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CHILDCARE PROCESS FOR BUYING A CHILDCARE CENTRE Are you looking to enter the Childcare industry and buy a Childcare business? Or, qualified/ experienced in the industry and wanting to buy your own Center? The steps listed below need to be undertaken in the order listed. 1. Creation – see an accountant – read recommendation below. […]

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Steps to Ensure a Smooth Transition The decision to exit your business is a significant milestone that necessitates thorough planning and strategic considerations. Whether your aim is retirement, pursuing new opportunities, or desiring a change, a successful exit requires careful foresight and meticulous preparation. If you’re contemplating leaving your business in 2024, here’s a comprehensive […]

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Perth, the capital city of Western Australia, has become a coveted destination for business buyers in recent years. With its booming economy, exceptional quality of living, and a wide array of businesses for sale in Perth it has established itself as a hotspot for entrepreneurs.  Perth offers a wide range of business opportunities across various […]

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News story: Grants of up to $25,000 are now available to support the regional Early Childhood Education and Care sector. Last updated: 22 January 2024 https://www.wa.gov.au/government/announcements/grants-now-open-attract-child-care-educators-regions The Attraction and Retention Packages for Regional Child Care Workers Program enables regional Local Government Authorities (LGAs) to apply for grant funding to attract and retain educators to regional […]

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Selling a business can be, to say the least, a roller-coaster of emotions, fluctuating between being daunting, exciting, disappointing, and exhilarating, quite akin to Melbourne’s ever-changing weather. For many business owners, venturing into the sale of their own business can be like steering a second business altogether. It demands acute attention to detail and a […]

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“Key Considerations for Buying a Business” Acquiring a business is a significant endeavour, regardless of whether you’re an experienced entrepreneur or a newcomer. This path presents immense potential, but it’s not without its challenges. To navigate this journey successfully, strategic planning is essential. Let’s explore crucial considerations that can guide you through this process. Exploring […]

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It is the season to… That which is valued is largely determined by personal, collective, and societal values. Share values promote and enable cohesion, integration, tolerance and understanding. Appropriately applied, values facilitate mutual respect. Win, Win. At this time of the year many, regardless of religion or spirituality – if any- take pause to reflect […]

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In light of rising interest rates and the challenges associated with securing loans, vendor finance emerges as a strategic option for business divestment. This method, gaining prominence post-COVID-19, involves the current business owner providing financial support directly to the buyer, bypassing traditional mortgage routes. Seeking legal and financial advice is crucial when opting for this […]

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Leasing or buying plant, equipment and vehicles When choosing whether to buy or lease plant, equipment or vehicles for your business, you need to consider what your business needs are and your finances. Leasing vs buying When acquiring plant, equipment and vehicles for your business, you have the option to lease or buy. Leasing means […]

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Why a Business Broker Should Be a Vital Member of Your Business Team In the dynamic and ever-changing world of business, it is crucial to have a team of skilled professionals who can provide guidance and expertise throughout various stages of entrepreneurship. Among the key individuals often overlooked is the business broker. In this article, […]

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Turning leads into customers is one of the most important parts of your entire growth marketing strategy. If not the most important. Whether you are just beginning to refine your sales strategy, or whether you are examining your process now, these are the 6 absolutely essential fundamentals that we have found, time and time again, […]

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The greatest difference between the best and the rest is mindset. The way one thinks determines their entire life’s path. The most successful people are those who don’t focus on the negative or obstacles, but instead focus on their vision, their strategy, and their goal. Thinking about your future or about your past will only […]

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WA tops national population growth Australia’s population has recorded its fastest growth in 15 years as overseas immigration surged with WA achieving the most rapid growth of any state. WA’s population grew by 2.3 per cent in the year to December 2022 compared to national growth of 1.9 per cent, the highest seen since 2008. […]

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Why buy a business that already exists instead of starting one from scratch? What you are buying is a proven track record. An existing business has infrastructure, financial history, brand power, assets, staff and more. Some estimates say that one in three new small businesses in Australia fail in their first year of operation and […]

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Selling a business can be a complex and emotional process, with a lot at stake for both the seller and the buyer. Unfortunately, many business owners make common mistakes when selling their business that can significantly impact the final outcome. This article will discuss some of the most common mistakes people make when selling their […]

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The five entities that a buyer may choose to set up to buy a business in are: A company A company and trust A trust on its own A partnership Sole trader In my experience, the majority of buyers buy their business in a company entity. It is also becoming common for accountants to set […]

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Perth is Buzzing! Perth, the sunny and beautiful capital city of Western Australia is commonly known as one of Australia’s greatest innovators of science and technology, largely thanks to Western Australia’s booming mining and energy production. Perth is bustling with entrepreneurs and innovation, both SME and large enterprises. Perth can truly be defined as a […]

