About Us

The team includes principal Carolyn Jeffrey and support officer LeeAnn Brough.

CJ’s Business Solutions may be a small operation resource-wise, but what we don’t have in size we make up for in personal service. 

We treat every client as a new canvas designing and implementing solutions to suit each business or individual’s needs.  

And, if we can’t do the job you require we will let you know at the outset and offer quality referrals to suitable organisations.  If we don’t have someone on our books we’re comfortable referring you to, we’ll be honest enough to let you know.

The principal – Carolyn Jeffrey

Community Connector and Regional Champion, Founder of Women in Business Regional Network, Principal at CJ’s Business Solutions, Administration, Business Planning, Coaching, Job Services, Marketing, Business Systems, Trouble Shooter, WordPress Websites

Wealth of business experience:  Over 30 years’ experience working in business management, consulting and media – print, radio and online – as a journalist, editor, site manager, regional online manager, sales manager, production manager, graphic designer, and trouble shooter.  Experienced as a manager of a successful regional machinery and event hire company and contracting to the national Auscript Transcription Service producing live and static transcriptions of court proceedings, legal matters, police and immigration interviews and investigation materials.

Awards: Award winning entrepreneur and media professional achieving state, national and international level recognition. 

  • Journalism awards from Country Press South Australia included editorial writing, advertising features, special publications and news writing plus leading the team at The Times Victor Harbor to win the coveted Best Newspaper with a Circulation of 6000+. Winner of the Australia/New Zealand Mental Health Association Media Award for a written piece highlighting the challenges of depression and anxiety.
  • Was the last recipient of the RH Black Employee of the Year Award for outstanding business management from Rural Press Limited before its merger with Fairfax Media.
  • 2019 winner of the SA Woman Australia Community Award for assisting women in business in regional areas of South Australia through the staging of more than 70 connection, networking and training events throughout the year.
  • 2020 Fleurieu Peninsula Inspirational Woman in Business award winner.  Award presented by the Victor Harbor VIEW Club and the Member for Finniss, David Basham.

Passion: Assisting small business, particularly those in country areas, through the provision of quality cost-effective and responsive services through CJ’s Business Solutions.

Women in business: Founder of the Women in Business Regional Network which aims to provide connection, networking, promotion, support, advocacy and training to South Australian women in business in regional areas.  The network was formed in October 2017 as a spinoff from CJ’s Business Solutions which provides practical solutions for small business including administration support, websites, marketing, professional writing and business consulting.

Advocating for regional areas, leading campaigns to support local communities, encouraging connections and giving women in business a voice including meeting with government officials and Ministers, taking up issues, and developing strategic partnerships with agencies, commercial and private sector providers.

Building a community: Generosity and sharing knowledge, being able to help people and developing regional entrepreneurs, is what Carolyn is known for – a true community connector.

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