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COVID-19 information for business

There are important updates about COVID-19 (coronavirus) for NSW businesses, workplaces and staff.

Read the full information for businesses and employees

Before you start

Make sure you're ready to start. Find out what's involved, and analyse your business idea.

Develop your business plan

A business plan is a key part of starting a business. Get a business plan template to help you create yours.

Choose a business structure

Find out what a business structure is and which one will suit your business idea.

Registering your business

Depending on your business structure, you may need to get an Australian Business Number (ABN) and register your business name before you can start trading.

Setting up business tax

Find out how to set up your business tax to meet your obligations – from GST and PAYG to payroll tax and preparing for audits.

Find business premises

What you should consider when looking for the right business location and premises.

Industry guides to starting a business in NSW

Follow our step-by-step guides to help you start a business in one of these industries in NSW.

Get personalised advice on starting a business

Events and online resources

Take the first step towards starting up and attend a range of events or webinars to help evaluate your business idea.
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Independent, tailored advice to help you start your business

Business Connect provides practical business advice and skills training from independent advisors with experience in starting a business.
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Free, personalised support

Speak with a Business Concierge to get information about support available to you as a new business, and relevant regulatory requirements for your industry.
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Renee Lindley, business owner of Wren Store and Styling

See how Business Connect helped these businesses get started

Watch real-life stories of NSW businesses getting their start with help from Business Connect's independent and experienced advisors.

Business Connect success stories


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