started assisting businesses through her own consultancy in November 2012. Since then, BOSS has gone from strength to strength, and we are now opening our first co-working space.
In January 2019, BOSS was confirmed as the Entrepreneurship Facilitator for the Perth-North East region. This is a government initiative to give support and advice to anyone who is thinking of starting a business. This is an exciting opportunity for us to build a thriving centre that offers advice, training, co-working and other facilities to help our local businesses to start, grow and be successful. My vision is for BOSS Centre to be a hub that nurtures community as well as business.
We will now be able to truly be a One Stop Shop for small businesses.
Liz Haselgrove, Your Local Entrepreneurship Facilitator
I LOVE helping new businesses to work their way through the maze of the "business side of things" so that it all feels so much more simple and attainable.
I began studying Business and Strategy at the age of 16 when I did a National Diploma in Business (waaaayy back in the '90s!) and then went on to do a BA(Hons) Degree in Business in Cambridge, UK.
After cutting my teeth in some of the most challenging work environments (such as the trading floor at National Australia Bank, for the Head of International Sales at Burberry and in product development at Google), I left the 'corporate world' to work with small businesses and start-ups, and haven't looked back since. For the past 18 months, I have been training, mentoring and assisting around 20 businesses a week, some through the government's NEIS scheme, and also through the Small Business Development Corporation.
I’m also an Authorised Trainer for Squarespace, and run several free courses at the Centre - check out our training schedule for more information.
Now for the next stage of BOSS - it’s own Centre!
I look forward to welcoming you as we work together to build your future.
The BOSS Team
Amanda worked with Liz a few years ago and when we were opening the new BOSS Centre, Liz knew that she wanted Amanda on board!
Amanda is a fantastic networker and problem-solver and a “make it happen” kind of girl.
She also runs her own business, helping new business owners with some of the hands-on aspects of running a business.
Amanda has a teenage daughter and runs the marketing for the premium professional wrestling in WA.
Ann-Maree is studying towards a Bachelors in Business Management and Entrepreneurship, as well as having her own business, Aree Cosmetics.
She is responsible for BOSS’s social media, technology and the office plants (Liz & Ann T can’t be trusted).
Outside of BOSS, Ann-Maree is raising two young sons with her husband and loves to host get-togethers for friends and family.
Ann T has degrees in Accounting and Law, and so has responsibility for these at BOSS.
As well as working at BOSS, Ann has her own designer dress hire business, WoodFox.
Ann and her husband welcomed a baby girl into their family in October 2018.
Finn and Rosie
We all know how stressful it can be running your own business, but Finn and Rosie are on hand whenever you need some doggo cuddles or an excuse to get out into the garden for some ball-throwing.
Finn is a 3.5 yr old rescue whippet x greyhound who loves exploring, surfing and meeting new people.
Rosie is Finn’s girlfriend who spends weekdays with us so that she doesn’t get lonely while her family works. She is a 4 yr old collie x poodle and a ninja smoocher. Life is perfect for Rosie if she can chase Finn, have endless head scratches and occasional treats.
To help independent businesses to thrive and be as successful as they have the potential to be.
To provide independent business owners with the contacts, knowledge and strategy to maximise their likelihood of being a roaring success.
The Evolution of the BOSS directory
Throughout her work with independent businesses, Liz realised that a common point of frustration for business owners was needing recommendations for a great accountant / graphic designer / printer / VA etc etc.
There are several of these Trusted Business sites for tradies, but none dedicated to helping independent businesses such as start-ups, small businesses and mumpreneurs.
BOSS seeks to fill this gap and help these businesses to be as successful as possible.