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Welcome to Busy In Business

Owning a small business is hard. It can be a isolating journey without a co-pilot. Busy in Business was created by Doug Riddell to combine experts in the retail and service industries, and be a single support network for business problem solving and tangibly improving your results. We create innovative solutions, using our network driven approach. Take a look at some of the skills in our current group.

We pride ourselves on taking hands-on approach, to improve your growth trajectory and overall performance. Let us sit with you and help you on your journey to overall success. 


Supporting Business Owners

Busy In Business exists because our network generates results. We love reinforcing our clients in the journey to build a better business.


Productive supply chain driven companies selling consumer goods or services need streamlined operations in order to thrive. We help smooth processes, help find the right people, and use our network-driven approach to support your whole business.


When it comes to offering services to another business, we to take a different approach. We find areas in your business for growth, support your customer acquisition, and help to frame your value.


Busy in Business connects problems with network-driven solutions, supporting smooth business operations and revenue growth. Ask us for some of our case studies to better understand what we do!

Our Solutions

Have you wondered if there is a better way to operate your business? Wanted to bounce ideas off someone with experience? Often it just takes a bit of blue sky and creative thinking to come up with solutions you had never thought of before. That being said, the best solutions are ones that stick, and scale with your business. We’re experts when it comes to identifying the areas that are stunting your business growth and finding solutions that work for you in the long term. Chat to us today about hiring us as the ‘co-driver’ for your business. 

Sales & Marketing

Our network-driven approach supports your Sales & Marketing teams to acquire and convert more leads in your business.


 We have a hands-on approach to working in operations. We aren’t afraid to get our hands dirty so we can train your employees and streamline your processes.


We shed light on the numbers game for your business, making sure your finances are healthy, from cashflow to tax and securing new finance.


Strategy is not just financial, but must include the goals of owners and operators to create alignment within the business. From this we set KPI’s to stay on the path of success.


We engaged Doug to instigate a company review and from this develop a plan to move us forward. We believed that we would be best served to have an external person assisting us in this process.

Doug helped us understand how we were performing as a business and as individuals working in it. From this Doug was able to help us develop a business plan . He coached us on how to implement measuring plans and then onto actual action plans. He also was able to integrate life style planning and goal setting which was very enlightening.

We very much enjoyed and have gained a lot of knowledge through Doug’s holistic approach to coaching, and would highly recommend him.

John Pal


Doug is commercially astute, forward thinking and pragmatic leader. He is results orientated, highly communicative, and able assess and respond to situations quickly and effectively.

His authentic leadership, as demonstrated by his openness and candid communication, engenders loyalty, motivation and performance from his people.

Tess McDowell


Superannuation and Investment Service

We help you take control of your wealth and your retirement. Owning a controllable, transparent superannuation asset that serves your goals is a perfect step towards reaching your financial goals. Learn where it is, what it is currently invested in, what insurance you have and what fees you are paying. We focus on building wealth in and also outside of super with specialised investment advice.

Bookkeeping and Back Office support

We free up your time so you can work on your business not in your business.

  • Bookkeeping & BAS: As a Registered BAS Agent we are qualified to take care of not only your day to day bookkeeping but your activity statement requirements also.
  • Payroll & Staff: We have systems in place to support your payroll and your staff.
  • Business Systems: We have systems in place to simplify and streamline your administration processes.
  • Compliance: BAS, IAS, TPAR, STP, PAYG, Superannuation – We take care of it all for you.

We provide all the training you and your staff will need, from Face to Face, Online or in a Classroom environment. We also guarantee an increase in revenue for business owners, entrepreneurs or sales staff by training how to sell in today’s market. If you want to grow your business, sales team or personal income we can help with tailored sales training and coaching programs.

Outsourced admin and business services
We give small business owners back to their families and loved ones while enabling their businesses to be more successful than ever. Providing expert services across administration, bookkeeping, client engagement, marketing and operations on the back end, we allow business owners and their staff to focus on what they do best – ‘wowing’ their customers with exceptional products and services. We understand that every business is different so customise packages to suit each individual client’s needs. However, their results remain the same – more time, reduced costs, and increased margins.
Tax Advice and Assistance

We are motivated in providing you with the best level of service and tax advice you can have. We care about you and your business because we want to see you succeed. Our Tax expert will work with you on your actual Tax issues or provide advice that best suits your individual or business needs.

HR Support services

Got too much on your plate and need someone trusted to handle it?

Our mission is to give business owners back to their families and loved ones, while ensuring their business’ success increases. We provide a full range of admin and business services for growing, Australian small businesses.

Our support means you can focus on what you do best – working with your clients and teams to provide exceptional products and services – while knowing everything else in your business is being expertly managed.

Commercial Real Estate

Most people are busy with their lives, running their businesses and don’t completely understand how Commercial Real estate works, or the power of commercial leases. Is it best to rent or buy? We give you peace of mind, finding you the correct Commercial property for your individual needs. We assist with your leases, while teaching you and coaching you on all the pitfalls to look out for, ensuring you get the right property at the right price.

Data analytics

We can provide an end-to-end process that is automated and driven by data & analytics to directly drive your business front line. Data science and analytics are built and embedded within your business operation and IT systems. We know your business is unique, thus it’s important for both of us to understand the nature of your business so that we can apply modern analytics to quadruple your business revenue.

Web Design and Digital Marketing

We update your businesses digital brand, providing valuable digital services in the form of website design, SEO, Facebook Ads, creative designs with an emphasis on innovative logo design. We help businesses generate online leads with guaranteed results.

Mortgage assistance- Business & Domestic

We can provide professional mortgage brokering, which can assist people with their property ownership goals and find them the finance that is right for their needs. We have highly experienced people who can offer various products available along with the different types of structures you can use to get to where you want to be. Our clients are our number one priority and we ensure we have exhausted every possible avenue for securing a suitable and competitively priced loan is at the heart of what we do.

Life and General Insurance
Property Buying / Selling

Most people are busy with their life and don’t have time to plan properly their next real estate move. If it’s either buying or selling or both, I offer tailored and proactive approach to get you moving. Our team will not only market the property through online and offline advertisement but we operate as buyers’ specialist that will constantly locate and build relationships with buyers that will eventually be a match for your property. 

When it comes to help you buying a property, we will look after the whole process for you and aim for a property that you would love!


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