Business Coaching for Growth & Profit

Having a mentor, someone who can look in from a different perspective is valuable. Our framework delivers that value.

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Our business coaching framework:
  • Accountability
  • Monitoring
  • Benchmarking
  • Key performance indicators
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Some kind words from some of our coaching clients

See what some of our awesome clients think about Roberts & Cowling


Dave has helped us grow our business by 50% year on year since as well as set up a brand new business.

We deal with David Cowling from Roberts and Cowling. We were referred to him by a bookkeeper after we were struggling with our previous business accountant and needed to change to someone new – after we found a number of issues with how our business was set up.

Dave has helped us grow our business by 50% year on year since as well as set up a brand new business. Our business relies on networking and referrals and we refer all our employees, clients and acquaintances to Dave and his firm as we feel that he provides the best service.

We work at all hours and Dave is always available to answer any queries. He also assists us with his own network by referring us on to potential clients and candidates.

He is invaluable to our business and we highly recommend him as a firm of choice.


Tanya Tsokelenis Human Resources

Having Ben and the Roberts and Cowling team on board from the start, is a huge contributor to the success of my business.

This is a letter to outline how beneficial Ben Roberts and team at Roberts and Cowling have been for the growth of my business since we first started working together, back in 2013. I produce and sell fine art for a living, establishing and operating a business in this field was something I would have found very challenging without Ben Roberts on my team.

Coming from the art world I knew very little about how I should structure my business and set it up to run as profitable as it possibly could. Ben and his team knew exactly how I should approach this structure, taking into consideration my big aspiration for future. I was lucky enough to find some success with my artwork series’ and exhibitions through 2014 and 2015. I relied heavily on Ben through this quick rise in activity and believe he helped me make some of my wisest business decisions through this time. I felt I could explain my creative ideas with Ben, and he was capable of helping me understand it from a business and accounting sense.

In early 2015, I planned to move to New York, to seize opportunities in this vibrant city. Ben and his team helped me understand the tax liabilities in both countries and managed to structure the business in such a way we pay the lowest tax possible while I’m working in the United States. At this stage, Ben has become a partner in most decision the business has to make, and very important to how the business operates.

My next venture is to expand my idea of how art is produce and sold, and I have plans to build a business in Hong Kong. We had no hesitation flying Ben over to Hong Kong to meet with accountants, understand what’s required to set up a business and then how it transfers to our idea. Having Ben and the Roberts and Cowling team on board from the start, is a huge contributor to the success of my business. He has become as part of the studio team as anyone else. We’ll be partnering with Ben and his team in our next venture and long into the future.


CJ Hendry Artist

I’ve never said this before, however I’m actually looking forward to paying my accountant, Roberts and Cowling, great sums of money in the future.

With Super Quick Electric in its infancy, having an accountant who understands the fragility of a company in the start-up process is crucial. With promises of support from a former accountant resulting in a serious lack of communication and a plethora of excuses, it’s been something of a revelation to experience the nurturing support of Ben Roberts and his team.
The difference is how Ben treats me. He doesn’t look at me as someone he can simply bill per hour to make a dollar. He looks at the long game. He adds value in his interactions and has done so from day one by offering up to date advice on good business practice and strategy. And by facilitating networking meetings between his clients. I’ve never said this before, however I’m actually looking forward to paying my accountant, Roberts and Cowling, great sums of money in the future. Ben has created an environment of trust by treating me like the “big” customer I’m going to be, rather than the little start-up that I am. Ben listens and advises in a humble, non condescending way and espouses a genuine care for the success of my business. Ben was initially my Uber passenger. He could have easily treated me as a glorified taxi driver, as many have before. Instead he established a rapport and treated me as an equal. His attitude, attention to detail and his reliability have won him this customer for the foreseeable future.


Robert Stephan Director - Super Quick Electric (Green Energy)

We can already see many positive changes as a result of working with Ben.

It has been fantastic to work with Ben at Roberts and Cowling over the past six months. He has assisted us in modernising our business to enable our booking and accounting systems to talk to each other, resulting in us having much more up to date information to monitor our business. But more importantly, he has focused us to develop a more holistic business awareness including improving our team culture, our vision and our future plans. He has helped us with the specific processes and the bigger picture! We can already see many positive changes as a result of working with Ben.


Kylie Copeman Health

I have a trusted advisor that genuinely cares about me, my business and someone I can turn to when I need to.

I have a trusted advisor that genuinely cares about me, my business and someone I can turn to when I need to.

Ben Roberts supports me as a business owner. He pushes me to learn more and to grow the business, but in a way I want it to grow, not just the way it should appear on paper. I trust Ben to provide me with advice and support that helps me make the business what I want it to be, but also pushing me that little but more as he has faith in what I am trying to achieve. I have referred a number of clients to R&C and have no hesitation in doing this again.


Susan Harris Owner - Event Management

3 reasons clients choose us for business coaching

Roberts & Cowling - Business Coaching Purpose
Our Purpose
The whole reason our business exists is to help our clients have easier business for life. This means that while we are brilliant with tax, we are focussed on your business as a whole. Our purpose is to partner with you to be successful- whatever your definition of success is.
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We Know Your Business
Being your accountant, gives us special insight into your business. Different from ordinary accountants we enjoy building strong relationships with our clients so we know what is happening. So, we know your business and we know the numbers. This give us an enormous advantage over any other external consultant who don’t know either.
Roberts & Cowling - Business Coaching Experience
Experience
Having worked with a huge number of clients with a wide array of industries and issues, there isn’t much we haven’t seen before. We can give exceptional case studies on what other clients have done (even what we have done) and whether it works and what to expect. We also have a fantastic network of people around us (including some of our awesome clients) who we can call on to help solve specific problems, whether it be legal, finance, human resources or anything else! Ask us some of our stories- we have some crackers!

How we work with our clients to achieve results

Accountability
No-one knows your business better than you. You also know what needs to be done to improve your business. We find most business owners can get themselves 90% of the way to solving the problems. Taking action is where we find most of our clients have difficulty. We assist with understanding the problem, finding the resolutions and then make sure you take action.
Roberts & Cowling - Business Coaching Accountability
Monitoring
Our greatest strength is understanding what numbers drive your business. Not all numbers in your business are created equal. We can identify the ones you need to focus on to deliver the results you want. Once these are identified, we build our systems to help you monitor them monthly or quarterly. As the old saying goes, what is measured gets managed. Knowing your numbers will give you the power to control them and drive a better business.
Roberts & Cowling - Business Coaching Monitoring
Benchmarking
Knowing how your business compares to other businesses in your industry is extremely powerful. We can benchmark your business against the best performed businesses and businesses that are in your revenue/ employee range. This allows us to find opportunities where your business is underperforming and also alternative income streams that you may have not considered.
Roberts & Cowling - Business Coaching Benchmarking
Key performance indicators
KPIs at the whole of business level works hand in hand with monitoring. However, consider driving all levels of business performance by KPIs. Understanding what KPIs your key personnel should be responsible for allows you to educate them on their performance and allow them to take responsibility for the parts of the business they control. We can help our clients understand the right KPIs for their team to build better systems and business.
Roberts & Cowling - Business Coaching Key Performance Indicators

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