Business Advice Hub

Our FREE Business Advice Hub is back by popular demand!


Come and get FREE, confidential one-on-one support from qualified professionals, on a wide range of business topics.

With experts on tax, bookkeeping and accounting, as well as salon insurance, apprentices and workplace relations, the Advice Hub is the perfect place to bring all your business related questions.

Whether you’re a business owner or manager, or dreaming of opening a salon of your own, we’ve got you covered.

Ask the Salon Insurance Expert

Do you have specific and appropriate cover for your salon or beauty business? Are you a time-poor business owner and want to better understand your insurance needs or how to handle a claim? With a passion for and intricate understanding of the Beauty, Hair, Wellness and Cosmetic Injecting industries, Sue Sparrow, Director and Founder of Sparrow Insurance, aims to educate and empower business owners to make good decisions for themselves and their businesses. No matter what the size or type of business you have, be sure to visit the Sparrow Insurance team in the Advice Hub over the weekend with all your burning insurance-related questions. 

Ask the Tax Expert

Deductions, concessions, incentives, superannuation… we know tax time can be stressful for many salon and beauty business owners, which is why the team at Nexia Australia will be on hand at Beauty Melbourne to provide guidance and simplify your compliance. The team is committed to delivering a better client experience for small business, which includes developing strong relationships with the beauty industry and offering you tailored support to help you get your tax and super right. This is your chance to learn more about your responsibilities as a business owner, and the tools to help you streamline the process so you can focus on what you are good at.

Ask the Bookkeeping & Accounting Experts

Take the worry and stress out of your bookkeeping, payroll, GST and management of cloud accounting software files. Ask our experts from Accounting Angels to help you get to know your numbers. The dedicated team of bookkeeping ‘angels’ from the specialised Hair & Beauty division have a passion for the industry, and are therefore well equipped to understand and talk through your personal situation. Take this opportunity to garner tips on cash flow, plus how to use your bookkeeping and cloud accounting software files to grow your business and make more money. 

Ask the Fair Work Expert

The Fair Work Ombudsman ( provides free information and resources to help you understand and comply with Australian workplace laws.  

This includes:

  • payslip and job advertisement templates
  • example letters for employing or terminating staff
  • the Pay and Conditions Tool (PACT) for calculating wages
  • fact sheets on minimum workplace entitlements including the National Employment Standards
  • best practice guides for creating fair and productive workplaces.

Representatives from the Fair Work Ombudsman will be available in the Advice Hub throughout the weekend to provide free, practical information and help.


Ask the Apprentice Expert

If you want to grow your business and maximise its full potential, making apprentices a part of your talent mix might be your key to success. But finding the right candidates is not always easy, and once they are on board, it’s crucial to provide the right support and advice to retain them. The team at Apprenticeship Support Australia can provide you with expert guidance.

Apprenticeship Support Australia understands the struggles and motivations that young professionals face in the workplace. With over 250,000 active members and continuous research, we get first-hand insights that can be a game-changer for many employers. We’re committed to closing the loop between entry-level staff and businesses. Speak to our apprenticeship experts if you have questions around how to recruit, ways to mentor and train your staff or government financial assistance.