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ESS BIZTOOLS and ESS BIZGRANTS products and services are far more varied and detailed than they appear at first glance.  To see the full potential of ESS BIZTOOLS and ESS BIZGRANTS, attend a free webinar, or arrange a personal demonstration:-



Wednesday 7th September 2016 - 12pm AEST  

Will you have an ESIC Story?

The Early Stage Innovation Company (ESIC) is a wonderful opportunity to create new income streams. The Prime Minister expects thousands of companies to avail themselves of the opportunity to use the ESIC classification, which benefits businesses, investors and accountants/advisors.

Do you wish to be a part of the ESIC story?

This webinar will provide an overview of how ESIC can produce new income streams, both for your accountancy/advisory firm and your small/medium enterprise clients. This webinar will also look at the ESS BIZTOOLS’ ESIC package, which will help you achieve the “ESIC story”.

Wednesday 14th September 2016 - 12pm AEST  

ESIC Investor Opportunities

The Early Stage Innovation Company (ESIC) legislation has commenced on 1st July 2016.

ESIC was developed to create an opportunity for smaller companies to be able to get themselves into an investment readiness status, whereby they can raise capital to fulfil their business’ dreams.

What’s in it for investors?

This webinar will provide an overview of the benefits that investors will gain through ESICs.  This webinar will also point out items that investors need to know in order to be able to invest on ESICs.

Wednesday 21st September 2016 - 12pm AEST  

Passing the ESIC Tests

Being classified as an Early Stage Innovation Company (ESIC) means great opportunities for businesses, investors and accountants/advisors. However, for a business to be classified as an ESIC, they will need to pass certain tests.

This webinar will provide an overview of the different tests a business need to undertake in order for them to classify as an ESIC. This webinar will also look at how to utilise the ESS ESIC Calculator, which will help accountants/advisors assist their small/medium enterprise clients undertake the tests.





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Please be advised that some of our webinar recordings will require you to enter in your name and email address to be able to view the presentation.  Rest assured that this is only a system-generated prompt and your information will not be shared.


Wednesday 20th July 2016  

PPSR Review - a Risk Management Priority for Clients

Every business, from sole traders to large corporations, are potentially at risk under the Personal Property Securities Act (PPSA) if they don’t register their transactions and assets on the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR).

Court cases have indicated that it’s more important than ever for businesses to ensure that they’re PPSA compliant.  Businesses also need to ensure that they have an adequate system established to regularly monitor their protection against the consequences of the PPSA.

As the “trusted adviser” to your small/medium enterprise clients, you can provide the advice and assist them with this task.

This webinar will provide an overview of what’s involved with the PPSR due diligence review and the package that ESS BIZTOOLS has developed to assist you with providing this proactive service to your clients.

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Wednesday 13th July 2016  

Debtors Reviews and Debtors' Days Outstanding - Advice for Clients

Managing debtors is one of the most important aspects of running a business.  If debtors aren’t managed properly, the business will be under financial risk as payments aren’t being made.

Including debtors’ management in your suite of business advisory services will be very beneficial to assist your small/medium enterprise clients to keep their debtors under control.

This webinar will provide an overview of what’s involved in providing debtors reviews and advice on debtors’ days outstanding.  This webinar will also briefly demonstrate the debtors’ management system ESS BIZTOOLS has developed, to assist you with providing a proactive service to your clients.

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Tuesday 12th July 2016  

Early Stage Innovation Company

The Early Stage Innovation Company (ESIC) legislation commences in Australia from 1st July 2016.

ESICs have benefits for companies that have some new innovative products, services or processes, to assist in raising capital.  There are significant benefits for investors via a tax rebate, based on an investor’s investment in a qualifying ESIC and a potential CGT exemption on that investment.

This webinar will introduce the Early Stage Innovation Companies Product Package, developed by ESS BIZTOOLS, and will show you how you can utilise this package to assist your small/medium enterprise clients who might be eligible for ESIC.

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Wednesday 15th June 2016  

ESS BIZTOOLS Information Webinar - Chief Financial Officer Services

Being a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to a company is more than just taxation work – it covers a wide range of financial services.  Whilst large businesses have their own CFO, small/medium enterprises require a CFO just the same yet hiring a full-time CFO isn’t always feasible for the small/medium enterprise market.

With the changing market conditions, offering a virtual CFO service to your small/medium enterprise clients is a great addition to your accounting firm’s menu of services that you could offer, however not all accounting firms are prepare and/or have the resources to provide the virtual CFO services the small/medium enterprises are seeking.

The ESS BIZTOOLS’ Chief Financial Officer Services module contains pre-prepared procedures, forms, articles and templates relative to offering a virtual CFO service.

This webinar will provide an overview of what’s included in the ESS BIZTOOLS’ Chief Financial Officer Services module and will also provide a demonstration on how to utilise this system, to help you kick start or enhance your virtual CFO services journey and begin providing this type of service to your clients.

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Wednesday 8th June 2016  

ESS BIZGRANTS Information Webinar - Identifying Grants for SMEs

There are approximately $5B per annum worth of Federal, State and Territory grants available to small/medium enterprises to help and encourage them to grow. Whether it be exporting to other countries or becoming “investment ready” so that their business can raise capital.

Unfortunately, many small/medium enterprises, don’t know about these grants, because they’re not part of an organisation or a network that keeps its membership informed of the grants and assistance that is available. Their only source of information is their accountants.

If there was a way you could offer a grant advisory service, so you can keep your clients informed of these types of grants, without you having to become a “grant expert”, you would want to know about it, wouldn’t you?

