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Dec 15, 2015

There’s a challenge for accountants to be proactive, to assist SMEs in what could be called a “left field” service – assistance in raising capital.

There’s a lot of talk at present involving:
• the “Innovation Statement” by the Australian government a few days ago
• Business Angels
• Crowd...

Dec 4, 2015

There are many ways to get started with offering business advisory services.

Within ESS BIZTOOLS, we suggest that you have a small seminar for a number of clients and then have one-on-one meetings with your key clients, to talk to them relative to the future development activities they would like to see in their...

Nov 30, 2015

I get telephone calls from accountants around Australia at times asking me this question: “What if we are challenged on our skills for a CFO role?”

My advice to them is as follows…

Respond in a positive manner! Sure, your firm has traditionally specialised in income tax, however, tell your clients that...

Nov 16, 2015

There are opportunities in many small/medium enterprise businesses for accountancy businesses that are prepared to offer virtual CFO services.

What services are required? A wide range, similar to the type of activities that a CFO would undertake in a public company.

Taxation is not the top priority with a CFO in a...

Oct 18, 2015

This is an interesting question because, in many businesses around Australia within industries other than accounting, many operators are trying to score a 10/10 rating from their customers and/or clients on their customer service.

What rating would you receive?

How would your clients rate you on:
• Debtors'...