ABA Consulting World Map

Connecting
the dots

The world of business and entrepreneurship has many complexities and may be overwhelming to navigate. At ABA Consulting we work with you to build and grow your business through a tailored and individualised approach. We will work with you to address and overcome business challenges in this dynamic and changing environment.

Our purpose at ABA Consulting is to always add value to your business and assist you to identify the risks and opportunities presented by a global business environment.

As a boutique consultancy and legal practice, our range of tailored services are designed to improve your business, we connect the dots, we make the pieces fit, and we look forward to working with you and your business.


About ABA
Consulting

Knowledge and know-how

ABA Consulting is a boutique consulting and legal firm that offers solutions and strategies to grow your business in Australia and overseas. At ABA Consulting we believe we can add value to your business in the following areas:

  • Corporate Structuring and Governance
  • Australian Taxation Laws
  • International Trade and Tax Law
  • R&D Tax Incentives and other Government Incentives
  • Export Market Development Grant
  • Funding and Exit Strategies
  • Virtual CFO
  • Market Positioning and Corporate Imaging

The ABA
Team

Experience QuantifIed

Andrew Antonopoulos BA.JD (Hons), LLM
Director ABA Consulting

Andrew is the director and founder of the tax advisory and legal firm of ABA Consulting. Andrew works with other professional services firms across Queensland including law firms, accounting practices, securities brokers, financial planners, financial institutions, and Government as part of a collaborative approach to client service.

His mission at ABA is to navigate clients through the complexities of global business and international taxation. Andrew also specialises in the R&D and Government Incentives department where he aims to simplify and deconstruct the processes so that clients can maximise returns, increase business compliance, mitigate risk and importantly accelerate commercialisation and profitability.

His extensive national and global experience spans areas of global corporate expansion, repatriation of profit, taxation of foreign gains and losses and specialised advice regarding businesses tax requirements. Andrew’s focus on international taxation of businesses and international corporate group structuring is a key theme of his professional practice which has seen him collaborate with some of Queensland’s leading businesses.

In addition to Andrew’s contribution to the business community, he volunteers as President of the Gold Coast Project for Homeless Youth Inc. His skills and expertise are applied to oversee a Management Committee and staff absolutely dedicated to breaking the cycle of homelessness amongst some of our most vulnerable members of the community.

Andrew is also a guest lecturer at La Trobe University teaching Global Business Law.

A professional & diverse team supports Andrew at ABA Consulting whom all live the mission and values of the practice.


ABA Consulting
& Advisory Services

Diverse and Accurate

At ABA Consulting we provide you with tailored advice and are passionate about assisting clients to accomplish more, with less. We aim to clarify and never complicate. Our goal is to provide you a custom-made roadmap for your company and then build a trusted advisor relationship as we help you connect the dots necessary to achieve your financial goals and ultimately enhance your vision of success.

We advise clients on a range of commercial and legal matters and opportunities including: Establishing your vision and purpose, steering diversification, integrating and restructuring operations, penetrating new markets, fundraising advisory, government grants and incentives to achieve transformational results for your business.

ABA Consulting offers clients an expert who advises on the financial and tax components of your business, tailors recommendations regarding your corporate strategy and provides you with the support and guidance required to exceed your expected results. The aim of our Consulting and Advisory Service is to ensure our clients have all of the tools they need to help their business succeed and ensure that we are with you at every step of the journey.

ABA Legal Services

ABA Legal Services is a legal practice, but not your traditional law firm. With registered solicitors specialising in Taxation and Corporate and Commercial Law, we have the legal expertise and skills to undertake most legal matters your business encounters. The objective in these legal matters is to achieve the commercial outcomes that benefit all parties involved.

Legal matters can be stressful and cause unnecessary uncertainty and anxiety. Your legal team from ABA will stand by you to proactively identify and mitigate against risk, but also represent you if required to overcome legal matters as and when they arise.

Our trusted advisors will understand your business and their breadth of knowledge, skills and networks will allow you to focus on the growth and success of your business while we manage the distractions of legal matters.

ABA R&D Tax Incentive and Government Grants

Our experienced and professional team at ABA Consulting has successfully assisted clients to receive Tens of Millions of dollars in Government grants, offsets, fundraising and other incentives. These funds have been reinvested to aid growth, drive commercialisation, and pursue exit strategies and export readiness. We assist clients to identify and obtain grants and other sources of capital.

Our specialisation with the R&D Tax Incentive and the Export Market Development Grant is based on a ‘No Win No Fee’ basis and as such we are confident we can assist your business or we will not take the job.

R&D Tax Incentive

The R&D Tax Incentive is the largest single program in Australia to help business undertaking research and development. Over $1.8 billion is approved annually and it is not competitive – if you are eligible, then you are entitled to it.

No matter what industry you’re in, the main consideration is that your company is working toward generating new knowledge by developing/improving products or innovating solutions that benefit Australia.

The activity will involve progressing research from a hypothesis to experimentation and evaluation, leading to logical conclusions. It sounds scientific, but R&D activities do not need to take place in a laboratory.

The progression of work could take place in a range of settings, as long as it generates new knowledge.

  • Are you developing new or improved products or processes?
  • Does the process require significant technical risk or innovation (or both)?
  • Does at least one project contain systematic testing or experimentation?
  • If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to the above questions, you may be eligible to claim a Research and Development  tax credit for your incurred costs.

We offer full service R&D Tax Incentive assistance from start to finish; our Team will work with you to ensure the optimum benefit is received under the Program. Our goal and outcome is to maximise your R&D Tax Incentive benefit with increased compliance readiness whilst taking as little of your internal resource as possible.

ABA is 100% independent and will work with your accounting firm of choice.

For Further information on the R&D Tax Incentive click here
To check if you are eligible for the R&D Tax Incentive take our quick survey here
To contact our R&D professionals click here

Export Market Development Grant

The Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme reimburses up to 50% of eligible export promotion expenses above $5,000, provided that the total expenses are at least $15,000.

The EMDG scheme is a key Australian Government financial assistance program for aspiring and current exporters. Administered by AusTrade, the scheme supports a wide range of industry sectors and products, including export of goods, inbound tourism and the export of intellectual property and know-how outside Australia.

If you have:

  • Attended or exhibited at a trade show overseas, 
  • Travelled overseas to attend meetings client meetings or promote your product 
  • developed specific marketing material to develop an export market, or
  • flown strategic customers to Australia to promote you product

then you may be eligible for an EMDG which can provide valuable cashflow to expedite your business goals and objectives.

At ABA Consulting we are here to help you achieve your goals and continued growth in your business. We can assist you in applying for the EMDG scheme and reinvesting the grant for continued growth.

ABA Consulting will assess the eligibility of each applicant and then takes a tailored and individual approach to each application. Contact us today to discuss your EMDG grant eligibility and application.

Please read our fact sheet here for further information on the EMDG scheme and visit the AusTrade Publications page.

Market Positioning and Corporate Imaging

Image is everything in today’s global marketplace. You can build a better mouse trap but that won’t have the buyers beating a path to your door. Your business needs the right image to stand out.

Our award-winning design partners Quadrant Creative specialise in brand building and marketing campaigns for local and leading national companies. They understand how the right image at the right time, creates results.

At ABA Consulting, we’ll help you define the ideal market positioning and corporate image for your business. After all, can you afford not to be noticed?


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