NORTEC Small Business Solutions Team
Gary Wheatstone is a Business Advisor and Program Coordinator.
He has been involved with large corporate organisations, smaller family run operations and been a small business owner. Beginning his career in Sydney, Gary worked in retail, payroll and manufacturing covering industries including marine, construction, architectural design and electrical. Moving to the north coast of NSW and purchasing an existing business was a steep learning curve. Financing, procurement, customer service excellence, marketing, managing cashflow, staffing and all the other hats that a small business owner wears in a day became necessary skills. Gary is passionate about small business in regional areas. He has 23 plus years of experience as a small business owner in both retail and wholesale in a country town. He understands what a business owner has to deal with day to day. Gary has a Diploma of Management, Bachelor of Social Science and Cert IV Training and Assessment. He is highly experienced in assisting clients wishing to start a new enterprise or improve their existing business. He supports small business owners to plan for the future by analysing the current situation and collaboratively devising a strategic plan to move forward to a sustainable future.