Starting a new business?

Starting your own business can be overwhelming – where do you start? We’ve put together some great resources to give you a head start.

  • Guide to starting a business: Setting up your own business is exciting but can also be challenging if you’re not prepared. This guide will take you through each step of starting a business and help you understand what’s ahead, including a before you start checklist to make sure you’re ready, tools to analyse your business idea, and how to tell the difference between a business and a hobby. 
  • Starting a business checklistNew to business and not sure where to start? This starting your business checklist will help guide you through some important steps, including choosing a business structure, registering for your ABN, GST and business name, setting up record keeping and accounting systems, and more.
  • My Business: Get government help with your business, including industry-specific assistance to run or start your business, business guidance, and how to set up a business profile in Service NSW. Includes information on storms and flood assistance, Dine & Discover NSW and COVID-19 help for small business:  
  • Starting a small business for young people: This starter pack from moneysmart helps young people decide if starting a business is right for them. Participants will explore the pros and cons of starting a small business, different business personalities, budgets, cashflow, planning, support, legal requirements, tax responsibilities and more.
  • First Business app: the First Business app can help you work out whether you are ready to start a business. The app includes: 
    • a business health check - helps you work out if you are ready to take on the challenge of running a small business. 
    • a starting your business checklist - assists with organising some of the requirements of running small business. This includes registrations, licences, tax and super responsibilities and legal requirements. 
    • case studies - with examples of things that can go wrong and how to avoid them. 
    • a networking section - provides tips and ideas about how to develop your business network.
  • New Business Assistance with NEISNEIS provides personalised support to help people pursue self-employment and start a small business. NEIS provides accredited small business training; help to develop a business plan; personalised mentoring and support from a NEIS provider; NEIS Allowance for up to 39 weeks, and NEIS Rental Assistance for up to 26 weeks (if eligible).


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