We are accountants who help small business owners in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane and around Australia save tax, boost their profits, and accelerate cash flow. Ben Walker started Inspire in 2013. It was just him, a laptop and a printer in a small service office in Ash Grove. We’ve now grown to a team of almost 20 accountants in the Fortitude Valley office and we look after our small business clients.
We work with a lot of service industries, professional services or trades when it comes to the tax and accounting around their small business.
Our Fortitude Valley accountants can help you with a range of different accounting services, are you wanting assistance with:
In terms of the turnover, normally our clients are anywhere between $250,000 in turnover to about $5 to $10 million, that’s where we max out.
The reason we chose to limit who we work with on the top end (pass the $5-10 million) is that we want to be working with the small business owner. Once a business gets to a certain size, we start dealing with an internal accountant. The value of what we provide for not just the business, but the personal side of the family, that starts to get taken away. So, we’re very particular about who we’re working with. Our main contacts are the business owners themselves.
In terms of industries, we work with a lot of physio clinic owners, doctors in the health space, tradies who look after electrical, plumbing, builders and even draftees and a lot of other different industries as well.
One of the questions we get asked is, “how can an accountant help a business owner?”
One of the first things we start with is looking at, “Can we save our clients any tax?” We do that through the service we call a ‘Look Under The Hood’ or a second opinion on their tax. We will have a look at what their current accountant has prepared and we check if there are any tax-saving strategies that the accountant may have missed. More often than not, through that process we will find thousands of dollars, if not tens of thousands of dollars in tax savings for that client. We make sure they’re making the most of every legal tax strategy there is to keep their tax bill as low as possible.
Another way we help our clients is by getting all their stuff lodged on time and we make sure we’re in regular communication with their bookkeeper.
There’s a Chinese proverb that we love where it says, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago but the next best time to plant a tree if you haven’t done it, is today.”
When we talk about when business owners should change accountants, we ensure that there is a good reason to do that. That’s why we offer our Look Under The Hood service for the second opinion. In that second opinion, we give feedback if the current accountant is doing a good job or not.
If the accountant is doing a good job for the client and if they’re happy working with them, then there’s no reason to change. We can’t do any better at pricing the same or we might be more expensive and if you love working with them. Let’s not break something that works. Oftentimes, that isn’t the case. The client is looking because of a problem they’ve had with their accountant.
The best way is to book an initial chat or a strategy call with us on the website. One of our accountants will meet with you on zoom or give you a phone call depending on what you choose and that’s an opportunity to have a chat about what you need and the accountant can advise on what the best next step is. Otherwise, you can give us a call at 1300 852 747 or you may send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or on our Contact Us page as well. There’s a form which you can submit and our team will be in touch with you
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