Our Services

Our services for entrepreneurs and business owners are designed around 3 key stages in the development of a business: Start, Grow and Exit.
Advance summarises our services for organisations with a focus on regional economic development and innovation.


Boost your chances of success in starting a business

Launching a new business is not easy. Based on over 15 years of experience working with start-ups from a wide variety of sectors, Causeway has developed a structured process to support entrepreneurs from the pre-start stage through to the launch and beyond. The focus is on helping the entrepreneur to find a profitable niche, build a business model, raise investment – if needed – and going to market.

  • Pre-start: Generating business ideas, finding your niche
  • Planning & Preparation: Business plans and models, marketing plans, raising investment, accessing business grants
  • Going live: Legal setup, building team, launching your business
  • Live & learn: Review your progress and address issues


Refresh your business strategy and direction

Successful companies do things differently from the competition. The difference comes from the way they think, not just the way they do things. Causeway has developed a structured and creative growth process to help business leaders to step back from the day-to-day operations and to consider and map out ways to do things better.

  • Help to clarify your objectives and strategic direction
  • An accelerated business planning and implementation process
  • Identify new opportunities to build revenue from innovation and marketing
  • Build a stronger and more competitive business


Build and sell your business for a premium

It’s never too early to plan an exit. Many business owners puts lots of effort into the start-up stage but do little or no planning on how they might exit or sell the business one day. Causeway helps owners to build clear value in their businesses and identify and approach potential buyers.

  • Assess exit readiness: Assess current situation, attitudes, strategic value, quality of operations
  • Research target buyers: Set criteria, research and build list, identify value for buyers
  • Build strategic value for exit: Develop systems, optimise financial structures, realign marketing
  • Prepare for the deal: Anticipate acquisition process and buyer needs
  • Make the deal happen: Direct approaches, present opportunity and Information Memorandum, due diligence, deal close


Developing innovative communities

Innovation has long been recognised as a driver for growth and increased productivity in regional and national economies. Causeway offers a range of practical programs and advisory services – based on international experience – to advance opportunities for economic and social growth.

  • Business development programs – Start, Grow and Exit – to advance regional business community
  • Developing an innovation ecosystem: mapping current situation, opportunities to leverage universities as asset, roadmap development of new ecosystem and implement new initiatives
  • Action for business: a CRM database system to help identify and understand the needs of key businesses and communicate business development pathways
  • Developing business incubators, innovation hubs or precincts
  • Innovative Futures: presentations and workshops on digital business, innovation, supporting start-ups etc

Why Choose Us

  1. Client focused: we listen to our clients and ensure we deliver
  2. Experienced: we have learnt a lot from working with over 150 businesses
  3. Jack of all trades and master of some: blending insights from innovation, marketing, strategy, digital business and engaging talent
  4. Fresh thinking identifying key issues and generating creative ideas
  5. Honesty and integrity: respecting client’s confidentiality

What people say

Causeway really understands business networks and how to tap into them to boost business success.
Steve Huff, Startup specialist
Detailed, focused, a change agent and brilliant administrator. Colin Graham is definitely someone I’d recommend to any company wanting a refresh of strategy and direction.
Chris Cameron, Director, Rockcote Enterprises
Colin was instrumental in updating our business plan, boosting the communication of our core strategy. We now have a very persuasive document for potential investors and something we can follow along our chosen path of global domination.
Vaughn Henry, Cobra Chilli, Hervey Bay
The Centre for Regional Innovation program – delivered by Causeway Innovation – has been invaluable to our business. The process ensured that we analysed important aspects of our business, driving us to set goals and providing motivation to achieve them.
Naomi Purcell, Seven Horses Australia