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Buying a Business as an Investment Buying an existing business offers a number of advantages from an operational standpoint.  You receive established infrastructure, staff, proven marketing and sales strategies, and an ongoing cash flow. But is the prospect still an attractive one when you consider your purchase as an investment? Is buying a business a […]

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It’s that time of year to muse on what you hope to accomplish over the next 12 months. The best advice when making resolutions is to set goals that are “SMART” – specific, measurable, achievable, relevant (to you) and time-bound. Once you’ve set your goals, what can help you achieve them? Based on our research, […]

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RESOURCES

CHILDCARE VALUERS
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OPTEON

Duncan Cameron | FAPI CPV, BSc, BBus (Val & Land Econ)
Director - Specialised & Advisory
D. 08 9488 4802
M. 0413 449 477
E. duncan.cameron@opteonsolutions.com
A. Level 2, 1 Hood Street, Subiaco, WA 6008 Australia
W. OPTEONSOLUTIONS.COM

Doug Shorten | AAPI CPV, BBS (VPM)
Senior Valuer
D. (08) 9488 4866
M. 0418 991 077
E. doug.shorten@opteonsolutions.com

MMJ Real Estate (WA) Pty Ltd
Chris Geers - Managing Director
Address: Level 6, 12 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
Phone: 08 9325 5880
Fax: 08 9325 5881
Mobile: 0410 493 057
Email: chris.geers@mmj.com.au
Web: www.mmj.com.au

CBRE | Valuation & Advisory Services
Rick Gismondi AAPI CPV | Valuer
Address: Level 25 | QV1 250 St Georges Terrace | Perth WA 6000
Phone: 08 9320 0058
Fax : 08 9481 1296
Mobile: 0416 194 227
Email: rick.gismondi@cbre.com.au
Website: www.cbre.com.au

Colliers
Richard Eddy | Director | Valuation & Advisory Services
Address: Level 26, 197 St Georges Terrace | Perth, WA 6000 | Australia
Phone: 08 9261 6630
Fax : 08 9261 6677
Mobile: 0478 876 843
Email: Richard.Eddy@colliers.com
Website: http://www.colliers.com.au/

NQF CHILDCARE AUSTRALIA
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CHILDCARE MANAGEMENT COMPANIES
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Some management companies that may be able to help you and will be able to provide a quote to manage your centre depending on the level of management required.

While we don’t recommend any particular management company, the following links from a Google search may be of assistance:

Elite Childcare Management

www.elitechildcaremanagement.com.au

Early Learning Management: Child Care Management System

www.elm.net.au

Leading Edge: Childcare – Management, Consultant & Training

www.leadingedgechildcare.com.au

Giggletree – Childcare Management, Childcare Consulting, Childcare

www.giggletree.com.au

Advance Childcare Management

www.advancechildcare.com.au

Brisbane Childcare Consultants | Childcare Management Group

www.limelightmanagementgroup.com.au

Our Services – Foundation Early Learning

www.foundationearlylearning.edu.au

Impressions Childcare Management

www.icmanagement.com.au

First Years Consultancy

https://firstyears.com.au/

Roz Brabazon - 0437 894 432

roskva@westnet.com.au

CHILDCARE INFORMATION
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Childcare Resources 

https://www.childcarecentredesktop.com.au/

Management Service for Enrollments/CCS for Childcare owners

Management Service for Enrollments-CCS for Childcare owners

Australian Children Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) 
http://www.acecqa.gov.au/regulatory-authorities1/contact-your-regulatory-authority

WA Department of Community Services Childcare
https://www.acecqa.gov.au/sites/default/files/2017-12/PA09_TransferofProviderDeclaration.pdf

Tel: 62103333

Education and Care Regulatory Unit (ECRU)
https://www.dlgc.wa.gov.au/LegislationCompliance/Pages/Education-and-Care.aspx

Provider Application (PA01) Including Police Clearance Provider
https://www.acecqa.gov.au/sites/default/files/2018-07/PA01_ApplicationForProviderApproval.pdf

Approval Declaration of Fitness and Property (PA02)
https://www.acecqa.gov.au/sites/default/files/2018-09/PA02_DeclarationOfFitnessAndPropriety.pdf

Childcare Subsidies for Childcare Business Owners
https://www.education.gov.au/child-care-subsidy-system

Designer specialising in Childcare property design for new or refurbishment of centres

SPH architecture + interiors

sph.net.au

143 Cambridge St, West Leederville

08 9284 1888

ECT 

Lynda Lewis <lynda@oncallect.com.au> - Provides assistance with ECT for childcare centres

SETTLEMENT AGENTS/LAWYERS PERTH
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Williams and Hughes
Greg Mohen - Consultant
Ground Floor, 25 Richardson Street WEST PERTH WA 6005
Telephone: +61 8 9481 2040
Facsimile: +61 8 9481 2041
Mobile 0431 992 841
Email: Greg.Mohen@whlaw.com.au

