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We had known Chris and Ange for a couple of years but Ceebeks were not our personal accountants.

When we first started our business we went to our normal accountant for start-up advice but the information was very generic and not tailored to us. We felt we needed extra help to take our business to the next level.

We read a great business review of Ceebeks from someone we knew and respected so we thought we would go in for some advice. Straight away we felt cared for, that they wanted our business to succeed.

We changed everything over to Ceebeks and have never looked back.

We were initially worried because Ceebeks were not our accountants and we were happy with the company we were with. Ultimately, we knew that by changing from a national company to an owner operated accountant we would be given the one-on-one attention we needed. The changeover was easy and it was one of the best business decisions we’ve made.

By being a part of the Ceebeks family we have been supported every step of the way (not just in accounting). They have given us advise and steered us toward mentors and other forms of help when needed. We know we can always count on Ange for any payroll or administration issues…

…which we utilise that service often!

We recommend Ceebeks to everyone, as accountants they are the best! But beyond that, if you are contemplating becoming a small business owner or if you need business advice give the Ceebeks team a call!!!

Joe and Erica Ahu

Armour 5 Protection Security Services

We had just started our business and had a bad experience with a previous accountant. We needed to change accountants but were unsure where to go.

As we were completely unfamiliar with the industry, we decided to ask some family members who also had small businesses. Luckily one of them used Ceebeks for their business, and after looking on their website we decided they were the perfect fit. As we were first time business owners, we were worried that we weren’t doing things properly, for example, not paying the right amount of tax etc.

When we first met with Chris he explained everything, and in a way that was easy for us to understand. We chose Ceebeks because they actually care about small business, they are so lovely to deal with and are always contactable if we have any questions.

We have no stress in regards to the accounting side of the business. Employees are getting the right amount of pay, tax returns are done on time and everything runs smoothly. It’s also great knowing if we ever have a question we can contact Ceebeks and get a reply literally straight away.  We can now focus purely on the business knowing everything else is taken care of.

We would not hesitate to recommend Ceebeks to anyone who has a business. They have gone above and beyond what we expected from an accountant. It’s an extra bonus that everyone who works there are always so happy and friendly to deal with!

Jarrod and Heidi McSween

Mr Brightside Woodfired Pizza

We joined Ceebeks Business Solutions for GOOD because we needed better direction and clarification of where to improve our business and how to make it work for us.

Our main concerns were lack of guidance and reactive advice where we found we were buying on the fly and we did not have the correct policies and procedures in to move our business forward.

We ultimately chose them because of a word of mouth referral and because we had attended a couple of local events they hosted ( Paul Dunn Unleashed! – The Huge Power of Small & The Chasers Meet Up) which we enjoyed.

The benefits we have received include having clarification of budgeting and cashflow issues, refining the use of the XERO accounting system and the clear, calm approach you have shown us to set goals and helping us work towards our business dreams.

We would recommend you to anyone already in or thinking of starting up a small business because you give people your time, you’re approachable and you explain terms and issues in a way anyone would understand.

David Wiese & Alicia Wiese-Brinkmann

Warrnambool Country Meats

I had moved from Melbourne and although the accountant there was doing a great job, I wanted to find someone local that I could deal with face to face.

It’s a bit of a minefield choosing an accountant, there’s so many around and when accounting isn’t your own strength, it feels daunting putting so much trust in an unknown business.

Ceebeks came recommended by a member of the public, the place of business looked inviting and it was in walking distance of the CBD. Also I was about to launch my own business and reading on the website that Ceebeks also offered small business advice was a big plus.

I’ve always been able to make an appointment time within a week, all the team have been generous with their time and are all very knowledgeable, it’s easy to get in contact with someone either by phone, internet or in person and the Facebook tips and advice are great!

I would recommend either an individual or a business to use Ceebeks because all the team are eager to ensure you’re getting all the help you need and I feel like I can always ask questions because the range of advice they offer is very broad.’

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Noni Brislin

A Cup of Sugar

Ceebeks Business Solutions for GOOD have been our accountants for all of the 28 years they have been in business!

We initially went to Chris as we knew him personally, however, have remained with him ever since as he and his staff have always provided us with a personalised service and valuable advice as we have progressed from being wage earners to building a successful small business and a growing SMSF.

Ceebeks Business Solutions guided us through the “taxation minefield” of setting up a family trust and still to this day are readily available when we have any unexpected queries. Ceebeks are available not just at “tax time” but all year round. We recently had Angela come to our work place to help navigate us through our new Xero accounting software.

We would recommend dealing with Ceebeks Business Solution because they make daunting tasks easy. They make you feel comfortable to ask any questions, whether it’s regarding tax, super fund queries or ways in building your business and investment portfolios.

