Take control of your business success with the right support by your side.
Build a business that is geared for growth, sustainable success and financial freedom.
Break down perceived barriers, uncover opportunities and access the untapped potential within your business with the guidance and accountability of a trusted business advisor. With access to relatable advice based on real-world business experience, financial expertise and future-focused vision, you’ll have a clearer picture of where your business is today, and what you need to do to get it where you want to be tomorrow.
Your action and accountability partner
Knowing your numbers is one thing, but knowing how to put that information to good use to boost capacity, capability and profit in your business is another. My business advisory services have their foundation in financials – but go beyond that to help you get clarity, make decisions with confidence, drive growth and manage risk for sustainable business success.
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Strategic advice for ambitious business owners
Process and efficiency is everything when it comes to manufacturing. I’ll help you streamline your business, take advantage of opportunities for growth and create sustainable profit.
Get your hospo business flourishing. Learn how to operate lean, lead with confidence and set practical goals that allow you to achieve a business plan focused on opportunity and growth.
Wholesale / Retails
With a strategy for consistent sales, clear forecasts, streamlined operations and a clearer understanding of your financial performance, you can increase profit margins and deliver great customer experience.
"It was apparent after a short meeting that we were in a mess"
In 2017 I noticed discrepancies in our accounts that had been set up by a company that at the time I believed to be an accounting firm. After talking to the bank they suggested I speak with Stewart, It was apparent after a short meeting that we were in a mess. Stewart has helped us with our accounting, also giving great advice and guidance with our business, he has been a solid sounding board. We have had some tricky times over the last few years especially when one of the shareholders was exiting the company, but Stewart has guided us and made it a lot simpler, ensuring that things were done correctly and saved us money with his wisdom and ethics.
Karl Hardy - Managing Director, WorkCare NZ
"Practical, straight up advice and the patience of a Saint!"
I have worked with Stewart for many years and he is the safety bar on this roller coaster ride of starting, running, and growing a business. He’s the one that will get you to open your eyes for the scariest twists and turns and remind you to enjoy the ride. My business would not be where it is today without him. Practical, straight-up advice and the patience of a Saint!
Diane Stanbra - Founder & Managing Director, Picnic Box NZ / Picnic Box AUS
"I entered the business world knowing a lot about design, and very little about business."
Stewart from Competitive Advantage has been right beside me since the inception of my company. I would not be where I am today without him and his expertise. I entered the business world knowing a lot about design, and very little about business. Stewart guided and mentored me through the tough early years and stayed with me to celebrate as my brand grew into what it is today. From decision making, to finance, to navigating hard situations, Stewart is and will always be the voice of reason that keeps me and my team on track. His accounting firm, Good For Business has also managed our accounts since we launched, they are professional and always on-point. I couldn't recommend a better person to partner with if you're serious about building something that stands the test of time.
Tim Kavermann - Director, Fuel Media Ltd | Auckland