How expert financial reporting helped Detector Inspector grow quickly from micro to major-sized business

Often the most successful business ideas are founded on the simple premise of identifying a need or gap in the market and developing a service offering that fills it. Detector Inspector have done just that and grown into a multi-million dollar business within about ten years. Rapid growth can be challenging for business owners and in 2014 directors Jordan Kagan Gescheit and Jason Radolnik engaged the services of Colin Wright as their freelance CFO (“ceefo”) to help guide them [...]

“Why I love having a ceefo” (as written by a serial business exit-maker now in CFO-led recovery)

MELANIE WILLIAMSON - BACKYARD PODS AUSTRALIA |In my latest small business adventure, a kind of D-day occurred when the P&L showed turnover could be forecast to exceed $1m in the current financial year. "Performance is on-track with your budgets and objectives," our bookkeeper said. "Well done," said the accountant. While most business owners would celebrate this 'Magic $1M' milestone now looming on the horizon, I felt rising anxiety. I'd reached this same milestone in businesses before and hit the ‘EXIT’ [...]


Daniel Heaney DH Steel
We were recommended to get a ceefo in to review our financial reporting formats. Our ceefo worked with us to restructure our financial reporting. We now have confidence that we understand how we are performing and can respond quickly when any segment of the business starts to underperform.

Daniel Heaney, DH Steel
When I recommend getting a ceefo, the ceefo displays a good deal of professionalism, competence and tolerance, which helps keep a positive experience with my clients.

Telfer Partners
Tony Telfer , Telfer Partners

We brought in (what we now call) a ceefo to assist us with improving our reporting in 2014. Colin and his CFO group helped us to develop detailed planning and forecasting models and to deliver insightful performance reporting. Their valued input has helped us to grow the business successfully by around 700% in this time. We would recommend them to any growing business.

Backyard Pods Australia
Jordan Kagan Gescheit and Jason Radolnik, Detector Inspector
With ‘my’ ceefo, I’ve got a solid and switched-on CFO virtually at my side, de-stressing my running of the business just like any larger enterprise with its CEO having a CFO, C-etc. Now I can manage the complexity of growth without the energy-draining downsides that success brings to entrepreneurs.

Backyard Pods Australia
Melanie Williamson, Backyard Pods Australia
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