Think Learn Grow & Kick Arse

We’re not your average nerdy, pen pushing, number crunching, sit–behind–a–desk small business accountants.

Who are we then?

Trust our superheroes to help you take control

Being in business takes blood, sweat and tears.
But at Growthwise, we have small business superpowers that can help you manage it all.

Our Services

We offer more than small business accounting. We offer small business accounting on steroids that focuses on your entire business to automate, streamline and improve your systems, processes and profits.

On top of ticking off your standard accounting requirements, we’ll provide you with meaningful number insights to help you nail your strategy and take care of your tax needs so that you can concentrate on growing your business and achieving your goals. 

Our Programs

Running a small business takes time, especially when it comes to your accounting and all of the admin that goes with it. Our programs are designed to give you back your time, so you can focus on the other important parts of your business.

From our L-Platers for start-ups to our Black Ops for the established, we give you the tools and support you need to push your performance and help your business soar.

Compliance accounting

It’s unlikely that compliance accounting and administration is your passion. But that’s ok, because it’s ours. We know everything there is to know about it which means that you don’t have to. You can put all the red tape to one side and put your mind to better use on making business boom.

Our compliance accounting packages use  cloud-based Xero to help you stay on top of your accounting requirements and tax liabilities, as well as providing you with insights into how your business is performing at every stage from the fledgling to the fully-grown.

Software implementation for small businesses

A simple, user-friendly accounting process forms the backbone of any business, small or big. But the administration that comes with it can steal your valuable time and that’s something we don’t stand for. We believe that businesses need to #banadmin and that’s exactly what we will help you do. We stay on top of game-changing software releases from around the world to ensure your business benefits from the fastest and sleekest systems available.

We currently use a range of cloud-based accounting systems like Xero. In just a few clicks, you can access instant data and get meaningful insights into how your business is tracking on a beautifully simple user interface to help you make faster and more informed decisions. Once you know how, you’ll never know how you did without it.

The team will provide a ridiculously efficient software implementation to save you time in the short and long run, starting with an analysis of your current business systems and processes. The next stage is to complete a speedy installation and train you and your employees on integral technologies to ensure your business is automated in no time at all. When you spend less time on admin you can spend more time on making your business succeed.

For updates on the latest software systems that can rescue you and your business from admin hell, follow our superheroes on Twitter and join us in our quest to #banadmin.

Overwhelmed and need advice to rescue your business?

We‘re here to help, regardless of what stage you are at in the business cycle.

Case Studies

Since opening our doors, we’ve saved a bunch of small businesses from the evils of accounting administration. Here are some of our favourite rescue tales. 

Check out some of our happy clients…

psyborg®

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Daniel Borg, psyborg®

Originally, Growthwise came to me to assist them with designing there brand and communications strategy. I decided to switch over to growthwise as I began to understand their enthusiasm, approach, professionalism and expertise.

Daniel Borg, psyborg®

THE SITUATION

psyborg® is a branding, graphic design and interactive studio that solves business communication problems with online, offline and inline marketing strategies. We have worked with Growthwise for 4 years.

The relationship began when Growthwise approached us for a brand and communications strategy. We developed an understanding of their offering and an appreciation for their enthusiasm and expertise. The team presented a proposal that made sense and we didn’t hesitate to make the switch.

Our previous supplier delivered work on key dates with an ‘accountancy-first, business growth-second’ approach. At Growthwise this approach is flipped with an holistic services offering.

THE ACTION

Their first task was to transition psyborg® from MYOB to Xero. It made a huge difference to the efficiency of our business. We were off to a good start and the relationship has only improved. The team is attentive, responsive and prompt to answer any questions whenever we have them. And not only do they perform annual reports on our previous year but they go the extra mile to help us forecast and set business goals for the year ahead.

On the L & P Platers programs, Growthwise understands our business in order to educate and motivate us to grow the studio in a directed and sustainable way.

The key features of the Growthwise offering that psyborg® has found most beneficial are:

  • They are an enthusiastic and passionate team who are like partners, not accountants.
  • They have a deep understanding of our business to help us understand how to grow.
  • They are well connected in digital media and the fast-paced nature of changing business.

THE RESULT

Growthwise has helped psyborg® improve in a number of ways and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to other businesses.

Knowledge to grow

We understand our business better, which helps us to make smarter decisions that help us grow.

Business efficiency

The move to Xero has made our business more efficient with fast access to data that helps connect our business systems.

