Start Up and Small Business Consulting

Unlock your full entrepreneurial potential with our industry-leading Start Up and Small Business Consulting services. As your strategic partner, we provide expert guidance and innovative solutions tailored to your industry to carve a clear roadmap to success. Whether you’re a startup with big dreams or a well-established small business keen to expand your reach, we’ll join forces to streamline operations, boost profitability and conquer your market.

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Overcoming adversity and building legacies

Whether you’re a startup or small enterprise, our dynamic business strategy sessions ensure your company can adapt and succeed throughout every lifecycle. We’ll kickstart the journey by pinpointing what fuels your company’s unique purpose to define a clear mission statement. Then we’ll dive deep into your industry niche, analysing target audiences, market trends, potential risks and competitors to build a solid business model made to last.

Thanks to our diverse industry experience, we know the ins and outs of each industry, from hospitality and retail to construction, transport and logistics.

While there’s no ‘one size fits all’ approach, our planning sessions always help you:

  • Define and refine your specific business vision and mission
  • Identify competitive strengths and weaknesses
  • Determine short and long-term goals and objectives
  • Identify Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and craft a detailed action plan
  • Build accurate customer or client profiles

Tax structuring for startups is all about building a solid foundation for your business to minimise tax headaches and maximise long-term savings. With the right tax strategy, you can keep more of your hard-earned cash, stay compliant and consistently fuel your startup’s growth.

Our experienced tax professionals can help you:

  • Pick the best legal structure for your startup (sole trader, partnership, company, or trust). Your selected system will impact your income tax, Capital Gains Tax (CGT), and compliance requirements.
  • Take advantage of tax concessions and benefits.
  • Implement strategic Capital Gains Tax (CGT) Planning when selling assets or shares (CGT discounts).
  • Utilise Employee Share Option Plans (ESOPs) to attract and retain talent and receive tax concessions.
  • Understand GST requirements and registration thresholds.
  • Handle all payroll tax obligations
  • Consider the Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) implications and exemptions if you provide non-cash benefits to employees.
  • Claim Research and Development (R&D) incentives
  • Ensure timely and accurate tax reporting (Business Activity Statements, income tax returns, etc.).
  • Communicate tax strategies and implications to investors, covering the tax impact on early-stage investments, equity offerings, and exit strategies.
  • Manage international tax considerations, transfer pricing, and Double Taxation Agreements (DTAs) if you plan to expand globally.
  • Maintain meticulous financial records to support your tax claims.

Every public, private or non-for-profit business relies on trusted financial analysis and management to not only survive, but thrive. Our qualified accountants can examine your business’s overall financial health to facilitate clever financial decisions and strategies. With Thiel Partners in your corner, you can navigate the ups and downs of owning a business, ensuring sustainability and stability.

Using advanced technology and software, our areas of expertise include:

  • Financial Statement Preparation (income statements, balance sheets, cash flow statements).
  • Financial Ratios and Metrics Analysis
  • Trend Analysis to identify patterns and abnormalities.
  • Financial Forecasting based on historical data and anticipated changes in the business environment.
  • Budget vs. Actual Analysis
  • Cost and Revenue Analysis
  • Cash Flow Analysis
  • Risk Assessment
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Management Reporting and Data Visualisation
  • Tax Planning
  • Audit Services

Our services are tailored to your specific business model and designed with one driving aim: boost operational efficiency, cut costs, and drive up overall profitability and competitiveness. Here’s just a few ways we get this done:

  • Apply proven lean principles to eliminate waste, streamline processes, and maximise customer value.
  • Introduce automation tools and technologies to simplify repetitive tasks and boost productivity.
  • Establish quality control measures to meet or exceed customer expectations.
  • Recommend training programs to enhance employee skills, knowledge, and productivity.
  • Implement or enhance CRM systems to improve customer service, sales, and retention.
  • Implement inventory control systems to optimise stock levels and reduce carrying costs.
  • Analyse and improve supply chain processes to enhance reliability, reduce lead times, and lower procurement costs.
  • Utilise real-time data to make results-driven decisions and continuously monitor and improve operations.
  • Identify KPIs relevant to the business for accurate performance measurement.
  • Record operational risks and develop actionable mitigation strategies for business continuity.
  • Ensure 100% business compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards.

At Thiel Partners, our experienced risk management team is your shield against the unpredictable, ensuring your enterprise’s safety and continuity in an ever-changing business landscape. From industry-specific risk assessments and insurance analysis to business continuity planning and crisis management, we are here to provide the clarity and peace of mind you deserve.

As leading business advisors for public and private clients, you can rest assured we’ve dealt with every possible risk and scenario across all industries. Your dedicated advisor will communicate clearly and transparently (without confusing jargon), so you understand all potential threats and how to avoid them. We’ll cover everything from A-Z, including but not limited to:

  • Risk assessments
  • Insurance analysis
  • Business continuity planning
  • Risk mitigation strategies
  • Compliance and regulatory guidance
  • Crisis management
  • Supply chain risk management
  • Financial risk management
  • Insurance claims management
  • Emergency response plans
  • Business resilience training

Your success – Our goal

Thiel Partners’ small business consulting services are highly collaborative, personalised and stress-free. Our team integrates with your business to fully understand and experience your purpose, aspirations and challenges. We go above and beyond to help launch your business to the next level.

Open and transparent communication

We Integrate With Your Business

Wide Variety Of Expertise

Let’s get your business booming!

Some quick answers for you

Business advisors are beneficial at every stage of your business cycle, from startup to expansion to succession. They can help you identify and reach your goals, extend the capability of managers and staff, negotiate contracts and other complex documents, minimise risk and comply with regulations.

A business advisor usually collaborates with organisations to enhance performance and attain business objectives. A financial advisor assists both individuals and entities in maintaining their financial goals.

Open, transparent communication is vital for a positive advisory partnership. Here are a few tips to get the most out of our first meeting:

  1. Write down your clear, desirable outcomes – what do you want to achieve with our advisory services? What areas of your business need extra attention or guidance?
  2. Gather accurate and comprehensive business records and details (including confidential information).
  3. Ensure you’ve noted down any recent changes or transitions within your enterprise.

When deciding on your business advisory, you should consider the following:

  • Your budget – advisors may have varying fee structures and pricing models.
  • The scope of services they offer, ensuring it aligns with your specific needs.
  • Their availability – do they have sufficient time to dedicate to your business?
  • Their level of experience and qualifications – Do they hold relevant certifications and accreditations?
  • Reputation – Check reviews or request client testimonials for insights into their track record.