WEST END SETTLEMENTS
Erica Settineri l  Licensed Conveyancer/Director
Shop 6, 7 Scarborough Beach Road
North Perth,  WA 6006
Work Tel.: 08 9443 3044 Fax: 08 9201 1392
E-mail: erica@westendsettlements.com.au

Johnson Hicks Conveyancing
Matthew Hicks
Senior Business and Property Conveyancer
Director - Johnson Hicks Conveyancing
Suite 7/88 Broadway, Nedlands WA 6009
PO Box 3182 Broadway Nedlands WA 6009
PH: 9386 8251 FAX: 9386 2826
E: matthew@johnsonhicks.com.au

MAS Ronson (part of Lyons Babington)
Yat Yau
Ph: 08 9481 1173 Fax: 08 9485 0374
Street Address: Level 2, 33 Richardson Street, West Perth, 6005
All correspondence to: PO Box 1961, West Perth, 6872
Email Address: yat@masronson.com.au

Capital Legal Pty Ltd
Elisia Giardina l Solicitor
Office: Level 2, 43 Kishorn Road, Applecross WA 6153
Postal: PO Box 1062, Canning Bridge WA 6153
Work Tel.: (08) 9364 5444
Fax:(08) 9364 8444
E-mail: elisia@capital-legal.com.au
Website: www.capital-legal.com.au

WA Property Lawyers
Stephanie Le Roux
Personal Assistant to
Brian McCormack, Corinne Adams, Eden Coad and Sarah Wright
Tel: (08) 9380 3600
Address: 96 Outram St, West Perth WA 6005
Email: info@wapropertylawyers.com.au

Greenstone Legal
Jade Lattimore
Director
Tel.: 0438 303 763
Web: greenstonelegal.com.au

Saint James Conveyancing
Marisa Durante-Maynard / Jill Nelson-Coulon
Tel.: (08) 9240 7525
E-mail: marisa@conveyancerperth.com.auJill@conveyancerperth.com.au

FS Legal Perth
Chandhi Hettiarachchi
Principal/ Solicitor
Five Star Legal. Unit 5/365 High Road, Parkwood WA 6147
Tel.: 08 6146 6282
E-mail: chandhi@fslegalperth.com.au
www.fslegalperth.com.au

Composite Law
Robert Ross - Director
Suite 4, 28 Outram Street, West Perth WA 6005
T: (08) 6162 2399
F: (08) 6162 2335
E: robert.ross@compositelaw.com.au
P: PO Box 7920, Cloisters Sq, WA 6850
www.compositelaw.com.au

FINANCE BROKERS
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ANZ
Brad Hewett
Relationship Manager • Commercial Banking – Health
Email: Bradley.Hewett@anz.com
Phone: 0468 578 241
Address: Level 5, 240 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000

Towner Finance
Michelle Towner | Director
Winthrop & Mandurah
E: michelle@townerfinance.com.au
Ph: 08 9332 2554 | Mob: 0418 99 88 44

Bendigo Bank
Shaun Rigby - Business Banking Manager
Level 3, 225 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
E: shaun.Rigby@bendigoadelaide.com.au
m: 0427 355 458
Small Business Finance Lender

Liberty
Brett Foster
Tel.: 0438 775 570
E-mail: bfoster@libertynetwork.com.au

Able Finance
Jon Elliott
Tel.: 9328 3600
E-mail: jon@ablefinance.com.au

Southshore Finance
Mr. Steve Greenwood or Michael Coombes
Tel.: (08) 9474 1999
E-mail: steve@southshorefinance.com.au

Crediflex Finance
Adam Barbuzza
Tel.: 0439990946
E-mail: adambarbuzza@crediflex.com

Works with traditional and non-traditional lenders such as Liberty finance. 

Chantal Sforcina - Senior Aussie Broker
Aussie Home Loans
Level 10, 28 Freshwater Place Southbank, VIC 3006
M 0410 074 966
P 03 9679 9333
E-mail: Chantal.Sforcina2@aussie.com.au

BANK FINANCE
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National Australia Bank

Diana Goh l Small Business Banker
Mobile:      0452 673 120
Email:       diana.goh@nab.com.au

Level 12, 100 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA,6000

MIGRATION SERVICES
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Rayford Migration Services
Website: http://www.rayfordmigration.com
Pauline Yong - Email:
Email Address: enquiry@rayfordmigration.com

Rayford Migration Services : MALAYSIA OFFICE

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Rayford Migration Services : SINGAPORE OFFICE

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INSURANCE - BUSINESS
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Phoenix Insurance Brokers Pty Ltd / Johnson Insurance Brokers Pty Ltd AR 1283293 and Murray Johnson AR

