Case Studies & Testimonials

Discover real Geelong businesses achieving success with our consulting services.

nextlevel business support for colourtech coatings
nextlevel business support for colourtech coatings

Colour Tech Coatings

Metal Fabrication
Moolap, Geelong

After joining Next Level Business Support, Rob has tripled his profits in less than 12 months. Now he has a MIVIS management system that shows him within 5 minutes how his business is performing. He is stress free and having a ball running his business.

Our Team

We have a highly experienced team, with a diverse knowledge field, ready to assist your business move to the next level.

Ron Kempe Next Level Business Support
Ron Kempe
Systems & Procedures

40 years in the manufacturing and engineering industry has taught me the importance of systems and procedures for optimising business processes and efficiency. The experience we offer helps businesses find better ways. My passion is helping others. Our ramp up process is designed to empower your team and outfit them with the tools they need to succeed. Talk to us today about how we can support your growth and put you on a solid track to success and profit.

Lyndon Russell Next Level Business Support
Lyndon Russell FIPA FFA
Accounting & Taxation

15 years as a trusted business adviser, my knowledge of tax effective strategies and optimal financial processes will allow your business to thrive.  Our service includes a comprehensive group tax review to identify opportunities. I analyse your break even point, margins and tax structures to allow you to exceed your financial targets and achieve satisfying results. Our hands-on small business consulting service has been designed to get you get there quickly and smoothly. That’s how we ensure your success.

Carolyn Russell Next Level Business Support
Carolyn Russell
Teams & Leadership

20 years in learning & development, I understand the value business mentors provide—that’s why when it comes to client selection, we’re choosy. We want to give each you the time and guidance you deserve.  I facilitate the delivery of your service needs, whether you’re seeking an initial business discovery appointment or arrangement of a business financials package to secure finance. I co-ordinate our services to meet your business needs, call us today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Some of the most common questions we receive from our clients.

What industries do you specialise in?

We take pride in our ability to learn the fundamentals of virtually any industry or technology quickly. Some of the markets we have served include green technologies, medical devices, biotechnology, Internet/e-commerce, telecommunications, distance education/e-learning, real estate, financial services, healthcare services, manufacturing, retail, food service, consumer products, media and entertainment, aerospace, artificial intelligence, enterprise software, insurance, energy, and networking.

Having said that, we believe that the value we bring to the table is not industry expertise — which you already possess in abundance — but rather an understanding of what investors like to see in a potential opportunity.

Do we really need a plan?

If you run a business, then it’s probably safe to say yes. In fact, you may require more than one business plan: one for raising capital and one for running your business. The former is a compact, easily digested strategic document that is designed to persuade potential investors to pick up the phone and invite you to their offices for an initial meeting. The latter is a more detailed document serving as a day-to-day roadmap, detailing the tactics supporting your overall strategy.

The former needs to be an attractive document that sells; the latter can be a collection of spreadsheets, lists, research summaries, and other documents stuffed in a binder that you refer to and update on a regular basis. We specialize in preparing the capital-raising business plan, but many of the by-products are suitable for use in the operating business plan.

How do you price you services?

In general, we charge a pre-determined fixed fee. The fee is determined by:

  • The scope of the project, in terms of the tasks and documents you require help with.
  • The sophistication and specific needs of your target audience.
  • The quality of your existing materials, including early drafts of business plans, financial forecasts, market research, competitive research, etc. For instance, if you have a recent, comprehensive research report from a major market research firm like Forrester, our effort can be significantly reduced.
  • The clarity of your vision for your business model, marketing and distribution strategy, financial plans, etc.
  • Your availability and willingness to participate in the preparation of the business plan, financial model, and investor presentation.
  • The complexity of your industry and business model.
  • The availability of industry information.
  • The desired timing relative to our workload. In general, “rush” jobs will carry a substantial premium over projects that can be completed as our schedule permits.


Because of these factors, the fees for a typical project, consisting of the preparation of an investor-grade business plan, financial forecast, and investor presentation, can range from a few thousand dollars to several tens of thousands of dollars. By the way, if you are “price shopping,” you should know that price doesn’t tell the whole story. After all, would you choose one car over another simply because of price? Of course not – there are many dimensions you need to consider.

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Phone us today, to arrange your complimentary business discovery consultation – we are here to start you on a path to success.