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SMART101: Finance for Startups – Gunnedah

January 23 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Kicking off our SMART101 Outreach Program for 2019 is Finance for Startups delivered by Rawson Baker Advisor’s founders Andy and Simon.

Finance is one of the key ingredients for successful startups. This session will give insights into how to prepare your startup idea for success, learn how to build a financial model, value a company, and raise the right type of capital for your business.

Andy and Simon will also offer their view on current trends in the finance startup space.

We’ll also be live streaming this session, so please follow our Facebook account to keep up to date on details here.


When: 8am – 10am, Wednesday 23rd January
Where: Creative Arts Centre Meeting Room
Chandos Street, Gunnedah


Andy is based in Tamworth NSW with his wife, 2 year old daughter and son who arrived in May.

Originally from Queensland Andy moved to Singleton NSW for primary and secondary schooling, then on to the University of New England in Armidale to complete his tertiary education. Andy graduated with a Bachelor of Business in Accounting and Management and is now a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

From working in banking in Coonabarabran NSW Andy moved to Tamworth in early 2012 joining a large regional accounting firm.  Through this time he developed a passion for helping businesses succeed and grow; understanding that with better systems, information becomes a powerful ally in the ins and outs of running a successful business.

Andy’s drive for his client’s success and out of the box thinking will prove a great asset for Rawson Baker and his clients alike.


Simon grew up on a family farm in the Rocky Creek Valley situated between Bingara and Narrabri, Northern NSW.

He is now based in Tamworth NSW and spends part of his time at the Rocky Creek office.

He holds a Bachelor of Commence from the University of Sydney and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Simon commenced his career in a boutique CA firm in Sydney. On completing Uni worked as an accountant in London prior to working in Sydney with a CBD Mid-Tier CA Firm. Returning to Tamworth in 2012, Simon worked in a large regional firm, being instrumental in the roll out of Xero, Cloud Accounting and Advisory.

Simon brings 15 years of diverse experience and skills to Rawson Baker along with a genuine passion for regional Australia and his local clients.



January 23
8:00 am - 10:00 am
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Creative Arts Centre: Meeting Room
Chandos Street
Gunnedah, NSW Australia
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