We were trying to get our first house and none of the big banks would help us.

Chris helped us get our finances together and get an application together that made us look appealing to the lender and then helped us find a lender that suited us. Since then Ceebeks has managed our finances and has become our trusted finance managers in both home and business finance and lending.

They helped us with our very first home loan and have recently helped us get business finance for a new truck for the business, look after our accounting with Xero and take care of our BAS and tax needs.

We have recommended them to anyone that asks in any domain. They have helped us to get where we are today and we couldn’t be more grateful!

Bobby Curtis

Bob the Concreter

We approached Ceebeks Business Solutions for GOOD at the commencement of our company based upon a recommendation from a family member already operating two businesses for which Chris Beks provided financial and accounting services where our initial impression of Chris was professional, trustworthy and welcoming.  Chris’ knowledge and experience as a well regarded consultant was immediately evident through his initial consultation skills to listen to what our aims were what we required, assess our situation, devise a course of action and provide recommendations accordingly.  Chris was able to provide clear and concise advice that allowed us to make informed decisions about commencing our company.

The team at Ceebeks Business Solutions for GOOD undertake regular training and updates of regulatory requirements whilst staying up to date with the latest accounting software packages Xero & WorkflowMax placing them at the forefront of their industry.

Over the past eight years Ceebeks Business Solutions for GOOD have provided ongoing accounting and financial planning services that has allowed our business to grow.  We have also been able to take advantage of the latest accounting and software applications which has increased our productivity and allowed us to concentrate on running our company rather than spending time on accounting in an ever changing environment.

A reassuring aspect of Ceebeks Business Solutions for GOOD is Chris’ accessibility at short notice, and the ability to meet and talk directly to the person who knows and manages your financial affairs.

I have no hesitation in recommending Ceebeks Business Solutions for GOOD to anyone who is either commencing or operating a business / company who are looking for a modern, professional accounting and business advisory service.

Clint Joseph

Joseph Land Surveying

I have been a client of Ceebeks Business Solutions since the year 2000. I started my business, Adrenalin Martial Arts Centre, in 1996 at the very young age of 23.

Prior to starting my business I had only had six weeks business coaching to prepare me for the realities of owning my own business. The first few years of operation were a struggle to say the least and it wasn’t until I started working with Ceebeks that my business started to turn around.

I cannot recommend enough the services that Ceebeks provides. If you’re serious about your business and you want to cement a future for yourself and your family you have to become part of their team. You will not find a team of people who are easier and nicer to deal with.

Ted Argyle

Adrenalin Martial Arts head instructor

With the tax lodgement deadline looming, for the first operating year of our business, I began searching for an accountant.  Immediately upon landing on Ceebeks’ website I knew that we had found the right ones.

Far from a large, faceless, firm, this small team—the ‘fantastic five’—exude warmth, and make you feel welcome while still being exceedingly professional. Their experience and expertise is exemplary, and their service (I intentionally dropped the word ‘customer’ because I don’t feel like a customer!) is second to none.

The challenges and potential pitfalls of running a small business are still there, but having Ceebeks there—always there—for any advice, assistance, support, or even inspiration has enabled us to focus on growing our business, and ensured that we are set up for the best possible security and return for our efforts.

Ceebeks bill themselves as “the ‘Lifestyle’ Accountants who IMPACT lives” – and that they certainly do! I have already referred two friends to Ceebeks, and have no hesitation in continuing to do so.

Neil & Mary Welsh

Robe Ice Cream

I made a phone call to Ceebeks initially as I was unhappy with the service I was receiving from another accounting firm. As someone that was new to the world of small business ownership I felt I needed a team who could guide me in the right direction from the start and help me plan out each year rather than finding I had made mistakes after the fact when it was all too late. I researched a lot of websites, social media and asked friends and colleagues for referrals and ultimately chose to contact Ceebeks as they seemed to have a fantastic focus on small business!

Since teaming up with Ceebeks I have received an amazing level of service in all areas. No question has ever been too silly and no request of the Ceebeks team has ever been too much trouble. Ceebeks don’t just provide brilliant accounting services and financial planning. They provide opportunities to learn from experts in all fields of business through ‘The Chasers Meet Up’ (a monthly event run for small business owners), which also provides an avenue to meet other small business owners in the South West.

Ceebeks also contribute a huge amount of good into our community through their charity works with a wide range of organisations.

Ceebeks has provided me with not just an accountancy service but a sense of small business community where we all discuss our triumphs or issues and support each other where ever possible. THAT is invaluable in business and I would recommend Ceebeks to anyone and everyone in small business!

Mandy Knee

Owner | Full Bloom Boutique Nursery

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