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About Us

About Us

James Gould BizSuccession Solutions has been rated by MLC as providing “one of the best business succession analysis available in Australia for the small medium (SME) market”.

JimpictureMy working methodology is unique having been developed in house from 2006. I do this work exclusively. I do not act as part of a financial planning or accountancy business.

Prior to 2006 I was a successful business risk insurance advisor and financial planner for 21 years in WA, primarily with the AMP.  I have served as president of the WA AMP Agents association;  and as a WA delegate for the AMP advisors Australasian Board of Management for many years, serving on a number of committees.  Further enhancing my business background was three years as WA Chair of the Business Enterprise Centre network then comprising 35 BEC's throughout the state and senior elected roles during 11 years of local government in the Shire of Greenough and Northern Ward, Country Shire Councils Association.

I provide advice exclusively as a business succession specialist. My consultancy does not provide insurance, financial planning or accountancy advice.  I work closely with all of these existing advisors, with the business accountant in particular. BizSuccession has a panel of solicitors who provide business succession and estate planning expertise and whom draft legal documents as required.

My business model is wholly fee based and I do not receive commissions of any type. My first client meeting is free and it lasts as long as necessary. I typically charge a upfront component and my costs are quoted to clients in advance, who have up to 6 months interest free terms, based on the size of their work.

We coordinate succession planning matters from the day of our engagement as consultants to the final sign-off and delivery of documents. 


Bruce says

We were looking for a method to ensure two of our senior partners could afford to retire in 4 years, and that we could afford to purchase their shares. Jim gave us much more than we expected and spent a great deal of time understanding our issues. His report is one of the most important in our business and will be often referred to in future years.