Starting A Business

Getting Started

Starting a business

We want you to succeed in your new business venture. Before starting your business it is important to be as best prepared and informed as possible. The following resources from various government organisations outline what you need to know to get your business started.

Australian Business License & Information Service (ABLIS)
Find information about licenses you may need for your business. ABLIS offers a guided search to provide information on Tax, Licensing, Regulations, Council approvals and compliance.
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Starting a small business (ASIC)
Even before you decide to start a small business you’ll need to ensure you are eligible to do so and consider the best structure for your business.
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Registering a business name (ASIC)
A business name is the name your business operates under. You need to register a business name if you conduct business under a name other than your own.
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Protecting your business (ASIC)
As a small business operator, it is important you protect your interests when you deal with other businesses. Here are some steps to keep your business safe.
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How to develop a business plan (Business.gov.au)
If you want to start or expand your business then you'll need a business plan. Understand the different processes you need to complete to develop your business plan.
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Protecting your Intellectual Property (Business Queensland)
Your idea may be truly innovative, or it may be an improvement to an existing product or service. While you cannot copyright your idea, you can protect your intellectual property (IP) through patents, trademarks and designs.
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How to create a marketing plan (Business.gov.au)
Writing a marketing plan can help you define different aspects of your business and help you focus on your priorities when you market your products or services.
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Fair Work Ombudsman
Learn about your responsibilities as set out by the Fair Work Act 2009.
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Business Start-Up Guide (Business Queensland)
Starting your own business is a rewarding and challenging career option. However, be aware that a high percentage of new businesses fail in their first 3 years of operation due to poor planning and management.
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Commercial Leasing (Business Queensland)
Read about finding the right business location, leasing premises, buying or leasing industrial land, and protecting your business premises.
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Starting your own business (Australian Taxation Office)
Learn about your tax and super responsibilities when starting your own business.
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