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2016
Carbon Business Group
SMALL BUSINESS / START UP WINNER The name of Jamie Davison’s first business perfectly encapsulated his entrepreneurial spirit – Fortuna Bravado, which means ‘fortune favours the brave'. His new business is called Carbon Business Group, which offers small and medium enterprises a ‘one-stop shop’ for accounting and bookkeeping services. In two years the firm’s growth has been significant. Carbon’s head office is in Osborne Park, while other sites are located in Swan Valley, Midvale, and Bibra Lake, where five distinct and successful business service divisions have a total of 50 staff. “Accountants see themselves as being above bookkeepers, but to stand out from the crowd I started out by being the CPA doing bookkeeping,” Mr Davison said. As part of this vision, the business has capitalised on the innovation of cloud accounting software. But it was not just bravery that led to this success. Mr Davison also credits his willingness to take on challenges others may not pursue. It takes bravery to be an entrepreneur.