Many businesses start from a similar place of passion, with a yearning for flexibility and security. Whatever motivated you to start your business, we want to help you make it work.

who is cocoon?

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At Cocoon, we tailor our business solutions to help you grow in a sustainable way that aligns with your ambitions. Our small team of specialists are here to support your business every step of the way. As a trusted partner, we help you plan the big moments and are there for the day-to-day ups and downs too.

We take a personal approach to our client relationships and aim to alleviate undue stress by keeping your business organised and compliant. We believe this is key to success and business well-being, two things we want for each and every one of our clients.

our values

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The way we treat each other; the way we treat those we support, with dignity, valuing the collective power of teamwork and relationships to achieve common goals.

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Respectful

We want to be kind and understanding, and have a willingness to give our clients things that have value to them on many levels.

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Generous

We want to be open-minded to ensure we can learn and grow, as we are not
all-knowng. Having fully transparent relationships with our clients, and each other, builds trust. 

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Open Minded

We value structure as it provides a full understanding of expectations and deliverables internally and externally. 

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Structured

It means something when you love what you do, you love why you do it, you love the team you work with and you love the clients you serve.

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Passionate

our team

Julie Doyle

Principal

I am the Practice Owner and have been running this business (and its predecessor) for over 20 years. I love working with small businesses, maybe a little too much. But when the language gets fruity or the numbers get tight, you'll know just how much I care.

I have a background in mainly service-based careers: law enforcement, administration & customer service roles and teaching. I have a Degree in Education, Cert IV in Bookkeeping and a Postgraduate Certificate in Accounting. I've worked in businesses of all shapes and sizes across Australia and in North America, but Melbourne is home to me. I am a stand-up comedy tragic and my record for a Melbourne International Comedy festival is 25 shows.

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Terri Hoseason

Senior Bookkeeper

My name is Terri and I am a registered BAS Agent. I am a senior bookkeeper and have been with Cocoon for 15 years, processing accounts and responding to queries.
Working with Cocoon and learning that what we do, makes a difference to our clients, is what motivates me.
I am a 50 year tragic Richmond Member which has taught me that anything is possible...
“There is light at the end of the tunnel”.

Corann Sharma  

Bookkeeper

My name is Corann Sharma, and I am a bookkeeper here at Cocoon Business Solutions.
I've been part-time with Cocoon for 18 months, and am currently working through my BAS Agent's Registration course, giving me vital education for the development of my career. Once this is complete, I intend to resume my Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Finance) studies.

My other part-time passion is bartending at Whisky Den. I've worked there for 3 and a half years now, and the small family we have there has become a big part of my life. 

The biggest personal challenge I've had to overcome was the diagnosis of Juvenile Arthritis the year I entered high school. It taught me resilience and

strong personal resolve. I also played a lot of team sports throughout my childhood, and this has greatly added to my leadership and interpersonal skills.

Caitlin Arnott

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Admin Clerk & Social Media Manager

I'm currently studying Professional Writing and Editing at RMIT, with the intent to become a freelance copy-writer after graduation.  

My role at Cocoon Business Solutions is managing our social media, updating our website and creating our monthly EDMs. I also support the team across a wide range of administrative activities… hint hint doing whatever jobs are thrown at me. With the variety of training courses I’ve had since I’ve been here, I’ve actually developed a love for the purpose of bookkeeping … which is quite amusing based on the fact I dropped out of maths in my final year of high school (and there may be film evidence of me burning my year 11 math book but I will deny it if ever asked.)

Sam Doyle

Courier

Some of you know me as Julie's son and as you know her personality she has co-opted me to be the paperwork courier driver. 

I’m a student in University, doing politics and economics. Eventually, after completing studies, I’d love to be able to live and work internationally in my chosen field, but for now, I’m more than happy being a go between and a steady driver for Cocoon.

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