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Important Business Obligations
This factsheet outlines important obligations new businesses must take into account. Topics covered include duties of company directors, implied conditions and warranties in relation to goods and services, unfair trading, negligence, health and safety and discrimination. For your convenience, we’ve included links to relevant business services and suppliers in our business directory who can help you....More
What are Companies?
The advantages of the company stucture and how to form one....More
Small Business Failures: Australia's Most Deadly Business Myth
Business myths are like urban myths. They are wildly exaggerated stories originally told by somebody's uncle's best friend. These stories have stood the test of time and have been perpetuated for so many generations that they're automatically accepted as fact. That is, until one day when the real facts emerge and the myth falls into disrepute. Australia's most deadly business myths are debunked here....More
Tips on Goal Setting
Generating success in a business requires an enormous amount of energy and dedication. However, there are certain steps you can take to find the quickest and most efficient route. Here are some tips on setting goals to achieve success quicker....More
Conducting a Discretionary Trust
A Discretionary Trust is not a separate legal entity in the same way as an individual or a company, rather it is a relationship which exists whereby a Trustee is compelled to hold property for the benefit of Beneficiaries. Here we outline the duties of the Trustee, how income and capital is distributed and other issues to consider when entering into the Discretionary Trust structure of business....More
Super for Self-Employed
What superannuation options are available when you are self-employed? Here we discuss what type of fund to choose and what benefits and investments are available. For your convenience, we’ve also included links to our small business directory to put you in touch with superannuation experts....More
Finance Considerations for Small Business
Here we discuss those all-important finances - how to plan your finances, various sources of funding, key questions to ask when sourcing funds and questions that will be asked of you when borrowing funds. We've also included links to our small business directory to put you in touch with various sources of financial lending....More
Companies - The Pros and Cons
In many ways a company is similar to a sole trader or partnership, except that it exists as a separate legal entity from the owners. Here we discuss various company structures of business and their advantages and disadvantages....More
The Most Important OHS Due Diligence Tool
Managing workplace safety is all about identifying hazards, assessing risk, eliminating or controlling that risk and making sure any controls implemented are effective. A Risk Management Register documents these processes and here we discuss why having one is the most important OHS due diligence tool in small business....More
Businesses Don’t ‘Plan to Fail’ They Just 'Fail to Plan’
There is an old saying “If you aim at nothing you will hit the target with amazing accuracy”. If you want to improve the results in your business then you need a target to aim for, and a system for monitoring progress. Here we discuss how to monitor your business results and plan for success....More

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