Crowd Sourced Funding Equity Raising

“Research and development services can help an accounting firm to differentiate itself in a market that, from a business operator’s perspective, most accountants look very similar” said Mark Holton, Director, Smithink Pty Ltd. Research and development can be just as important as: board of advice strategies; business review meetings; or assistance with raising capital as a Crowd...

Tags: Business Tree Pty Ltd | Research & Development Incentive Rebate | Smithink Pty Ltd
Are companies giving sufficient priority to determining return on investment as part of the decision as to whether to proceed with a research and development project?  This will be the theme for the conversation between Peter Towers, Managing Director, ESS BIZTOOLS and Peter Milla, Managing Director, Business Tree Pty Ltd, an experienced innovation consultant, in the ESS BIZTOOLS’...

Tags: Assignment of Intellectual Property Agreements | Australian Government's 50% Guaranteed Loan | Brad Smart's Tip of the Week | Business Tree Pty Ltd | Confidentiality Agreements | Government's Post JobKeeper Announcements | JobKeeper Support Program | Research & Development | Selling the Message
In the ESS BIZTOOLS’ Business Advisory Services Webinar/Conversation on Wednesday 10th March 2021, Peter Towers, Managing Director, ESS BIZTOOLS will discuss with Priscilla Bea Smith, Director, Cloud Nine Associates some of the important issues on which small business and medium-sized enterprise owners and CEOs are seeking advice: Preparation of Budgets and Cashflow Forecasts for the next...

Tags: Australian Government 50% Guaranteed Loans | Budgets | Capital Raising under Section 708 of Corporations Act | Cashflow Forecasts | Crowd Sourced Funding Equity Raising | Early Stage Innovation Company Capital Raising | Key Drivers | PlanGuru | Predictive Accounting | Projected Balance Sheets | Research & Development
In our last Business Advisory Services Webinars/Conversation for 2020 Peter Towers, Managing Director, ESS BIZTOOLS and Paul Barnaby, Managing Director, Beyond Accounting Technologies and Australasian Representative of PlanGuru, discussed the concept that ‘Predictive Accounting’ will be vital in the planning to help clients in 2021. The key aim is to “know the financial impact of...

Tags: Budget | Cashflow Forecast | Predictive Accounting | Profit & Loss Account | Projected Balance Sheet
Knowing the financial impact of decisions before a client implements them is very important for financial stability.  This process is generally known as “Predictive Accounting”. The process commences with an examination of the key drivers relative to the physical number of units to be produced and the calculation of the direct costs that will be involved in that process.  The...

Tags: Budgets | Cashflow Forecasts | Predictive Accounting
Despite COVID-19 Coronavirus and all of its associated problems Crowd Sourced Funding continued to grow in Australia during 2020 and the Joint Founder and Managing Director of Birchal Pty Ltd, one of Australia’s leading Crowd Sourced Funding Intermediaries, Matt Vitale, expects 2021 to be a “bumper year” for the capital raising market centred on small businesses and medium-sized...

Tags: Birchal Pty Ltd | Budgets | Business Plan | Cashflow Forecasts | Crowd Sourced Funding Offer Document
Business people are looking for more accurate financial information as to what the effect of their decisions will be on their future operations by utilising 'predictive accounting' which incorporates 'key driver budgeting' to prepare Budgets, Cashflow Forecasts and Predicted Balance Sheets relating to their future operations. In the next COVID-19 Survival Panel webinar will be presented on...

Tags: Budgets | Cashflow Forecasts | Key Components of Cashflow Management | Predicted Balance Sheets | Predictive Accounting
“The Australian economy is going to be very reliant on a suitable vaccine for COVID-19 Coronavirus if we are going to get the economy operating as it was in January 2020 once again.  In the meantime, the government needs to be a bit more targeted with its financial support and businesses are going to rely on their accountants to guide them on the best way forward for the operation of...

Tags: Crowd Sourced Funding Intermediary | Crowd Sourced Funding Offer Document
"The key group of clients that accountants should be promoting the concept of Business Advisory Services to, are any clients who are receiving JobKeeper payments", said Mark Holton, Director, Smithink Pty Ltd in the previous COVID-19 Survival Panel webinar. These clients were obviously running sound businesses prior to the challenges of COVID-19 and many of them will need your assistance to be...

Tags: COVID-19 | COVID-19 Survival Panel Webinars | Marketing
The latest developments in Victoria, where Level 4 restrictions have now been imposed in Melbourne and Level 3 in Regional Victoria, have really highlighted the challenges that can confront businesses all over Australia if COVID–19 coronavirus is allowed to become established in a particular location. Victorian businesses are going to confront many challenges and we know that the accountancy...

Tags: Crowd Sourced Funding Intermediary | Section 708
“Business Advisory Services” – highlighted by the Commonwealth Bank’s “Accountants Market Pulse” report has been the activity identified by a group of accountants as being their main priority for the next 6 to 12 months – What is happening in your firm? Mark Holton, Director, Smithink Pty Ltd, is a keynote speaker in our next COVID-19 Survival Panel webinar on Friday 31st July at...

Tags: Cashflow | KPIs | Section 708
83 days to go to the end of JobKeeper – will your clients be ready? Business advisory service expected to be the most in demand! The CommBank Accounting Market Pulse for June 2020 has identified that a majority of firms expect Business Advisory Services to experience the greatest demand in the coming 6 to 12 months. The survey questionnaire asked the participants “Which services in the...

Tags: business advisory services | crowd sourced funding equity raising
Bank problems? Are your clients having difficulties borrowing from banks? Peter Towers, Managing Director, ESS BIZTOOLS, will be making a presentation to the Crowdfunding Institute of Australia next Friday and would love your input as to what is currently happening in your location. We would like to invite you to answer two questions: Question Number 1“How many of your clients are...

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The start of a new decade! 2020 heralds the start of a new decade – “The Decade of Change”.  Many people expect this decade to introduce significant changes to the accountancy profession – some observers believe that 80% of the current work been undertaken by accountants will have disappeared by the end of this decade! Your opportunity to offer a broader range of professional...

Tags: business advisory services | COVID-19
The Financial Review Top 100 Accounting Firms for 2019 Report has again identified that many of the top 100 firms have expanded beyond traditional auditing and taxation work into higher margin consulting services and outsourced Chief Financial Officer Services. “The future accountant seems to be heading towards a respected GP status, one’s own “financial GP” that then refers the...

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Yes, 19 October 2019 was the first anniversary of the commencement of Crowd Sourced Funding Equity Raising when private companies were able to raise capital direct from the public. If you have clients who have a turnover of less than $25 million per annum and have gross assets valued at less than $25 million and are not listed on the Stock Exchange they are potentially eligible to raise...

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