P Plater

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Novocastrian Scaffolding & Access Equipment

Growthwise have been great on achieving the results required for our company. We are a medium size company and the advice and results have been great for the Business.

Amanda Curley, Novocastrian Scaffolding & Access Equipment

THE SITUATION

Novocastrian is a scaffolding hire, sales labour and transport business. We have used Growthwise for all of our accountancy requirements since they started up 5 years ago.

We decided to move to Growthwise after experiencing frustrations with our previous supplier. After meeting Steph, we were really impressed with their forward-thinking approach to business accountancy and in particular with her knowledge and professionalism.

THE ACTION

The team at Growthwise is fantastic and their service is exceptional. They respond to every call or email on the same day and are efficient in everything they do. On top of this, they are friendly, knowledgeable and we really benefit from the learning sessions they provide through their L & P Platers programs.

The learning sessions help us improve our understanding of our own business from a broader perspective to the extra details that we might have missed in programs like Xero. Through the Q&A sessions, we have met other clients who have helped us grasp and prepare for other challenges and solutions we might encounter in the future.

The key features of their offering that Novocastrian has found most beneficial are:

  • Shortcuts and new ways of doing things in Xero that streamline our operations.
  • The team is helpful and responsive when we come across any hurdles along the way.

THE RESULT

Growthwise has shown us how to use Xero in the most efficient and effective way possible and continues to educate us on how to make the most of the tool to help our business run smoothly, with brilliant results. Without Growthwise and Xero, we would still be using old software that might leave us in the dust with our competitors. Now we can work anywhere and everywhere, ensuring business doesn’t stop.

For any business seeking growth, streamlined operations and an accountancy firm with excellent levels of service, knowledge and advice – I would highly recommend Growthwise. In three words, they’re fast, fun and functional!

L Plater

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Bryce Hardie Plumbing Services

The team at Growthwise always have the time to seek out the best option for my company, which is demonstrated by the financial gains of Hardie Plumbing Services.

Bryce Hardie, Bryce Hardie Plumbing Services

THE SITUATION

Hardie Plumbing Services offers a full range of plumbing solutions for commercial and residential premises. After a referral from a friend, we switched to Growthwise 18 months ago and have noticed a big improvement in the efficiency of our business.

Our previous supplier struggled to offer innovative solutions to help our business grow. With the welcoming team at Growthwise, the transition was hassle-free and exciting because of the introduction of new products to help make running our business easier.

THE ACTION

Using the latest programs and technology, Growthwise has performed proficiently with an exceptional level of service that goes above and beyond what we expected.

The L & P Platers programs are useful to professionals who don’t have a background in business (like myself) and find it challenging to consider and devise strategies for the company.

The key features of the Growthwise offering that Hardie has found most beneficial are their:

  • knowledge,
  • efficiency
  • technology
  • communication
  • and results.

THE RESULT

Since working with Growthwise, my company has grown exponentially thanks to Steph’s vast knowledge and innovative ideas when it comes to business accounting. The team always finds time to seek out the best option for my company.

As well as the bigger picture, the team has helped with the day to day running and efficiency of the business.

Through Growthwise, Hardie Plumbing Services has enjoyed considerable financial gains. I’d recommend them wholeheartedly. In three words, they’re impressive, innovative and dynamic.

P Plater

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Neon Zoo

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Abby & Clare, Neon Zoo

Growthwise was able to assist us with their specialist knowledge in migrating our financials to xero and were able to give us some much needed 'tough love' when it came to growing our business.

Abby, Neon Zoo

THE SITUATION

Neon Zoo is a graphic design studio that offers small to medium businesses branding, design and website solutions. After a friend’s recommendation, we switched to Growthwise in 2012. Our previous supplier wasn’t meeting our small business needs and there were multiple teething problems when we attempted to move from MYOB to Xero.

We wanted accountancy reports that we could understand and access easily from a cloud-based system. Growthwise was able to assist us with their specialist knowledge in migrating our financials to Xero and they created a simple, workable system that us ‘non-financial people’ can manage and grasp. The team also gave us some much needed ‘tough-love’ when it came to the subject of growing our business.

THE ACTION

The benefits of using Growthwise have far surpassed our initial ideas of what we thought we would get from our accountant. On the L & P Platers programs we receive business development knowledge, business reviews, planning and regular contact when we have any 'pesky' questions about Xero. It has set us up with fundamental business knowledge about building up our KPIs to run a business that we WANT to work in.

