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Peter Towers

Managing Director of Enterprise Support Systems Pty Ltd and creator of ESS BIZTOOLS and ESS BIZGRANTS, Peter Towers, has had a career that includes twenty-three years as a Principal of a Public Practice in Townsville and ten years in Commerce, six years of which was as Chief Financial Officer/Company Secretary of a Listed Public Company on the Australian Stock Exchange.

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SMEs Equity Raising Needs Accountants to be Successful

With Crowd-Sourced Funding Equity Raising officially able to commence from 29th September 2017, it’s an appropriate time to visit the significant equity raising opportunities that are now available for...

Crowd-Sourced Funding “A New Income Stream” For Accountants/Advisers

In their “Digital Disruption/Short Fuse Big Bang” 2012 report Deloitte suggested that accountants/advisers should be “creating new income streams” to combat difficulties relating to “Digital Disruption”.

Whilst Crowd-Sourced Funding is...

Government Proposing that Proprietary Companies Can Participate in Crowd-Sourced Funding

The Federal government has released an “Exposure Draft” which would enable Proprietary Companies to participate in Crowd-Sourced Funding.

The Crowd-Sourced Funding Legislation which enables Proprietary Companies to be converted to...

Crowd Funding Offers Significant Benefits to SMEs and Accountants

A new opportunity for small/medium enterprises, inventors and entrepreneurs has emerged with the passing by the Australian Senate of the Australian government’s Crowd Sourced Funding Amendments to the Corporations...

ESS BIZTOOLS & IODM JOIN FORCES

ESS BIZTOOLS and IODM join forces to tackle Debtor Problem

Australian small/medium enterprises were awarded the dubious title of having the “Longest Debtors’ Days Outstanding In The World” in November...

Crowd Sourced Funding Equity Legislation Passed

At long last the Australian parliament has passed the legislation that will enable companies to raise capital from the public. This is a great decision for small/medium enterprises, entrepreneurs...

Defence Industry SMEs Grant Available

Recently the Australian government announced a program of support for small/medium enterprises which provide services to the Australian Defence Industries.

There are two key areas of focus relative to SMEs...

“Fee Slippage” Is a Hurdle to Overcome When Negotiating to the “Next Level”

Whilst there is some debate as to the degree that individual accountancy businesses will be affected by changes in the marketplace relating to taxation returns, financial advice and superannuation...

SMEs Need Accountants to Assist in Debtors Management

Australia is lagging the rest of the world in terms of late payments described as the “silent killer of modern business” by the Australian government’s Small Business Ombudsman Kate...

Crowd-Sourced Equity Funding Bill Reintroduced to Parliament

The Australian government has tabled new legislation relating to the authorisation of Crowd-Sourced Funding for Australian businesses.

The bill amends the Corporations Act 2001 and the Australian Securities and Investments...

Industry Skills Fund Closes

On 19 December 2016, the Australian Government announced the decision to close the Industry Skills Fund (ISF) as part of a range of changes to programs through the Mid-Year Economic...

8 hours with a group of directors was enlightening

I found out the benefits of spending eight hours with directors from small/medium enterprises a couple of weeks ago.  It was very educational to listen to the questions and...

Top Grants for SMEs – And we’ll help you!

It is an appropriate time to review what is happening in the Government Grant space and what are the most attractive grants for SMEs.

The Federal government has a range...

EMDG applications closing end Nov – What can your clients claim?

Do you have clients who are exporting or proposing to export?

If so, they could be eligible to apply for the Australian government’s Export Market Development Grant.

Applications in respect of...

Upcoming Webinars From ESS BIZTOOLS and ESS BIZGRANTS

 

Register now for the following upcoming webinars

ESS BIZTOOLS – CLICK HERE

Challenges for Accountants | Wed 2nd Nov 2016 | 12.00pm AEDT
Adding Value to Clients’ Businesses |...

Tax incentives for early stage investors

An Early Stage Innovation Company has introduced attractive taxation benefits for investors.

Investors will qualify for two separate tax incentives if they invest in Australian innovation companies, being a tax...

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