starting a business
Information on financing your business, legal requirements and HR and employee management.
Access start-up licence packs, download information on common business licences or search by business activity.
Australian Government information about starting a new business, providing guidance on the issues and tips for planning your new business venture.
Australian Government information about employing people in your business.
If you choose a name for your business that is not your own name then you must register the name with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.
Before committing to register a particular trade mark it is important that you conduct a comprehensive search to make sure the trade mark you want to use is available.
This site covers topics including managing people, employee retention, resolving disputes and legal issues.
Ideas Online will help you better understand the market for your idea, contribute to your knowledge about the likelihood of your idea being commercialised, and guide you where to go to seek further information.
NSW has the largest economy in Australia, valued at $360 billion or about 32% of Australia's GDP.
Find information and interactive tools you need to start, run and grow your business.
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Simply type in the amount you need and whether you need it all upfront and start searching.
Choose from a list of small business types or search your specific business activity. Find relevant licences required and download fact sheets.
The NSW Government Licensing Service (GLS) is used to manage licensing across several NSW Government portfolios, covering a wide array of regulatory regimes. These services are provided across a diverse set of industries and community groups.
The Australian Business Number (ABN) has been implemented in response to requests from business for a single number to be used in their interactions with all levels of government to cut red tape.
You should be aware that there are certain insurances that are compulsory while others are optional.
Owners may require external capital to supplement their own funds. Sufficient working capital is a key element to meeting financial obligations.
The tax guide for businesses.
Working hard to generate positive word of mouth, brand awareness and maintaining an excellent business reputation is essential in opening up opportunities for growth.
A successful small business needs strategic management and effective leadership. Learning and increasing your skills in these key areas will help you to run your business efficiently and achieve your long term goals.
The most common business structures are sole trader, partnership, proprietary limited company, association and co-operative. Each has advantages, and disadvantages.