Marie is a Small Business Advisor and a programme manager who is highly skilled in delivering one-on-one business consultations, workshops and online support. She is very knowledgeable in helping individuals who wish to start a new business with start-up advice. She helps small businesses project for the future by setting goals, manage staff, promote their business using social media and many other small business issues.
Marie is the author of Economic Opportunities for Indigenous Business People in the New England North West region, a thesis written in the last year of her Master, that provided an understanding of the community, aiding in assisting communication between cultures to help ensure the success of our region.
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“I have been impressed with The Armidale BEC since my first visit when Marie Augustin responded warmly to my request for advice.
We have met several times since, either to follow up on an earlier meeting or to address a particular issue. On each occasion, Marie has been supportive and inspiring, showing particular patience in encouraging my acceptance of the value of social media as a tool for promoting my enterprise.
Marie is both approachable and knowledgeable. I appreciate her advice because it is founded on a youthful and contemporary approach and delivered in a highly professional manner. More to the point, her suggestions have been validated by their success in achieving the desired outcomes.”
“To say The Business Enterprise Centre changed my whole perspective on my business is a big understatement.
It was working with them that I realised the national and international potential of my business. After each meeting, I felt encouraged and energised by the staff at the BEC that I could have a big plan and it was achievable.
The BEC staff were flexible with meeting times and locations, they listened to what I needed, asked me questions and helped me strategize how to get to my end goal.
When I came to the BEC for help, I felt I was at a crossroad with my business. I could have given up because I was limited by money and hours in the day. The staff at the BEC helped me see by changing my systems and casting my business net wider I could put the same amount of effort in and sell my books all over Australia and overseas.
Marie and the staff at the BEC gave great advice and were a terrific sounding board to get me where I am now.”