Murray Johnson | Dip of Financial Services (Insurance Broking) ANZIIF (Snr Assoc) CIP |

Mobile:             0418 563 599
Phone:             (08) 9754 2286
Website:         www.phoenixins.com.au

Address:           5A Fairbairn Road Busselton WA 6280
PO Box 1448 Busselton WA 6280

AFSL:                229847

ACCOUNTANTS
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Marpik Accountants Pty Ltd
Mat Honner
E-mail: mat@marpik.com.au
Tel. (08) 9447 1003

Kim Ovard - Tax Accountants
Tax Agent 25333735
Unit 3A ,23 Edinburgh Avenue, Kinross,6028
E-mail: kim@kimovardtaxreturns.com.au
Tel. (08) 9305 5515

Foreign resident capital gains withholding clearance certificate application form (NAT 74883).

To access the form, visit ato.gov.au/FRCGW.

https://www.ato.gov.au/FRWT_Certificate.aspx

STOCK TAKERS - PERTH
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Associated Stocktaking

Stephen Moore

Unit 12-64 First Ave Mount Lawley WA 6050

Website:  https://www.associatedstocktaking.com.au/

Tel.: 1300 559 004

GENERAL INFORMATION
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Building Inspector

Bestwest Building
Charlie Lewer l General Manager
Does Building Inspections for Childcare & Property
P: 08 9444 9562
A: Unit 6/59 Walters Drive, Osborne Park 6017
W: www.bestwestbuilding.com.au
E: office@bestwestbuilding.com.au
ABN: 50 143 759 611

Stamp Duty-WA
Department of State Revenue http://www.finance.wa.gov.au/cms/content.aspx?id=2055 

Small Business Development Corporation
http://www.smallbusiness.wa.gov.au/
Lots of useful information and assistance for small business 

Chamber of Commerce WA
http://www.cciwa.com/
Membership required but great resources for small businesses 

Police and CV Checks
www.CVcheck.com

The Western Australia Police for National Police Certificate

https://www.police.wa.gov.au/Police%20Direct/National%20Police%20Certificates

Working with Children Check

https://workingwithchildren.wa.gov.au/

Withholding Tax for Foreign Investors Property Sales over $750,000

https://www.ato.gov.au/general/capital-gains-tax/in-detail/calculating-a-capital-gain-or-loss/capital-gains-withholding---a-guide-for-conveyancers/#Excludedtransactions

https://www.ato.gov.au/FRWT_Certificate.aspx 

Above is the link to complete the form for the ATO in regard to  the  Clearance certificate application for Australian residents.   As there is some confusion over whether this form needs to be completed for business sales at this time, all Sellers to  please complete in case required for all business & property sales over $750,000 at time of signing contract.

BUSINESS AND COMPANY NAME REGISTRATIONS
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Panther Corp
Kristy Hubbard
Tel.: 9388 0551
E-mail: kristy@panthercorp.com.au

Easy Companies
Easycompanies.com.au

BUSINESS ADVISORS/BUSINESS PLANS
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Nick Hancock
M: 0450 144 139
E-mail: nick@nickhancock.com.au 
www.nickhancock.com.au

Taral - Business Plans
Tax Accountant
UNIVERSAL TAXATION SERVICES
Tel : 08 9258 8137
Mob : 0433 930 744
www.universaltaxation.com.au

Business Plan Template

Business Plan Template

BOOK-KEEPING SERVICES
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Centauri Bookkeeping
Lidia Lovric Hrbut - Registered BAS Agent
M: 0408 192 895
T: 9571 8444
E: centauri@iinet.net.au

LEGAL SERVICES
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Composite Law
Robert Ross - Director
Suite 4, 28 Outram Street, West Perth WA 6005
T: (08) 6162 2399
F: (08) 6162 2335
E: robert.ross@compositelaw.com.au
P: PO Box 7920, Cloisters Sq, WA 6850
www.compositelaw.com.au

Williams & Hughes
Greg Mohen - Commercial Counsel
Ground Floor, 25 Richardson Street, West Perth WA 6005, Australia
Telephone:    +61 8 9481 2040
Facsimile:     +61 8 9481 2041
Mobile:         0431 992 8411
Email:           Greg.Mohen@whlaw.com.au

ADVERTISING AND MARKETING
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PWD

Oliver Wood 
Managing Director
D. 08 6146 0195
M. 0406 934 820
E. oliver@pwd.com.au
A. 3 Loftus Street, West Leederville, 6007
W. pwd.com.au 

ARCHITECT
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Specialist in Childcare centre designs plans

RECHITECTS

Leo Chong | Architect Reg No.2465
Director
D. 08 9277 3393
M. 0433490048
E. leo@rechitects.biz
A. Level1, 6/6 Leigh Street, Burswood 6100 WA