This information is brought to you by business.gov.auThinking of starting a businessAre you ready? Need help with planning, raising finance or writing your business plan? These guides and templates can help.
- business.gov.au checklists
The business.gov.au New to business checklist and Growing your business checklist will guide you through the various stages of your business, whether you're just starting or ready to grow.
- What do I need before I get started?
Before you get started in business, there are a number of questions you need to ask yourself.
- Am I ready?
Are you ready to venture into business? Operating a small business is not just about working for yourself, it's also about having the necessary skills and expertise to succeed.
- How can I get advice & support?
You can take advantage of a broad range of advice and support offered by the Australian Government.
- What type of business should I start?
Do you want to start a new business, or would it be better to buy an already established one?
- Which business structure should I choose?
What type of business structure will you use? Will you be a sole trader, in a partnership, a company or a trust?
- How do I choose a business name?
Choosing the right name will help ensure you're creating the right image for your business. It'll also help to distinguish it from your competitors.
- How do I write a business plan?
Once you've conducted research into the feasibility of your new business you're ready to write your business plan.
- How do I write a marketing plan?
A marketing plan assists you to integrate your total marketing effort. It ensures a systematic approach to developing products and services to meet and satisfy your customers' needs.
- How do I develop an export plan?
Once you've decided to sell your products overseas you need to develop an export plan.
- How do I develop a succession plan?
Nobody likes to think about it, but it's inevitable that one day you'll leave your business, so it's important that you plan for that day.
- What planning tools can help me
A variety of government checklists and planning templates are available to assist you.