How to choose the right Business Advisor for you

Apr 21, 2023

Business Advisor Selection Tips

Choosing the right business advisor can be a bit overwhelming, but it’s an important decision for the success of your business. Let’s walk through some steps you can take to make sure you make the right choice.

Firstly, let’s talk about your business needs. Can you identify the specific areas where you need help? For example, do you need help with tax planning, financial reporting, cash flow management or even just motivation?

Once you’ve identified your business needs, the next step is to research which providers have the skills you’re looking for. Have you had any recommendations from colleagues or other businesses in your industry? It’s important to look for firms or individuals with a strong reputation in your industry or with businesses similar to yours.

When you’re looking at different service providers, you’ll want to consider their particular expertise and approach. Different advisors offer different areas of skills and experience. You’ll want to choose one that has expertise in the specific area you need help with.

Communication is also critical in any advisory service. You want someone on your team who can communicate clearly and effectively, who is responsive to your questions and concerns and who views your success as their success. Check out our guarantee. (add hyperlink)

Cost is another important factor to consider. Business advisory services can vary significantly in cost, so it’s important to compare the fees of different service providers and make sure you understand what is included in their services. While we take a customised approach, you will know right from the outset what your package looks like.

Lastly, you want to choose a service provider that is a good fit for your business. You’ll want to consider factors such as their availability, location, and willingness to work with you as part of your team.

It’s crucial for your business success that you make a well-informed decision and choose a business advisor that will help you achieve your goals, so you can live your happiest life.


  • Suzanne Walker

    Suzanne Walker is the founder of one of Australia’s leading public accounting firms, Clear Path Accounting, and has built her results-based reputation as a transformational business advisor over the last 25 years. She holds the philosophy that accounting is more than just tax returns and compliance and believes that accountants can have a profound impact on the lives of their clients.

    Suzanne began her career after completing her degree in Commerce from the University of South Australia. She started out working for a large accounting firm in Sydney before deciding to make the bold move of starting her own practice. Since then, she has helped countless business owners achieve their financial goals through her sound advice and guidance.

    Establishing a career as a young mum of three, in a male-dominated industry has also gifted her with a passion for helping other women in business. Motivating her to co-create courses and business mastermind groups specifically to empower women with the skills they need to find their own version of success.

    In addition to her work at Clear Path Accounting, Suzanne is also the Vice President of the Penrith Valley Chamber. She regularly attends and often hosts meetings, events and seminars, in an effort to support others in her local business community.

    Suzanne is passionate about helping her clients achieve financial success, taking a personalised approach to every engagement. Her dedication to her clients and her commitment to excellence have made her a trusted advisor to many businesses in Australia.