About The Small Business Project

Learn the repeatable 4-Step Advisory process to turn ad-hoc advisory into predictable revenue with ongoing business improvement advisory from existing compliance clients.

The Small Business Project Advisor Training

About Us


The Small Business Project is a leading educator in modern advisory methodology for Accountants who realise the need to be key influencers for business improvement integrated with compliance.

Founded by Lynda Steffens, CPA, author of Accounting Revolution, The Small Business Project is a complete suite of highly practical Advisor Programs designed specifically to further professional development for Accountants in public practice.

Providing advanced education to close the gap between having the necessary technical skills for Accounting, with the sophisticated communication skills and structured framework to conduct effective advisory work.

Lynda Steffens


Lynda Steffens FCPA has been a practicing accountant for 20+ years. She also experienced feeling inadequately equipped with the skills to initiate and facilitate structured advisory conversations with her clients, and saw other Accountants experience the same frustration and challenges.

Motivated to create positive change within the accounting industry, Lynda developed a proven Advisor Methodology combined with sophisticated coaching techniques and a practical implementation roadmap to provide Accountants with the shortest pathway to advisory success.

You don’t need to wait years to build your capability in accounting for ongoing advisory work.

Lynda Steffens FCPA, Founder of The Small Business Project

The Small Business Project Advisor Programs

Become a certified Small Business Project Practitioner on completion of the 3-Phased
Advisor Programs of The Small Business Project.

Phase 1

The Business Metamorphosis® Advisor Training

A 16-week paced online program for Accountants and accounting teams to gain an advisor mindset, receive coaching, learn the skills and advisory framework, complete the guided implementation program and see results with clients immediately.

The Small Business Project

Phase 2

Leading Edge Business

On completion of the Business Metamorphosis® Advisor Program develop advanced advisory skills for high value strategic ongoing advisory services for clients.

Leading Edge Business

Phase 3

Ready, Set, Coach

For accounting firms who want growth through a predictable business model and integration of forward-thinking leadership with business development.

Business Coaching Ready

Register to watch The FREE Advisor Masterclass.