At Liston Newton, your unique business challenges are our number one focus.
We're here to deliver everything you might need for business excellence – from business structuring and capacity planning to cashflow management and taxation services.
Let us help you set up your business for unrivalled efficiency and productivity.
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We have more than 40 years of experience helping marketing agencies plan for ongoing success.
From capacity planning to taxation services and much more, our team can support you with whatever your agency needs.
We nurture long-term client relationships, helping you to realise and then ultimately reach your business goals.
We use the latest accounting technology and software for seamless, effortless day-to-day business operation.
Hours After is a creative agency based in Melbourne and led by its two founders, Beth and Jane.
We first assisted with the initial business structure, creating a company and unit trust to optimise tax efficiency and ensure scalability.
We also transitioned the business to Xero accounting, and helped them implement WorkflowMax as their internal project tracking system and CRM.
The agency is now much more technologically adept, enabling the owners to focus on growing their business more profitably.
Liston Newton Advisory is a specialist accounting and business advisory firm with many years of experience.
Our clients trust us to help them develop their businesses and reach their financial goals.
Whether you need strategic advice and support or day-to-day task implementation, we're ready to help.
Timesheets are the most accurate way to calculate profitability, enabling you to determine whether you're charging the right amount for work.
Accurate timesheet records will give you insights into your staff, and help you to realise if you are over or under staffed. Some great applications include Workflow Max and Harvest.
Recently there have been huge developments in software that enables you to track expenses and allocate them, whether it's to staff or clients. Some notable applications include Receipt Bank, HubDoc and Expensify. It's important to evaluate these solutions and select the one that best integrates with your business.
For creative businesses, you should be focusing on Gross Profit, Net Profit after Tax, Debtor Days (i.e how long it takes to get paid). It's also worth keeping an eye on number of proposals generated per month, number of proposals won, and finally, staff billing capacity.
For an in-depth look at the operation of your creative business, get in touch with Liston Newton Advisory.
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