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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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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?


Introducing the Corporate Governance Network

Over the last two years, through our consulting business – Towers Business Development Pty Ltd – we have conducted a series of workshops on behalf of the AusIndustry...

Grant Identification – WIN for SMEs

SMEs love grants.  Why?  It gives them access to services at 50% of the normal cost.

Over $3 billion per annum is made available by the Australian, State and Territory...

ESS BIZTOOLS – Win! Win! Win!

We have linked with ESS BIZTOOLS and ESS BIZGRANTS, Australia’s leading developers of Business Advisory Services Packages for the accounting/business advisory industry, to bring you an awareness of how,...

Win! Win! Win!

There are tremendous opportunities for accountants and business advisors if you make a positive commitment to offer a broader range of commercial services to your SME clients in 2018.


Challenges and Opportunities for a New Year

It’s still early enough in 2018 for accountants to be identifying challenges that present opportunities for accountancy businesses to exploit by offering innovative services to small/medium enterprise clients over...

Crowd Sourced Funding Has Started – Are you up to speed!

After a long wait the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has licensed the first Crowd Sourced Funding Intermediaries under the new Crowd Sourced Funding regime.

Seven companies have been...

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