Dean Milner is challenging the stereotype of ‘boring business man’ and ‘tired old tax accountant’, by adding ‘Fashion Designer’ and entrepreneur to his title.
Dean has pioneered a fashion accessories range to reflect his young, innovative brand, while also building his business knowledge.
Stylish leather belts and bags, smart casual shirts and bamboo and leather watches are some of the offerings in the Dean Robin accessories range.
“Initially, the accessories range came about to challenge the stereotype of “boring accountant” with a cool and contemporary fashion line,” Mr Milner said.
“Moreover, it was an area of business we were not familiar with – manufacturing, overseas logistics, import regulations. We created a self-taught business from scratch in eight months that expanded our business exposure and experience, and grew our brand.”
More than your everyday accountant, Dean Milner offers a unique integration of services through his firm, Dean Robin. Services include accounting, finance, business development, coaching and fashion, delivering efficiency to small business.
From business start-up guidance and support to all levels of tax compliance, structuring, strategy and systems, Dean’s firm is comprehensive in its offerings, positioning him as a mini CFO within a small business and/or startup.
Mr Milner said diversity is what sets his business apart from the rest.
“Dean Robin is about overstretching above ordinary accounting and tax compliance work. It’s bringing a vast range of industry experience to businesses, in a cool and modern way,” he said.
“Our business is different in that, drawing on our diverse industry experience, we’re proactive with issues specific to individual industries. We can offer specialised support to businesses and be predictive in our planning and strategy.
“For example, we have a client in the building industry who has significant projects coming up in the next financial year. Using our actual experience and hands on industry knowledge, we can assist with planning for the client’s QBCC financial licencing requirements, ensuring that business is ready for it’s next year.”
With more than 17 years in varied roles across business and taxation accounting, Dean is both highly qualified and experienced. Beyond his comprehensive business experience, Dean reflects his personal values within the core values of his business.
“We’re focussed on the wellbeing of our clients, as we’re business people too. We recognise it takes a holistic approach to build business success and this captures all lifestyle factors, from relationships to money and more.”