Together we craft a plan – a journey – to help you reach your goals. And we stay with you, side by side, throughout the journey to be your guide and on-call expert so you continue to make progress.
We’re not like typical business management consultants
We won’t “borrow your watch to tell you the time” (as the old saying goes). And we won’t implement one-off projects and then leave you on your own to manage it. That just adds more pressure for you. Instead we provide specific practical guidance and help you embed improvements into the fabric of your business.
We have a better way; a modern way
Our proprietary 5P’s framework includes you and your team working with us to identify the right blend of actions, skills, knowledge and procedures that will improve your business outcomes and your business life. We’re on the journey with you.
We do more than traditional accountants
In fact, we’re probably not like any accountants you’ve met before. We don’t dwell on previous accounting results and give you financial history lessons. We help you see the future. Yes, we certainly do review past performance, but the value for you is in using current data and financial insights to drive future business performance.
Did you know?
Most business owners struggle to get sensible advice and guidance from their accountant on how to grow their business. Why? Because 81% of accountants lack confidence in giving business advice*. As a result, they focus on looking in the rear vision mirror doing compliance work for last month or last year, instead of looking forward through the windscreen to help you achieve your goals for tomorrow.
We create digital dashboards that feed from your live accounting data to give you an immediate and up-to-date status on your key performance indicators. No more waiting for last months figures from your accountant.
Many accountants are stuck in the past and are happy to focus on doing compliance and tax accounting work. But successful businesses need more than that. That’s why we also incorporate relevant tools and models from financial accounting and management accounting to give you the insights you need to reach your goals.
Read more about our cloud accounting services and how that can benefit your business, no matter where you are located. Even if you don’t use cloud accounting we can still help you tap into your financial data to gain a deeper understanding of how your business is performing.
Affordable fixed fees
We don’t charge by the hour. Ever. Not even for online accounting services. And we don’t bill you for every conversation, phone call or email communication. Why not? Because it’s a distraction from our main focus, which is to help you achieve results and get to where your business needs to be.
Instead we offer clients a fixed monthly fee that covers all the work we do. Simple.
Importantly, we do give you a clear list of everything that will be covered in your customised program along with an action plan for implementation. There are no surprises, extras or hidden expenses.
And we take this seriously. Our famous 200% ROI Guarantee means our work is focused on areas that make a real difference to your business – freeing up your time, getting better financial results, and building your business into an asset that has more value.
The Pathfinder 5P’s: our model for your success
There are many moving parts that need to be properly planned and managed for any business to be successful. After years working with businesses of all sizes we have developed the Pathfinder 5P’s to ensure we address all aspects of your business.
Our proprietary process will help you identify what you need to address (and what you don’t), which items you need to prioritise, and will create a schedule for when each activity needs to happen. Plus we work with you, supporting you to embed the changes and to answer any questions you may have along the way.
The business improvement process can sound deceptively simple. In reality it requires a great deal of experience, organisational capability and business insight to bring to fruition. Too often the business gets distracted during the process and overlooks the implementation stage, leading to poor outcomes and a return to how things were done before. That’s why we provide an integrated hybrid service that combines consulting, coaching, mentoring and training to really help your business get traction and reach your goals.
Where do we start?
We specialise in working with clients who operate in the business-to-business sector including services and technical products, or manufacturing. Generally speaking our clients have from 5 to 50 employees (sometimes more) and have a proactive attitude towards growing their business. We work closely with each client over an extended period of time, usually focused on achieving certain goals through a rolling 12-month action plan.
As part of each 12-month plan our work with clients includes:
- Friendly, professional and practical analysis and planning
- Customised in-house training on a number of skill areas
- Mentoring systems and training for senior staff
- Coaching for managers and owners
- Introduction of proven proprietary processes and tools that help your team get better results
- And of course the regular business advice and management guidance to keep it all on track
Where required, as part of our mutually agreed 12-month plan, we will also help you assess and connect with suitable external providers to access specific knowledge and resources that have been identified as a component of your overall development program. We don’t leave you to do that on your own. It’s all included in your fixed monthly fee!
Take the next step
We like to be sure that we are a good match for you, and that we get started on the right foot. So before any commitment is required we’re happy to meet with you for a complimentary in-depth consultation where we explore the direction you want to take your business and how we may be able to assist.
* Bstar Accountants Research Report Australia 2016