Paula Symonds

Business Financial Counsellor (Small Business)

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T: 1800 836 211

Paula joined Rural Business Support in October 2020 as a Small Business Financial Counsellor based in our Port Lincoln office.

Having grown up in Cummins, where her parents operated a retail business, Paula later spent 10 years in Melbourne involved in banking and business administration before returning to Adelaide to complete a hairdressing apprenticeship and manage her own business.

After returning to the Eyre Peninsula, Paula was involved in a family farming operation as well as operating a hairdressing business in Port Lincoln.  With extensive experience in small business operations and business administration, Paula looks forward to assisting small business owners to be confident in their decision making and to take action to improve their financial position.

Paula’s professional development includes a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, a Diploma of Small Business Management, Business Management, and a Diploma in Financial Counselling. Paula has also participated in the Strengthen Eyre Peninsula Leadership Program.

Paula enjoys weekends with her family, attending sporting events and spending time at the beach.