Starting a business

Things to consider before starting your business and the steps you need to take to get your business up and running.

Make sure you're ready to start. Find out what's involved, and analyse your business idea.
A business plan is a key part of starting a business. Get a business plan template to help you create yours.
Find out what a business structure is and which one will suit your business idea.
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.
Find out how to set up your business tax to meet your obligations – from GST and PAYG to payroll tax and preparing for audits.
What you should consider when looking for the right business location and premises.

Start or grow a business in NSW

Find useful tools and tips for opening and expanding your business with the Service NSW guide.

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