Stories

We are very proud of seeing our clients grow both professionally and personally. Read about some of our clients journeys below.

Frank Cardamone

Waste Wise Environmental Pty Ltd

The business was growing rapidly, but we were really struggling to deal with that. The pace of growth caused operational and cash flow issues which I couldn’t see how to manage. I wasn’t able to understand or forecast the cash flow and the organisation was suffering with me still trying to oversee and directly control every aspect of the business.

SP Solutions helped us look at things differently and identify opportunities for sustainable growth. In particular, a 3-way cash flow model revealed the working capital we needed to fund sustainable growth. They identified gaps in the organisational structure and helped begin the process of finding the right people to fulfil those key positions. Most importantly, they helped me to understand the benefits of delegation, not just for me but for the good of the business.

From struggling to deal with four trucks and ten employees from a yard eight years ago, we now operate 20 trucks out of a near-new factory and we are happy to still be growing. We employ over 25 people, including a full time Internal Group Accountant, General Manager and Operations manager. I have learned to let these capable people do their jobs and the results speak for themselves as to how we are continuing to grow the business together. I trust the team to manage the business and I recently enjoyed a ten week holiday spending time with my family, which I would never have dreamed was possible before starting our relationship with SP Solutions.
Growth

Ben Driller

Egan National Valuers (Victoria)

We had been through a change in ownership structure and needed help with key decisions to adjust and keep the company moving forward. We were faced with some big challenges including meeting the need for a new, state of the art, accounting system and a workflow management system. We also needed to improve cash flow and I wanted to find someone I could trust to help our leadership team develop and execute a strategy for success.

As a first step I attended an SP Solutions workshop on improving cash flow. I was so impressed with our results that our whole leadership team completed another workshop with them, which really focussed the team and brought them together. As the relationship deepened, SP Solutions seamlessly transferred our accounting to Xero and helped us integrate a new time and cost job management platform giving us a dashboard to monitor our performance in real time. They have also helped us formulate and execute our business strategy to make sure we achieve our goals. We’ve found it really helps to work with someone who has an intimate understanding of your business.

I can now run the business remotely which delivers huge lifestyle benefits from implementing a cloud-based business solution; in particular the workflow management system and having complete visibility in terms of cash flow. This has put me in a position to invest and develop my wealth in property. Since working with SP Solutions I’m much more emotionally invested in the success of my business and have grown into a much more knowledgeable and confident owner. 
Financial planning

Tom Vasilevski & Nick Markovski

Elite Property Care

We were experiencing much slower growth than we had expected and we were lacking any clear direction on how to address this. We didn’t want to be perceived as another ‘me too’ business doing the same as everyone else, but we weren’t able to penetrate into different market areas or achieve organic growth.

SP Solutions helped us through the full process of turning things around over a period of 19 months. We started from the key foundation of strategic planning to ensure our personal goals aligned with our goals for the business. From there SP helped us create and successfully execute a plan to purchase an existing operational business within our target market segment, including guidance on due diligence, business feasibility and finance applications.

From feeling aimless with a business that was not performing to our expectations for growth we are now running not one but two successful businesses in separate markets and enjoying significant business growth in all areas. With clear direction we’re now looking forward with relish to the next five years!
Growth