The Gold Coast’s start-up economy is on the rise, with the glitter strip ranked fifth in Australia for new business starts.
With the city fast becoming a globally recognised entrepreneurial hub, a Gold Coast accounting firm is shaking things up and offering specialised services for startups.
“Startups are very different to other businesses,” Aero Group Gold Coast Director Robert Stott told myGC.
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“They are generally pre-revenue or cash poor, needing a bit more advice around budgeting and forecasting, and are more focused around raising capital, building an MVP or R & D.”
Mr Stott told myGC the biggest issue for startups & e-commerce clients is the lack of specialised accountants.
“Startups can’t afford the typical accountant, but need the advice and guidance, especially in the early stages to grow and get them to market,” he said
“That’s where we can help. We specalise in the e-commerce & startup space, advising founders on exactly how to navigate through this challenging yet exciting space.
“Having an advisor who works with founders in a financial capacity advising and guiding them along the way, is one of the best tools for startups & e-commerce businesses to break that barrier to get them to the next level.”
In a post covid world, Mr Stott said a focus on future growth is one of the most crucial elements to any business.
“Traditional accounting firms focus on back end compliance rather than strategic growth for a business, but at Aero Group, we are changing the way an accounting firm operates,” he said.
Clients can expect no large bills, no fancy board rooms, and surprisingly, no suits.
“With an outside the box approach to any job, we work hard to satisfy our clients,” Mr Stott said.
“Our business model focuses on a fixed fee approach. The client has certainty of what we are going to do and the process, the amount it’s going to cost and the billing schedule around that too. This gives them peace of mind, and also allows them to be able to budget for it.”
Aero Group is offering businesses a 1 hour complementary deep-dive and health-check to assist businesses to get out of the slump or even progress to the next level. You can get in contact by visiting the website aerogroup.com.au, emailing email@example.com or calling (02) 7208 5065.