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Business Services

Benchmarking

Have you ever wondered how your business performs compared with your competitors? What is their average bottom line? Are you spending enough on marketing? Are you paying too much rent? Are your staff costs too high? In today’s business climate you need to spend more time working on your business than in it. We can provide you with accurate, timely, informative benchmarking reports that enable you to:

  • See how your business compares with your competitors
  • Understand more about how the rest of your industry works
  • Analyse the key performance indicators in your industry

Equipped with this information, we’ll work with you to develop action strategies that improve your bottom line.

Bookkeeping / Accounting

Modern business requires up-to-date, accurate financial information. We can relieve you and your staff of the enormous burden of all your bookkeeping and accounting needs, including preparation of your annual accounts and periodic management accounts for tax, business appraisal, and planning purposes.

We will discuss your requirements with you and provide information relevant to your particular situation, as well as constructive advice, on a regular basis.

At BDK Buscombe we specialise in small business solutions.

We understand the pressures faced by small business and its obligations to comply with Australian Taxation Office (ATO) requirements, such as record keeping and income and expense reporting. It is essential that your business has effective procedures in place as failure to meet these requirements can incur penalties.

We can recommend ways to streamline financial functions for your business. In addition to this, we can explain to you what the financial figures and reports mean in practical lay terms so that you can better understand your financial situation.  We will also show you how to use Xero Accounting to streamline your business.

By maintaining good financial records it will be easier and faster for you to organise your business tax obligations when they are due. Save & Exit

Some of the services we provide for small businesses include:

  • Financial statements, including analysis of results and margins
  • Tax planning
  • Tax return preparation and lodgement
  • BAS/PAYG preparation and lodgement
  • Advice on capital gains tax, fringe benefits tax (FBT) and goods and services tax (GST)
  • Tax concessions advice for small business entities
  • Records management
  • Business structure
  • Cash flow management
  • Budget preparation and profitability analysis.

Budgeting

A good budget is a necessity in a good business plan. It is one of the best business tools you can have, enabling you to set financial targets and measure your performance.

In addition to goal-setting value, budgets will often improve your chances of acquiring funding. Financiers often require budgets as a prerequisite for funding approval.

The techniques we use to form financial projections enable you to consider future scenarios and they provide you with goals to strive for in your business. There are many types of budgets. We can help you design the right budget for your requirements.

Let us show you how a budget can provide feedback that helps you prepare for the future of your business.

Business Start-Up

If you have a good idea for a new business venture but don’t have expertise in the legal or financial aspects of creating a new business, we can help you:

  • Decide on the most suitable structure for your business – sole trader, partnership, company or trust
  • Prepare a business plan, cash flow projections, budgets, and trading forecasts
  • Assess your finance requirements, advise on the best sources of finance
  • Establish a good working relationship with your bank
  • Register for an Australian Business Number (ABN), tax file number (TFN), GST and FBT with the ATO
  • Complete registration procedures with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)
  • Deal with company secretarial issues
  • Set up a recording system for your internal use and for complying with statutory requirements.

Let us help you turn your business idea into a reality.

Cash Flow Forecasting

Are you holding too much inventory? Is this the right time to expand your business? Are you going to have enough cash to pay all your expenses every month? Do you know your break-even point?

We can provide you with accurate, timely, informative cash flow forecasting reports that enable you to:

  • Realise and understand when cash is available
  • Plan and prepare for expansion, stock control and taxes
  • Analyse and anticipate key expenses.

Equipped with this information, we’ll work with you to develop action strategies that improve your bottom line.

Financing

A wide range of financing options exist each with their pros and cons. At BDK Buscombe we know the financial market and have the contacts to assist you in securing the best financing option for your personal and business goals. Our experience in the market means we can also structure debt upon acquisition to maximise tax advantages.

Let our experienced team explore the best financing options with you to get your business closer to its goals.

Management Consulting

Our aim is to ensure your business achieves the potential it is capable of. We have the know-how and experience to offer advice that helps you run your business more effectively.

We are practiced in acting as a sounding board for managers, bringing years of experience in business growth to the relationship. We can identify key performance indicators in your business which will help you see positive changes as you work towards those goals.

