This information is brought to you by business.gov.auE-businessAre you interested in starting an online business? By trading online you can save time and money, reduce your overheads and reach a much wider market. And you make it easier for your customers to do business with you.
- Getting connected
There are a number of useful guides, information and resources to help you get your online business connected.
- Setting up your website
Once you've bought your equipment - the computer and software you need to run your business - you're ready to plan, design and build your website.
- Legal consumer obligations
The legal aspects of e-business are all about managing risks. It is important to ensure your website contains accurate information that complies with current law. Good online business practices will also encourage customers to come back to your website.
- Intellectual property
Various intellectual property issues will arise with respect to your e-business.
The Privacy Act 1988 regulates the way that businesses can collect, use, keep secure and disclose personal information.
Spam is electronic junk mail - unwanted messages sent to your email account or mobile phone. It can be a costly and inconvenient nuisance to your business.
- Trade practices
Misleading or deceptive conduct is illegal under the consumer provisions of the Trade Practices Act.
- Security & fraud
If your business is connected to the internet, it's your responsibility to protect your business data and information against unwanted intruders.
- Grants & assistance to get online
Government programs do not generally provide working capital. However, there are a small number of programs that may be applicable to your business.
- IT Training
Learning how to use your computer and its software packages will maximise the effectiveness of your new website.