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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.

Author Posts

Crowd Sourced Funding: A Potential Nightmare for Banks

Having to go ‘cap in hand’ to banks for money is quickly becoming a thing of the past for many small and medium sized business owners looking to grow...

Potential of All-Female Companies Under-estimated

Former public company director, Andrew Geddes, is hopeful the recent $3-million capital-raise by the women’s ride-sharing company, Shebah, will encourage more female-owned companies to begin using Crowd Sourced Funding...

Crowd Sourced Funding: Knowledge is the Key

The former Chairman of Greencross Limited and Accountancy Industry Consultant, Andrew Geddes, believes Australia’s accountants and business advisors are not doing enough to stay abreast of new financial developments...

Crowd Sourced Funding Equity Raising Report Card

The other day I was speaking to an accountant that I met at a conference a few years ago and he asked me what I had been working on...


By now you will probably have heard about Crowd Sourced Funding Equity Raising (CSF) and just how powerful an option it is for your small and medium sized...

16 Step Guide to Crowd Sourced Funding Equity Raising

Crowd Sourced Funding Equity Raising represents the biggest change in small business and medium sized business financing arrangements in Australia over the last 35 years!

We have produced a “16...

Equity Raising Commenced – Is Your Firm Involved?

A wide range of companies have already raised capital from the revamped Crowd Sourced Funding Equity Raising concept since the legislation changed on 19 October 2018.  Some accountancy firms...

Is Your Firm Committed To Supplying Advisory Services?

If so, have you claimed Crowd Sourced Funding Advisory Services as one of your specialities?  If you have… congratulations, but not many accountancy firms have done this, at this...

They’re Reliable, They’re High Margin!

They’re reliable, they’re high margin, they usually pay on time and, they always need your advice.

I’m talking about your medium-sized business clients.

For many accountants, these are the 20% of...

Crowd Sourced Funding Starts 19 October 2018!

Are you looking for a way to retain your clients by helping their businesses to grow?

Then, Crowd Sourced Funding Equity Raising could be just what you’re looking for!

As accountants,...

Crowd Sourced Funding Amendments Create Opportunities for Accountants!

If you want your accountancy firm to “stay ahead of the game” and offer a wide range of solutions for your clients – The Australian government has delivered a...

Top 15 Services for New Income Streams

Would you like your accountancy business to be:

“A diversified accountancy business (with a higher average fee per client) with “new income streams” complying with many SME expectations and providing...

5 PPSR Matters Critical for the Clients of Accounting Firms

Establishing systems to assist your clients to minimise their potential exposure to problems from not registering customers or businesses that they are dealing with on the Personal Property Securities...

8 Steps to “Future Proof” Your Accountancy Business

Happy new financial year!

This is a great time to discuss a very important issue for your accountancy business – “How do you respond to:

  • disruptive technologies?
  • changing market demands by SMEs?

ESS BIZTOOLS – 2018 New Financial Year Campaign

Many accountants are seeking products and services to assist in “future proofing” their firms.

The Comm Bank Accounting Market Pulse June 2018 identified a number of service lines, outside of...

Are you comfortable with your firm’s vision?

This is a serious question, especially if you are aged under 44, because, according to Benchmarking.com.au, your group represents 69% of the accountancy profession.

Do you understand your firm’s vision?


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