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Small business advice and support

The NSW Government can help you with your small business. We offer a free business concierge and our Business Connect program has advisors to help answer your questions.

Get a free and dedicated business concierge

A Business Concierge can help you with the government licences and permits that you'll need for your business.

They can provide tailored help including:

  • introducing specialist support and advisory services available
  • guiding you about what you need to do to start a business
  • sense-checking your applications to councils and agencies
  • explaining how to register a business.
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Business Connect support to start or grow your business

Whether you are just starting out with a great business idea or looking to expand and grow your business, Business Connect services can help you on your journey to business success.

Business Connect is a dedicated and personalised NSW Government program that provides trusted advice to help you start or grow your small business.

You can choose an independent Business Connect advisor that meets your needs. Check out their bio and register for your first free advisory session.

Every Business Connect advisor is accredited, with experience running their own business and formal qualifications in a business-related discipline. Our business advisors have a broad range of skills covering essential business topics including business planning, marketing and how to grow your digital presence.

The business advisor can meet you at your business premises or another convenient location. 

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Guides to help you start a business

Whether you're starting a business online or at home, or setting up a company, there are rules and laws that you'll need to know about. 

As a business owner, you'll need to make about how you register your business or employ staff.

Read a general guide about how to start or run a business.

There are also industry-specific guides for opening or starting a:

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