This webinar will show you how ESS BIZGRANTS can help you offer the grant advisory service from which your small/medium enterprise clients could benefit. You wouldn’t need to spend hours researching and studying different grants – ESS BIZGRANTS does all the hard work for you.

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Other Previous Webinars

Set out below are the list of earlier webinars on ESS BIZTOOLS and ESS BIZGRANTS:


Date     Topic     Webinar Recording
7th June 2016   Succession Planning   Click here
17th May 2016   Investment Readiness for Capital Raising   Click here
3rd May 2016   Chief Financial Officer Services   Click here
27th April 2016   PPSR Due Diligence System   Click here
21st April 2016  

Innovation Companies Capital Raising with guest presenters:

  • Michael Murtagh - Business Angels Group
  • Rick McElhinney - Founders Forum
  • Peter Milla - Bistorque Pty Ltd
  • Part One
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  • Part Two
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  • Part Three
  Click here
20th April 2016   Debtors' Management   Click here
6th April 2016   Assisting Clients to Plan for Success   Click here
30th March 2016   Building a Virtual CFO Service   Click here
21st March 2016   Business Advisory Services - Products - Ready for You to Use   Click here
11th March 2016   Starting in Business Advisory Services   Click here
8th March 2016   Why Offer Business Advisory Services   Click here
1st March 2016   Delivering a Business Package to your Clients   Click here
18th February 2016   Business Advisory Services - Products - Ready for You to Use   Click here
9th February 2016   Build Value with Virtual CFO Services   Click here
3rd February 2016   Starting in Business Advisory Services   Click here
27th January 2016   Identifying Characteristics that will Add Value to your Clients   Click here
20th January 2016   Proactive Services to Help your Clients   Click here
14th December 2016   Delivery of Business Advisory Services   Click here
2nd December 2015   Global Business Camps - guest presenter John Tsoulos of Global Business Camps   Click here
4th November 2015   How Bookkeepers can Help Accountants - guest presenter John Cruse of Bookkeeping Central   Click here
28th October 2015   Developing Business Advisory Services to Help Accountants Avoid Suffering   Click here
6th October 2015   Human Resources Issues for Accountants - guest presenter Steve Owen of On The Level HR   Click here
14th September 2015   Professional Selling Skills for Accountants - guest presenter Trevor Marchant of Marchant Dallas   Click here
12th August 2015   Budgets and Cashflow Forecasts - guest presenter Paul Barnaby of PlanGuru   Click here
23rd July 2015   Benchmarking - guest presenter Vince Keogh of   Click here
18th June 2015   Debtors' Management - guest presenter Damian Arena of IODM   Click here



Date     Topic     Webinar Recording
23rd March 2016   Finding Grants   Click here
9th March 2016   Offering Grants is a Proactive Service   Click here
25th February 2016   Be Proactive - Offer a Grant Finding Service to your Clients   Click here
7th December 2015   Overview of Grants Available for SMEs   Click here
16th November 2015   Industry Skills Fund   Click here
19th October 2015   Overview of the System   Click here
23rd September 2015   Business Growth Grant   Click here
18th August 2015   Accelerating Commercialisation Grant   Click here
19th June 2015   Industry Skills Fund and Training for Employment Scholarship   Click here


Alternatively, click here to visit the ESS BIZTOOLS' YouTube channel.


New Products


Developed by ESS BIZTOOLS, ESS BIZGRANTS is a new system that will enable accountants to easily identify any possible government grants that are available to their client’s business.

ESS BIZGRANTS - Using Technology To Identify Government Grants

When it comes to accounting, there can be nothing more tedious than having to search around for government grants for which your client may be eligible. That is why ESS BIZTOOLS has created a new tool for accountants to bring ease and efficiency to finding and identifying these grants, by simply answering a handful of questions about your client’s business.

ESS BIZGRANTS is an easy step-by-step process....

  1. Basic information about the client's business is entered into the system by answering questions relative to corporate structure, turnover, employee numbers, location, expenditure etc.
  2. The ESS BIZGRANTS' system then identifies any possible government grants for which the client may be eligible and produces a pending list of potential grants.
  3. The accountant will then be able to click on to each of the identified potential grants and answer some additional questions to ascertain if the client may be eligible for that grant. If required, the accountant is then able to click on to a paper, produced by ESS BIZTOOLS, which will give a more detailed description of the government grant.
  4. A printable report, listing the potentially eligible grants, will then be produced.
  5. The accountant can then link to the website of the relevant government department to access the grant application/registration form.

The system is being prepared to cover the frequently used grants for SMEs. Material covers both Australian and State & Territory Government Grants.

What’s in it for Accountants?

A Better Service For Your Clients

As many small to medium businesses are missing out on government grants, accountants can offer a worthwhile referral service for their clients as to which government grants are available.

An Efficient Way to Identify Information

There are around 400 government grants available and to keep on going through them and knowing what they will cover is a large, tedious task. ESS BIZGRANTS system’s goal is to make this task easier and more efficient for accountants, therefore making the accountant’s service of better quality to the client by seeking and delivering any possible grants for which they may be eligible.

An Opportunity To Earn Money

The accounting firm may then be able to earn fees by undertaking additional work relative to the government grant. In most cases, they will have to submit a quotation to the client and have to be accepted by the relevant government department before they can undertake the work.


Become a subscriber to ESS BIZGRANTS for $450 (plus GST) per year OR $43 (plus GST) per month.  If you are a current GOLD subscriber to ESS BIZTOOLS you will gain FREE access to ESS BIZGRANTS! If you would like to become a GOLD Subscriber find out more here.

Watch our recorded webinar on how ESS BIZGrants works - Click here to view our recording.

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