For our business clients, we believe in 9 key tenants, which drive us and shape our advice. They spur us on to continually refine and develop our processes to deliver the best possible outcomes for our clients. Here, we proudly nail these colours to our mast.
You’ve taken the plunge and gone into business. Your family’s welfare depends upon you making a success of the business. Your assets are on the line, so there’s every reason to be taking this venture seriously.
For the best chances of success, you shouldn’t sign up with just any old bean counter to get your tax done. Rather, you need a long term business accountant to advise you along the way – someone who’s used to working with clients in similar circumstances and who can demonstrate specific expertise in optimising outcomes for businesses like yours.
Attempts to construct an impressive building will come to nothing if the foundations are faulty. So it is with your business. The right legal structure is essential if you are to have a robust enterprise which is ready for the long haul. It needs to be in place from the outset.
We’ve been advising business clients on legal structures for many years. The structure that’s right for your business won’t just take into account operating functionality and optimising your tax outcomes. Our advice also considers how to protect your personal assets in the event the business gets into difficulty, as well as contemplating the eventual sale of the business.
Being flexible enough in mind and structure to take advantages of opportunities that arise is one thing. Being blindsided by short term crises is quite another. In our experience, many of these crises such as tax payments; cash flow shortages and issues surrounding employee entitlements are avoidable.
We help our clients establish good disciplines that enable them to meet all expectations in such areas.
That’s the reason why we provide clients with tax payment schedules in advance of what’s due and encourage clients to provide for this in a specific tax saving account. It’s also one of the reasons why we encourage the use of profit and cash flow budgets for business clients.
Putting it simply, at Dart Business Solutions, we’ll help you avoid business surprises.
Let’s face it. You’re busy and decisions need to be made quickly. You can’t be constantly on the phone to your adviser about day to day issues.
You’ll find that working with us will be a terrific learning experience. We take the time to explain the issues and what needs to be taken into consideration such as complying with the laws and balancing cash flow. Our aim throughout their business journey is to provide our clients with the knowledge they need to make good decisions.
Clients who have been with us for the long haul become savvy in areas such as tax planning; maximising their super along with building a portfolio of assets outside their core business. We don’t hold back in sharing this knowledge – we want you to become a business superstar!
We’re all for diversification but we believe that quality properties should be play a central part in a portfolio of assets.
For many of our clients, this starts with owning the premises from which their business is conducted. Often, we help our clients achieve this admirable outcome by astutely utilising the superannuation rules to purchase in pre-tax dollars.
Later, as business cashflow permits, we advise clients how to take money off the table and buy property assets. We’re experienced property investors in our own right and take great pleasure from steering clients in the right direction.
This happily follows on from the above. Together, we’re going to get the business firing, so that it’s throwing out consistent dividends. In turn, that cashflow can be put to work, servicing debt taken out to buy quality income producing assets away from the business.
We’re unapologetic evangelists for privately run businesses and the dedicated owner-managers behind them.
We commit to helping our owner managers see meaningful reward for their enterprise.
Invariably for the clients we work with, this means not just consistent income but getting the business into shape such that there’s a life outside of work too. That’s the reason why we encourage our clients to put good systems and quality team members in place. It’s also the reason why we’re all for planning holidays in advance and aspiring to give one’s children education and opportunities.
We believe your business should enhance your life, not rule it.
We firmly believe up to date information is the key to consistently making good business decisions. We also believe that as the primary adviser we need access to that same up to date information on your business.
Accounting systems have come a long way from the days of big green covered cash books. Happily, we’ve also advanced beyond server-based accounting programs that leave users grinding their teeth in frustration.
Our clients use friendly, cloud-based accounting solutions that deliver what’s needed.
With our oversight, you can be confident on the accuracy of the data and the insights that come from comparing actual results against budget, along with key ratios that we’ll jointly monitor.
At the end of the day, we believe your business is a vehicle to achieve personal goals. We’ve helped many clients bolster their retirement funds with the successful financial exit from their business. Be it passing on to the next generation or selling to a third party, we help clients get their business sale-ready.
You will likely find it interesting that many aspects of becoming sale-ready can be tackled painlessly along the way. We help clients establish systems, role descriptions and procedures that help their business operate more independently without them. Later, we advise what would-be purchasers will need when conducting their due diligence prior to making you an offer to buy your business.
You’ve worked hard in creating your business enterprise. We believe the “proof of the pudding” is when others see the value in it too!