Helping you grow your creative business
Creative businesses aren't like other businesses.
For a start, they're full of creative people.
So when you want a hand with your creative business you need someone who doesn't just understand business, but understands YOUR businesses.
Someone who's actually run creative businesses, and understands the challenges involved.
113 Partners provides a range of strategic services to assist business owners increase revenue and decrease costs.
We're all about bottom line profits.
Growing is a good thing, right?
It is if you plan and manage it properly.
Planning for and structuring your growth from the outset means that you're building a business with a strong and solid foundation. So as your team grows, and your revenues grow, your profit grows too.
113 Partners are experts in assisting creative businesses plan for structured, sustainable, profitable growth. Our hands-on, practical, and pragmatic approach to growth gives you the tools you need to take your creative business to the next level.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Whether you're looking to buy another business to add scale and diversify your offering, or sell part or all of your business to an investor, we're here to help. 113 Partners have the practical legal, financial, and business experience needed to help you navigate the complexities of business transactions.
Remember - the earlier you talk to us, the more we can do to help.
Exit & Succession Planning
Your business is an asset. You've spent a long time building it up, so it's important you plan about realising its value in the future. Whether that's selling up, maintaining a passive revenue stream, or handing on your legacy to your staff or family, 113 Partners can help you understand what your options are and what you need to get there.
Training & Development
We work with government and private sector clients to create training and development programs designed to increase knowledge and competencies in business skills, specifically for creative industry practitioners. We work with you to understand the outcomes that you're trying to achieve for your team or stakeholders, and develop bespoke training curricula to create the learning outcomes you need.
How We Work
We're flexible. We recognise that every business is different, and that everyone has a different way of working.
One Off Projects
Some of our clients use us for specific projects like putting together a grant application, preparing an Information Memorandum, opening a new office, developing a training program or conducting a business review.
Other clients like to have us work alongside them to help grow and develop their businesses over time.
And other clients just need a hand for a day or two here and there to solve a problem, provide some strategic thinking, or help with something else that we're good at.
113 Partners provides you with all the support that you need to grow your creative business
Finance & VCFO
Whether it's top-line planning with budgets and forecasts; day-to-day activities like cashflow management and liaison with your accountant; monthly board reporting; or preparation of an R&D tax incentive claim, EMDG application, or preparation of a Producer Offset QAPE report, 113 Partners has the right resource to assist you.
Operations & Planning
Building a business is a bit like building a house. You need good foundations or as you grow you'll be in trouble. Strategic business planning can help you understand where you are now and where you're going. 113 Partners can support you with building out the operational infrastructure that you need to navigate towards sustainable growth.
As your business grows, you'll discover there's a whole world of things you didn't know you didn't know. We work with you to help you create training and development programs that will help you and your team increase your capabilities and competencies.
It's great that you've built your business, but you need clients too! Whether it's building a website, getting your social media humming, or getting access to a completely outsourced marketing department, we have you covered.
Meet the Team
113 Partners is a collective of talented individuals and trusted businesses who have a shared passion for growing creative businesses
With over 20 years of experience either running or as a strategic adviser to Australia’s most cutting edge creative businesses, Ian has become one of Australia's most trusted advisors to media, entertainment, and creative industry businesses. He brings a wealth of insights, access to strategic partnerships, and on the ground experience to his clients.
Jennifer has spent more than 25 years working in interactive consumer applications, focussing on story and play to engage and grow audiences. She is passionate about seamless engagement across multiple platforms coupled with excellence in consumer experience.
Growth and Marketing
Matt has been working in the Australian creative industry for over 20 years. He has founded and led two studios, Sixty40 and The Explainers, the second of which he sold to Deloitte Digital. This threw him into the second phase of his career which combines his lifelong love of storytelling and media with insights into creative business development, growth and marketing strategy. He also lectures in motion design at UTS and is passionate about helping creative business owners succeed on their terms.
Accounting and Finance
Will is a forward-thinking accounting leader with an interest in building the most impactful cashflow outcomes for business owners. For over 10 years, Will has been helping creative entrepreneurs spend more time pursuing their passion by helping them stay in control of their financial position and plan ahead.
By supporting entrepreneurs to do business with best-in-class technology, paired with access to professional and comprehensive advice on accounting and tax management, Will's enables his clients to thrive in business.
Finance, Business & Operations
Stephanie is a highly motivated and organised individual, who excels in finance, business and operations. She has excellent knowledge of financial and accounting principles, and she is proficient in budgeting and data analysis. Stephanie excels at creating and executing effective strategies for business operations and financial management. She is a very creative problem solver and has the ability to think outside the box to come up with innovative solutions. She is also a great team player, with great communication and interpersonal skills.
John has been a passionate participant in the screen production sector for almost 30 years. As VP Business Affairs at Grundy Worldwide he helped establish the Grundy TV formats business in Europe, South America and South East Asia. As GM of Beyond International, John worked on a broad slate of media deals with Australian and international Networks for one of the country’s leading indie prodcos. A co-founder of Freehand TV, John well understands that content producers can no longer rely on traditional TV business models instead pursuing new opportunities for reach, revenue and mutual benefit for creative collaborators.
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