WE’RE BUSINESS SENSE
A BOUTIQUE MULTI SKILLED CONSULTANCY
We have secured over $400 million in grant funding to date. Our strategic grant management services include:
- Grant planning, direction and project management
- Stakeholder consultation and Communication Plans
- Research and Data
- Scope of works and implementation/delivery programs
- Business cases, cost-benefit analyses and economic modelling
- Grant applications, including writing, layout and preparation
- Grant writing workshops to train your staff, Not-for-Profit and community groups.
- Delivery, milestone reporting and acquittal
We can assist Councils with:
- Renewal of Long Term Strategic Plans
- Community Engagement Strategies
- Economic Development / Tourism Strategies
- Business Cases for large infrastructure projects and community programs
- Marketing Strategies
Not just a one trick pony – BusinessSense can work with you to develop a gorgeous identity and branding package for your business. We can help by reveiwing your branding touchpoints, developing a marketing strategy & setting up your online social media.
WE DELIVER WITHOUT THE OVERHEADS OF A LARGE CONSULTANCY!
Business Sense is a boutique multi-skilled agency specialising in Strategic Grant Management and Project Management. Lead Project Manager and grant funding specialist, Gretchen Armitage, has more than 18 years of experience working on government-related projects, direct project management, and in the commercial sector.
Our results are underpinned by attention to detail, and a focus on quality and efficiency, which is overlaid with a passion for what we do. BusinessSense draws on the combined knowledge and experience of its team to provide the best outcomes for clients. We constantly look for innovative ways to problem solve and ensure maximum cut through.
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Because we love what we do & it shows in our work.
Our team has a balanced background in both the private sector and local government.
We are dependable, qualified and experienced. When we say we will deliver, we will.
We are a small consultancy that works with others when needed so our clients don’t bear all the overhead costs of a large consultancy firm.
“I can highly recommend Gretchen and her team for their skills, experience and successes for grant writing. I had the opportunity to attend a grant workshop facilitated by Gretchen and the attention to detail, amount of resources, tips and tricks that she shared has enabled me to secure a number of grants for groups I am personally involved in. Gretchen has lent her skills as a grant mentor to multiple members of the Upstairs Regional Incubator and is a valued part of this team. She is generous and awesome with her time and skills.”
“The course was really well put together and explained the basics plus plenty of tips and tricks. Since then I have successfully secured grant funding of just over $500,000 for the projects our community is passionate about. I would strongly recommend this course.”Tracee Burke – Mid Lachlan Landcare
“Congratulations Gretchen, exceptional job. You delivered way more than expected and it was a tough gig. The finished product exceeds Council’s expectations. Well done.”
Grant Funding Application – Destination Wollongong
“We [Destination Wollongong] engaged Gretchen to support in the development of our funding application for Destination NSW’s Regional Visitor Economy Program (RVEP). Gretchen proved to be an invaluable asset to our team throughout this process, from advising us of best practice and next steps through to revising and strengthening our written responses so they were submission-ready. She brought a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the process that enabled us to submit a competitive application. Her communication with our team and professionalism throughout this process was exceptional and we look forward to working with Gretchen on future applications.“
“Thanks for the fantastic job on our site www. lennoxld.com.au It was a pleasure working with Gretchen, she worked closely with us every step of the way, and we valued her creative input that exceeded our expectations. She even designed us a new logo & helped with advice for our FB page. Since going live I have had many positive comments about our web site. If you want a great professional creative and friendly customer service then use BusinessSense.“