How to Achieve Sustainable Growth in Practice

6 March 2024

Many business owners struggle to realise the full potential of their business in terms of enhancing its value. Join ACA Vic/Tas and Chris Dionne from Stellar Business Consulting on 27 March for an insightful lunch presentation at Macquarie Bank on how to grow, fund or exit your business. Numbers are limited, so get in quick to secure your place.


Who should take part? This presentation is tailored towards practice owners with one to three owners/directors and around 10 staff or more.

Benefit from firsthand guidance from Chris Dionne on the following:

  • Learn to assess your business through an investor’s lens to identify areas for optimisation and improvement to increase value.
  • Understand the timeframes associated with achieving your desired growth and recognise potential obstacles that may impede your progress.
  • Implement structures to improve efficiencies to enhance profitable growth and increase capacity.
  • Uncover a simple scoring process rooted in essential business areas to enhance your enterprise value, setting you apart from competitors – a valuable asset!
  • Introduce actionable next steps to consider when forming a vision and future-proofing your enterprise.

Chris will be joined by Senior Consultants Liz Smith and Ash Khalek who will contribute to discussions. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to gain valuable insights and strategies to propel your practice towards sustainable growth.


Chris Dionne is the Managing Director of Stellar Business Consulting and a renowned business mentor. Over 26 years, Chris has honed his expertise in building equity value and sustainable business practices, lending his strategic insights to small-to-medium businesses across the globe. With a background in funds management, Chris offers a distinct perspective on navigating economic cycles and capitalising on market opportunities. He is passionate about creating enduring businesses with the ownership, potential and drive to shine.

Liz Smith has 12 years of experience as a corporate finance partner. Her experience leading engagements across M&A, valuations, due diligence and IPOs makes her well placed to help companies increase their value and achieve their strategic objectives. Liz brings a depth of experience, having worked with companies of all sizes across almost every industry. Liz is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants, a Fellow of FINSIA, a Fellow of the Governance Institute, has an MBA, is a graduate and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Certified Chair of the Advisory Board Centre.

Ash Khalek spent 20 years as a senior executive with blue-chip companies, where he was responsible for growing tech and fintech business internationally. Before this, he spent 10 years as the owner of an advisory firm that assisted SMEs in implementing growth strategies. He has broad experience with IP-based products and services, manufacturing and primary industries. Ash is well-placed to assist clients in achieving their growth goals.


12.15pm arrival for 12.30–2pm Wednesday, 27 March 2024


Macquarie Office
Level 36, South Tower
80 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000


Practice Owners or Directors, please register your interest with Katherine Ygosse at or book here. Please advise of any dietary restrictions for catering purposes. Numbers are limited with a waiting list in place.

RSVP by Friday 22 March 2024.


Please contact Katherine Ygosse with any enquiries.


Participation in this event will deliver 1 formal CPD point.

Learning Outcomes: Implement and structure practice resources and systems for efficient and sustainable delivery of services including addressing the bullet points above.

AACA Competencies: Practice Management and Professional Conduct – PC2


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