Whether you are an experienced business owner making an acquisition or entering into a joint venture, restructuring your business or purchasing a business for the first time, we can assist.

Involving Steele+Co in the process will not only potentially save you money, but also time.

We will work with you (and often your accountant) to ensure that business decisions are made effectively, and with a highly individualised approach. Our aim is to ensure a smooth transaction, with the outcome of an effective business structure that facilitates financial goals and manages risk.

We assist small business with:

  • structuring for financial goals;
  • risk management;
  • supplier contracts;
  • terms of trade;
  • best practice management;
  • business structuring (eg companies/trusts/sole trader);
  • small business ownership structuring (including tax management/acquisitions and future planning to maximise return on investment;
  • franchising; and
  • insolvency and liquidation.

Selling your business

With so many variables in a business sale we will prepare and review the Contract for the Sale of Business, assisting with negotiations where required, and arrange for the transfer of applicable leases, intellectual property and business names; amongst other necessary transactions.

If you are considering selling your business we can provide pre-sale advice to assist you to map out the best plan and timing for your sale.


Running a franchise has many advantages and you need to ensure your rights are protected. Steele+Co is experienced in assisting clients entering into and selling franchise businesses, several of which are now successfully trading with national brand name franchises. Let us help you from the moment you make contact with a franchisor and receive the initial disclosure documents.

Our ongoing relationship with many business clients often means that legal problems are avoided when clients phone us to ask, ‘What do I do in these circumstances?’. Questions often cover employment, debt, and commercial dispute matters.

We have advised clients on business sales and structures in Bathurst, throughout Central West NSW and beyond.

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