Most people get into business because they love what they do.  Which doesn't involve spending their valuable time looking at the books.  We started Bramble and Briar because we love helping other people deal with theirs less.  

Our services fall into two distinct streams - improve the technology used to power your business (cloud integration) or CFO level advisory (services).  We only offer limited compliance services, as we aim for you to be forward looking, not backwards.  

We offer a no obligation introductory chat.  We love to meet new people and hear about what they are passionate about, so if it's coffee or a catch up over Skype, please get in contact

Consulting

Using TidyWork or WorkflowMax, get insight and project management done right.  Your time is valuable.

store businesses

If you're a business with a storefront, ask us about POS and Xero, Inventory management and integrating your physical store with an easy e-commerce option

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Sole trader

Still working from home?  Start off on the right foot and get set up right.  Changing later costs you more.

 

Start your business

You have a killer business idea - but want to talk to someone about the best way to start it as a business?  Typically, we discuss types of structures that your business could form, and also how to start your business low cost but then the implications and timing for perhaps setting up a company later down the track.  

  • Business name, ABN and domain name registrations
  • GST and income tax registrations
  • Education around your reporting and tax obligations 
  • Accounting software and available business integrations if useful
  • Payment options and cost efficient ways to collect payments from your new customers
  • How to manage your finances to minimise the time you spend doing your accounting, and reduce compliance costs

GROW YOUR BUSINESS

You've started your business, and it's grown quickly and now you think it might be time to get in someone with a bit more know-how.  We can look at your business, and help you set it up for further growth.

  • Establishing accounting systems
  • Implementing routine processes
  • Helping you understand and easily meet your business obligations (GST, Income Tax)
  • Advise on requirements for on-going accounting employees when it's time to engage a bookkeeper or internal accountant

Sometimes, things can get a little behind.  We also offer a secondment service.

  • Finalise your most recent accounts
  • Reconcile your accounts to ensure accuracy and maximum deductions come tax time
  • Get all income tax and GST reporting up to date
  • Help you to find an ongoing solution, being hiring a third party bookkeeper or in house training

IMPROVe YOUR BUSINESS

We have a hands on former CFO on board, with detailed knowledge of the manufacturing and wholesale sectors. This enables us to provide you with tried and tested solutions to improve cash flow, reduce stock holdings and improve efficiencies, helping you get the most out of your business.  

  • From a business spring clean or preparation for sale, to assistance in acquiring new businesses,  our clients are amazed at the results they are seeing.  Have you ever seen a CFO at stocktake?  This one get down with the details to really understand and maximise your business.


If you are managing something in a spreadsheet - there is most likely and app for that.

The width and breadth of the online marketplace for SaaS (software as a service) products is only growing.  With over 450 integrations into Xero many businesses want to make the move into the cloud, but it can be daunting.

Our role as cloud integrators is to listen.  Listen to what your business does, and how information is used and needed around your business.  What your staff are comfortable with, and what are the little complexities that make or break a potential integration.

It's impossible to be an expert in every single add on in the market, however we choose some best in class apps to work with, and are constantly researching and growing our knowledge base of different apps.  

Our current favourites include Vend, Tidywork, Shoeboxed, Float, Dropbox, Cudasign, Practice Ignition, Sharesight, Harvest, Bigcommerce (a little tricky at first), and of course - Xero.