We check that your business is as competitive and profitable as it can be. We also offer flexible strategies designed to address any issues that may be affecting your business.

Portfolio Management

Invest Like a Pro

  • Would you like to have an Investment Adviser to guide you with your investment decisions, but still retain control over the decision-making process?
  • Does the paperwork associated with your SMSF overwhelm you?
  • Could you benefit from improved management, analysis and administration of your investments?

If you can relate to any of these challenges, then a portfolio management service is for you.  We can recommend the most appropriate portfolio management service to meet your needs.

Investment Portfolio Management Service

Enjoy the benefits of a blue-ribbon investment service designed to give you the peace of mind that goes with having a highly qualified Adviser guide you with your investments combined with the assurance that your portfolio is administered and recorded accurately.

With priority access to your Investment Adviser, you can be assured your portfolio is individually tailored to your needs, investment ideas are based on an educated understanding of your portfolio and your portfolio is actively managed on a day-to-day basis.

Features

  • Priority access to your Investment Adviser
  • Investment advice tailored specifically for your goals
  • Your portfolio is actively managed by your adviser
  • You maintain complete control and direct ownership of your investments
  • Complete transparency
  • Take advantage of corporate opportunities that may be unavailable to the general public
  • Capital Gains Tax Management
  • Simplify your end of year reporting with Accountant Strength Reports
  • Consolidate of your portfolio into one clear and concise platform
  • 24/7 online access to accurate and up-to-date information on your account
  • Access to current research and general market information
  • Comprehensive administration and record keeping service, including mail house service
  • More time to do the things that you enjoy most
Tailored investment advice

Your Investment Adviser will work with you to tailor an individually customised investment strategy in order to help you achieve your long-term financial goals, while you retain control of the decision making process.

Backed by an award-winning research team, SMSF specialists and financial planners, you are able to tailor your portfolio to include Australian and International equities, managed funds, fixed interest securities, derivatives and unlisted securities, as well as personal assets.

Active Portfolio Management

With priority access to your Investment Adviser, you can seek out investment opportunities and your portfolio is tailored to your investment goals. You can keep abreast of your investments with scheduled periodic reviews with your Investment Adviser and make changes as required. Take advantage of corporate opportunities that may be unavailable to the general public, including new floats (Initial Public Offerings) and private equity offerings.

Keeping it simple

Access your investment portfolio in one clear and concise platform. View a snapshot of your portfolio and understand your tax position without having the time consuming reconciliation from multiple statements, reports and systems.

Reliable reporting

Simplify your end of year tax reporting. You receive a comprehensive suite of reports, sent quarterly and annually. Receive one report detailing your capital and cash transactions, itemised income, realised and unrealised capital gains for the period.

Manage Capital Gains Tax

The best decisions cannot be made without accurate and up-to-date information. Understanding your up-to-date capital gains tax positions allows your Investment Adviser to have a complete picture of your circumstances when advising you. Capital Gains Tax optimisation can materially affect your after-tax returns on your investments.

Taking the work out of investing

Take advantage of a comprehensive administration and record keeping service, with a full mail house facility to take care of the administration matters of your portfolio, and manage your investment correspondence as well as action your corporate actions, offers and acceptances. Forget about filing paperwork, keeping records of transactions and income statements, banking cheques and updating direct credit instructions. Why not make managing your investments easier?

Convenience

Access to information is at your fingertips. With 24 hour, online access to your account, you can view and print both current and past reports at any time of the day. There are also invaluable tools including charting, company news and reports, watch lists and market news to help monitor your investments.

Flexibility

Make additional or regular contributions or withdraw part of your investment at any time.

Tax deductibility

In most cases, fees are tax deductible.

 

Software Solutions

A decent accounting system will help you keep track of your cash flow and make completing GST returns easy. Choosing the right system for your business can be difficult as there are more than 60 different accounting packages available in Australia. At BDK Buscombe we invest considerable resources in ongoing staff training to ensure we can recommend the best accounting software solution for your business.

Let us help you make the right choice of accounting software.

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