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Directory Search - Starting a Business

Company Formation & Searches - assistance with forming a company
Business Brokers - find a business for sale
Government & Industry Grants - sources of information on start-up grants
Raise Money for Your Business - find an investor or a bank
Government/Associations - Licencing & Registration - information on registering your business
Web Domain Registration & Hosting - register your domain name
Law Firms - Intellectual Property - find suppliers to help you protect your intellectual property
Government/Associations - Employment Information - find out more about your rights as an employer
Property Sales & Leasing - find a new premises for your business
Franchising Opportunities - research the various franchise opportunities available

Checklists - Starting a Business

Choosing the Right Business
Don't buy a hospitality business if you have no experience in dealing...More
How to Buy a Business
The safest and most cost-effective way to approach the purchase of a...More
How to Get Your First Customer
What practical steps can you take to ensure your business gets off...More
Negotiating the Purchase of a Business
When negotiating the purchase of a business you can include a number...More
Understanding Franchises
Find out all you need to know about franchises here with a...More
Top 10 Questions for Starting a Business
The top 10 questions asked when starting a business are answered here....More
Assessing the Profitability of a Business
Profitability figures are often presented to prospective purchasers as tax figures. In...More
Business Structures in Australia
Here we outline common business structures in Australia. Other topics discussed include...More
Getting Your Business Started - A Checklist
Use this checklist to get your business started the right way. For...More
10 Common Mistakes Start Up Businesses Make
Small business failure is usually down to a number of clearly identifiable...More

Featured Business Videos

Online Marketing - Pay Per Click
How pay per click internet marketing can work for you.
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Online Advertising Tips
How to get the best out of your online marketing.
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To Buy or to Build?
The pros and cons of buying a business vs building one.
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Factsheets - Starting a Business

Are you suited to Franchising?
As with any new business venture, you need to carefully consider whether...More
Super for Self-Employed
What superannuation options are available when you are self-employed? Here we discuss...More
Buying a Business vs Building From Scratch
A discussion on the pros and cons of buying a business vs...More
Tips on Goal Setting
Generating success in a business requires an enormous amount of energy and...More
Buying a Business
This factsheet outlines important considerations when buying a business. Topics covered include...More
Small Business Strategy : How Strong is Yours?
For a long time strategy has been considered one of the realms...More
Tax and Business
This factsheet covers all you need to know about taxation - tax...More
Price Right? Profit Right?
How do businesses determine their prices? Do you follow your competitors? Or...More
Leasing Premises & Equipment
A discussion on leasing premises, motor vehicles and equipment. For your convenience,...More
Protecting Ideas and Products
If you go to all the effort of developing a product, you...More

Starting a Business Links

ATO - Checklist from the Australian Tax Office on Starting a Business - Government information service for Australian businesses
Australian Securities and Investment Commission - Free Australian company and business names search
Springwise Ideas Database - Online trend spotting hub with an extensive ideas database inspired by emerging global trends
The Australian Investment Network - an online platform connecting entrepreneurs with angel investors
Business Licence Information Service - Information on licences required to operate your business in Australia
Ausregistry - Australian domain name search and registration.
AusIndustry - Australian Government assistance programs
IP Australia - Information on Intellectual Property
Australian Business Register - Register for an ABN