B Anderson Roofing Pty Ltd
Over the years we engaged several Business Advisors/Consultants to help us build the foundations of our business. When we started up, our business grew too quickly and we felt out of our depth. We were making plenty of money, but no profit and wanted to know where we were going wrong. We needed to understand the fundamentals like pricing, cash flow, management of debtors, profit and simply when we could afford to put on an additional staff member. We needed to establish easy yet meaningful measures and transparent reporting to monitor how our business was performing.
Desperate and stressed, we signed annual contracts and paid previous advisors as much as $3000 per month to try and get answers. Instead, we got the opposite of what we asked. They insisted on us giving marketing advice, time management advice and asked us to read books of success story that weren't relevant to us. They thought they could bring their corporate experience and processes to our trade business and it just didn't work. We'd constantly asked them to provide the information that we thought we signed up for, but frankly they didn't have the answers. Worse still, they were so full of their own self-importance that they had no idea that they were getting it so wrong. We ended up more stressed and burnt out than when we started with them.
Recently, we attended a Master Plumbers series of talks called "Know your Numbers " run by Sebastian and Sam at SP Solutions, and were blown away by the depth of understanding they have about running a trade business. In a few short hours, we got the information that no one else could give us, in language that we could understand. The sessions were interactive, so we got to ask questions relevant to our business. These guys are passionate about educating tradies on how to run a successful business.
We have now taken on SP Solution as our Tax Accountants and Business Advisors, for nowhere near the cost of our previous advisors and couldn't be happier. In a few short months they have already transformed the way we run our business and held our hand through the transition. We feel confident to make decisions as we now know our numbers and we are making more profit on our jobs. We can't wait to see what happens next.
The team at SP Solutions are knowledgeable, empathetic and always available to answer our questions.
I couldn't recommend the team at SP Solutions more highly.