"Since 2008 Local Air has relied on Coastal Business Services for all its business needs. Helen and her team have always made themselves available and worked hard on completing all tasks even when requested at the last minute. I have been privileged enough to have received MYOB training at Coastal Business Services and I can see from an inside perspective just how hard Helen and her team work. Helen dedicates herself to running a very professional service and leads a team that is truly client focused. Local Air has gone through a transitional period recently and Helen has gone above and beyond to assist Local Air with facilitating MYOB from their own premises. I'd like to thank Coastal Business Services particularly Helen on her dedication, warmth and genuine professionalism. I would highly recommend their services."
- Denise, Local Air Accounts
"I was reluctant to employ the services of a professional bookkeeper originally being in the mindset that professional bookkeeping was of no real financial benefit. After employing your services I have found that my regular clients are now paying on time and are a lot more diligent in their account behaviour because of your services. You have been more than a bookkeeper to me, the proprietor of Local Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, but also there watching the peaks and troughs of Local Air business and present throughout my own personal life journey. Having a professional bookkeeper has not only freed up my own time but also reduced my stress levels knowing I have someone at the helm in admin."
- Simon, Local Air Refrigeration & Conditioning Proprietor
"We at Barwon Grove Holiday Rentals have been using Coastal Business Services since 2008.
At that time we were looking for assistance with our bookkeeping and BAS work, Helen was very helpful and having her assist us with the work took the pressure off us, and provided us with efficient and speedy service to back us up with work volumes.
The quality of the service is excellent, and we find Helen and staff very approachable and helpful with our queries.
We would not hesitate in recommending Helen and staff if you need assistance with accounting and/or BAS for your Business."
- Andrew, Meryll and Rachel Smith
Barwon Grove Holiday Rentals
""The Geelong Dental and Implant Centre has been fortunate to have had the services of Coastal Business Services since 2006. Initially Helen was deceived into thinking she would just be needed to prepare BAS and Bank reconciliations. However, having seen Helen and staffs' efficiency and particularly Helen's good nature she eventually took over all the bill payments, book keeping, including taking control of all staff wages, entitlements and PAYG.
Helen's attitude is "nothing is too much trouble". She is a delightful person and a joy to work with and we are truly fortunate to have her help."
- Amanda and Michelle, Geelong Dental and Implant Centre
"I have been using Coastal Business Services since 2008.
I chose them because I found Helen and her employees to be very competent and friendly.
Helen is very helpful and dedicated to offering me the best service possible,
Coastal Business Services is efficient and manages my business needs exceptionally."
- Barry Sanders; General Foreman at
Ireland Brown Constructions Pty Ltd
"I've been using Coastal Business Services for two years.
Coastal Business Services offered support and training for QuickBooks. I am a sole trader and needed to be able to support myself as much as possible. I required tailored training and support after my original bookkeeping support disappeared.
The services offered are flexible and simplified for non-accounts people. The service does what I require of it. As a tradesman I am computer literate but for some things that are outside of my own work environment I require information and support in practical terms. Advice on the future of small business oriented accountancy processing has been recently explained in layman's terms. This was more than welcome.Coastal Business services gets the job done."
- Gary Vigor, Jim's Antennas Torquay
"Ward Bisset Consulting has been using Coastal Business Services for 8 years.
We initially chose Coastal Business Services because their office was literally around the corner and Helen Holt presented as friendly, accommodating and competent.
What I most like is Helen's can do attitude - we feel valued as a customer and that generates confidence in her business.
Coastal Business Services is efficient, responsive to our changing needs and always provides the service in the required time-frame.
When we first engaged CBS the office was 100 metres away and very convenient - now we are based in Alice Springs and continue to use Coastal Business Services because they are good and through I.T are still "just around the corner"."
- Hal Bisset, Ward Bisset Consulting
"Malcolm Boulter, the owner of Pilates on Pines was having difficulty managing his busy Studio as well as his accounting. He threw himself on the mercy of Helen when he hadn't prepared the accounting needed for his tax return ….yesterday. For the past 2 years Coastal Business Services has been saving Malcolm on the eve of meetings with his accountant. Helen has most generously made time to accommodate him. Coastal Business Services are a delight and pleasure to work with and their professional approach to their client's requirements unsurpassed."
- Malcolm Boulter, Pilates on Pines
"Belsize & Co have been using Coastal Business Services for about 2 months, so we are quite new. We both really liked Helen's proactive, can-do approach to everything. The service is excellent and allowed our accounting system to be tailored specifically to our business, which to my mind saved a lot of wasted time using features that were not relevant.
Would highly recommend Coastal Business Services to any new business that needs help to get the important but easy to overlook admin side sorted and organised. Thanks to Coastal Business Services I now have a clear picture of what I need to do in the future to keep our business streamlined and efficient."
- Maria Cushing, Belsize & Co
" Your help was invaluable, thank you " -Kerry Sollars, Helix Steel Australasia
" Oh Helen - You're a doll.
-Knew there would be a perfectly logical reason "