The ACA Business of Small Practice (BoSP) forum and Daniel Bolt from Macquarie Bank will present an online session on finance for SME business on Thursday 10 November. Topics discussed will include financing growth, innovative business models, and the availability of funding for the traditional fee-for-service practice model.
The availability of finance for SMEs has been on the decline since the 1990s. Making things worse is the banking sector’s preference to lend against residential property – something that not all small to medium business owners possess.
Since the pandemic, there have been significant improvements in the lending options available to SMEs. Many practices of this scale are adopting innovative business models such as employee ownership or property development, and thereby opening opportunities for financing.
If you’re thinking of re-working your practice for 2023, this event is not to be missed.
Kate Fitzgerald is the Co-Founder of Whispering Smith, a Fremantle-based practice delivering residential and commercial projects, Vice-President of the WA Branch of the ACA and Co-Founder of the BoSP.
Daniel Bolt brings to the conversation a unique set of skills and experience born of his financial background and 13 years with Macquarie including his role of Business Development WA/SA in Macquarie’s Business Banking team, specifically working within the Technology and Built Environment sectors. Through this role Daniel partners with customers to help support their growth by providing tailored funding and business efficiency solutions to ensure they have the resources available to achieve their aspirations.
Thursday 10 November 2022 1–2pm AEDT
(WA 10am; NT 11.30am; Qld 12pm; SA 12.30pm; ACT, NSW, Vic & Tas 1–2pm)
*One ticket per attendee. **Join the live forum or opt for recording access after the event.
Participation in this 1 hour webinar will deliver 1 formal CPD point.
Learning outcomes: Completion of this webinar will give participants a better understanding of business factors that support the value of their businesses; and changes in lending options available to small and medium practices, including innovative business modles such as employee ownership and property development, for increased accessibility of resources to support business growth.
Units of Competency and Performance Criteria: Practice Management and Professional Conduct – PC 1, PC 2
APBSA Core Area: Practice Management
The webinar will include time for a Q&A with the speakers with a self-checked CPD assessment task available after the event. Certificates will be provided following completion of the full webinar and online submission of answers to CPD questions.
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