When you are starting up your business, or trying to take it to the next level, you are forced to wear many hats. Sometimes those hats aren't altogether comfortable though!

When your business revenue is in its early days (or has yet to even start) it's simply not possible to hire all of the key staff required to ensure that you plan your business correctly from the start, get noticed in a competitive marketplace and run the dreaded administrative and financial side correctly.

The unfortunate reality is that more than 80% of corporate failures are small to medium size businesses. According to the annual statistical reports released by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, those collapses consistently occur due to inadequate cash flows, poor strategic management and poor financial control and record keeping. In other words, so many of us have great business concepts, we just fail to plan and manage the financial side of the business adequately!

Whilst high quality chief financial officers and marketing directors will command six-figure salaries; money beyond your current budget, you still need the type of essential services that they provide. Own Your Mark can provide the following as and when you need them:

Business Planning

  • Legal Structure
  • Financial Business Plan
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Vision, Mission Statement, Goals
  • Product Analysis
  • Marketing Plan
  • Risk Analysis
  • Compliance Review
  • Funding Review / Bank Proposals
  • Assessment of personal financial plan
  • Supplier planning

Ongoing Financial Services

  • Establishment of book-keeping structure
  • Advice on financial record keeping
  • Cash flow planning 
  • Advice on payroll and obligations to employees
  • Ongoing recording of financials, budget, projections and variance analysis
  • Book-keeping services
  • Regulatory / Financial obligations
  • Legal: interfacing with lawyers and basic review of contracts

Market your business to the world

  • Develop your fundamental website presence
  • Secure your domain name
  • Professionally produced copy writing for:
    • websites
    • brochures
    • marketing emails
    • professional correspondence and letters
    • proposals (funding and the like)
    • tenders
    • social media content
    • blog articles
    • press releases

Retail Consulting

  • Retail store / premises plan
  • Channel marketing plan


  • Pricing strategy and structuring
  • Product documentation
  • Trade show presentation and presence
  • Writing your Sales Pitch 
  • Complex sales: winning over the customer/client
  • Market targeting strategy

Costs are packaged to suit your business and where it sits in its life-cycle.

Does your business need assistance? Perhaps there's something that's not explicitly mentioned above - not a problem. Contact me and I'll either be able to help or refer you in the right direction.