What we have found most beneficial to us is a brand new business mindset that has helped us to eliminate, automate, delegate. And, with exciting new apps and software, our business is streamlined.

With our previous supplier, we were given 2 appointments a year and a pat on the back – even if we hadn’t performed well. On the L & P Platers programs, we see Growthwise monthly and get expert genuine business advice and clearly set targets for our business development.

THE RESULT

Growthwise has helped us set clear and simple weekly and monthly KPIs that help us to reach our targets. On their advice, we have also introduced daily 'stand ups' and a weekly 'ban admin' marketing meetings to streamline our workloads.

Along with continual training and Xero features updates, Growthwise has been great in helping us manage and streamline our admin around payroll and batch payments for example. We’ve also learnt about shoeboxes and are about to start using Debtor Daddy, all introduced to us by the team who are always up to date with the latest products and technology.

Innovative, educational and motivating – I would definitely recommend Growthwise. 

P Plater

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Made by Ronnoco

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Jodi O’Connor, Managing Director

All the staff at Growthwise are fabulous. Whether it’s an accounting question or Xero dilemma, they're always on the end of the phone to quickly answer my questions.

Jodi O’Connor, Managing Director

Made by Ronnoco is a creative studio that specialises in brand identity, web design, print design and art direction.

THE SITUATION

We’ve been using Growthwise for almost three years after a referral from a friend. They were our very first accounting supplier and registered us on 11-11-11, symbolic of the great synergy to come! We like to think we started with the best. From our first meeting with Steph, we knew she understood our needs, which made setting up our business relatively simple and pain free.

THE ACTION

The staff at Growthwise are fabulous and have given us 110% from the beginning. Whether it’s an accounting question or a Xero dilemma, they’re always on the end of the phone to quickly answer our questions. As a self-professed geek, I need to understand everything in granular detail and Andrew, in particular, is consistently accommodating. And when it comes to business advice, Steph has it covered. She has a brilliant grasp of the creative industry so she gives us relevant, achievable and comprehensive advice.

We’re on the L & P Platers programs and find them extremely informative and motivational. I always leave buzzing with business enthusiasm. For us, this is a big part of why we love working with them. Their business advice and accountancy support is incredibly beneficial.

THE RESULT

Since we enlisted the support of Growthwise, our business has gone from strength to strength. Simply put, we’ve had great results from a great team. We can run our business with the knowledge that our accounting needs are being taken care of by an awesome team so we can focus on achieving our business goals. And that is invaluable. We’ve had time to focus on developing strategies in areas of our business that are foreign to us, helping us to increase the efficiency of our workflow.

It’s like having a business partner that’s looking in from the outside. They provide a different perspective, which is extremely valuable when we are so close to day-to-day operations that could cloud our judgement. Not only would I recommend Growthwise to any business looking to grow, I have already recommended Growthwise to several businesses. And when I do, I say in three words that they’re awesome, awesome and awesome!

Our Ninjas

Our number ninjas are on call to zap, kapow and smash their way through your accounting paperwork with the latest web weapons, so you don’t get buried in admin.

Our Sidekicks

Behind every superhero is some kick-arse support and our partners help us to deliver the goods that benefit our clients every day. From streamlining your business to abolishing administration, they give you the data you need to rocket your business sky high.

Vend

Vend is beautiful online & iPad POS software & inventory management. Trusted by thousands of stores worldwide.

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WorkflowMax

WorkflowMax is a software tool that will take the pain out of running your business.

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Deputy

Deputy is so much more than just a rostering tool. We've solved the everyday problems involved in running a business.

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Eway

The easier way to accept online payments.

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GeoOp

Cloud based job management software for trades and services. Produce online job sheets, schedule staff and invoice on the go.

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Unleashed

The right stock, in the right place, at the right time, all the time. It's easy and enjoyable with Unleashed.

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Receipt Bank

Remove the hassle of receipts and invoices. No more data entry.

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Debtor Daddy

Save time & money by letting Debtor Daddy take care of your debtors and late–payers

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Shoeboxed

Shoeboxed extracts the data from the pages and human-verifies the key fields required for your accounting and taxes.

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Sharesight

Simply the best portfolio admin & tax reporting tool for DIY investors.

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Xero

The world’s leading cloud-based software system makes accounting a dream. 

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