Resources for Small Businesses

Starting a new business can be an incredibly trying and chaotic experience, so we’ve collected some resources that you may help ease the way for you.

Government Resources

Federal Government’s Small Business website
A good resource for the first steps in starting your own business, including registering your company, and making sure you have the right licenses, templates and apps for business and marketing planning, information about taxation and financing, and links to other resources to make sure your business is compliant.

Be sure to check out what grants and assistance may be available to your business as well. These may include the Entrepreneurs’ Programme, Accelerating Commercialism, Industry Skills Fund, or Supply Chain Facilitation.

Also, check out your state’s small business website for more information, and access to state funded grants and assistance:
New South Wales
Victoria
Western Australia
Queensland
South Australia
Tasmania
Northern Territory

The Australian Taxation Office website for businesses takes you right to the information you need for registering your business with them, as well as updating details, paying online, and also has services that can assist small businesses.

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman website also has valuable information for starting, running, growing, and selling a small business. The website has also become the home to the Australian Small Business Commissioner, where you can report disputes or unfair treatment of your small business.

The Fair Work Ombudsman website has calculators for wages and leave. The Small business & the Fair Work Act guide lists the relevant information small businesses need to know about the Fair Work workplace relations system.

State level Small Business Commissioners can also be found at the following websites:
Western Australia
New South Wales
Victoria
South Australia
Tasmania

Other Resources

StartupAUS
A not-for-profit initiative working to change Australia through technology entrepreneurship.

SMH MySmallBusiness Resources list

Flying Solo
A resource for solo or micro businesses, those just starting out or those with years behind them.

Small Business Mentoring Service (Victoria) pairs you up with a mentor that can answer questions and help you work through starting up your own business.

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