Mills Oakley and Australian Owner Manager have announced a partnership designed to increase business education and acceleration opportunities for Australian businesses that generate $3m to $100m in revenue.
Australian Owner Manager grew out of work undertaken by the University of Queensland Business School and The Icehouse – Australasia’s largest business accelerator – and has developed a series of practical programs designed specifically for successful business owners of private Australian companies and their senior staff. The flagship Australian Owner Manager Program is a practical business education, coaching, networking and consulting hybrid that challenges participants to consider new ways to grow, streamline or transition their businesses.
“The Australian Owner Manager Program is a stand-out offering, distinguished by its focus on delivering hands-on, practical business advice. This reflects our own approach to legal advice here at Mills Oakley, which is why we are delighted to support and work in partnership with the Program,” said Mills Oakley partner Tony Lalor.
Lawyers from Mills Oakley will present as part of the Australian Owner Manager Program and providing advice to participants on a wide range of matters including tax, business restructuring and how to best protect and leverage intellectual property.
“There are 2.2 million businesses in Australia, but just 51,000 of those are considered mid-sized. We help equip these business owners with the skills and contacts they need to grow their companies and face the challenges that come with transitioning from a small to medium business with confidence,” said Rob Douglas, Executive Director at Australian Owner Manager.
“This partnership with Mills Oakley gives our network of business owners access to an award winning national law firm whose values closely align to our own and who have expertise across all facets of business law.”