About Us

At Preston Coe & Ring it isn't just about the numbers, it is about you and what you want to achieve in life. We have a saying "Living for today, saving for tomorrow and protecting in between"; that really symbolises what we are about. We help our clients Live Life and guide them through the journey with our skills and expertise as trusted business advisors, accountants and financial planners.

If you are new and considering using Our Services please look at the Our Clients section. Here you will find some useful information and get an understanding of our culture. Like anything we enjoy working with like-minded people with whom we can really help. You will find some great client testimonials by clicking here.

If you have visited before welcome back and I hope you enjoy the visit.

How We Help

Starting Today

The start of the journey

Business & Accounting Tax

  • Xero
  • Tax Planning
  • Tax Returns
  • Financial Statements
  • Asset Protection Review
  • Risk Management

Individual Client information

  • Assets & Liabilities
  • Income and Expenses
  • Initial Goals
  • Estate Planning

Plan For Living Life

What you are aiming for

Business Succession
When You're Gone Plan

Strategy Advice (Financial Advice)

  • SMSF
  • Insurance
  • Super
  • Property
  • Shares/Managed Funds/Gearing
  • Debt Reduction
  • Home Loans

Staying On Track

Measure, review, adjust

Business Management Reports
Board Strategy Meetings
Business Annual General Meeting
Business Succession
Asset Protection Review
Update Budgets
Update LifePlan
Review investment Strategy

Live Life

Like you dreamed it!

Holiday Plan
Family Goals
Upgrade House/Cars
Lifestyle Spending
Future Generation Planning


At the age of 35, I am currently in the worst financial position of my adult life. To get Myself into a better position, I knew things had to change.

After being referred to Peter Marmara-Stewart, I called him and asked for his help. He made the trip from Morwell to Frankston to see me. From the moment I met him, I knew he was going to be the one to not only help me escape my current financial position, but also be the one to help me towards my goal of financial freedom.

Peter is the depiction of genuine. It is evident he genuinely cares and wants to help people. Everything he does demonstrates that. I run a small business and compared with other businesses, Peter and his team help; I am small fish, yet Peter has a way of making me feel like I am his only client.

To Peter and the team at Preston Coe & Ring, thank you for helping me believe I can, not only get out of my current financial circumstance, but for also giving me the belief that I can achieve financial freedom.

I’d recommend Peter to anyone, no matter where you are in the world; he will make you feel like you are there with him in the same town.

Nicole Draper.

"Preston Coe & Ring's help with my tax and finances has made it less stressful and given me more free time for the things I enjoy."

Andrey Yuvchenko.

Preston Coe & Ring helps provide me predictability and new ideas to help with my finances, thus giving me security to have a better life.

Manoj Kumar.

Preston Coe & Ring make it easy to do tax and compliance as well as give good advice on major purchases like a car or business.

Michael Ibragimov.

Preston Coe & Ring make tax easier by making sure it is right and help reduce our tax where possible. This gives me more time do things I would rather be doing

Ron Ritson. Ritson Building Designs

Preston Coe & Ring have helped put us on the right road to tomorrow in doing this we have been able to achieve some personal goals much sooner than we thought possible.

Steve James.

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Sep 03

What is in a Name?

Posted by Peter Marmara-Stewart at Thursday, September 03, 2015

Renew and maintain your business name

ASIC is urging business owners to renew their business name or risk it being cancelled.

The reminder comes after ASIC cancelled more than 95,000 business names in the first half of 2015 after business name holders failed to pay their renewal notice.

ASIC Commissioner Greg Tanzer said, “Renewing is a simple process and we encourage business owners to go online where they will find guidance on business name renewal fees, what the renewal period options are, how you will be notified of an upcoming renewal as well as an outline of what happens after you have renewed.”

A registered business name can be renewed with ASIC for either one or three years.

Since ASIC took over the Business Names Register in 2012, Australian businesses have saved $120.7 million in reduced fees to register and renew a business name.

Mr Tanzer added, “ASIC’s role includes ensuring that small businesses understand what is expected of them and providing them with tools to make that understanding easier to obtain.”

Business name holders can check their next renewal date at www.connectonline.asic.gov.au.

Updated Business Names Registration Rules

Updates to the Business Names registration rules were introduced on 20th July 2015, as part of an ongoing commitment to ensuring Australia is a global leader in facilitating small business start-ups.

An existing business may be devastated by a new entrant mimicking its name. Equally, a new business that inadvertently echoes the name of another may incur great costs unwinding confusion.

The new Business Names (Availability of Names) Determination 2015 and accompanying Guidelines will ensure small businesses can rely on the integrity of their business name registration and that new business name applications are appropriately vetted.

Under the changes, the list of expressions considered ‘nearly identical’ will be expanded and rules around common name terminologies will be clarified and simplified.

These changes reduce the risk of business names being registered where the public may be misled by nearly identical business names.

They will also ensure ASIC is still able to maintain fast and efficient processing of new business name applications.

Currently 98 per cent of business names applications are registered within one business day, ensuring that entrepreneurs are able to start a business quickly and with minimal regulatory burden.

The National Business Names Register, which has been in operation for over three years, delivers a single online national registration point for the registration of business names. Since its commencement, over half a million new names have been registered, taking the total number of registered business names to over 2 million.

These changes are in addition to the Government’s streamlining business registration measure announced as part of the $5.5 billion Growing Jobs and Small Business package in the 2015-16 Budget. As part of this, the Government is simplifying business registration processes by developing a single online registration site for all businesses.

Further information can be found on www.comlaw.gov.au or www.asic.gov.au

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