Satisfaction for me comes from helping frustrated business people improve their business. There is a genuine feeling of happiness inside them when things start to get better.

Transforming a business requires a focus on customers, cash flow, process, productivity and profitability issues. I also help owners restructure in times of distress.

Businesses are very individual things, they takes guts to start and people should be proud of giving entrepreneurship a really good crack.

Business Review

We would like to transform your business and help with your cashflow and profitability issues through a Growth and Productivity Review (effectively a front end to back end examination):
- for growth, developing go to market and marketing strategies and front end sales efforts
- profitability and productivity initiatives
- right sizing your cost base and getting the right person in the right role
- correcting internal systems and processes and technology
- charting the right course with a targeted and deliverable strategic and operational plan

We will also help restructure your business where distressing circumstances require more serious attention.

Corporate engagements usually require detailed analysis and development in addition to the implementation and monitoring of initiatives over periods of months.

For our service seekers here, we propose a high level review appropriate to smaller business which would more suit time and budget which would cover the same six topics above.


  • WhatBusiness Review
  • Cost$726.00 per service
  • TimeBy appointment
  • Duration4 hours
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Stuart’s Credentials

Stepping straight into 10 years of being an insolvency practitioner at EY Chartered Accountants, Jefferson Stevenson Charted Accountants and Vincents Chartered Accountants after university provided a comprehensive insight into managing businesses (over 300 in 10 years) and the reasons why business get into trouble.

The following 10 years in events, sport and tourism crossed the spectrum of financial, commercial and managerial (private and Government sectors) capability in a wonderful world based around events and sport culminating in leading the winning bid for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Various corporate engagements since that time have been spent with my business partner in 888X (a former university and EY buddy) helping business owners achieve their goals, or save them from losing it all.

"Stuart helped us with developing and implementing a strategic plan and practical initiatives to achieve the goals within that plan. On that journey to finalising the plan, they helped us review and refine our cost base, people, operational structure and business systems including some processes. Most particularly, we spent a lot of time analysing our go to market strategy and deriving additional revenue streams for growth. I have no hesitation in recommending Stuart and 888X."

- Ben Lee CEO of Gold Coast Cabs

More about Stuart

888X is myself and my business partner who are both university graduates and alumni of Queensland University of Technology having worked at chartered accounting firms and in the corporate world in the private and Government sectors.

We think there is a fascinating consistency to the reasons how a business can be successful or can be a wasted opportunity. Layered on top is the continuing changing landscape of the digital business.

Having said that, every business is different and every person has a different level of energy and financial capability to invest in transforming their business via growth or restructuring their business through compromise.

We are focussed on solving your growth and productivity and your cashflow and profitability challenges, to grow your business and make it more resilient and profitable or to save it.

Our proven track record shows the planning and implementation capability demonstrating solutions for growth, productivity and profitability issues and cashflow and debt challenges.

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