Getting sound accounting advice is essential for any business, but for small businesses it can make all the difference.
That's where Bellevue Advisors comes in. This Launceston firm not only understands small business, they have built their company focus on making sure every Tasmanian is given the tools needed for success.
And now this commitment is being recognised with the announcement that they are finalists for the Telstra Business Awards 2019.
Principal Lucinda Mills says this recognition comes from Bellevue's commitment to empowering local businesses through mentoring and learning.
"We know that a lot of people feel overwhelmed when they step into an accountant's office, and might not necessarily understand everything they're told, and we try to take that away and make it more enjoyable," Lucinda said
"With us, you get a really personal, approachable experience, so you can come in, learn something while you're here, and they feel empowered when you leave to achieve more," she said.
Educating their clients to understand the process and learn how to run their businesses to their full potential is central to Bellevue Advisors.
"Rather than control the knowledge, or make all the decisions, we work really hard to improve how our clients run their businesses by increasing their knowledge," Lucinda said.
"They then have a better understanding about the decisions they're making day-to-day, and what sort of impact these have," she said.
Bellevue Advisors know that ensuring their clients receive this personalised service starts with providing training and support for their staff, something that is fundamental to the business.
"We have a really fantastic team. We started as a team of 12 two years ago, and we've grown to a team of 19 since then, and we keep that focus on providing really wonderful training to our staff to ensure that they can then pass it on to our clients."
And part of that training includes providing the level of service often out of reach to small businesses.
"We make sure small businesses get the same amount of information and knowledge as the larger end of town, because they need to make really good decisions too - particularly if they want to grow their business," Lucinda said.
Central to this is being well-versed in technology, especially as the tax system becomes increasingly technology-focused.
"We're very strong on technology and can help small businesses become more efficient in what they do."
For more information, visit bellevueadvisors.com.au.