Business Startup Help

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Business startup help focused on strategy

The first, and often the toughest, part of starting a new business venture is having a clear, concise strategic and operational business plan. This forms the road map for your business.  

At Ashmans Accounting, our experts can collaborate with you to develop a customised business plan that checks all the boxes.

Your business plan should answer the following questions:

  • Is your business idea commercially viable?
  • What sort of market exists for your product or service?
  • Have you defined your business objectives and goals in the short, medium, and long term?
  • Have you defined your target market and potential customer base?
  • Who are your competitors?
  • How much start-up capital do you need?

Finding the right accountant in Adelaide can make all the difference when starting your business successfully. At Ashmans Accounting, we provide services for the Adelaide area, but also cater to wider Australia. 

Best of all, we’re not your typical ‘number-crunchers’—our team genuinely cares about seeing your venture thrive. With decades of combined experience under our belts, we have the expertise to handle your bookkeeping, tax preparation, financial reporting, and beyond.

But we also understand that every business is unique. That’s why we take the time to dive into the specifics of your operations and goals, so we can provide tailored accounting solutions that help move the needle.

Our clients appreciate that we make accounting less of a chore. We proactively keep you compliant and financially healthy, so you can focus on doing what you love. You can trust that we'll be transparent, accessible, and accountable every step of the way.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Business Startup Help

We’ve put together some commonly asked questions to give you more information about our services.
How should I structure my business?

There are a number of structures open to you when you are starting a business. For example, you might decide to operate as a sole trader, or it might be more effective and tax-efficient for you to form a company or set up a trust. Our business accountants team can advise you on what sort of structure will work best for you.

How do I get business funding?

Ashmans can help you prepare a budget, a cash flow analysis and forecast, and a profit and loss projection for your new business. This information can be vital in obtaining funding for your new enterprise and getting your business off the ground.

What do I need to consider when buying an existing business?

If you are considering buying an existing business, Ashmans Accounting can assist you in gaining a clear understanding of the business's financial position, especially any tax implications. We can forecast the sales and profit projections and set up the best ownership structure for you.

Does the government give you money to start a business?

There isn’t necessarily direct funding access for individuals to start new businesses. However, the Australian government recognises that small businesses are the backbone of the country’s economy, so there are a few pathways, including state government grants, you can potentially explore: R&D Tax Incentive - Startup businesses pursuing innovative technology or science may qualify for the Research and Development Tax Incentive. This provides tax offsets and cash refunds that can be used to cover operating costs. Grants and Programs - The Australian government offers targeted grants for export-oriented startups, women founders, indigenous entrepreneurs, etc. There are also state startup programmes worth exploring. Funding for Skills Training - Programs like JobTrainer can provide the skills development and training needed to start your enterprise. Equity Crowdfunding - Australian regulators allow startups to raise capital and project funding from everyday investors through equity crowdfunding platforms. The key is knowing where to look and what eligibility criteria you have to meet. Working with an accountant or small business specialist can help identify and leverage every available funding avenue for your startup.

How do I validate my own business idea before launching?

Validating your business idea before investing significant time and money into its launch is absolutely essential. Here are some tips on assessing the viability of your new business concept: -Conduct market research: Is there a demonstrated demand for your product or service? What data indicates a gap in the market? Use surveys and focus groups to analyse industry trends within Australia and global markets. -Analyse the competition: Research competitive products/services in local and international markets and identify how to differentiate. SWOT analysis can identify weaknesses to exploit. -Review your costs: Create projections for startup costs, operating expenses, and goods sold. Ensure your margins are workable. -Assess legal feasibility: Get qualified advice on regulations, intellectual property, licensing and other legal considerations. -Develop a minimum viable product: First, test your idea on a small scale by building a prototype or proof-of-concept. -Seek expert guidance: Consult with mentors, accountants and lawyers to assess viability from all angles. Following these steps lets you identify flaws, risks and assumptions early when your idea is still flexible. Validating before launch also builds evidence to attract potential investors. While exciting, moving forward without evaluating viability can save time, money, and missed opportunities. Do your due diligence first.

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6/13-15 King William Rd, Unley SA 5061

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161a Grand Junction Road, Ottoway SA 5013

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