In just three years, they’ve established a boutique hobby business, keeping 400 hives and selling their Native Bee propolis worldwide. OBT Financial Group is helping Mariki and Francois Visser make the transition from bee-ing employees to business owners.
Happy FY20! Running a successful small business is no small feat these days. That’s why it was exciting to celebrate a midway milestone with morning tea in the office this month. Congratulations Rodney, Brett and the whole team on OBT turning 35 years young!
When Dion and Tracey learned that the newsagency in Esk was for sale, they bit the bullet and bought the business. That was in 2009 and whilst they loved the idea of tree changing and settling into a country lifestyle, right from the start they had a plan to diversify the business.
OBT Financial Group were awarded 2015 Business of the Year and Best Professional Business at the Lockyer Valley Business, Training and Apprenticeship Awards and gala dinner ceremony on Saturday 24 October at Gatton Shire Hall in front of more than 400 guests. The Lockyer Valley… Read More >>
Back before the internet, David and Barbara went searching for a business to buy. When they found one in Gatton, Queensland, that sealed the deal and they moved from Sydney to the Lockyer Valley and the rest, as they say, is history.
David and Barbara Simon are directors of one of Lockyer Valley’s medium-sized vegetable growing businesses who say, “OBT listen to how we want to steer the business. It’s good that they’re interested in us and in how we’re going.” Read why.
Talk with Sipelectrical’s husband and wife team and you’re soon reminded of the resilience of youth. Jono and Annaka had the good sense to know that enthusiasm alone does not make a successful business and turned to OBT to make sure they did things properly.
Thanks to everyone who helped OBT celebrate this wonderful milestone. Directors Rodney Turner and Brett Garmeister gave moving speeches at OBT’s anniversary function held at Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre on 6 November 2014.
Roslyn is CPA qualified business and super tax specialist who works with OBT clients firsthand, or supports Brett. She is a dab hand on MYOB, Cashflow Manager and managing self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs).
As OBT’s newest accountant, Damon is in the thick of the tax season. His days are filled with completing tax returns for people from all walks of life. He is a cornerstone in OBT’s preparation of financial statements and tax returns which he does for all business types.