Victoria is Australia’s startup state and Melbourne, with its vibrant entrepreneurial scene, is at its heart.
Melbourne is perfectly sized for entrepreneurs to create scale while still being small enough to establish influential partnerships. This, combined with Melbournians’ can-do attitude, and an array of startup incubators and networking communities, has established the city as one of the world’s most animated start-up hubs.
At Matthews Steer we’re embedded in Victoria’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, and have a track record of supporting small and medium businesses to start, grow, and go national and international.
DO YOU WANT TO GIVE YOUR MELBOURNE SME A STRONG START IN LIFE?
Our leading-edge startup team can provide you with the expertise and advice to:
Establish sound corporate structures and processes.
Undertake financial modelling – forecasting, budgeting and cost analysis in relation to capital raising and attracting investors.
Access government funding.
Identify strategic partners.
At Matthews Steer we provide clarity around what lies ahead when you’re starting up a Melbourne business, the knowledge to build your startup on solid foundations, the expertise to accelerate the growth and evolution of your business, and the experience to advise you on every step of your entrepreneurial journey. Our specialist team can provide startup advice on:
Corporate structure and asset protection strategies.
Corporate tax advice.
Employee and personal tax advice.
GST and superannuation advice.
Budgeting, forecasting & cash flow modelling.
Capital raising options.
Dealings with investors including preparation of information memorandums and ESIC eligibility.
Finance and debt structures.
Business growth strategies.
Internal accounting systems and procedures.
WHY WORK WITH MATTHEWS STEER
Our Matthews Steer team has more than 30 years’ experience advising entrepreneurial Victorians on how to get their startups' structure, planning and processes in place from the outset, get their SME off the ground, how to fast track growth, and how to lay the groundwork for successful exit.
At Matthews Steer we:
Put relationships at the heart of everything we do.
Take a genuine interest and involvement in your business.
Provide a knowledgeable sounding board and trusted advice.
Have a track record of working with entrepreneurs to strengthen Melbourne’s startup and entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Are a living example of what startups can achieve through astute financial management, strategic business development and innovative financial planning.
WHO WE WORK WITH?
We work with entrepreneurs and business owners at all stages of the startup journey to deliver tailored advisory and accounting services. While everyone’s startup story is unique, we see some common themes when speak to clients.
Wrestling with strategy and structures?
Uncertain where to find the expertise your business needs?
Stuck finding, or breaking into, the networks that can help your business thrive?
Unsure how to champion your startup product or service?
Seeking trusted advisors?
If these challenges resonate with you, Matthews Steer’s tailored, personalised approach to advisory is resourced to help you align your corporate strategy and cultural, protect your assets, drive business value, establish successful business models and strategies, and expand into new markets.
OUR NETWORK/STARTUP SUPPORT ACTIVITY
Entrepreneurship in Melbourne is driven by networking and community, and is grounded in authentic, trusted relationships. Our team is embedded within Melbourne’s startup community, working with Melbourne University’s Wade Institute, Swinburne University, Moreland Council’s ‘Converge’ program, LaunchVic’s ‘Bench 2 Business’ program, Maribyrnong & Moonee Valley’s illuminate:nextgen Challenge, and the AusIndustry Entrepreneurs Program, among others, to participate in networking events and deliver masterclasses, seminars and education sessions on a wide range of topics designed to support entrepreneurs to nurture a product or service to market and beyond.
Having expanded our business from a one-man startup to a partnership of six with more than 50 staff, we’re living our own entrepreneurial journey and we’re committed to giving back to the community that supported and nurtured our growth as a startup. By embedding ourselves in the community, we’re at the forefront of Melbourne’s startup scene, we understand the challenges faced by today’s startups, and we’re well placed to devise responses to those challenges for our startup clients.
FAST-TRACKING STARTUP SUCCESS
Our expert startup team has the knowledge, experience and expertise to support your SME as it gets off the ground, and to contribute new ideas, new ways of working and advice on strategic risk-taking that can take your business to the next level.
At Matthews Steer we understand the challenges you face when you start a business, and we’re here to provide startup support. Speak to our team about how you can fast-track growth, and how we can partner you through the evolution of your startup from inception, and throughout the lifetime of your business.